50 Gift Ideas They Will Really Love

There’s a genuine pleasure to giving and receiving a gift. Throughout the year, we have plenty of opportunities to give, whether that be birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s day or any other special occasion, each requiring new and exciting gift ideas.

The act of giving can be a very personal experience, that’s what makes it so rewarding. It involves knowing the person and understanding what they might like – or don’t like. Somebody who doesn’t like surprises, definitely doesn’t want to be surprised for example. This can lead us into the dreaded moment when someone really doesn’t like their gift. You can see it on their face, and the voice takes a new tone as they pretend how much they love it.

Despite our best efforts, choosing a gift for another person can be extremely hard. Even the most discerning of shoppers can be daunted by the task. So, whilst nothing can replace the thought and personal attention that goes into giving a great gift, we have decided to put together a short list to help you with ideas.

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    G & Tea Cocktail Set

     

    G & T Cocktail
    This could be a real crowd pleaser, combining a lot of people’s two biggest pleasures. A tongue in cheek twist on the classic ‘proper’ tea set, bringing some fun and laughs to a gift that a lot of people will have already given and received in their lifetimes.

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    A Moonlight Cushion
    A moonlight Cushion
    Get her a cushion with carefully selected colours. Perhaps you will have to match the colour with the events around. Perhaps a red one for Valentine, pink for a wedding or even blue for her anniversary. The splendour of a moonlight cushion brings a lot of relaxation into the house.

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    A Dual Foot Massager
    Foot Massager
    Everyone loves a good foot massage. Getting her one that uses the Shiatsu massage concept can be the best thing she will receive this year. The foot massager will be of immense help especially after a hard day’s work.

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    Hot Stone Therapy Pack
    Hot Stone Therapy
    We all love massage. Your wife or mom are no exception. Bring the massage parlour right into her house. This is a perfect set that will bring her everything she needs to create her own paradise right there. This hot stone massage is very gentle on her.

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    A Personalised Mug
    Personalised Mug
    The love for your wife, mother or sister is beyond anything else on this planet. That’s why it makes perfect sense to walk into a gift shop and order a personalized mug. Let the mug be engraved with her photo by a professional craftsman. It will remain very memorable to her.

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    Underground Beer Fridge

     

    Beer
    This is the type of present a lot of Dads would say is the perfect gift when joking around. It is a novel idea that would definitely get people talking and your Dad feeling pretty cool. With his very own beer cave, it’s hard to imagine anything but a smile on his face during a BBQ or quiet drink in his garden.

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    The Macallan Rare Cask
    Macallan Rare Cask
    This is the ultimate gift for your old man. A bottle of some extremely rare whiskey will certainly make his day. Be extra nice to make sure he shares it with you too. If your Dad is a whiskey drinker, this is one gift he will take any day, anytime and anywhere from you.

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    Picnic Time 6-Bottle Beer Caddy
    Beer holder

    This bag pack makes sure that he has enough room for his beers every time he is going out for a picnic. An attached opener is also available so that he cannot lose it every time he is moving around. The bag also has a strap which will assist him to easily move around with it.

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    Wireless Charging Station
    Wireless cjarger

    The old man perhaps needs this piece of technology anyway. While having fun by the fireside, he can always charge his phone without having to leave the warmth he is enjoying. Be sure to check his phone model so that you get him a charging station that is compatible with his gadget.

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    Sudski Shower Beer Holder
    Beer
    A gift that looks very simple yet very practical for your beer-loving daddy. The beer holder can allow him to have his favourite drink even when engaged in some other activities. It could stick onto anything around him, so he can always have his beer anywhere regardless of what he is doing.
    Wine Infused Coffee
    Wine Infused Coffee
    Gift hunting for a Santa gift for a family member that loves wines and also loves coffee? Why not get them some wine infused coffee? Order for some Arabica coffee beans that have been aged in oak wine barrels from your local coffee shop. Leaving this gift secretly on your colleague’s desk will surely make their day.

    Sushi Pushpins
    Sushi Pushpins
    Is your brother, dad or some favourite co-worker an office Sushi addict? Look no further. Surprise them with a set of pearl shaped fish egg-shaped sushis. Let them pin their favourite menus, pins, and notes using these trendy handy tacks.

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    Printed Socks
    Printed Socks
    You perhaps have a male co-worker, brother or even your dad that you want to drop a Santa surprise on. A set of printed socks can be a good idea. The printed socks won’t cost you much. With a few dollars, you can have them sorted.

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    Engraved Pencil Set
    Engraved Pencil Set
    Taking notes during your meetings at the office is sometimes one thing you can’t avoid. Your boss needs to see you take important notes. You got this friend that always forgets his pen. Get them these hand stamped pencils. Let the pencils be engraved with their name. They won’t forget such a gift the next time you are attending a meeting.

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    Jewellery Case
    Jewellery Case
    Some gifts are simple yet elegant too. This is what the jewelry case is. Choosing jewellery for another person is very difficult, a case is a great middle ground. Inside the case, your chosen recipient can keep an item that means a lot to them, perhaps a necklace, earrings, or ring. It’s also extremely handy when travelling, a very organised way of storing jewellery within a suitcase. Getting such for your sister or mum will always refresh their memories about a memorable Christmas every time they are checking out what jewellery to wear.

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    Crystal Champagne Flutes
    Champagne Flutes
    Consider buying your loved one a set of crystal champagne flutes and present it to them in a gift box. These flutes might then be used for other special occasions as well. For an added touch, you could add a nice message onto the glass, engraved in a stylish script. Receiving this, hopefully they will always remember how special you made them feel.

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    Christmas Mugs
    Customised Coffee Cup
    What’s better than sipping steaming hot coffee on a cold winter day from a mug with a silly picture of you on it? It doesn’t just have to be a picture, it could have a name or a message engraved on it as well. Kids might love a mug with a picture of Santa on, or if you’re buying for a parent or grandparent, – consider a mug with pictures of their kids on.

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    Personalised Leather Diary

     

    Leather Diary
    If your mum likes to write or keeps a constant to do list. A leather diary is a classic gift that will forever be valued by the recipient. Whether it’s for day to day tasks, work, or more personal writing, there’s a real pleasure in a leather diary. You can take this a step further by personalising the cover with a message or the name of you mum.

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    Wine Bottle Glass

     

    Wine bottle and glass
    This novel glass is good for a laugh if your mum likes to enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day to relax. The glass is big enough to fit an entire bottle, playing on the common phrase, ‘I’ll just have one glass.’

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    iFly Indoor Skydiving

     

    Skydive
    This one is limited to the UK unfortunately. Why not let your mum experience the thrill of skydiving from a safe, indoor environment? She will get to feel the excitement of complete freefall, without having to jump out of a plane. It’s done in a controlled chamber, where a 120mph updraft is created to make your mum float in the air.

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    I Love You to The Moon And Back Mum Photo Frame
    The moon
    One very tremendous gift for a mum that will be held dear. This is a very special gift that will always melt her heart every time she reads it. A small 5 inch by 7-inch portrait engraved with these words. The frame can have her photo in the background and will have a more personal touch.

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    Dust Cleaning Mop Slippers
    Dust Cleaning Mop Slippers
    This is a perfect gift for any cleaners in the household. Perhaps as she is growing older, cold floors might not be very friendly to her health. She perhaps can’t withstand the pain of bending while cleaning. Getting her such a gift will really save her during her cleaning errands.

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    Some Fresh Roses
    Roses
    Getting her some freshly picked roses can be one thing she will really appreciate. Get a unique arrangement of roses and present them in a white vase. Let the flowers be put together expertly. Roses can be ideal for many occasions.

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    Book by her Favorite Author
    Books
    Getting her a book by her favourite author is something that mum will really appreciate. Getting to know her favourite author is something you should have done by now. You can also wisely ask her which book she has always wished to read, then look for it around.

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    Glass Globe Whisky Decanter

     

    Whiskey
    If your boyfriend likes a tipple of whiskey from time to time, this unique decanter can add a bit of sophistication to his drinking experience. The Glass Globe Whisky has been crafted from hand blown glass and can gently spin on an ‘axis’. Up to 700ml of whisky can be stored within, and kept fresh with an airtight seal and a ball stopper.

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    Ray Gun Nose Trimmer

     

    Ray Gun
    Appeal to the kid within whilst trying to improve your boyfriends personal hygiene. Let him zap the stray nose hairs away with a ray gun nose trimmer. UNfortunately, there comes a time in most guys lives where they have to accept that the nose hair needs a bit of a trim. If your boyfriend has reached this time, you can broach the subject in a light hearted manner.

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    Round Mirrored Sunglasses
    Round Mirrored Sunglasses
    This is a perfect accessory for your boyfriend. Not only does it enhance his look but also does it showcase an elegant personal style. The glasses are UV protection lens so he can drive well even when the sun is overhead.

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    Classic Men's Spray
    Classic Men's Spray
    We all love smelling good. Your boyfriend loves it too but might not be keen on walking into a spray shop and getting himself a nice spray. Getting him some would be a nice idea. Try getting one spray that is mild and lasts all day.

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    Micro Silk Tie Set
    Silk Ties
    Fashion is always on the move. You have to do your best to keep up with it. Let him look trendy at his workplace in this sleek micro tie. You need to find out his best colours before buying him this gift. If he isn’t colour sensitive, get him a blue and silver tie. It will complement almost every suit in his wardrobe.

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    Personalised Cushion Gift
    Personalised cushion
    This is one gift that he will have with him every night. A cushion gift that is customized with a picture of you two is certainly the best thing he will have in his bedroom. Perhaps, it will be a constant reminder that he is loved every time he dreams when sleeping on it.

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    Go Ape tree top adventure

     

    Go Ape Tree Top Adventure
    Unfortunately, this is only available to gift buyers in the UK. For the adventurous girlfriends out there, this is an extremely popular tree top adventure. You will be up high in the canopy pushing yourself and having a lot of fun climbing, balancing, jumping and swinging – all within a safe, controlled environment.

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    Personalized Silver Plated Rose
    Silver Rose
    The personalized silver-plated rose is one thing that your girlfriend might not forget any time in the future. It is an ideal gift to show someone you love her. This is better than fresh flowers since it will last longer. One can also mistake it for a real flower too. Have her name engraved on the flowers. It will make her smile brighter.

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    Custom Stackable Rings
    Stackable Rings
    Women love accessories and so does your girlfriend. Get her these super rings and have them engraved with her name or a special date that you both share. This makes it more personal.

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    Cozy Microwaveable Boots
    Microwaveable boots
    There is nothing as soothing as getting off your high heels after a hard day and putting on these cozy boots. They keep your feet away from winter cold while in the house. For an added touch, get her a pair that are specifically scented with lavender.

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    Running Juvenate Shoes
    Running juvenate shoes
    Whether she is a fitness fanatic or not, these shoes are a “must have” for almost every girl around. Get her a pair of such shoes and put that smile on her face.

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    A Portrait of the Couple
    Picture Frame
    You can always sneak into their social media pages and get a nice photo of the couple, have it redesigned and gift it to them. Engraving their name and adding the date of the wedding is a perfectly cool idea.

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    A Flower Vase
    Flowers in a vase
    A new home can be really empty. It will need some flowers to bring some life in. It is exactly why the new couple might find a good flower vase useful.

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    Monogram Doormat
    Wedding Gift Ideas
    Simple can be elegant too. Buying them this mat doesn’t mean you are out of options. It only means that you know a perfect mat like this one can be a cool way to welcome guests. Whether they are going to a new house or an old house, they will definitely need a doormat.

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    A Custom Pen

     

    Custom Pen
    Pens are not expensive. Buying a couple and keeping them in your bag won’t cost a lot. This way, you can always reward persons as a miscellaneous gift from time to time.You can raise a 7% donation through TheGivingMachine to a charity of your choice by heading over to Vistaprint and finding your gift there.
    A Unisex Backpack
    Backpack
    A unisex backpack can be a perfect gift for a student. You can also give a backpack to someone with kids at school. A backpack can also be used when going for outdoor activities too. It is a gift that you can always consider for random persons.

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    A Waterproof Notebook
    Waterproof Notepad
    This is a gift that many people around you will find worthwhile. A notebook can be used by anyone. Both students, or colleagues, and anybody else. So this gift can always be a perfect choice if you want to reward a random person.

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    A Simple Watch
    Watch
    Buying a simple watch won’t cost a lot. It will, however, mean a lot to the person you gift it to. Get a unisex watch if you are not sure who will finally have it.

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    Dash Cam

     

    Cash Roll
    Dash cams are becoming more and more popular. It keeps a constant eye on the road ahead and records what happens in front of you. People find them extremely useful if there is a collision that isn’t the driver’s fault, but also some amazing images have been caught over the years, including comets, that people wouldn’t have believed if not for the footage! You can buy a dashcam from John Lewis, if you purchase through the Giving Machine, a donation of up to 2% of the product price will go to a charity of your choice.
    Cash Stash Keyring

     

    Cash Roll
    A great little keyring holder for emergency cash. If the man you are buying for has ever lost their wallet when out and has been left stranded with no cash to get home, they will appreciate the cash stash keyring immensely. You can raise a 5.6% donation for a chosen charity by purchasing through TheGivingMachine at Menkind and finding your gift there.
    Gardener's Toolset
    Gardener's Toolset
    Spare some time and find out if he loves gardening. If yes, then you can get him a fantastic gardening tool that comes with a bag and can be carried around easily. Ensure that the bag is better than any other bag he has already, maybe it needs more compartments for tools or another section to store a lunchbox.

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    Stone Drink Dispenser
    Drink Dispenser
    Let him enjoy his drinks from a rock dispenser. Perhaps it feels more natural that way. If it’s his anniversary, buy him this cobbled granite coated dispenser that comes with a stainless steel tap. This will be a good way to keep him smiling every time he pours some wine from the rock dispenser.

    A Nice Pair of Headphones
    Headphones
    If he is a music lover or one that is always watching movies on his computer silently, then buying him a pair of silhouette headphones can be a good idea. They need to be a good brand with a high sound quality. He will always remember this gesture every time he puts the headphones on.

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    A Wooden Monogram Watch
    Wrist Watch
    He is perhaps both a time freak and stylish. Why not get him a stylish hypoallergenic wooden watch. A striking fashion accessory that will keep him remembering you for a long time. It is one accessory that he can wear both to the office and over the weekend when hanging out with his friends.

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