Finding the perfect birthday gift isn’t always easy. If your friend or loved one has a birthday around Christmas or Thanksgiving, the stores are full of seasonal gifts, which may complicate things somewhat. After all, if that person has to share their special day with a seasonal holiday, they might not be terribly pleased to receive a Christmas-themed present. In this article, we have a few ideas to help you choose the perfect gift for someone born around Christmas or Thanksgiving.
A birthday is a time to be indulgent. You may not have time to pamper yourself the rest of the year, especially if you have kids, but for one day, you have a golden ticket to do whatever pleases you the most. Most people will appreciate a gift that allows them to indulge their favorite pleasures. From a deliciously scented bookstore candle to a box of hand-made chocolates, select a gift that you know will appeal to your friend or loved one.
Clothing and Makeup
Clothing and makeup are always a good choice, especially for a fashion-forward friend or loved one. However, it is easy to get it wrong if you don’t know the person all that well. If you want to make sure that your gift will truly be appreciated, designer cosmetics and beauty products are a safe bet. Alternatively, check out their closet and see which labels and brands they love. You are then free to buy them a gift card for their favorite designer brand, so they can choose a garment or accessory that fits perfectly.
If you are completely in the dark about what to buy the person, look for an experience day instead of an actual gift. Experience days can be anything from a few hours racing a high-performance car on a race track to a hot air balloon ride in a scenic location. Think carefully before you buy an experience day. After all, someone who is scared to death of heights is not going to appreciate a skydiving experience day.
Experience days can be booked online and delivered in the form of an e-voucher, so the gift recipient can take up their experience day at a time that suits them. This is ideal if your gift recipient lives in another city or overseas.
Personalized gifts always go down a treat. If your budget is low, look for a personalized mug or create a t-shirt from a funny photo of you both. You can have a cushion or pillow case printed with a personal logo, quote, or photo that fits the person perfectly. There is no end to your options, so select a few different items and put together a fun gift box.
Another idea worth considering is to take your friend or loved one out for the day. Make it a special day. Treat them to lunch at a nice restaurant, visit an art gallery, or somewhere they would enjoy, and generally treat them like the special person they are.