There are many occasions in life that warrant the act of gift giving; there are the obvious ones like anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. But there are also those occasions that are particular to a certain type of relationship; this could include Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, an occasion of celebration such as a promotion, graduation or a new job.
Obviously a gift depends on the relationship between the giver and the receiver and the type of occasion but if you are looking for something particularly special for the lady in your life you may want to take a look at the list of florists in your area.
The list offered surpasses the simple gift of flower giving which may be perfect to say job well done, but if you really want to show you care choose from something a little more unique. There are many gifts that show you have put a little more thought into the buying process, an experience for example. Any day out in a spa, a shopping spree, city break or country retreat would be perfect for a birthday, anniversary or Valentine’s Day gift as it shows an element of romance.
Most flower delivery offers the same level of romance and thoughtfulness. You can really make the occasion special by sending balloons to someone’s work place or a gift basket. This can include wine or even champagne and chocolates for the perfect start to a romantic evening.
But thinking a little out of the box, you may realise that not all relationships with a female have a romantic component. If you are looking for something special for Mother’s Day or maybe want to show your appreciation to someone who has really helped you out. Of course there are perfect flowers which have timeless sentiment, but there are also chocolates and biscuits that show you have gone the extra mile.
If your children haven’t been on their best behaviour this year, it might be the case that the only stocking fillers they’ll be receiving is an orange and a lump of coal. However, if your little ones have been good as gold, then you might want to give them a few extra little treats to wake up to this year. If you’re struggling to find affordable little gifts that will put a smile on their faces this Christmas morning, luckily we’ve got a few ideas rolled up our sleeves.
Grow Your Own…
Get them looking forward to next season by buying them a ‘grow your own’ kit. This can be anything from vegetables to a tree, or even some sea monkeys if your little ones are particularly impatient; with sea monkeys, at least they won’t have to wait until spring rolls back around before they can get started. If you ask us, a ‘grow your own tree’ kit is probably the nicest idea, as they’ll be able to plant it in the garden and it will grow as they do, providing a lasting legacy of this Christmas.
Wreck This Journal
If your children aren’t so little but they still like to wreak havoc wherever they go, it’s unlikely that they’re into books. However, a Wreck This Journal is different. It instructs you to destroy or scribble all over each page and each has a new destructive challenge. You’ll start by bending the spine and move onto doodles, lists and ripping out pages for future reference. It’s perfect for children who don’t like anything to stay pristine for long.
One thing most kids have in common is a love for junk food. Sweets are likely to be high on their list of favourite treats, so recycling an old Mason jar and filling it with candy is always going to be a hit in their eyes. You could personalise it by putting a sticker with their name on the front, or even painting it. Not only will they enjoy eating all the sweets inside, but they’ll be able to use the jar as a trinket box or a pen holder afterwards.
Hobby-Related Bits & Bobs
Whether it’s new guitar strings, some accessories for their scooter from Skatehut or some new shin-pads for soccer practise, getting them something that’s useful when it comes to their hobbies is always a good option. These are stocking fillers that will never go to waste.
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I have posted already on Topics on Earth about my bestfriend Hazel, my buddy and classmate from elementary to high school. We went separate ways during college days as she studied in Manila and I was left in the province but we had our bonding every summer and went out once in a while when I lived in Manila for my internship.
When Hazel posted this picture on Facebook, I really did not know what to say. I was so overwhelmed. Why? Well, this little heart-shaped pillow was my valentine’s gift to her 20 years ago and she is still keeping it until now in her room in Batangas. Honestly, I forgot about this pillow. It was only when I saw it again that I remembered everything. My mom has these scrap of cloths and I used them to make this pillow with my own hands. I sewed it by hands and bought fabric paint for Hazel’s name and those little flowers. Hazel said she still has the other red pillow that I gave her and she is keeping it in their house in Laguna. I cannot recall what pillow that is but I am sure when I see that one I will remember too.
Sad to say I was not able to keep any souvenir from Hazel as we were NPA then (No Permanent Address) and used to move a lot. Every time we moved to another place, some things were left behind including those Hazel’s gifts. I am sorry, Bes. It does not mean that I love you less. You know how much I care and that I will always be here for you.
Hunting a unique gift for a special person is hard. You always exert effort on that. You always want to please and give your loved ones special gifts. What painful is when your gift goes unused. I know and I can relate to this because it happened to me once. I gave something to a special friend and it hurt me when she gave it to somebody else. From then on I make sure to give special persons in my life special gifts. Something that is may be not expensive but is very unique.
So I want to share with you one gift that your loved ones will surely love, custom t-shirt. Why? Most people prefer to wear t-shirt. In fact, it can be worn on almost all occasions. It has universal qualities and comfort that make it ideal and if you have it customized it will surely create a lasting memory. This gift goes for everyone, kids, middle aged or oldies.
You can choose different designs showing a persons attitude. Death by t-shirts with slogans or jokes are good gifts. Or, if your special someone loves sports, then you can give them sports t-shirts. You can pattern it or choose design about the sport the person loves the most, be it court sports, water sports, winter, racing, martial arts, etc. Hubby loves basketball so this one is perfect for him.
Believe me, it can enhance the relationship between you and the receiver. They will remember you every time they have to wear the t-shirt.