When gift-giving time rolls around – whether for a birthday…
Gifts are a way to express your love and appreciation for someone. People love to receive gifts, but I think every good person loves the idea of giving them. That’s what altruism is all about!
When you care enough about someone, seeing something you think they’d like is just as exciting as finding something that you’d like for yourself. But what if they have everything they need (or everything they think they need) and you’re struggling to find that perfect gift to show your appreciation? What could you possibly give them? How can you show your love and appreciation this time? How much is it going to cost?
You may love someone to the end of the world and back, but it’s not practical to give up your food and rent for a month in order to afford that perfect gift. Surely there are some lovely, affordable gifts out there to show your special someone how much they mean to you. We have you covered with this list of 24 thoughtful gifts that won’t break the bank.
Speaking of the bank, my husband and I – in addition to a Christmas account – have a gift account as well. Each fortnight we put aside $20 into the gift account. It may not seem like a lot, but it means we always have enough to splurge on that someone special.
Gifts For Best Friend
Your best friend is the first person you think of when you make plans and the first person you go to when you need someone to talk to. They’re the person you call on the phone just to talk about nothing – or the most important things. When you’re upset, they’re the person who’ll try their best to cheer you up. They’re the shoulder to cry on because you know they care.
A best friend is that very special person in your life. When it comes to showing how much you appreciate your best friend, we’ve compiled a list of thoughtful presents for them.
2. Modish Collage Canvas
5. Tea Kit
Gifts For Family
Good families stick by each other through thick and thin. Family is your safety net when things go wrong. Family keeps you warm and protected. They’ll stand up for you and help you through any situation. They’ll be there for you during the good times and the bad. You can always count on family for hugs and that sense of love and security we all crave as humans.
Family deserve to be acknowledged regularly, not only on birthdays, Christmas and Mothers Day/Fathers Day. You can let them know how much you appreciate them any time at all with these thoughtful examples.
6. Thank you Cards
7. Personalised Family Pillow
8. Personalised Family Tree
9. Luxury Picnic Basket
10. Collage Of Family Photos
Gifts For Spouse
We’ve talked about best friends and pets who are your best friends also. Members of your family can be best friends as well. But what about the person you fell in love with? The person you vowed to spend the rest of your life with? Your husband or wife is ultimately your best and closest friend. Thoughtful gifts for your spouse can be given any time of year, and not just on Valentine’s Day or your wedding anniversary.
11. Leather Watch Box
12. Bath Caddy
13. Keepsake Box
14. Cuff Links
15. Personalised Necklace
Gifts For Pets
Apart from human best friends, often your most loyal friend is your pet dog, cat, bird, fish, rat or lizard. But especially the dog. Dogs trust and love you, and will do anything to protect you. Your dog deserves a gift after all he or she has done for you. The least you can do to reward your furry friend is have a look through this list of thoughtful gift ideas for pets (or for friends and family who love their pets!).
16. Pet Sofa/Bed
17. Pet Portrait
18. Plush Toy of the Instagram Logo
19. Personalised Dog Collar
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20. Pet Hoodie
21. Stuffed Pet (like your dog)
Gifts In Memoriam
Rest in Peace. When a loved one passes away, memories are always there in the back of our minds, but gifts in memoriam are often the best way to keep those memories clear and current for all who were close to them, rather than having those memories become distant and faded. These sorts of keepsakes are good ways to keep someone’s memory close to you at all times for daily reminders.
22. Memorial Stone
23. Memorial Canvas Print
24. Angel Wing Necklace
A thoughtful gift from the heart, no matter the price tag, is one that will be remembered forever. Next time you give, make it count.