Inspired by multiple gift giving situations in that past few months, I found myself in need of inspiration when I’m out looking for gift. I hope this gives you inspiration for your next gift.
I have learnt so much about friendships and the value of having solid relationships (family or friends) around me as I've gotten .more mature.
And these are the people I would consider buying any of the gifts in the list below. Of course this list is not set in stone, but I have curated it for inspiration, if, like me you are ever stuck on gift ideas for your loved ones and for me to look back on it with all the birthdays and special occasions I’ll be celebrating this year.
- Gadgets Accessories
These are things that we wouldn't normally splurge on for ourselves because we have already taken the plunge and purchased the actual gadget. An example of this would be a Wifi enabled memory card. This is one of the most amazing inventions especially if your camera isn't Wifi enabled; it is literally a life saver. If you’re curious, you can read about it more here. Another one could be an external hard drive, which is something literally everyone can benefit from.
2. Coffee Machine
This is inspired by the incredible and very generous birthday gift I received in December for my birthday. My friends got together and got me a Lattissima Nespresso machine. It is more than I could have asked for. Espressos, lattes, cappuccino. I can literally have a coffee party with it. I appreciate it more every. single. morning.
There is definitely more affordable options in the market, you could adjust it to your budget.
I think a common theme here would be ‘ things that I want to get myself but put off because its money I need to prioritise somewhere else’. Having a gym membership or Personal training sessions for a birthday gift will really motivate whoever you are purchasing it for and encourage them to get into a healthy lifestyle. Also, memberships can be expensive and that is why many people put it off.
Similar to number one on the list, and inspired by a gift that I got on my birthday. I always wanted to get the Airpods, but couldn’t justify the splurge on headphones to myself. My brother generously got them for me and I cant stop using them all the time. They make talking on the phone, listening to music or podcasts so much easier and hassle free.
Unleashing the nerd in me, hahaha. But seriously, books can be expensive and very much appreciated. I feel you can go in two directions with this gift. You can buy a gift that relates to a persons occupation, for example design and architecture, or psychology or branding. Or, you can buy amazing coffee table books that are collectables and will look amazing on anyones coffee table or inspirational books.
6. Camera Lens
I feel my theme is continuing. This gift can vary in price range so much. And this is what I like about it. Any person that is interested in photography will never say no to a new lens, a new perspective and new possibilities. If you’re purchasing it for a beginner in photography, you will have to get the the 50 mm lens. It makes everything look a thousand times better and it is so affordable!
This could be a boring gift, but a sentimental one too. It would work for a birthday but also for a anniversary or promotion or graduation. It practical and thoughtful.
8. Preserved flower box
I totally know the title says for her and HIM, but hear me out. Preserved roses come in endless colours, boxes and arrangements. They end up being part of the decor. Purchasing an acrylic box of preserved roses that would last over a year for her or his office or home will just add an elegant and effortless touch to it. you can find beautiful options and the ability to customise them at Maison Des Fleurs.
This could be an awkward gift and you sort of need to be close to the person to gift them shoes. But if that is the case, I am definite they will LOVE it. Buying designer shoes is an investment but being gifted them is the best thing ever.
10. The Experience
Saving the best for last. Whether it is a trip, a show or a spa treatment, sharing an experience with someone you love is more memorable than any purchased gift. It is time spent, it is memories made and you learn and grow through it together.
Let me know what your ideal gift would be. Maybe I’ll share my top 10 gifts for her next time.