It is easy to feel stuck sometimes trying to drum up new and exciting gift ideas. Maybe you are suffering from a touch of that old performance anxiety, because as we all know looking for the perfect present isn’t just a happy care-free activity, it takes dedication, hard work and research. The days of “it is the thought that counts” are over and you best bring your best game to the ballpark no matter what occasion that is about to be celebrated.
The Old Dog Present
HeÂ´s been at your company for ages. He’s a veteran, a legend of his own making, and within the cubical world of your workplace- in his own lifetime. Everybody has a story to tell about him but no one really seems to know him. Now, this is a tricky one, shopping for a retirement gift is a minefield to tread upon lightly. You are not quite sure of his sense of humour. His fashion sense at the office is as drab as with everybody else, but you have no idea if he likes to dress up in drags after hours.
You could always go for the safe bet: a personalized beer holster.
Putting That Ring On Her Finger
It is not enough to do just that. Threading that glittery diamond upon her delicate little finger. You also have to come up with an outstanding engagement gift. Now you could of course trail on the path of safety and buy her more expensive jewellery but if you want to get a little bit more creative, here are some suggestions: an instruction manual on how to be a good and caring wife (could be sensitive), or why not a sweatshirt complete with a beer pouch.
Of course, if you want to get all serious about it, you could just go for the many personalized items out there. Imagine going to sleep with your respective half out on a business trip, but you have a picture of their smiling face as a pillow case.
For The Creative
Making a handmade gift can be a gamble. You could be accused of being a cheap sloth just trying to wiggle your way out of spending a dollar. But then with thought and consideration, the result is not always what you will be judged upon, but rather the time and effort you have put into it.
Don’t You Know It Is Christmas?
This is the biggest and baddest of them all. To shop for Christmas gifts usually involves large groups with diverse interests. To find creative solutions and special presents for the people closest to you can be hard enough, but this holiday may also include shopping for distant relatives and in-laws.
In this day and age, maybe a password vault would be a great idea for almost anybody. A small gadget for storing and safe-keeping of all those different combinations used on your computer.
Or, for the business traveller as well as the backpacker, a handheld 14 language translator.
There are lots of great gift ideas out there, and the least thing they will do is inspire you.
This article brings up the topic of the hardship of coming up with inspiring gift ideas.