19.8 billion dollars. That is how much Australians spend every year on gifts, according to a research project conducted by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) in 2019. It’s evident Australians don’t hold back when trying to show the people around them that they are appreciated, especially now amid a global pandemic. Reminding someone they are valued might just be the push they need to get through another hard day.
But most of the time, the hardest part of gifting is usually deciding what to gift. That’s why we have put together a list of ideas to give you a head start; you might need to pick out the perfect gift. With everything from a spa day experience that may be perfect for a mom or sister to a prepaid credit card for employees and customers, this list has got you covered:
Gifting someone anything made from scratch might arguably be the best way to show them that you are willing to put in care, time, and effort just to brighten their day. This can be something as simple as a card or even a handmade bouquet with all the recipient’s favourite flowers. Handmade soaps and lotions are a great option for a homemade gift especially considering that people now care what goes into the products they use, and you have full control of that here! This is a great way to incorporate ingredients and scents that best suit the skin type and fragrance preference of who you’re gifting to, making this a truly personalised gift. An added plus is that you can have a fun time yourself when making the soaps! There are many recipes available to choose from, but here is one to get you started.
Get Them to Take a Break
Self-care is important in anyone’s life to ensure that one is both mentally and physically healthy, and during this pandemic, with the chaos that is going on in the world today, the people around you might need some reminding to get them to focus on their well-being. Something as simple as gifting a scented candle, a bath bomb, or even a quick-bake kit so that they can take a shortcut to make their favourite desserts will make them set time aside to give themselves that well-deserved break. A set of assorted tea bags or coffee brews is also a great gifting idea to help your loved ones start their day off on a happy note!
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For All the Amazing Customers and Hardworking Employees
We aren’t leaving out the business owners on this list! Giving back to customers and employees is important in maintaining a good relationship with them in the future and helping them feel personally connected to and appreciated by the business, and one way to create these relationships is by gifting a prepaid credit card. This is a great gifting option for businesses because these cards can be customised with the business’s logo and give the customers and employees freedom in what they want to spend on – this way, you can be sure that you are catering to the preferences of everyone you’re gifting to.
Experiences That Stick
Sometimes, the right experience can turn out to be more valuable to someone than any tangible gift. Even if the situation where you live doesn’t allow you to leave home often, many online platforms are offering virtual lessons for everything from mastering an instrument to learning a language. Gifting online lessons to someone you care about will help them take a breather from their regular day to set time aside to do something they love. This way, your gift will stick with them for a long, long time – definitely, money well spent!
Now that you have read through our list, you are all set to brighten someone’s day. Happy gifting!