Gift-giving is a two-way happiness. The sender receives satisfaction by making another person smile, and the recipient feels happy that they were given a thoughtful present. Although the act of giving or receiving a gift feels fantastic, it’s sometimes hard to find a present within your budget and that suits a person’s preferences. However, these 6 gifts are sure to impress.
1. Flowers (Roses, Tulips, Lilies)
No matter the occasion, you can’t go wrong by giving your loved ones beautiful flowers. Not only are they beautiful, but they can be sentimental and meaningful depending on which blooms you give. For example, red roses show love and affection, while yellow tulips represent friendship. Roses, tulips, and lilies are likely the recipient’s favorite flower, plus they’re easy to find.
If you live in Illinois, there are online flower delivery services, like Bouqs, that offer flower delivery in Chicago. You’ll receive local flowers with same-day shipping with select blooms.
2. A Vintage or Analog Watch
While yes, a watch is definitely a “timeless” gift, it’s also a beautiful showpiece that can complete any outfit. Choose either a vintage or analog watch as a gift, as they suit most modern dress styles better. However, if you have a loved one who is technologically focused and prefers looking at a digital watch, buy them a smartwatch that can do more than just tell the time.
Finding a working vintage watch may be difficult, but it can be done if you locate a legitimate dealer. If you can find a vintage shop online that allows you to test their products, even better.
3. Personalized Gifts (Pillows, Jewelry)
The personalized gifts industry is vast and encompasses almost any industry, so you’ll be able to find pillows, necklaces, socks, or shirts that let you add your own images to products. Etsy is a great source for personalized items because they are typically made by hand. Plus, you support small creators within the United States who could use some help at this time.
Personalization doesn’t have to be expensive: keyrings and mugs are inexpensive options.
4. Food (Cakes, Candy, Cookies)
While yes, food doesn’t last forever, but what makes these gifts timeless is their constant ability to impress gift recipients. We all need to eat, and on special occasions, we prefer to indulge in junk food or our favorite snacks, and sugar-filled baked goods are common favorites. Cakes, candy, and cookies, especially when hand-made, are well-loved by most people.
If you want to add a personal touch, bake them yourself or add a photo onto a cake.
5. A Year’s Worth of a Subscription Service
At the risk of sounding too broad, a subscription service could encompass physical items, like Ipsy (beauty box) or a digital streaming platform, like Disney Plus. Whether your friend already has a subscription, has spoken about signing up for a service, or they could use a monthly box filled with items they’ll enjoy, paying for a year’s worth of products is a nice gesture.
Search the web for a subscription service they are most likely to enjoy based on their hobbies. For example, if they love wine, search for “wine subscription boxes” to see hundreds of options.
6. Travel Kits (Grooming, Tech)
Friends who travel often seem to always forget about needed items, like their shampoo, toothbrushes, or charging cables. Even if they never leave the state, having an easy-to-grab kit they can use in a pinch will be helpful for busy professionals. Regardless of why you’re buying a kit, they come in handy as a backup or as an item you can pack quickly when running late.
Grooming often takes a backseat in our lives, but the benefits are astronomical. A beauty or grooming routine can reduce signs of aging and bring much-needed nutrients to your skin.