Everybody has someone who’s difficult to shop for, someone who appears to have everything they could want. It’s quite possible that your loved one has expressly stated not to buy them anything. Still, we all like to treat our loved ones on birthdays and holidays. Here are some ideas for giving your loved ones something special without giving them clutter.
Allowing someone to have an experience is a great way to show them that you care. For a mother or sister with too much stress in her life, a spa gift card could be just the thing. Plane tickets, concert tickets, skydiving and getaways are all terrific gifts for one who doesn’t need anything but who has a passion for life. This kind of gift can be pricey. Getting the family to all chip in is a good way to make this option affordable and treat your loved one. For instance, when siblings treat their parents, they are able to come together to be generous. Mom and Dad will certainly appreciate it.
2) Homemade food goodies
Your loved one may not need another gadget, but a basket of homemade cookies, jams and sweets could be a very welcome gift. Things that can be used, tasted and enjoyed are a great gift idea that doesn’t result in long-lasting clutter. If you have a flare for homemade goods, your gift will be more than welcomed, especially if your goods are food products.
Just remember to brush and floss after a sweet snack!
3) Chocolate and fine liquor
Keeping within the spirit of non-cluttering gifts, chocolate and good liqueur is an almost perfect choice. These two items are almost always welcomed. Furthermore, they get used, which means no clutter for your loved one. It’s also an excellent way to treat your loved one because they may not normally buy gourmet chocolate or nice liquor for themselves, yet they will greatly enjoy indulging.
Always go for low sugar, high quality chocolate, and if you purchase wine, try white over red and avoid staining your teeth!
4) Quality socks
While it’s true that socks are commonly a “joke” gift, they’re actually more appreciated than you think. Anyone who has a pair of soft wool socks knows that quality socks make a big difference. Socks also get lost and need replacing regularly. A few pairs of quality wool hiking socks can be a very welcome gift in the winter. Quality socks can be expensive. This is a great universal gift for young and old alike.
Finding gifts that aren’t gadgets and don’t create clutter is challenging. However, it does require you to be more creative and usually results is a more thoughtful gift.