Dedicated: Innovative Gift Ideas for When You’re Lacking Inspiration

Let’s face it, splashing cash on clichéd presents for friends and family can be frustrating. The good news is, with a little creative thinking, it’s possible to come up with innovative gift ideas that are guaranteed to bring a smile to people’s faces. If you’re looking for some present buying inspiration, it’s worth considering the following options.

A Personalised Tech Case

If you’re buying for someone who can’t survive without their tech, a protective case could be ideal. It’s possible to purchase stylish designs that enhance the look of everything from smartphones and MP3 players to tablets and e-readers. These useful accessories come in a range of materials and they can stop devices from getting scratched and scuffed, as well as elevating their aesthetic appeal. For added impact, you can have the case engraved with a message of your choosing. Whether you want to personalise an iPod classic case or a case for a Kindle, Galaxy Note or any other portable piece of tech, you should be able to find what you’re looking for online.

An Unforgettable Experience

Another option is to wow the lucky recipient with an unforgettable experience. The options are virtually endless when it comes to these gifts and you can take your pick from a variety of tailored packages. You can choose anything from hot air balloon rides to a day at the racetrack, or perhaps you’d prefer to arrange a meal at a top-end restaurant or book a luxury holiday. If your budget’s a little more modest, there are a host of cheaper yet equally thoughtful experiences available. A great option if you’re keen to keep your spending in check is to organise a surprise picnic in a stunning location – bringing along some of the recipient’s favourite snacks.

A Charity Donation

For something with a real feel good factor, you could take advantage of the charity gifts now on offer. You won’t struggle to find something within your price range, and these presents can be a great use of your money. By going to a suitable charity website, you can donate to a cause close to the heart of the person you’re buying for – and you’ll get a gift card to give to them detailing what the donation’s being used for. Whether it’s helping to improve education in poor communities or combatting hunger, a gift like this ensures your cash doesn’t go to waste.

With ideas like these up your sleeve, you should be able to put the pleasure back into present buying.

Lindsay Ginn

Livin' in your basement, eatin' your canned foods.