Written by Monisha Iswaran
Thinking of new and original gift ideas for the people you care about can definitely be a struggle! You want to show you care, pick an item that suits the particular person and ensure you don’t break your budget all at the same time. Sometimes you might get into a boring rut of purchasing books, board games and jewellery, and be looking for new ideas you haven’t yet thought of. So here are some options to consider for the next event you require a gift for!
Unique Kitchen Appliances!
A great idea for mums, grandmas, and anyone else who loves whipping up treats in the kitchen. Help them break out of their recipe routines by getting them a cool new gadget they can use to make delicious treats (an added bonus for the rest of the family!) This could be anything from an ice-cream maker, popcorn machine or pizza oven – the options are endless!
Pay For A Subscription
This is a nice way to personalize your present to fit the person you are buying it for. Buy them a subscription to their favourite magazine or even a programme such as Foxtel for a year – depending on their individual tastes. Maybe even get them 6 months of Netflix! This also means they get the prolonged enjoyment of their present, as they receive an issue monthly in the mail, or are able to make use of it for a long time!
Get Something The Whole Family Can Enjoy
If you get something that the whole household can make use of then you get to have fun too! This could vary greatly depending on the age ranges of the people in your family. For example, if you have little kids, you might choose to make the addition of swings and slides to your backyard, so your little ones can play on the equipment while mum and dad enjoy a relaxing coffee. Alternatively, you can organize a family day out to a theme park or the movies. Gift ideas that involve the whole family have the added bonus of family bonding time, and everyone feels as though they have received something special!
Tickets are a great idea for a gift, and make sure you get two – so you can enjoy the experience with your loved one. This could be anything from concert tickets to a footy game to a live musical. This option also allows you to tailor the gift to the recipient, as only you will know whether they are a music fanatic, sports lover or frequent theatre-goer.
Items with name monograms always go down well, and they are perfect for all occasions! You could purchase a necklace with the recipient’s name on it for a birthday, a chopping board with a couple’s initials on it for a wedding or anniversary, or a set of mugs with all your family members names on them so you can enjoy communal cups of coffee! Even things like flowers with a small personalised note can make a person smile for the whole day.
Remember that when you are buying gifts it is far more important to make your presents personal and tailored to the recipient than it is to spend large sums of money. In fact – some of the best gifts are ones you can easily purchase within your budget. As long as you’ve put thought into what you’re getting, your friends and family are bound to love whatever you decide!