4 Things to Consider When Buying Gifts

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Some people are amazing at giving gifts, but for others, anniversaries, birthdays, and other celebrations can be a time of stress and anxiety. In fact, often they can’t relax and enjoy themselves because they are so worried that they are going to get the wrong gift!

To give you some food for thought, here are 4 things to consider when it comes to picking gifts for friends and family.

Gifts for the homemakers

We love it when we have to buy gifts for others who are like us and really into their home decor. It’s an area we spend a lot of time shopping around as we are always buying things for our own home.

However, if you don’t know where to start with gifts in this area, we have got some sound suggestions that will help.

Decorative items like a framed piece of art, wall hanging, ornament or canvas can be a great choice. In fact, with a piece of art, it is often possible to get them customised with either text or photos to make them that little bit more unique as well.

Other things to consider would be a lantern or scented candles, while cushions, clocks and candle holders can also be a good choice when it comes to shopping for gifts for homemakers.

Gifts for the luxury lovers

Luxury lovers are another group that aren’t too hard to buy for when you get into it. In fact, the best way to approach this is often to get them things that they wouldn’t necessarily buy themselves, but would still enjoy such as a spa day, or a deluxe box of chocolates.

Of course, most people think that when it comes to buying a gift for the luxury lover, they will have to spend a fortune, but that isn’t necessarily the case.

In fact, a smart approach is to keep your eyes open for high-end bargains like these Yankee candle deals, or look out for deals on luxury hampers. We find websites like notonthehighstreet.com and Harrods can be good places to shop around.

You may even want to build up a stock of potential luxury gifts that you don’t have to put too much effort into finding when a special occasion does come around. A luxury gift is one thing that is sure to please almost everyone.

Gifts for the foodies

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When it comes to shopping for gifts for foodies, there are so many options to consider, you can quickly find yourself going overboard (well, that’s what we sometimes do 🙂 ).

Foodies can be pretty easy to buy for too if you know what kind of cuisine they are into. For example, if you are buying for somebody that adores cheese you have the option of going for the product itself, some accessories like a board and knives, or if you are looking to push the boat out a cheese making experience day.

There are also options like food hampers, cook books, kitchen accessories and vouchers to high-end restaurants. We’re foodies and these are all gifts that we have received in the past and they have all been a hit!

Gifts for the adventurers

Lastly, when it comes to buying gifts for those that are adventurous, you have two main options. The first is to get items that relate to the activity they love to do.

The second option is to gift them the actual opportunity to have an adventure and do what they love or try something new. You can even get short related experience sessions if you can’t afford to spring for an entire trip or adventure.

Whether it is through a website offering adventure packages or looking at nearby outdoor facilities, there is plenty of choice when it comes to shopping around for your adventurer friend. Websites like Prezzy Box and Five Star Days are a good starting point while in Northern Ireland places like We Are Vertigo and Todd’s Leap offer great options for the adventurous.

Got Something to Add?

What’s your go to when it comes to gift ideas? Let us know in the comments section below.

Until next time, thanks for reading.

Helen, Nial and Lewis.


Welcome to Pikalily, an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle blog. We are Nial and Helen, a happily married couple from Northern Ireland, who share a passion for food and travel among many things. We became parents to our beautiful boy Lewis in 2017. Follow our adventures through the blog.

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