Buying the right gift for a special occasion can be a difficult task. It is hard to know what type of gift you should select and what is the appropriate amount to spend. And with so many options to choose from, making a decision can be hard. Fear not. These suggestions will assist you in selecting the perfect gift for that special event.
Gifts for a wedding
Although newlyweds would usually register a gift list with a department store, this is becoming less and less common. Couples are more likely to suggest that their guests give them a small monetary gift towards their honeymoon or a present of the guests’ choice. If you decide to get the couple a gift, then you might want to consider items they could use at home, from crockery and glasses to electronic appliances. When buying home accessories, think about their style; they might like retro gifts, shabby chic gifts; or their taste might be ultra modern. If you want to do something extra special, you could book them a night at a luxurious hotel while they are on their honeymoon.
Gifts for an anniversary
If the couple are sharing an important anniversary, it is a nice gesture to give them something they can remember the occasion by. This could be a framed photo or a set of engraved crystal glasses. Experience gifts always go down a treat with the celebrating couple. Why not treat them to a spa weekend or give them vouchers for a decedent eating experience? If the pair like to be outdoors they might like vouchers for clay pigeon shooting or quad biking. A very adventurous couple would probably enjoy a flying lesson or a tandem skydive.
Gifts for a baby shower
Baby shower gifts are pretty easy to choose. It is appropriate to buy a gift for the new baby or the Mum-to-be, or both, giving you plenty of options. However, the Mum-to-be is most likely to appreciate something practical and essential to make her life easier when the baby arrives. Items like nappies, bibs, baby grows, dummies and bottles are all lovely and affordable gifts. If you want to spend a bit more, you might want to consider buying the Mum-to-be a breast pump or an item of furniture for the baby room.
Gifts for a hen or stag do
It is not all that common for gifts to be given during a hen or stag do but if you decide to buy a present the bride or groom-to-be, then here are some ideas. The most obvious gift to give the bride or groom-to-be is alcohol. Once you know and have bought their tipple, you can get the label personalised with their name and a funny message. This gives them something they can keep long after they’ve drunk the bottle dry. If you want to get more of an expensive gift for the hen or stag, why not consider a bottle of whisky or champagne. Other gifts to consider: an engraved hip flask, a personalised t-shirt or a photo album featuring photos from the hen or stag party.