It can be really tricky to choose a gift that really means something. While there’s nothing wrong at all with buying something frivolous, there are times when you want to choose a present which is meaningful for your recipient. Take a look at some ideas for meaningful gifts below to gift something really thoughtful this year…
If you want to choose a gift that is personal to your loved one, a piece of personalized jewelry can be the perfect option. You could either choose their own initial, or perhaps they would like the initials of their children if they’re a parent. Choose the initial which means the most!
The Kate Spade initial pendant (below) is engraved on the back with “one in a million” and has hundreds of good reviews from women who say it is simple, elegant and stylish, making it the perfect gift for just about anyone.
If you don’t want to buy a name or initial pendant, another way to personalize jewelry can be to choose a birthstone pendant like the necklace from Kendra Scott (below).
Zodiac constellation necklace
If your loved one tends to be aware of their Zodiac sign or they just love star-gazing, a star constellation necklace could be a beautiful choice. The constellation necklace from Etsy (below) has largely 5* reviews.
Power stone bracelet
If you want to send certain “powers” or good wishes to your loved one, you could gift them a power stone bracelet like the one from gorjana (below). The amethyst bracelet is said to symbolize tranquility. But you could also choose balance, calm, healing, inspiration, love, strength or protection.
Her favorite perfume
If you’re uncertain about what to buy, it’s hard to go wrong with a bottle of her favorite perfume. If you know what she usually wears, you can choose a bottle of fragrance.
Check out our list of the best winter perfumes for 2020.
Of course, it’s not only jewelry that you can personalize. How about the canvas tote (below) which would be perfect for shopping or as a beach bag?
If you know someone who loves their make-up or who likes to travel (when Covid restrictions allow!) then you could choose a stylish cosmetics case for them.
Meaningful gifts: What I Love About You by Me book
They say a picture paints a thousand words – but that’s not to say words aren’t just as important! Express how you feel about a special someone with this fill-in-the-blanks book from Amazon.
If you want to show that you are invested in a loved one’s future, and you want to help them set out their hopes and dreams for the months ahead, a planner could be the perfect choice if you’re searching for meaningful gifts.
Meaningful maps: Christmas baubles
Places can hold special memories, particularly at the moment when much of the world is unable to travel. You can choose both the map and the message featured on the Christmas baubles from Etsy (below).
Do you know someone who is a big music fan? Then how about a band t-shirt featuring their favorite act?
Something to remind them of a favorite place
There are plenty of quirky ways you can let your loved one know that you have put some serious thought into their gift. Perhaps, for example, they love to visit the city of Paris, or they’ve always wanted to. In that case, the Eiffel Tower shirt (below) would be perfect.
Something to let them know you’re thinking of them year-round
A subscription box can be the gift that keeps on giving. The Korean skincare box below arrives with a new treat every month.
Something to reflect her hobbies
If you’re struggling to think of what to buy, then consider what your recipient loves to do and choose a gift which reflects their favorite hobbies, such as the Gaiam yoga mat (below).
Does your family love to cook? Perhaps they have recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. Then the family cookbook from Amazon (below) is the perfect place to record them. Reviewers say they have purchased several as gifts for friends and family.
A fun gift could be to opt for a personalized family portrait. You can even include your family pets!
A gift that gives back
Feel good about giving with a gift that gives back. The Circle of Life pendant (below) is not only stylish but 30% of profits go to the Bumi Sehat Foundation, which provides health and emergency care for families and expectant mothers in need in Bali.
A hug when you can’t be there
If you can’t be with a loved one during the festive season, you could always send them the next best thing to a hug. The weighted blanket from Nordstrom (below) delivers soothing pressure which helps to reduce stress and encourage the production of serotonin, which is also known as the happy hormone.
Do you have more ideas? What is a gift you have given to a loved one that was very meaningful to them?
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