Buying a special gift for someone is no easy task at the best of times, but it’s made far harder when that person is especially difficult to buy for. Christmas has been and gone, and there’s a good chance you’ve left presents for those members of your family until the last minute.
However, let’s not forget that the upcoming sales period is the best time to get ahead on next year, so if you have bargain birthday presents that you need ideas for too, here are just a few to get you started.
For the beauty lover
At this time of year, the shops are crammed with beauty gift sets. You could put together a pampering pack of spa products, such as bath bombs, bath crystals and face masks. Or, if the beauty-addict always has perfect nails, why not buy them an extensive new set of nail polishes, or a vanity case with compartments to keep them all in order? For something a little more special though, you could buy them a makeover courtesy of their favourite brand, with some money towards a couple of their products.
For the foodie
If your friend is a tricky foodie because they’re a fussy eater, you could try putting together a personalised hamper containing all their favourite foods, or different produce surrounding a central flavour or spice. If they prefer the finer things in life, how about buying them a tasting experience, either at a famous winery or a fine-dining restaurant? Some of the most difficult people to buy for are vegans and vegetarians though, so do a search for your nearest vegan food store and buy a variety of products for a hamper, or buy them a gift voucher for a meal at a local vegan restaurant.
For the adventurer
The adventurer in your family who’s always jetting off to another foreign land will probably think far more practically. You’ll have to consider the kinds of things they’re likely to use; what hobbies they have, what kind of activities they do whilst abroad and what equipment they’re likely to need will all help to point you in the right direction. However, something they’ll probably always need is high-quality outdoor wear, and www.targetdry.com is a great place to start your search. From the portable “mac in a sac” raincoats, to durable coats and jackets that will stand up to the toughest of elements, you’re bound to find something here.
For the joker
Whether it’s the uncle you only see once a year, or your grandad who always has a joke up his sleeve, it can be difficult to know what to get the joker of the family. Novelty gift items and joke books will always go down a storm, but what about buying them tickets to see their favourite comedian live? This is bound to spare you the brunt of their punchlines for a few years to come.
Who in your family is the tricky one? Let me know what you bought for them in the comments.