There are many reasons we give gifts to people beyond holidays, birthdays, and milestones; sometimes, we want to show the people in our lives how much we care about them. The art of gift-giving comes naturally to many people, but for others, it can be stressful and sometimes overwhelming as we want to give a gift that people will not only love but will convey how much they mean to us. No matter why you are on the hunt for a gift for a special person in your life, some perfect gifts will work for any occasion. Keep reading for statement-making presents that show how much you care.
When it comes to finding a gift that shows gratitude, floral arrangements are one of the best things you can send, no matter someone’s age or gender. Who doesn’t love fresh flowers? A gorgeous bouquet can brighten anyone’s mood and beautify the room they place them in. Different flowers, like a yellow rose for friendship or a lily for peace, hold different meanings. Floral arrangements are not reserved for those we are romantically interested in; send an arrangement as a congratulation, a birthday gift, or just to let someone know you’re thinking of them.
Solid Gold Rings
You may associate a gold ring with an anniversary or wedding band, but gold rings can make beautiful mementos for any occasion. Solid gold rings aren’t limited to just a plain band; you can opt for one with gemstones, intricate detailing, or various widths. They make beautiful Valentine’s gifts, birthday presents, or just a way to show someone how much you love them. You can even present the gold ring on a chain for the recipient to wear around their neck. Fine jewelry always makes the perfect present and is worth considering while shopping.
Intentionality and living mindfully seem to be a priority for everyone, with good reason. Almost half of the population reports living with anxiety and stress regularly, which makes a journal an easy gift to help someone sort through their thoughts. Journals are also a way to document the things that are special to us and that we want to remember. Let someone know that their thoughts matter and are worth committing pen to paper with the gift of a beautiful leather-bound or stylized journal. An excellent add-on to this gift is a high-quality ink pen.
Speaking of intentionality, many gift-givers want to give a present that the recipient will use. Curating a basket of consumables is a perfect gift idea, no matter the occasion. Of course, you want to tailor it to the recipient’s interests and needs so that it could be a basket with food and a bottle of wine, a basket entirely devoted to candy and desserts for someone with a sweet tooth. Maybe you know someone that needs to practice more self-care; a gift basket with pampering products like lotions, eye masks, and a cozy robe can make the perfect gift.
There’s been a revival of people that wear wristwatches, even though we all have miniature computers that can tell us the time of day in our back pockets in the form of our smartphones. Watches are an excellent gift but never go out of style. You can stay on trend with a rectangular wristwatch on a leather band or keep old-school with a beautiful pocket watch on a chain. It’s easy to add a little note with this present reminding the recipient that you love them – all the time. If you want to splurge, there are watches for sale that cost more than vehicles, so the sky’s the limit regarding your budget or how extravagant you want this gift to be.
Sometimes you will want more sentimental gifts like commissioning a portrait, creating a memory quilt, or anything more specific. But the above-mentioned gift ideas will work for anyone, no matter the occasion, and will still convey your love and appreciation for the recipient. Remember to add a thoughtful note or card with your gifts, as sometimes they are just as precious as the physical present itself.