I find it ever harder to think of gift ideas for people, and often end up spending lots of time, and money, trying to find the perfect gift for the recipient. As we all become ever more conscious of the consumerist nature that our lives have often become, I am trying to be more considered in the gifts that I purchase, perhaps coming funds with another person to buy a better quality, more expensive gift, or to look to purchase ‘experiences’ rather than things.
Below I have shared some gifting ideas.
New Home Gifting
When friends and family purchase or move into a new home it’s a really exciting time, but also super expensive for them. People want to buy a housewarming gift to mark the new chapter in family and friend’s lives, but it can be tricky to know what to buy. A first home is pretty straight forward as the chances are the recipient is going to need all the basics such as cutlery, plates, cleaning equipment etc so making a first home hamper is a great idea.
But what about when it’s someone moving into a bigger home? One of the best things you can do is to offer your time to help with the move, or looking after younger children but also consider contributing or covering the cost of some of the house move, for example, you could contribute to the moving costs. Sites such as mybekins.com offer online quote tools so you can see the scale of the financial commitment you’re making.
Finally, you could purchase gift vouchers for a local takeaway to cover the meals for the first night or two before the new owners have managed to unpack and get their home straight.
As families get bigger it can be hard to find gifts within the budget that suits everyone. Local restaurant vouchers are good as these offer the opportunity for a meal out, or perhaps offer babysitting for younger children. This is great for parents who get a night out but also the children get to spend time with you – win-win for everyone! Another option is to look at paying for ‘tech’ and creating a family gift. So perhaps a local attraction season ticket or even an item from Volatusdrones.ca. Gifts like these create excuses for family days out which in turn create memories for years to come.
As friends marry or move in with partners you want to include them in gifting, but it can be tricky if you know them less well. A shared gift such as a subscription to something such as a monthly fresh flowers delivery or perhaps even something like a wine tasting from this website. Again creating experiences and shared gifts can help reduce the stress of thinking of separate gifts for each person but also help you money go that little bit further.
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