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It’s always a gratefully received gesture when you give a gift to a friend or loved one to let them know that you are thinking of them. While flowers and chocolates are often the go-to “just because” gift for a loved one, there are some gestures that don’t need to break the bank that offer something a little more exciting than flowers – which often don’t last the week!
If you are looking for some inspiration, take a look at the below gifts and find your new go-to present for those special people in your life.
A Night In
Everyone loves a good excuse to stay in and be cosy for the evening so building a tailored ‘Night-In’ set will ensure you get put at the top of this years’ Christmas list. While everyone’s tastes are different, the basis of a night-in gift set starts with a good movie, some tasty snacks and where the budget allows, a decent drink or two – whether this is a bottle of wine or a posh soft drink. If you are gifting to someone who loves their video games, swap the movie for a great indie game (much cheaper than big-name AAA games) from humblebundle.com or store.steampowered.com.
A Night Away
With the number of last-minute offers available, booking a night away doesn’t have to be an over-the-top gift to show someone you care. A fantastic gesture to show gratitude to someone, booking a night away can include bonus extras such as a delicious three-course meal or go simple with a quaint bed and breakfast package. Or offer some spending money for heading out and about in the local area. The night away doesn’t have to be somewhere far away that could potentially cost the receiver more in travel but even a local hotel or B&B can offer different scenery and add some excitement to a weekend.
A Night Out
If your budget doesn’t quite stretch to a night away, consider a night out instead – this one you can get involved in too! Treat that special person in your life to a nice meal or simply an ‘open bar’ where you pick up the tab for a fun evening out at a local pub or slightly further afield for an event including theatre tickets, a night out at a play or a new activity you can try out together.
The Gift of Time
If you are giving a gift to someone you live with, whether a good friend and housemate or your special other, consider giving them a week of kind gestures that give them the gift of time back. Whether this is doing the dishes all week, taking over the majority of chores, offering to take them to or from work or even making sure they come home to a delicious home-cooked meal every night. This is a great gift for someone who seems to have everything or feels uncomfortable accepting physical gifts.
Top Up Their Supplies
Gifting to someone with a keen interest? This could be a hobby, craft or interest that requires a constant replacement of equipment such as art supplies, upgraded sports equipment or snacks to keep them going during their activity. Not only does this let them know you are thinking of them but also shows that you care about them enough to understand their interests and what they mean to them.
Gifts are always more fun to give than they are to receive, and you don’t have to wait for an occasion to let someone know you are thinking about them. If you’ve got someone special in your life that you’d like to show your appreciation for, don’t wait around, show them how much they mean to you today.