So, what do you give to the person who has everything?
I get this question a lot and in turn I have also asked myself the same thing over the years about various friends/family members. Gifting doesn’t have to be difficult and holidays like birthdays, Christmas and Mother’s Day shouldn’t bring on anxiety racking your brain about tokens of love or appreciation. I have come up with a few easy guidelines to follow when gifting in general and it can definitely apply to the person who seems to have everything.
Thoughtfulness goes a long way.
Remember when you were a kid and your parents would say, “honey, don’t buy me anything, just make me a nice card or a handmade gift.” I heard that line, too! I loved being creative with little trinkets I put together or coming up with just the right words on their card. Well, there is something to this mentality. It’s called thoughtfulness. People aren’t necessarily looking for you to buy them the most expensive gift or the perfect thing they don’t already have. They just want you to remember them and make them feel special.
Handmade or handcrafted gifts are also key. These items are truly one-of-a-kind. When you shop small and support makers, you unveil the world of unique gifting! Our product line here at Surprise Box offers so many options for beautiful handcrafted gifts to make that gifting experience special. We have taken the guesswork out of gifting that very special, handcrafted piece.
Thoughtfulness requires investigation.
Knowing your gift recipient and what they like is so important. Have you taken the time to notice their favorite color? Do you know what kind of foods they like? Do you know what they like to do to relax? Knowing the answer to these basic questions can make the gift selection easy as pie.
Here is my number one tip for gifting to the person who has everything:
Center your gift around a theme. Yep, that’s right. As cheesy as it may sound, a themed gift is the perfect present option for that special someone. Not only does a theme make picking the gift items easy, but it also shows the person that you know what they like! Center the theme around one of their favorite things, whether it is pampering, traveling, reading, gardening, cooking or the like, you can put a gift together with simple items centered around this theme.
Pick a theme based on a color.
If their favorite color is lavender, create a gift with simple items that all center around that color. I happen to really love the color lavender and I really love the relaxing scent of lavender so I put together this box with those things in mind. It kind of takes the guess work out of it too! In this themed box, you can find lavender infused soda, lavender bath salts, lavender lemongrass soap, a lavender scented candle and a matchbook bringing back in that lavender color. Just look for items in that same color/scent and roll with it!
If color blocking isn’t quite your thing, center your gift around an activity theme. You can create a Travel box for the person who loves to vacation and explore the world. For this cute curated box, I compiled everything travel related for the Mr. and Mrs! When coming up with this box, I not only looked for travel related gifts, but also thought through things that might make their travel experience special. Inside, you will find a sweet wooden cover journal to write down all of their adventures. I also included Mr. and Mrs. leather luggage tags for their suitcases that are not only beautiful, but functional as well. They create an fashionable and way to spot their belongings at the airport! For the finale, I added in a pretty travel candles paired with a matchbook to create a sense of warmth and home o each of their travel adventures. Pick items that they could use on their trip! You could also throw in something sweet to snack on like some Sugarfina candies or even a chocolate bar from Compartes.
Gifting doesn’t have to be a mystery anymore. Get those creative juices flowing and follow these simple tips. and you are well on your way to gifting the perfect gift each and every time!