It is your birthday and you are showered with T-shirts or chocolate boxes; come Valentineâ€™s Day and there are at least five rose bouquets waiting for your attention, your parentsâ€™ wedding anniversary comes and your house becomes a dumping ground of cookware and bedspreads and the like that you can not find a place to fit them.
Just think a little; donâ€™t you think you make the same mistake as it comes to the selection of gifts for a special person and end up buying the most boring gift, while your intention all along has been to make a unique statement of love and care with your gift?
Well, you need some help to stir up your imagination. Here are some offbeat ideas to make your gift stand out in the crowd.
If you have a garden, the fruits of it can make a beautiful gift for the person you care for. Suppose it is your best friendâ€™s wedding anniversary; pluck roses from your garden; arrange them artistically in a basket and send her with your best wishes scribbled on a piece of paper.
The same way, a basketful of garden fresh seasonal fruits of your garden can add to your dadâ€™s delight on Fatherâ€™s Day.
Herbal beauty products
This is an age when organic products score over their chemical counterparts. As such a range of herbal skin care products including, bath soap, bath salt, moisturizers or face packs can make interesting gift for not only women, but for men as well.
Who doesnâ€™t love greenery? So a green present is bound to be a hit with everybody. Make a green statement by presenting your loved one a bonsai plant. For a more attractive statement, look for a specimen that bears tiny fruits in it.
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Sponsoring surfing course
Pens and books and blazersâ€¦the just graduated teenager has it all. If he is a sporty type sponsor him a surfing lesson on the nearest beach.
Stunning picture frame
Picture frames often make boring gifts. But not anymore when you tuck a beautiful picture inside it. Fatherâ€™s Day is approaching; rummage through your motherâ€™s drawer in search of an old photograph that features your dad as a dotting father. Present it to him on Fatherâ€™s Day but stay prepared for some emotional outburst.
Feed your child's pursuit for knowledge
Books no longer interest most of the younger people these days. Make a gift of annual subscription of the Encarta series of digital multimedia encyclopedia to the studious child and see them brighten up instantly.
To mark any special event, gift your loved ones a charm bracelet. Get it personalized by adding the charms that bear the date of that special event. Depending on your budget, choose between sterling silver and white gold. For added glitter, choose one with Swarovski crystals.
A personalized wine glass set makes for a very stylish gift idea. It makes a romantic statement if you present a pair of wine glasses to a couple with the coupleâ€™s name engraved in it.
Create the balance of negative and positive chi
Feng shui items could spark off the imagination of any person. Feng shui items like crystals, chimes, or a laughing Buddha all make ideal gifts for house warming parties.
Toolbox for the passionate cook
If you know someone to be an avid cook, you can please her/him by a making a gift of such items as an assortment of exotic spices. A set of knives or skillets or a set comprising such tools as kitchen thermometer, weighing scale etc can also make him or her delighted.
Go beyond predictability and clichÃ©; these tips are exactly what you would find handy for picking up some special gift for some special person!