Whatever the occasion that’s coming up, it can be very difficult to get the perfect gift for your loved one. You want to show them how special they are for you, but money might be too tight to buy diamonds, games consoles, holidays, or other expensive things every single year. Here are some tips on how to treat your loved ones to something special without going broke in the process.
Give them the day off.
Whether it’s your mum or your best friend, nobody can say no to putting their feet up for a day whilst you look after them. You could cook your loved one’s favourite meal, as this won’t break the bank and it’s an incredibly thoughtful gift. You have to actually put effort into this one rather than simply heading into the shop and simply buying something (unless you’re cooking a ready meal, but you might want to put in a little more effort than that). It doesn’t matter how you choose to treat your loved one; just show them how much you care and how much effort you’re willing to put in to give them a rest on their birthday or whatever the occasion might be.
Get a good bulk deal.
Rather than spending a lot of money on one specific thing, you could save by buying items in bulk or a bundle of things for one decent price. You could look into cheese hampers if your loved one is a big fan of different cheeses. Then you could dish out one new cheese for every occasion (birthdays, Christmases, and perhaps even anniversaries). The point is that you can save a lot of money by thinking ahead into the future for other events at which you’ll need to buy your loved one something special. You can be thoughtful and still save money; it just requires additional planning ahead of time. Bulk-buy for a good price and rid yourself of your gift-buying fear for future occasions.
Give them a sentimental gift.
It’ll make more of an impact on your loved one if you gift them with something that shows just how much you care about them. Photo albums are a great sentimental gift, for example, because they showcase all the great times you’ve shared with your friend, partner, or family member. They’re also tangible unlike Facebook photo albums, so it’s something that your loved one can keep safe forever. Of course, you might prefer to make new memories rather than reflecting on old ones. You could give an experience as a gift to your loved one. A trip to a fair or a lovely day on the beach is something that they’ll remember forever, and that’s far more fun as a present than some novelty expensive item that’ll be forgotten very quickly.
Opt for long-lasting gifts.
If you’re going to spend money on a gift then it might as well as be something relatively permanent, so that your gift makes an impact on your loved one for a long time. Candles are a great option in this regard because they add a beautiful ambiance and fragrance to a room, they last a long time, and they’re very cheap.
It doesn’t matter what you buy, at the end of the day. What matters is your intention. It’s better to spend nothing and hand-craft a beautifully sentimental gift than to spend a lot of money on something into which you put no thought at all.
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