As adults, we have the luxury of being able to buy most things we want, when we want them, so selecting presents becomes harder and harder. However, some people make thoughtful gift giving particularly challenging. So, what to choose for the friend who has everything? Something generic just won’t cut it – you need to think outside the box. Here are seven fabulous creative ideas that you might not have considered:
If your friend is a frequent entertainer, try giving them something to make an impression at their next dinner party or soiree. The more unusual, the better! You could buy your dessert-loving companion their very own chocolate fountain. For something more exotic, shisha pipes would bring some authentic Middle-Eastern flair to any party and be a real talking point. Alternatively, a board game or karaoke machine will bring out people’s inner big kid and have the party pumping. Chose the right entertainers accessory and they will use and enjoy it for years to come.
The Foodies Delight
If they are an individual who loves gourmet fare (and let’s face it, who doesn’t??), then appeal to their taste buds. Instead of taking them out for dinner, how about paying for a caterer to whip up some delicious delicacies at their next gathering? The experience of having someone take care of all the hard work while they can relax in the comfort of their own home will most likely be a new experience and one that they are sure to appreciate.
People often forget the classic book in today’s world of iPads and eBooks. But a reader will always love the opening a fresh new unread book, with its crisp new pages and pristine dust jacket. Visit your local bookstore. They generally have a host of new releases on display and will be happy to assist you to find a fiction or non-fiction read that matches your friend’s interests.
The Flower Lover
A regular old bunch of flowers might not cut it, but have you considered a flower subscription? Many florists now offer a regular flower delivery so that the recipient can enjoy your ever so thoughtful gift month after month. Fresh flowers are something that many people love but see as an indulgence, so this is indeed the gift that keeps on giving.
The Bearded Man
For the man in your life, how about one of these snazzy Beard Shaving Aprons? This unusual invention attaches around the neck, with the bottom two corners suctioning onto the mirror to capture beard trimmings. While at first glance it might seem like an odd gift to give, but given its handy application and time-saving benefits, it may well end up in daily rotation.
The Creative Type
Is your friend an artistic person? Think outside the square about ways to get their creative juices flowing. A pottery class, writing workshop or a pair of topiary pruning shears could make a gift to remember. They may even discover their new favorite hobby.
A Singing Telegram
You might have seen this in movies, but did you know in many major cities you can hire someone (or indeed a troop of people) to deliver a special message in song to the lucky recipient? Imagine their surprise and delight when they are serenaded by their favorite tune.
Hopefully, these ideas will help to point you in the direction of the perfect present for your hard-to-buy-for friend. Remember, something personal and thoughtful is always better than a generic gesture!