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Coming up with new gift ideas year after year can be challenging – especially if you’ve known the person for quite some time. Luckily, with some careful thought and a little creativity, you can come up with just the thing to suit your spouse, partner, colleague, friend, grandparent, sister, brother, mother or father (did I forget anyone?). Here are some ideas to get you started:
A new gadget
For techie lovers, an electronic gadget is always a good present. The latest iPhone, Blu-ray player or camera will do or, if you want to go all out, a CD player with iPod dock – make sure to get a Hi-Fi system that’s compatible with their other technology.
Portables, including CD players and radios, are a great option for both men and women. Who doesn’t have a radio on the kitchen? A fancy waterproof radio would make the perfect gift for those aspiring singers in your friendship group!
Jewelry, while difficult to choose, tends to always be welcomed with open arms. For females keep it simple with Earrings, a bracelet, or necklace. For men, go for classic options such as cufflinks, tie pins or a watch.
You can even combine a techie gift with a piece of jewellery; why not for example invest in the latest wearable technology?
A gift for the home
A gift for the home or garden works for both people you know really well, and those you’re less acquainted with. You can go for generic options such as a nice tablecloth, candle or white platter for friends or colleagues you don’t know very well. For good friends and family, go for something more personal – a framed photo, piece of art or plant could make the perfect gift.
Some new threads
Clothes make the man and the woman so when in doubt, choose a nice cardigan or top for your partner, sibling, parent or friend. Include a gift receipt in case it doesn’t fit, or it’s not to their liking. If you’re really unsure about what r item to get, a gift voucher to their favourite high street shop will suffice. Yes, it’s a little less personal, but at least they’ll be able to get something they want!
An adventure or activity
Finally, if you’ve been exchanging gifts with these people for years, then it’s time to get creative. Tickets to the theatre, concert or comedian are great. Why not consider a voucher to the fancy new restaurant in town, paintballing venue or simply cinema tickets. The possibilities are endless!
So, whether you go with something traditional or something a little outside the box, the thought you’ve put in is sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face!
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