Have you decided yet on what to give your loved one or close friend for an upcoming occasion? Do you somehow feel clueless and pressured as to what a perfect gift would be?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
As it is, the history of gift-giving dates back to early human civilization and biblical times when the Three Wise Men, the Magi, offered meaningful and precious gifts to the newborn Jesus Christ — gold, frankincense, and myrrh. So, let’s just say that you’re in pretty good company with your current predicament.
As a custom or tradition, gift-giving is complex and varies significantly across different cultures. What may be considered as an ideal gift in a certain culture could be seen as offensive or boring in another.
This means that in itself, finding the perfect gift can be quite tricky as there are different factors at play like the personality of the receiver, the dominant cultural beliefs in the area where the gift-giving occurs, the giver’s budget, and the specific occasion being celebrated.
Now, just what gifts would be ideal for different events?
Here are the top gift ideas based on the occasion:
Birthdays are a celebration of another year added to a person’s life, which makes them pretty special occasions where a nice gift is truly appreciated. But what may seem like a mundane task of giving someone something to show your affection could be a tall order, especially if the person seems to already have everything in life.
Some ideal birthday gifts include personal care sets, personalized wallets or bags, hobby sets, electronic gadgets, and paid hotel or resort accommodation (if you have the money for it).
There is no hard and fast rule governing birthday gift ideas. If you know the person’s hobbies and other interests, those would be a great indicator of the kind of gift that the celebrant would appreciate. So, be sure to do your research to find the perfect gift for the birthday boy or girl.
Christmastime is always a great occasion to give someone a present. Christmas gifts need not be expensive because it’s the thought that matters the most on such a festive occasion. You may choose from common Christmas presents like framed print or poster, custom scrapbook or photo album, letter writing set (pen, stationery or notebook, and stamps), and the recipient’s favorite food, toy, or gadget.
You could explore your own creativity to craft DIY or personalized gifts or you could simply order online or grab gifts from stores and malls nearby. There is no limit to the possible gift items that you can give during Christmas.
If you have decided to take your relationship to the next level and pop the question, so to speak, then celebrating it with a truly special gift is just fitting. And what better way to do this than giving your partner a nice micro pave halo engagement ring from a skilled custom jewelry maker?
They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and when it comes to ring material, diamond is considered the best gem of choice. This precious stone is highly sought-after for its timeless beauty, elegance, and associated meaning.
Diamond rings are typically made of cut diamonds set on a gold base. Gold comes in different types like yellow, rose, and white so it is the most popular precious metal choice to be paired with diamonds. However, you can choose other materials to serve as a base for the diamond studs, like platinum, sterling silver, or titanium.
For your planned engagement proposal, a diamond-studded ring would be the perfect item to symbolize your commitment to spend the rest of your life with your loved one.
Wedding anniversaries or anniversaries as partners are absolutely special events in couples’ lives, so they are fitting occasions to exchange gifts.
For wedding anniversaries, there are gift suggestions depending on the number of years the couple is celebrating.
For example, tin or aluminum is the ideal gift for couples celebrating their 10th anniversary, while those on their 25th year are encouraged to give something made of silver (which is why it is called a silver anniversary). Couples who are lucky enough to celebrate their 50th year of being together are expected to exchange gifts made of gold, as it is incidentally named golden anniversary.
Graduation and moving up gifts are not as complicated or hard to decide on compared with other occasions. You may opt for an electronic device (smartphone, tablet, or laptop), eBooks and printed books, wallets or bags, and jewelry pieces.
The list goes on and on, but the general idea is to make sure that your gifts are coupled with love and care so your intended recipients would appreciate them.