Five gifting ideas you can never go wrong with

All too often, we find ourselves wondering what to give a friend or a sibling or the boyfriend/girlfriend on their birthday, or any other special day. While it is a fact that it is easier to shop for a gal than a guy, the fact remains that we do get stumped every now and then. And then there is the question of expense. How many times have you told yourself, “I would love to get him/her that, but I just don’t have enough money”?

Right then, we are here to help you out. Check out these fabulous and not-too-expensive gifting ideas, and we bet both you and the recipient will be happy.

  • Box of assorted chocolates

Yes, it is very predictable, but then, that’s because it is so popular! Everyone loves to receive a large box of bite-sized chocolate treats. No matter what the occasion, or how old or young you may be, a box of chocolates is an all-time winner. Get it, gift-wrap it, smack on an itsy-bitsy card, write a personalized message, and hand it over. And watch that smile!

  • Books

Are you one of those who think books are old-fashioned? That in this day of TV on mobile and zillions of apps and play stations, nobody has the time to read books? Well, think again. Not only are books a very thoughtful gift, people will love you for them. Just make sure you find out the literary tastes of the person you are gifting to, and buy a book from that genre. Better still, buy a set of books. You would be surprised to find out just how many people LOVE reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!


  • A day at the spa

This gifting idea works better for guys, but girls are increasingly finding out that boys too love to be pampered. Buy your girlfriend a day at the best salon or spa, where she can unwind, get a massage, a manicure, a pedicure, a facial, a hair mask – the works. She will love you for it!

  • Jewellery

Now this is something that never goes out of fashion. As with the day at the spa, it is more suited for guys to gift their gals. But, as with the spa idea, boys too love to flaunt that stud in the ear, sport that Salman Khan-type bracelet, a chunky watch, or even a flashy necklace. So go ahead, get a pretty bracelet, or those dangling earrings, or that necklace with the glittering pendant, and get appreciated for it.

  • Scarves and stoles

Nowadays, scarves come in both male and female versions. Scarves and stoles with tassels and beads are very popular. Find out what kind your friend likes, and pick up a couple. The fab thing about them is that they go with all outfits.

Happy gifting!


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