Present-buying can be stressful at the best of times, but with Valentines Day approaching, what should you buy for that lady in your life? Even worse – for the girl that seems to already have everything?
It doesn’t just have to be a girlfriend. It could be your mother, sister or friend. With various gifting events popping up, such as the big V-Day and Easter, hopefully this post will give you the inspiration you need so that you can find the perfect gift for the girl who has everything.
If you want to be in the good books, nothing could be a more classic and timeless gift than a piece of jewellery. However, why not go one better and opt for a piece that you’ve chosen the configuration of yourself? ChloBo, who make handmade jewellery, have a wide selection of necklaces, bracelets and so on crafted from a variety of different metals. You can choose the perfect item to reflect the recipient, and then add the gemstone and charm of your choice to say something about your relationship with them.
The more personalised or handmade the item is, the better…
Pamper time treats
It doesn’t matter who she is- no girl can have too many pampering products. You could put together a selection of candles in her favourite scents, bath bombs for those lazy Sundays, and spa products for when she wants some me-time.
Wicker hampers are quite easy to pick up, so you could put together her very own treat time hamper, as a way of spoiling her. Of course, if you’re not that creative or you’re pushed for time, you can find a huge selection of these online, as well as plenty of ready-made gift sets from online retailers such as Feel Unique or Cult Beauty if you want to add some makeup/skincare treats!
Gifts with a twist
You’d be surprised at how well personalised wall art, printsm kitchenware, leather accessories or stationary/journals go down with girls! Gorgeous customised printed diaries or engraved wine glasses are always appreciated, and they look like extra thought has gone into them. There are fast becoming more retailers online who provide brilliant gift destinations for these quirky presents, such as Gifts Less Ordinary.
I know I love nothing more than wall art or prints that are customised to me, or mean something personal…
Don’t forget that a thoughtful gift doesn’t have to be wrapped up. If she seems to already have everything she needs or wants, how about something she doesn’t even know about instead? You could buy her tickets to see the latest show at the theatre (I personally love Les Miserables or Phantom of the Opera), a music gig, or even a relaxing spa retreat for the two of you?
Don’t worry about not having an actual present for her either; you could either pick up a novelty gift that hints at her real present, you could pay extra to get the tickets sent to you via next-day delivery, or simply print off your own “save the date” card to give to her instead. If you go for the spa option, you could even twist it into a cosy overnight stay by choosing a spa which doubles up as a hotel.
Finally, when in doubt, you can always hunt down her favourite snacks and treats and put together a package full of goodies. Think about what her favourite flavours are; if she loves Italian food, could you put together a hamper with a cookery book and some of her favourite Italian foods? If she’s a chocolate lover, can you pick up some more unusual flavours from online stores and put together a Chocoholic themed bundle?
Basically, it’s about thinking outside of the box, and hopefully these ideas will be enough to get your creative juices flowing!