1. Engraved Photo Frames
This is something that almost anyone will appreciate simply because they’ve got the personal touch. You can find a huge selection of traditional, modern or quirky frames online from websites like Personalised Favours that specialise in personalising gifts. Add in a photo as part of the gift or leave it to the recipient to decide what they put it in. Either way, they’ll appreciate it.
2. ‘Month Club’ Gifts
You always hear people joking around about ‘fruit of the month’, ‘sausage of the month’, or ‘muffin of the month’ clubs. But really, they can actually be a great idea! If the recipient has a real penchant for certain foods, why not? Say, Laura is a health nut. Then sign her up for ‘fruit of the month’ club and she’ll have a different fruit delivered to her every month. Or Bob loves meat – he won’t complain about receiving a different sausage every month now, will he?
3. Homemade Treats
Some people prefer the idea of receiving gifts that aren’t just a mass-produced item plucked from a shelf in some store. What’s better than homemade? There are so many possibilities – people are getting more and more creative and coming up with better things than you could buy. If the person has a sweet tooth, you can make some fudge, or biscotti, or jam. Or for someone who prefers savoury, some nice chutneys or relishes will be just the thing. Be creative with the food and how you package it to make it extra special.
There are people out there who love learning new things. If the recipient is one such person, there are plenty of things for them to learn. For instance, you can sign them up for themed cooking classes (Thai, French, Italian etc), dance classes, or pottery classes. There are also online options – you could give them a subscription to a language learning website if you know they’ve always wanted to learn another language.
5. A Charity Donation in their Name
This is for those extremely hard to buy for types or those who have everything. Make some sort of donation in their name. There are a lot of options, from charities working to provide water in underdeveloped nations to those dedicated to animal and nature conservation causes.
There are plenty of things you can give someone who is hard to buy for. All you need is a clue as to the person’s interests and then put some thought and creativity into buying or making the gift according to said interests. The recipient will at least know you put effort into their gift, and surely that will be good enough!