Winter holidays, Valentine’s Day, Women’s Day, birthdays and anniversaries – all of these are opportunities to show the people we love just how much we appreciate them. What better way to do it than by pouring our heart and soul into finding the perfect gift? As long as it comes from our hearts, it will be appreciated. To help you out, we’ve created a list of things to consider when picking a gift for people you love.

Pick a gift that highlights their personality

A sure way to pick a good gift for those dear to your heart is to think about what’s dear to their heart! There are so many gifts out there that would surprise your loved ones, so why not take advantage of that and use their hobbies and interests as guidance? If you know someone who likes cats or cacti – buy them cat-inspired accessories or clothing items, or go with a new kind of cactus they can add to their collection. (Don’t forget a gift for their cat, too!) You might be tempted to pick out Personalised Photo Socks of their pets or even themselves if you are looking to go down quirk lane! Innovative gifts like these could go a long way to carve a special memory of you in their hearts. Maybe your loved one is an artist or a musician – go with guitar picks and art supplies they can use when creativity strikes, or take them to an art exhibition or a concert to get them inspired. Do they like cooking or beer crafting? A cool apron or a DIY hot sauce kit will cheer up many foodies, while the craft beer connoisseurs can be gifted a beer cap map or a beer label-making kit, so they can take their beer crafting to a higher level.

Make them a customized, personalized gift

Gifting an item with their name or initials on it is a sure way to impress the person you’re shopping for. There’s a variety of personalized products online you can shop for. For men, go with customized and comfy bathrobes with their initials on them. Knowing it was designed especially for them, they will surely feel like a superstar every time they put it on – after a shower in the evening or while drinking coffee in the morning. If you are picking a gift for a girl, think about getting her footwear with her initials on it to keep her feet cozy and stylish. If she’s more of a sporty girl, consider purchasing a statement hoodie with her name on the back – she will gladly sport it. One thing is certain – the possibilities with personalized gifts are endless!

Look for a functional and practical gift

If your friend or family member loves all things practical, gift them something they can actually use. Sure, getting a nice figurine or a photo album is cute and thoughtful, but some people might not like ‘cute clutter’, so opt for gifts they can use. What’s the nature of their job – are they an office worker or a workaholic, or both? Give them a full-body-massage coupon! Your colleague’s birthday is coming up? A personal planner will make it easier for them to manage those hectic schedules. As for the children, they are rather easy to shop for – a nice, plush toy will do the trick. For busy moms, a robot vacuum cleaner might be the perfect gift and a lifesaver, while for dads who are wrapped up in their work, a massage chair could be the best gift money can buy.

Different people in your life will appreciate different gifts. Even if they say that you don’t have to spend any money on them, it’s still nice to have someone remind you they love you with a thoughtful gift. Think it through, consider different options and choose the one that you think will surprise your nearest and dearest.

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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.