When it comes to giving gifts, it really is the thought that counts. While most of us would love to spoil our loved ones with expensive presents, the reality is that isn’t always possible. Many of us live to a tight budget, so when it comes to gift-giving occasions, it can get a little tricky. Here are just a few of the ways you can give a perfect present every time and really show you care- without breaking the bank!
Find The Perfect Card
Cards are incredibly important, they’re not about money and are the perfect way to show someone you’ve thought about them. The shops can be a bit of a minefield, you’re often not short of choice, but with cards that have already been printed, it can be tricky finding one with both the right cover and the right sentiment inside. If you find this is the case, consider doing something custom. If you’re good at crafts, it could mean making the card yourself, or you could use a free online card maker. You could include a funny photo, incorporate an inside joke or just play around with ideas until you create something that’s perfect. This will look extra impressive and shown you’ve gone out of your way to give them a great card.
Wrap It Beautifully
Regardless of how inexpensive the gift you’re giving is, wrapping it up beautifully again really shows thought. Watch some Youtube videos or look on Pinterest for wrapping ideas, there are plenty that are inexpensive but look fantastic. Along with the gift wrap include things like a bow, curling string and a gift tag for a beautifully presented gift that will make anyone’s eyes light up when you hand it to them!
Get It Personalized
Everyone loves a bit of personalisation. And the best thing about this is you can take a relatively simple gift and make it look extra special. It could be a mug, a cushion, a bath robe- anything you like. Either look for a site offering personalisations or buy the item you want and take it somewhere which offers printing, embroidery or whatever other form of personalisation you’re after.
Team It Up With Flowers
Researchers have proven that flowers boost mood and promote feelings of happiness. So how about teaming up your gift with flowers? A bunch can make even something small like some gift wrapped chocolates look extra special, they don’t have to be expensive either. You can buy bunches for just a few dollars from the grocery store.
So there you have it, a few surefire ways to make sure every gift you give (no matter how small) goes down well. It’s the thought that counts, so if you show you have thought about the person and made an effort it will be enough to put a smile on their face no matter what’s inside the gift!
Do you have any tips for giving gifts? What small presents do you buy for people when you’re on a shoestring budget?