Truly Putting Yourself Into A Gift
When you are giving something to somebody, it should be the kind of thing they want to have. Too many gifts are really a chore disguised as a present. This is a bit irritating. Nobody wants a chore. For example, if you gave someone a general gift card that can be spent at a department store, that is specific, but it allows them to choose.
However, if you give someone a gift card to a specific restaurant, now they have to work that restaurant into their regular “schedule”. Generally, unless you know someone absolutely loves such dining or entertainment options, it is best to be somewhat general with gift cards. But there is not much that is remarkable about even the most appropriately purchased gift card.
Anybody can go out, spend twenty bucks, and stick a piece of plastic into a birthday wishes greeting card. That does not put yourself into a gift, and it does not provide a person with something memorable. You might as well just put a $20 bill in a card; it will be less of a chore. However, as the new year gains momentum, there are some interesting options to consider. Personalized accessories for men are a good example and would make a nice and thoughtful gift for him.
You can get personalized gifts that are reasonably affordable, show how much you really care about someone, and provide them with an enjoyable trinket, clothing item, or souvenir that will always remind them of you when they wear it, see it, or use it. Following we will briefly cover a few ideas:
1. Custom Clothes: Socks, Pants, Shirts, Hats, T-Shirts
A monogrammed glove is kind of fun. Monogrammed socks are as well. But you can do more. Because of the internet and computational technology, you can have digital printing on t-shirts, sweaters, and jackets. Barring that, you can put some fun slogans, interesting designs, artistic pieces, or “in” jokes.
Pants, shirts, t-shirts, hats — whatever you want to personalize, you can. Oftentimes you can do this online, from home, with whatever you would like to use. If you have a friend who has a risqué sense of humor, you could find some spicy meme, print it on a shirt, and give it to them. Be imaginative!
2. A Timepiece That Fits The Job
Not every watch is right for every situation. Some are going to be better than others, for example, say you are in a job that has a lot of physical activity. An expensive watch could have its glass or crystalline face shattered by an arm incidentally swung at the wrong time into an object.
Consider nursing. This is not a job where such physical activity predominates, but there can be emergencies where people are running, lifting things, and may damage some implement that is fragile. If you are looking for a watch for nurses, you are looking for something durable, easy to read, and reasonably cost-effective.
If you are buying a timepiece for someone working in a legal profession, then it makes a bit more sense to pick up something like a Rolex that’s a little more top-of-the-line. If you are buying for a technologically savvy person, you might look into the fit-bits and smartwatches out there.
3. Engraved Wood Or “Crystal”
You can get a message, date, or bit of poetry engraved into the handle of a knife, or into a bit of jewelry. There are laser options that will “print” a three-dimensional picture in crystalline media — you see these things a lot around Christmas. They are very interesting to look at, and you do not have to use a conventional picture.
4. Needs And Personality Gifts
Someone who likes to camp might love a portable solar panel. Someone who likes to travel light like a GPS that does not rely on smartphone technology. Match your gifts to the preferences of those you are buying for. Find out what they like, what they love, what they would get for themselves if they could spare the cash, but what they do not out of responsibility. Get those gifts. Different people have different preferences when it comes to gifts. Take personality into account. Consider engraved wood, crystal, or personalized clothing. Look into watches that you buy, which match the lifestyle of the person for whom you are buying. A few dollars can go a long way in 2020. Use your imagination!