Every single year there is some kind of occasion that requires a gift. These events are usually birthdays, but there are some other types of occasions that call for a present too. Whatever it is your friend or your family member is celebrating, you will have to think of something unique to gift them. Unfortunately, thinking of something original gets hard every year that passes. You have bought them a cool watch a couple of years ago, a nice shirt last birthday, so what should you buy them this year?
Don’t worry, you are not a bad friend if you have no idea what you should buy. Most of us have a hard time thinking of a new and unique thing after giving out so many gifts. However, you are not a lost cause. I am sure there are thousands of options out there, you just haven’t thought of them.
Things get even more complicated if your friend/family member is not currently in their best state. I am sure that in these moments you will want to do anything to make them happy and help them turn their happiness around.
Once you go through this list of different presents, I am sure that you will be able to make the right decision.
1. A book
Many times, people overlook the idea of buying a book as a gift, but it is actually quite a unique way of saying “I care about you”. These days, you won’t see anyone unpacking a present and finding a book inside. Most of us rely on our phones, tablets, or Kindles when it comes to reading, but I think that nothing can replace the feeling of sifting through paper pages.
Although, if the recipient is not very interested in reading then obviously this won’t be a good present for them. However, if you are sure that they read a couple of books here and there, this will be quite a surprise for them. Choose something that they surely haven’t read and something that will pique their interest.
The best thing about buying a book as a gift is the fact that your options are almost unlimited. You have a huge variety of genres, authors, and stories you can pick from. There are so many real and made-up stories that can serve as an inspiration to your friend.
2. Wall Art
Most of us have felt what it means to lose motivation and to have a hard time pushing through life’s troubles such as work, family, and love. During these times, you need something that will constantly remind you of your bright future and that one-day things will get a lot better. Something that will keep you from giving up from your dreams.
Assuming that your friend is currently in such a state, the best way to constantly remind them of their opportunities is through wall art. Every time they walk through their living room or bedroom they will spot that wall art and get motivated for the day. My personal favorites are these little wooden squares of wall art that can be filled with any quote you can find or think of which can easily be found on Amazon, Kauza Decor, and many other online shops.
3. Custom-printed mug
I know, a mug might seem cheesy or overdone, but I think it is quite a sweet gift for friends or close family members. It is especially a great option if you are working with a lower budget. However, I am not talking just about any mug you can find at a dollar store with a funny quote. No. To make it a unique gift, you will have to put in a bit more effort and money into it.
What I am talking about is an entirely custom made mug. I want you to think of something so inspirational that will motivate your friend every time they pick up the mug when drinking their morning coffee. Whether it is just a simple joke or quote from someone influential or famous, it will be more than enough to get them through the day.
The idea that a simple object such as a mug can have such an impact is quite amazing. This is the reason why it is such a good gift.
Jewelry can be both a great gift for anyone, male or female, and can be quite inspirational too. You can add a motivational quote on rings, bracelets, necklaces, or whatever else. So, every single time they put on the piece of jewelry they will be reminded of you and will be inspired to stay strong and keep going forward.
The best thing about jewelry is that the pricing can be anything from a couple of dozen dollars up to thousands of dollars. So, make sure you pick the right price depending on the budget. Don’t forget, whatever you pick will be more than enough. Expensive does not always mean better. Always keep this in mind.
5. Inspirational clothing
Another gift that your friend or family member will be able to wear to motivate them throughout the day. Whether you get them a shirt, a jacket, or even pants, it does not really matter. What matters is the inspirational quote on them and whether they will be able to relate with it.
Just the fact that you are aware of their problems and that you are trying to cheer up their day shows just how much you care. Most people would just buy an expensive gift and expect that it is good or unique. Investing a bit more time and effort in the things you buy goes a long way.
I am sure that by going through this list of 5 gifts, I am sure you will get motivated to think of something even more unique. And even if you fail to do so, you can just get any of these presents I mentioned above which will be quite unique too. Do not stress yourself too much and I am sure you will be able to make the right decision.