When it comes to gift-giving, it’s good to think ‘outside the box’. Instead of bath salts or yet another pair of socks, why not look for something a little more unusual? Personalised items have never been more popular but rather than a mug with their name on, choose one of these uniquely individual items for a gift they’ll really treasure.
Reach for the Stars
It can be hard to buy for the person with everything, so for a truly epic present, why not give them the moon and the stars? Naming a star after somebody is an inspirational gift, whether it is to celebrate an anniversary, birth of a baby or perhaps to remember a departed loved one. The recipient will be given an authentication certificate and a map showing its location, so they can look at their own personal star among the constellations. Or for a gift with a difference, an acre of land on the moon makes a novel present. They may not be able to build on it (yet!) but it will certainly be something to add to their property portfolio.
The Perfect Pet Portrait
For something really memorable, what about giving pet portraits? As a nation of animal lovers, we’re potty about our pets and this gift is a wonderful way to celebrate that. Pictures are available in a variety of media, from pastels to oils. Providing you have a decent photo of the animal in question, you don’t even need them to sit still – perfect! Giving pet portraits is a fabulous way to immortalise your friends’ pets and create a memento of a treasured family member.
This beautiful present is sure to be a winner. Naming a flower after someone is a truly unique present. With new varieties being developed all the time, there are a whole host of as yet un-introduced and unnamed flowers to choose from. All you need to do is browse the galleries of available flowers and choose one you think best suits the recipient. Most services provide a certificate of authenticity and a photo, in addition to bulbs or seeds of the plant on question – A truly enchanting gift.
Making a donation in somebody’s name is a thoughtful gift that can really make a difference. There is a huge variety of options to choose from, including sponsoring a child abroad, paying for a well, adopting a panda or buying a goat for a family in Africa. The recipient may receive a photo, certificate or even regular updates. You may not be able to wrap it but this type of gift is one that will be appreciated by more than one person.
So next time you’re stuck for ideas, think about giving one of these personalised gifts. Original, unusual and fun, they are a truly individual way to show you are thinking of someone.
Always on the lookout for creative gifts, Sadie Rodriguez wrote this article on behalf of Sarahs Pet Portraits.