We all aspire to get to a point in life where we do not have to want for anything. This is what we like to call the “I want it, I got it” method, or the Ariana Grande way of life. But even if she has everything she could ever think of wanting or needing, that just means that this is your opportunity to give her something she never even thought of.
This may sound like a negative, but in reality, this just adds to the surprise of the gift-giving experience and can make it much more rewarding for the both of you. The giftee will never see your out-of-the-box (depending on how you wrap it) gift coming, and you get to relish in the look of utter joy and amazement on her face. Really, it’s a win-win.
So just how do you think of and find a present that is something they’ve never considered getting for themselves? Luckily, there are a few different options for where you can go from here. So check out our suggestions, and see what might work best for you!
Personalized/Customized Items Are Your Best Friend
If someone has a wide collection of material items, they can be difficult to shop for, especially by going to your local market or mall. You can certainly try this strategy, but you might accidentally end up giving them something they already have. So what can you do to avoid this possibility? Like we always say: when in doubt, customize it out.
Customization can mean a lot of different things. You can purchase them something and put a fun message on it that has a special meaning; you can include a picture or piece of art that they love, and much more. There is also no limit on the items that can be personalized. Just some of them include:
- A Customized Book
- Cutting Boards
Getting a customized gift for someone is great for a number of reasons. For one thing, you can be sure it isn’t something they already have because the item is truly one-of-a-kind. Also, you can really tailor the present to their specific interests and show them how much you listen and care in the process.
Get Them Something Only You Would Give Them
Where our first suggestion was to give a gift that was specific to just the gift receiver, this gift is specific to the two of you together. This is where any inside jokes or treasured memories really come into play. What is an important aspect of your relationship that you could reference with this gift?
The purpose of this gift is to find something that will always make the recipient smile and think of the great times you’ve had with one another. Have you been on a meaningful trip, or do you have a favorite activity you do together? Consider getting some kind of a souvenir that will usher back memories of some of those good times.
If you want to remind them of a beloved inside joke, find something that you can add words or images to. Great examples of this are anything that can be embroidered or printed onto, like a pillow or a poster. In this case, it may be a good idea to think of the message you want on your gift and then work backward to find the right item to place it on.
Ultimately, people tend to appreciate gifts that are both appropriate and aesthetically pleasing. This way, the gift receiver can get the maximum amount of use from your thoughtful gift. After all, the whole point is for them to be able to encounter it often and smile.
A Framed Picture of You Together
Keeping with the theme of gifts that remind the receiver of both you and your relationship, a framed picture of the two of you is also always a good option. Make sure to find a picture of one of your happiest moments, and know their preferences well enough to find a frame they are sure to enjoy and would be proud to hang up.
Keep in mind that the frame doesn’t have to be huge, either. A smaller picture that could be put on a dresser or side table is often even more treasured, as they will be placed in heavily trafficked areas of the home. If you have been there before, you can also think of their home and try to find a size and frame that would match well with it. This will likely make your gift even more appreciated, as cohesive and pleasing interior design positively affects mental health.
If a specific picture doesn’t come to mind immediately, you can always look through both of your social media accounts to find the perfect picture. Another added bonus of this is it allows you the opportunity to reminisce a bit and look through some of your favorite memories.
Donate To an Organization or Cause in Their Name
There are so many causes to be deeply passionate about in this world, and each of us has our own specific ideals that we hold especially near and dear to our hearts. For someone who already has everything, a gift to those in need could have the most meaning of all.
When considering what charity to donate to in their name, think about what convictions they hold particularly strongly. Do they care about the environment, world hunger, social rights, or something else entirely? This should be fairly simple to ascertain if you actively listen to them, which is also just a good practice in general.
After donating, you can present them with a certificate explaining your donation in their name and possibly how it will be used to help. This gift is always an especially significant one, as it always feels good to help out and make a difference.
Something You Made by Hand
While the gift receiver is sure to appreciate your gift simply by virtue of it being from you, there are some ways that you can make the experience even more meaningful for both parties.
If you actually spend the time to lovingly craft their gift yourself, you will form more of an emotional attachment with the item, making the process of actually giving it to someone that much more profound. Similarly, the giftee will absolutely recognize the effort you put into this gift, and as a result, will appreciate it all the more.
There are many options when making something by hand, and that is one of the joys of it. Think about skills you have, and how they could possibly be used to create a gift from scratch that the gift receiver will truly, deeply appreciate.
If you are a writer, perhaps this will take the form of making a song or a poem for them. If you prefer more visual art, maybe paint them a picture of something important to them (a pet, an important place, an image of you two together, etc.). Incidentally, there are also many benefits for you to relish in if you choose to paint something for them.
Besides showing the giftee that you care enough to take the effort to make something entirely by hand, you are also showing them that you value them enough to dedicate time to their happiness. And, truly, giving someone your time is one of the most precious gifts of them all.
The Gift of the Mystical
You and your friend are so close it almost seems like you were destined to be together. If you two love astrology and are always checking your horoscopes and heading down to your local psychic for quality divinations, Birthdate Co. is for you.
If your friend leads a high-stress life or just simply loves to practice a little self-care, consider gifting them an astrological candle. Birthdate candles are specially made based on each individual’s birthday, ensuring that you are giving a gift that none of her friends will have. This candle is handmade in the United States using only the most natural and quality ingredients and fragrances for a custom scent. This candle is based on their tarot reading, ruling number and planet, and offers insight into their personality with the help of their birthday.
If your friend is looking for a deeper insight into their personality and horoscope analysis, a natal chart book could be the perfect gift. With over 70 pages of personalized readings by the most esteemed astrologers, your friend is certain to glean critical insights into the world around them.
In addition, gifting a natal chart book shows someone just how deeply you know them. Many people may know someone’s birthday, but it is certainly rarer to know someone’s precise time and place of birth. These aspects all go into a natal chart book, meaning that the gift receiver is sure to understand the deeper meaning of your gift.
Giving With Love
It can be overwhelming to find a good gift for somebody who already has most of what they want, but it is possible. The key is to think of things they would not think to get for themselves, whether it is a donation to a beloved charity, a new experience, or something you made especially for them.
Just remember that the goal of gift-giving is to make the gift receiver happy, and it will be hard to go wrong. If you can visualize the smile on their face upon receiving your present, you’re already a large part of the way there.
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