Everyone loves a good bargain, from millionaires to lower class people. 

When giving people a gift, the gesture counts more than the price of the gift. 

Studies show that people who receive an expensive gift feel more compelled to give the present giver a more expensive gift in return. In contrast, those given a more modest gift return the favor by giving an equally modest present back. So giving people expensive gifts makes them feel somewhat guilty in a way. 

Also, spending less money on gifts means you can take that person out or do something together with a bigger budget instead of blowing the entire budget on one gift. Creating memories with a person is the biggest gift you can give them. Sure a £250 watch is nice, but the time it took you to work to receive that money, that time you could have spent with that person. Say you have to work 2 days to receive £250. Those two days could have been used on a city trip or a weekend full of activities. Memories last forever, and a gift doesn’t. 

A personalised gift

A personalised gift is an amazing way to show someone how special they are and that your gift is one of a kind. A very unique gift, though. Whatever personalised gift you choose, that is something up to you. Classic one include mugs or t-shirts. But don’t be afraid to let your imagination wander off.  As of late, you can find lovely personalised socks, for example, online. Buying this also shows that you are able to come up with unique and creative gifts. And not get that boring old tie or underwear for the 20th time.


People love to save time and resources if they can do so. A utility gift is a special type of gift which makes life easier. Utility gifts are a gift you can never go wrong with. You provide tools or help solve a problem, which saves the person using time and resources. 

So they see you gifting you a potato chip slicer, but actually, you are giving them the gift of ease of use and saving time. So that the £49 you spend on a utility tool is spent on more free time and fewer frustrations for that person; for that reason, a so-called “utility gift” is one of the best out there. 

Don’t break the bank

All things listed are mere guidelines or tips on how you should buy a gift for your loved ones. 

How expensive you go in that, that is something only you decide. Just know that there are many downsides to getting an expensive gift and that you can currently find a discount or deal on probably everything you are shopping for online. Using coupons can help you or using referral systems. Do not tie the amount of love you feel for a person to the price tag. 

This is a recipe for disaster in the long term. 

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Written by Kitty

There's nothing better than a weekend spent at a spa and total relaxation and happy thoughts is a way of life to me. It's lucky I love cats really with a name like mine! Happily married with my three fur babies to keep us company.