Sometimes, it seems as though we purchase the same birthday gifts year after year, and it may feel like we’re running out of creative ideas of what to buy. Luckily, there are many alternative gift ideas to choose from that will be sure to put a smile on your loved one’s faces! To make it a birthday that they will remember, check out these fun and unique gift ideas that are suitable for a variety of ages.
Offer your loved ones the delightful gift of an experience, such as a weekend away, a spa trip, a girl’s night, or even a hobby class for something that they’ve always talked about trying out. Treat them to an artisan chocolate workshop or wine tasting, or for the more daring, try booking an escape room or a zip lining experience!
Feeling creative? Why not impress your loved ones with your own DIY gifts that may inspire them too? You can easily make fun and colourful personalised gifts such as candy and chocolate hamper with plastic containers, craft key rings or jewellery, or even make your own bath salts or candles from mason jars. Grab some scissors and glue, and finish your creation off with a quirky handmade gift box complete with a bow and eye catching decor.
Picture frames with a memorable photograph inside can be an inexpensive gift that can hold happy memories for a lifetime. To make your photo frame gift extra special, try purchasing a high-quality print with their favourite city, food, quote, or TV character and place it inside. You can even purchase multiple frames and differing prints to help them create a vibrant feature wall for their home which captures the essence of their personality. If you have a talent with a brush or a pencil, you could even try painting or drawing your own unique print.
Make a Playlist on a CD
Perfect for those in a relationship, add a sentimental touch to your significant other’s gift in compiling a playlist of their favourite songs and adding them onto a CD. It’s a unique gift idea that they will always hold close to their heart, and it will always be a meaningful reminder of your thoughtfulness whenever they choose to listen.
Whatever your loved one’s mojo, nowadays there seems to be a subscription box for anything and everything! Whether it’s beauty, fashion or food, subscription boxes can make for a great last-minute gift that can arrive on your loved one’s doorstep in no time, and can save you the job of gift wrapping! Whether it’s beauty, fashion, food or even toys, subscription boxes can make for a great last-minute gift that can arrive on your loved one’s doorstep in no time, and can save you the job of gift wrapping! For instance, a Disney Subscription box that has official Disney items and accessories for kids.
Novelty gifts can be great for jokers and pranksters, and for those who appreciate retro items such as pocket game consoles, and practical items such as funny kitchen utensils or personalised mugs. If you really want to go for something special, you can even use a Japan shopping service to get unique items from Japan. Novelty gifts are usually easy to find online and suit a range of interests, from popular culture merchandise to collectables, comical items, and odd gadgets.