Choosing a gift for someone can be an incredibly difficult process. Sometimes you get lucky – you’re walking down the street together and they make a remark about a wallet or piece of jewellery they just adore.
More often than not, however, you end up spending hours roaming a shopping centre and searching online, in the end settling on something generic and disappointing. To help you with your search, we’ve come up with a short guide on how to find gifts with a personal touch, suitable for a wide range of different occasions. There are suitable for parents, siblings and grandparents, so if you are stuck on gift ideas for Grandma, read our tips.
A great way of finding gifts that are a little different is to visit markets. There, you can buy gifts directly from the people who make them. If you’re not sure where to find these kinds of markets and fairs, a quick internet search should be able to help you. Farmers’ markets also often have vendors that sell unique and unusual gifts, from pottery to jewellery.
If you find a stall and vendor with gifts that you like the look of, you can also ask them to personalise the gift for you. These items will often be handmade, and a lot of the makers will be more than willing to help you out.
Not only is this a great way of finding personal touch gifts that no one else is likely to have, but it’s also a nice way of supporting local artisans in your area, with the tailor-made extending to the purchasing process as well as the gift itself.
While you can sometimes have a good think and come up with a personalised gift idea that matches what the recipient wants, often the best choice will be a gift that’s quite literally personalised. Sites such as Getting Personal offer gifts and cards that can be specially adapted, to add a personal touch directly aimed at the recipient.
They offer a wide range of unique options, from personalised wine glasses to cheeseboards and wall art. With a lot of the gift ideas, you can have a message or name inscribed, a nice way to illustrate that thought and care went into the gift choosing process.
Wrap the gifts nicely
How a personalised gift is presented to its recipient also has a big impact. There are a lot of ways that you can make the presentation feel special and memorable. One is by using a nice or unusual type of wrapping paper or giving within gift baskets.
For example, this could be old newspapers or magazines from the year of their birth; especially relevant if it’s their birthday. You can also tie the wrapping together using a nice ribbon or piece of yarn, maybe even attaching a flower.
Hopefully, these few tips will have you inspired on ways to find a gift with a personal touch and go that extra mile. There’s no right or wrong way to achieve this – all that matters is that you put a little thought and care into the process.