Christmas is on the way and will be here before we know it, and having to choose presents for people can sometimes be quite an ordeal. Everyone changes, has different tastes and interests, or goes off things, and trying to keep up with it all can feel overwhelming.
This is where thoughtful and personal gifts come to the rescue! You will be hard-pressed to find someone who would not care even a little bit about a present that thought went into and can be used as a keepsake, and it could sure beat another pair of socks or a bottle of ‘almost but not quite right’ wine.
Because of this, this piece is going to take a look at some thoughtful gift ideas for the sentimental, so you can surprise the ones you love.
Let’s get into it!
Perfume is a very personal gift and is something that sometimes is best left to the individual person to choose. However, scent is one of the strongest means of provoking memories. If you have shared a special experience with someone, for example, going on holiday, and know that they used a particular body spray or perfume during your time away, when you gift them that scent, you are actually gifting them a trip down memory lane. To really hammer the point home, you could also pair your gift of scent with other memorabilia from that time as well, such as photos, a mixed playlist, or even some tickets for a revisit!
A Customized Blanket
It has gone cold now, and if you have a friend that particularly feels this weather change, you might have already decided you want to get them a warming item. Blankets make wonderful gifts as they can be a comfort to those who use them in both the good times and the not-so-good times. You can even go one step further and get some customized blankets made from clothes to give it a unique personal touch. This can make a particularly touching gift for someone who is leaving or moving away, as they will have something that is made from your belongings that can act as a big, warm hug.
A Homemade Book
The beauty of homemade books is that you can put whatever you like in them. You can be as creative as you feel like, and the world is your oyster.
Tell your loved one how much they mean to you, write stories of memories that you have had together, include shared photographs, or even create your own art in a book that can hold how you feel. This makes a great gift for the person who has everything and likes receiving things on the more personal side.
Gifts are a great way to show people how much we care about them, and for those who prefer a personal touch, there are plenty of creative ways you can let them know you are thinking about them – just give yourself a little bit more time!