Finding the perfect present for your loved one can be a challenge. You want to find just the right gift to show them your love, be functional, and something they won’t immediately put in a closet and forget about. So many presents are exchanged that may be less exciting than others, a tie for dad, or socks at Christmas, and while these presents are appreciated, they don’t have that zing that you are looking for for a truly phenomenal gift. Whether you are buying something for your husband, wife, mother, father, or child, finding a present that is different, exciting, and from the heart doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some great ideas that your family is sure to love, that won’t break the bank and will be used for years to come.
While a wallet may seem like a standard gift, there are things you can do to make the personalized and special. You can inscribe custom-designed leather wallets with initials, sayings, and even pictures! These wallets are not the average ordinary gift that you find at the local grocery store, but rather a gift that requires time, effort, and love, making them a great present to show your affection to your loved one.
Custom-designed wallets will show your loved one that you saw their immediate need, but rather than just buying a boring stock wallet, you put thought into your gift. And every time they open the wallet they will see your little love note, their initials, or even a family photo and remind them that they carry your love for them with them wherever they go. And if you are a stickler for tradition and giving good luck, don’t give that wallet empty, putting even a five-dollar bill in it is said to grant good luck to the receiver, so don’t give an empty wallet. You can also fill a wallet photo pouch with your pictures, pictures of your children, pictures of your fur babies, or anything else to give it even more personal meaning and love.
Jewelry is always a great go-to gift, but for someone who has quite a bit of jewelry, you want to make sure that what you buy will become a favorite piece, rather than just another addition to the box. Some awesome ideas for customized pieces may be just right for your loved one. For a mother, you can put the birth gemstones of their children in the setting, to give it a more personalized flair. For a grandmother, you may consider a locket with her children and grandchildren’s pictures inside of it.
For your spouse, you can inscribe a ring with your wedding date, initials, or even the date of your first date. If it is an anniversary you can always go with the traditional gold for the first anniversary, diamonds for 10 years, and pearls for the 30th wedding anniversary. These traditional gifts are meant to mark the passing of the years together. Rather than just buying a standard piece of jewelry, think it through and buy something that speaks directly to your relationship, your loved one will surely appreciate it.
3. Star Chart
With growing popularity, this gift can be easily accessed and customized to commemorate certain occasions. A start chart will show you where the stars were in the sky, and what the sky looked like on a certain date. So you can choose your loved one’s birthday, your wedding date, the birth of your child, and have the night sky immortalized and framed so you can always look at the position of the stars on these special dates.
You can customize these gifts to the maximum, adding photos, sayings, special frames, and more. Or you can simply give the gift of the stars and the date, it is completely dependent on you. With so many customizable options, this is a great heartfelt gift that can be prominently displayed in your home as a reminder of your special dates.
The most important consideration when looking for a gift to show your affection for your loved one is to give a gift that shows some thought and time. The adage “it’s the thought that counts” doesn’t always have to refer to a “bad” gift that was given from the heart. If you take the time to pick out a gift, your loved one will surely see that you put thought and consideration into it. The best way to show your affection is to choose a gift that is tailored to your loved one.
Consider what they like, what they need, and what they will use and explore those avenues. Make sure that the gift you give is one that truly touches their heart and encompasses their interests and desires. You probably know your loved ones better than anyone, so ensure that the gift you give them coincides with their desires and you can’t go wrong.