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Shopping for gifts can sometimes be tricky, but even more now with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The entire gift shopping and gift-gifting will be different this year and all of this only adds stress to the holiday season.
That is why we've compiled a different kind of Gift Guide to help you find the perfect gift without having to leave your house.
Why is it so difficult to find a good gift? Most gifts are hit and miss because most of us shop for gifts that we would love to receive, and we often shop with an occasion in mind. This is completely understandable, but if you want to give a thoughtful gift that will not be re-gifted or tossed, you should consider the receiver’s needs, preferences, interests and personality.
As Jane from Challah Connection said, “A thoughtful gift is a relevant gift; one that reflects the recipients’ passions, loves, hobbies, and life. It is a gift that is the result of deep thought of the recipient and what would make him or her happy. It is NOT a gift that the gift giver would love to have, which is often the case.”
No matter who you are shopping for - you can find something relevant for the receiver of your gift in our Ultimate Gift Guide.
People that are social and outgoing LOVE to be up to date with the latest trends! They always get the latest craze, watch all the popular TV shows, and actively follow the trending celebrities.
They also enjoy posing with the hottest items on their social media profiles.
Popular items are selling fast and if you intend to buy one for your Socialite friend do not wait until the last minute.
Know someone who loves trying out new things, doesn't shy away from challenges, and is constantly on the lookout for the latest drops?
Then any new arrival of a collection or a brand they have their eye on will be a GREAT gift. Be it their favorite fashion brand, a beauty brand, limited edition collectible or technology brand - getting them the newest product will be a real treat. Just make sure they haven’t bought the new product already.
You know those friends that always gift practical items because, according to them, those kinds of items make the BEST gifts? They are so easy to please since the items they like are oftentimes expendable and need to be replaced after a while.
You can’t go wrong with gifting them items such as towels, sheets, throw blankets, organizers, set of glasses or dishes, scented candles, cosmetics…
If you prefer a long-lasting, gift try shopping for home appliances, cutlery, purses, suitcases, furniture…maybe you can sneak in a decorative lamp or a fun board game.
Your practical friends’ total opposite are people who just love decorating things like…well anything!
From their nails, hair and laptops to shelves, walls, and gardens. You can spot them eyeing the home decorations and spending hours in the DIY sections.
Perfect gift for them would be any DIY kit, tools, crafting supplies, home décor, figurines, fountains, paintings, artificial flowers, nail kits, vases…
There are SO many things to collect! For some - collecting things is a hobby, for others – it’s their life!
If you happen to come across a rare collectible that your collector friend would love adding to their collection - you better act fast! Most collectibles are either limited editions or are no longer in the production line so it might be years before you can come across it again.
If you can’t find any valuable collectible at the moment, you can always gift them items to help them store, organize or display their collection in.
We all have that friend (or cousin) that is a tech addict or at least a gamer. Depending on which game, equipment, or toy they want (or constantly talk about) you can gift them some of these coveted items: portable charger, smart speaker, noise-canceling headphones, earbuds, gamepad, feature-packed keyboard, VR headset, monitor, latest toy, newest game or downloadable content…
Oh, where to begin? There are so many things you can gift to your pet lover friend and they will be over the moon. Fun collars, scratch post, pet bed, animal hair removal products, dog grooming items, fusion gates, personalized item featuring them and their pets (or just their pets), anything with dog/cat or pawprints. Usually they are not picky.
Vintage items bring memories back. They are great gifts for sensitive people and people who remember fondly of past good times. If you can find something that they used to have as a child or as a young boy/girl, you’ll surely make their hearts sing of joy.
Try getting them vinyl records, vinyl record player, old-fashioned music box, pocket watch, chandeliers, mirrors, sculptures, figurines, candelabras, silverware – lot of items to choose from. And we have an entire collection for you to explore.
A personalized gift featuring the receiver’s name (or initials), caricature of themselves or a heartwarming quote will melt their heart. Whether it is a mug, journal, canvas, pillow, phone case, jewelry, clothing or accessories sprinkled with a personalized touch - be sure they’ll love it!
This kind of gift is a great fit for almost all kinds of personalities.
This is another great way of showing someone how much you care for them in a personalized way and 9 out of 10 times they will feel flattered. Taking the time to craft a special gift for your loved one is whole new level of dedication. If you are not a skilled crafter you can order a special gift from an artist. Tell the artist interesting things or stories about your friend or family member and help them create that special gift. This way of gifting is a great choice because you will also support the artists.
You can choose to create a special t-shirt, mug, figurine, handcrafted jewelry, painting, picture frame.
Bid & Buy supports many artists and we offer a wonderful collection of their outstanding work.
If you find it hard to decide what kind of gift to go for, you can always look at the bestsellers. Many shoppers have bought these items and left positive reviews. They must be good! Why not go with this safe option and buy your loved one a bestselling item?
You just can’t go wrong with gift cards! Simply send a gift card in their inbox with the amount of your choosing and they can buy themselves whatever they want.
Instead asking yourself about the kind of gift you’d rather give, think about the gift they’d rather receive.
A gift card is a great gift for someone who lives far from you and you can’t meet up with them.
This is an excellent gift for binge watchers, readers, bargain hunters, auction enthusiasts, and those who want to upgrade their skills with courses. Look for interesting membership and subscriptions that best reflect your friend’s desires and interests.
Our Club Bid & Buy allows you to get additional 10% OFF on top of our 40%-80% OFF discounted items, early access to auctions and sales, many ways to earn points and rewards and more!
As Lea from Galilee 33 noted, “When giving a gift, one should ask him or herself which beliefs, morals, principals, and views guide the receiver. When one receives such a gift, it is obvious that the granter thought far beyond the external package and into the soul of the person receiving it. It is immediately touching and holds a value far beyond the price of the gift.”
We hope we helped you pick suitable gifts for everyone on your list.
If not, you can always write to us: email@example.com, tell us who you are shopping for, and we will help you find gifts that best reflect the person you are gifting to.