Some gifts are small, some are big, but those that come from the heart are the biggest of them all.
It is said that it’s not only the receiver that feels the sense of happiness when receiving but it’s also the giver. The act of gift-giving, at its core, strengthens the foundation of our relationships, portrays their importance and establishes a bridge of emotions and appreciation.
Our calendars could be marked with several important dates, be it birthdays, anniversaries or other events. And we always think about ways to make those days even more special with the perfect gift. And sometimes you just do not need an occasion for gifting. So for all those marked and unmarked moments on your calendar. We are here to offer you that helping hand in choosing and selecting the most ideal gift. We at BoaGoa have here the ultimate list of potential gifts for any occasion!
1. HANDMADE ITEMS
There’s just an evergreen charm of handmade gifts. Now this could be something you’ve made by yourself or bought from a store, but know that something you’ve put in efforts by yourself will always create a better moment. Right from your handmade cards for just about any occasion in your childhood to actually creating a bit of art and craft in the later years, remember the smile on their faces when they saw your creativity?
Since our modern and fast lives don’t leave us much time to often create something for our loved ones, the value of the sentiment in case we do has definitely tripled! Great gifting options in case you want to present something handmade could be – a card with personal messages, some jewelry, a photo-pop up box, a piece of art or even handmade scented candles and soaps if you’re willing to go the extra mile!
2. TASTY DELIGHTS
Who doesn’t love a treat to their name? From the traditional goody baskets to the trendy personalised chocolates, it’s sure to leave them feeling loved, happy and full! If you’re at a fix in choosing a good gift while not knowing too much about the person, food can be your parachute. It’s practical, thoughtful and creates an indulgent experience. Also, making note of personal favorites can bring in brownie points here.
With so many choices in the market and the creativity in you, the possibilities can be endless when it comes to gifting delicious treats. Hampers with local Goan sweets, sugar cookies, tea cakes and even cupcakes with personal messaging and spotify song codes can be great! If you’re looking at the savory side, hampers with dry fruits and nuts, healthy snacks or even bringing a charcuterie or cheese board to the party can have a wow effect! Don’t forget, home-cooked dishes can bring warmth and a portrayal of love and care along.
Lastly, exquisite alcohol can also be a great gifting option; of course only in the case it’s appropriate and doesn’t clash with their culture and personal preferences. A bottle of good imported wine, champagne or even vodka can be a great addition to their collection and an opportunity to enjoy a fancy drink anytime.
3. PERSONALISED ITEMS
Everyone deserves to feel special and at tiny bit vain on their important occasions. Personalised gifting is always a great idea and perfect for any event. The charm of a personalised gift comes with the fact that while there might be many similar items around, this one will always be unique and can be cherished forever. For instance, there can be many pens around but rarely one with your name on it.
You can personalize almost anything materialistic such as stationery, key-chains, phone covers, wooden picture frames, accessories such as wallets or purses, sequined pillows and even jewelry with names and initials.
4. HOME DÉCOR & PLANTS
Home décor gifting can be perfect for family occasions and house warming parties. If you have a rough idea about their homes colour scheme, space, needs and personal taste, it could help make the best choice within this category. Gifting a piece of furniture, home accessories like lamps, clocks and mirrors or even a sound system could be wonderful. Other options could be wind-chimes, key holders, cake stands, scented candles and candle holders – the choices are endless if you want to give something apart from the typical dinner sets.
Plants on the other hand can also be the perfect addition to their home. Unlike the materialistic décor items, plants hold different meanings to them. Gifting a bamboo or money plant could reflect your wish for good health, luck and prosperity for the family. A flowering plant could hold the meanings of gratitude and love. Succulents also act as great home additions since they’re low maintenance, can be kept indoors and symbolize strength. Indoor plants also scientifically cleanse the air around you and thus also show that you’re considerate.
5. CLOTHING APPARELS
Aren’t most of us shopaholics deep down? Clothes and Accessories always get people get excited. Bas much as it’s an essential different people have their own sense of fashion, gifting a piece of clothing or accessory could definitely have a personal touch and reflect your thoughtfulness.
Picking out something they obsess upon such as shoes, trendy jewelry or a new style of clothing can turn out be something that’s super practical since it will be of use for a long time. Also it doubles up as a good reminder of your relationship. Make sure you pick something suited to the occasion – while you could gift something casual for events such as birthdays, something more formal like sarees, suits and other accessories would be the better option in case of festivals, weddings and so on.
6. SELF CARE PACKAGES
Pampering oneself in the daily hustle and bustle of our lives is so necessary. You can remind your loved ones that they need a breather and should relax with a care package that could include sheet masks, make up, grooming kits and much more! Aromatherapy products, exfoliating body scrubs, a fitbit or even a good book to snuggle up with can be perfect gifts to show your concern.
A road less taken in case of self-care could be re-visiting the outdoors and being amongst nature. Sometimes, an escape from your usual life can be just the thing you need to unwind. Booking a couple days at a resort for a staycation or a one day tour of historically rich and unique places around town could be great options. If not this, booking adventurous experiences such as snorkeling or trekking trips can also create experiences of a lifetime for your special one.
7. KIDS FAVORITES
Confused as to what you can gift a child? The key to selecting the perfect gift for him/her is to simply think like one.
While for infants the best gifting options are always baby care products and clothing, children upto twelve years of age have a wide variety of cute clothes, toys, accessories, books and educational games awaiting them. Musical starters like toy keyboards and guitars are also brilliant options.
Gifting, when it comes to children is the most fun but could also be tricky. Going with favorite colours, favorite cartoon characters and trendy stationery will never fail.
Although not the most personal gift, gift vouchers are great for friends and collegues you’ve acquainted with and are getting to know better. This is a safe gifting option especially in such cases wherein you wouldn’t know too much about the person or their preferences. Vouchers from several online shopping sites, movie theatres and even gift stores could definitely bring a smile to their face along with the liberty to spend on things they find essential or buy something off of their shopping wish-list.
“Put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give to others.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Your gestures of love and appreciation can speak beyond words can describe, and that, at it’s core is the joy of gifting. We hope this list helps you give out the best and most thoughtful gifts with a happy feeling at heart.
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