We all like to give our friends and families the occasional gift. It is a nice way of telling them that they are important to us and that we are thinking of them. The problem is coming up with ideas that work.
Sometimes you feel like you are giving the same boring things all of the time. Or, worse the presents you are buying are really not all that useful. After all, nobody needs a whole drawer full of novelty socks, no matter how funny they are.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to get past this issue. One approach that works particularly well is to buy gifts for their homes, bedroom or room that they rent in shared accommodation.
Customised Prints and Artwork
Most people like to put something on their walls. As a result, paintings, posters and framed photos all make good gifts. The more personalised they are the better, which is why the service that Hello Canvas offers is so great. You can send literally any image to them and ask them to turn it into a beautiful canvas print. They are high quality, and the choice of sizes and finishes means that they will look good in virtually any style of room.
Throws and covers make particularly versatile gifts. They look great whether they are used on a sofa, a chair or a bed. There is plenty of choice out there, so it is easy to find something suitable. If you are good at crafts, you could even make your own.
DIY tools can also make great gifts. They are an especially good idea for someone that has just moved into a new home.
Ornaments and Other Items
If you know the tastes of the person you are buying for well, a nice ornament
can make a welcome gift. As can practical items like a new set of table mats, linen, saucepans or cutlery.
DIY and Homeware Vouchers
If you are not sure what to buy you could always go ahead and purchase a voucher. Now, I appreciate that some of you will not want to do this because you are worried that this type of gift is not personal enough. Some people feel that giving vouchers shows a lack of thought and care.
However, you can easily get past this potential issue by making sure that you buy the voucher from the gift receivers´ favourite store. You could perhaps include a note that suggests they put the money towards buying an item you know they have been wanting for ages. Doing this shows that you listen to them, and put some thought into buying a gift for them.
Where to find more inspiration
The above ideas are really just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of other options. If you need even more inspiration click this link to be taken to a great Pinterest board that is regularly updated with new home decor gift ideas.
in collaboration with Hello Canvas