Christmas is just around the corner and it is time to start thinking about what gifts to give. For some people the whole gifting process is really tough. It’s not that they don’t want to give presents, they absolutely do, but it is about finding that unique right gift, something that says you have applied thought to the purchase and that it has been bought for the recipient specifically – all that and it has to be done within what is usually a very tight budget. So, if you are about to grab the old bank card and head out to do a spot of shopping, here are a few ideas that you might want to factor into your purchasing.
For those living in the southern hemisphere Christmas is not a snow-covered affair. Rather, it is warm and sunny and ideal for the beach and swimming. Which means that not only is a costume an awesome gift, it is also one that will come in handy almost immediately. Don’t focus on anything too expensive or designer, rather just look for something cool and fashionable by one of the trusty swimwear brands like Billabong. Baggies or bikini or a one-piece, there are very few people who won’t like a costume – the only fail that might happen is if you buy it too big. Nobody want to receive swimwear that is too big, it implies that you think of them as fat!
Okay, so this doesn’t work for the ladies. But if you are friends with or family of a hipster then beard related products are almost certainly a win. Even if your hipster mate doesn’t have a beard at the moment, he is a hipster and he almost certainly harbour’s aspirations of growing one. He might also appreciate the irony of beard products for his still be grown beard.
Craft beer or micro-distilled gin are all the rage and they are gifts that will be well received by anyone who likes a drink. The reality is that alcohol is such a varied and personal thing that with a little bit of effort and some research but into the present you can really come up with something unique. Gin that is infused with something that your person really likes, or a craft beer from a foreign country that does things in a unique or different way. Whichever route you go, it is a much more exciting angle than a bottle of wine.
Plant a tree
The world is struggling with deforestation and the threat of global warming. One of the best ways to help alleviate the crisis is through the planting of trees. So, if you are looking for ways to spend money and it seems like the people that you are buying for have everything that they need, then look to buy a tree in their name. There are plenty of organizations that specialise in reforestation and planting and they are always looking for support. You could do a lot worse that gift them money for planting and say that it is done in lieu of a more traditional gift.