Gift Ideas with a Difference

Have you got a loved one’s birthday on the horizon? Is it time to think about special gifts? If you’re looking for gift ideas with a difference, we’ve got you covered with this guide to unique gift options. From keepsakes to personal home decor, there are plenty of brilliant gifts out there to choose from.

Choose an activity-based gift

Activity-based gifts can make a great alternative to traditional gifts. From spa days to outdoor experiences, there are plenty to choose from. These types of gift can be easily personalised for those you’re buying for and they’re guaranteed to bring about plenty of joy!

Consider a personalised print

Personalised prints are that bit more special than a generic print. Whether the person you’re buying a gift for is a Star Wars fan or they love Paris culture, there are ways you can personalise prints with added text. And make it extra special by including a frame. Weighty glass frames hung from a hook system in the wall or a picture rail can transform a humble print into a piece of art deserving to be on show.

Sentimental jewellery

Jewellery is a traditional gift idea; however, it can be made improved on with a personalised touch. Why not consider engraving the recipient’s initials on the jewellery piece and present it in a cute trinket box? Or get something with special meaning engraved into a necklace or ring to make it a bit different from the usual.

Jar of ‘reasons why’

Whether you’re looking for a gift for a close friend or a romantic partner, a jar of ‘reasons why’ can be a great unique idea. Simply take some pieces of paper and write down reasons why you love or care for that person. Fold them up and put them into the jar. The person will have a special jar of feel-good reasons why you cherish them to look at whenever they want to.

Handmade candles

If you want to have a go at making something yourself, handmade candles are super easy to do and they make a great gift. You can follow a simple tutorial online to create your own and they can be personalised for an extra special touch. From scented pillar candles to coloured tealights, there are plenty of options out there to make a special gift.

Self-help books

Many people love self-help books since they provide practical advice alongside emotional support. If the person you are buying a gift for has had a tough time of things recently, they could really appreciate a self-help book. There are lots of self-help books out there that are also accompanied by activities for the reader to do.

A new plant

Plants are a great way to decorate your homes and make you feel happier. So, why not consider buying a beautiful new plant for your special person? There are plenty of different types of plants, allowing you to choose one depending on your budget. From small succulents to larger house plants, you’re guaranteed to find one that your friend or loved one will enjoy.

Something they can wear

Many people avoid buying clothing as gifts because of the risk of choosing something wrong in a style they don’t like. However, there are many smaller gifts you can buy that the recipient can wear. From quirky socks to jazzy scarves, there are lots of accessories that are wearable out there!

No matter the type of gift you choose for your chosen recipient, remember that it’s the thought that counts. While we all want to create that ‘wow’ impression with presents, sometimes it’s the little thoughtful gifts that make the greatest impact.




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