Your life would not be complete without a few off-beat weirdos to make you smile and see life in a different way. They may be friends, relatives or co workers- but one thing is for sure, everyone sees them as unique.
Maybe they never watch TV, but love great books. Maybe they write, and are stuck in a computer or notebook even when they go out. Maybe they enjoy dancing and have that kind of vivacious personality that makes them prefer really wacky clothing and opportunities to get into the groove until nearly dawn. Or perhaps you’re thinking of someone with a different culture or religion than your own, who you’d like to extend holiday cheer and affection that crosses those boundaries. This article will help you come up with a great gift.
If You Need A Last Minute Gift
If it’s really the last minute there is always the option of gift certificates and gift cards. I think you’ll both enjoy the exchange more if you pick something specific and unique, but those options are great if you don’t come up with a more interesting idea. The nice thing about gift cards is that you know the person will have the opportunity to pick something they really want. If you go that route, try gift cards for book stores, music stores, computer places, and video outlets- they’re usually a hit. Another option is to get a gift certificate that involves an outing or activity you think your friend might find fun. A trip to a hot tub, a voucher for a meal at their favorite restaurant, or a gift card for the local movie theater could help them have a wonderful and special day.
Choosing a Special Gift Shows that You Care Enough to Take the Time to be Thoughtful.
I think you’re more likely to enjoy the experience of giving and the enjoyment of the person who receives the gift if you go a different route entirely, and the rest of this article gets into how to come up with the right ideas for the right person. Most of us enjoy getting a gift card now and again, but it lacks personality and something to make it memorable. If the person you’re giving a gift to is actually special to, they may enjoy spending the money on the card, but won’t get the same sense that you thought about who they are or what the relationship with them means to you. Knowing your friends likes and dislikes, remembering what makes them special to you, and fostering new opportunities to enjoy each others company are the things that could make a simple gift really special. Take some time to think about your friends personality, and check the resources at the end of this article for some pages with all kinds of great unique gift ideas.
Think about your friends particular likes and dislikes.
What is it about the person your getting a gift for that makes them different from other people and interesting to you? getting someone a gift that relates to their hobbies or interests shows that you have paid attention to who they are and that you value them for who they are. If they’re a musician for instance, they might enjoy something related to music or the instrument they play. If they love books, several of your favorites that you think they’d enjoy could create a new way to connect with each others thoughts and feelings. If they love writing, software to help them develop their skills, or a book that teaches them how to market their writing or look for inspiration might be a real winner. The key here is thinking about who they are, what interests them, what projects they have going that are important to them, and what kinds of experiences you’ve shared together.
The Experience You’ve Shared Can Play Another Role in Helping You Pick Holiday Gifts.
Another nice way to choose a gift is to remember what makes the friendship special. For instance, maybe you went to see Avatar together three times and both just loved it. A copy of the movie and a “love cupon” in a Christmas card that promises a free movie ticket and popcorn for something great around New Years is something you could do. Not only will your friend remember the great times you’ve had together when they watch the DVD again, but you’ll be making a new fun memory together.
I could come up with fifty examples that might or might not relate to the people on your list, but the basic idea is to stop and think. What’s the last fun thing you did with this person? What have you enjoyed doing together? What kinds of subjects have you had deep conversations about? What would you like to be able to do together in the future? Thinking about those questions may be the answer to finding the perfect gift.
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