The practice of gifting has existed since the beginning of human civilisation. It may even predate it, with our closest ancestral relatives having shown signs of gift giving. Researchers believe that cavemen gave presents like unusual shaped rocks or animal teeth to strengthen social connection and show their appreciation to others. As social structures developed, the gifts became more elaborate and decorative.
Research shows that giving a bad gift can actually hurt your relationships! So how can you be sure you pick something your recipient will love? Below we have highlighted gifts perfect for all occasions, Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, Christmas, even for a simple thank you!
Did you know that apparently it can be deemed rude to take alcohol to a dinner party! Think something with longevity, something practical and personal, something with a meaning...
Blooms & Grasses
These boho chic blooms and grasses are a great alternative to fresh flowers. Although fresh flowers are a lovely gesture, this suggestion will last for yonks and requires no maintenance!
A candle doesn't have to be boring, make it chic and sexy with these handmade busts.
This company have super cute candles, but also many customisable keychains and accessories!
Write your own custom letter to a loved one on a woven blanket! Love Letter Blankets make a thoughtful + personalized gift for a parent, child, newlyweds, your husband, wife, partner or spouse, a teacher or your BFF! Or write a "note to self"
Or they also have many other choices like zodiac blankets or funny quoted pillows.
Order Personalised Artwork
Maybe one of the most thoughtful items you could gift, personalised artwork! Hand drawn, printed or painted by an artist. It could be you both together, a new family addition, a pet or even the place or venue you met someone special. Order a bespoke size and colour, making it truly magical to gift.
Crystal Jewellery For Positive Vibes Only
Give the gift of positivity. Allow your loved ones to not only look cute with this bespoke jewellery, they will ooze positivity throughout their day!
Sage bundles are designed to attract love, cast out negativity, improve well-being, boost mental clarity for meditation and cleanse your space and/or aura.
The smoke from dried sage clears emotional and spiritual negativity. Give the gift of a lifetime to your loved ones.
Be sure to enter code: YKDAILY at Elements Of Sage (link above) checkout for 15% OFF all orders!
Pottery in some form or another is used daily, so why not gift a unique sweet vase for around the house, or mug to make your loved one smile every time they take a sip!
Individual or a display of succulents are a fantastic alternative to fresh flowers, they last a long time and require minimal maintenance. If you have the time, be unique and create a beautiful display of succulents in a hanging metal frame!
Dior Inspired Woven Bracelet
Gift a popular design bracelet for a fraction of the price. With a cute phrase or a personalised name design for little ones.
Lucky Buddhist Bracelets
Each Tibetan luck bracelet is hand woven by Buddhists reciting mantras using rope.
These bracelets are supposed to help spread positive energy and attract more luck into your life if worn daily. They serve as a protective charm to fend off negative energy and attract good fortune.
Indoor Grow Jars
With health a priority, vegetable growing is a fashionable trend, gift a seedling started pack for anyone to grow their own with ease!
For all the coffee lovers out there! Did you know you could buy personalised coffee stencils? Didn't think so... So now you know, gift this fun and unique prezzie for your coffee loving friends. Pick a cute phrase or picture to remind them of you every coffee break.
Fury Friend Treats
We can't forget the furry friends. Treat your four legged besties to a personalised biscuit bone to enjoy on their Birthday, or a "just because" present!
Simple, yet effective. If you know your loved one is a book-worm, provide them with a personalised bookmark to keep their page in whatever gripping thriller, or biography they may be reading!
Personalised Vegan Leather
Such a cute touch for your Vegan friendly friends. The link above has a large range of products designed by Tiffany Watson from Made In Chelsea.
Not just your everyday card. Send a keeper to display and rememberer the special occasion that warranted such a special thought.
Gift Box Or Bag Idea
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Fill a pretty bag or box with these sweet coloured foam balls and place your gifts inside. Not only will your gift look unique and impressive before they even see the actual item, the box or bag can also be one of the gifts and become a keepsake!
If you have any other gift ideas, please write a comment below!