Gift ideas are plentiful, be it for the New Year or any other special occasion. The key to selecting the best gift is to know tiny details about the person for whom the gift is for. It all depends on who the gift is for and what that person means to you. You should have a good enough idea of what the person is like and what they might appreciate. The best gifts are those with meaning attached. Simple details that may help you when gift shopping are:
- The person’s favorite color
- The person’s favorite hobby
- The person’s favorite song, singer or author
- How you feel about the person
The best New Year’s gift ideas for children:
Girls: They will love toys. A good idea is to complement a Christmas gift for which they have shown great love. You could buy a house set for a doll, or clothes and other accessories. Little girls will love this. If you do not have the money to buy a second gift for the New Year, you can also sew a little dress for the doll. A dress matching one of the little girl’s dresses will do the trick. They will be sure to remember this wonderful gesture.
Boys: One word! Games! PC, Wii or Playstation games will be greatly appreciated. Keep in mind that this also means you have to know the type of games that he will like. It’s always good to find a fun and educational game that both children and parents can enjoy. Perhaps “Wheel of Fortune” or “Scrabble”?
The Best New Year’s gifts for teens
- The safest bet would be a gift card. By doing this the teenager will be able to purchase something that he or she loves, something that changes constantly when you are a teenager.
- Girls would also appreciate jewelry; something simple with a pendant will do the trick. However, if the pendant is in the shape of the first letter of her name or resembles something that she favors, the gift will be greatly appreciated.
- Teenage boys love video games. This would be a great gift for them. They would also love the gift of money. This way they can pay for their own dates, save towards their first car, etc.
The best New Year’s gift for an adult:
Most adults will appreciate whatever you give them for the New Year. The general gifts are a bottle of wine and gift cards. However, if he or she is special to you, thought must be put into your purchase. The sentiment behind the gift says everything. You have to know who she is on the inside and what she will appreciate. To be safe, buying something in her favorite color will often do the trick. You may also get her a gift that is by her favorite author or brand. Jewelry will always work. It is the perfect gift. If you are observant you may also notice that there is something she needs, e.g. a new hairdryer. If she needs the gift it will be greatly appreciated and reflect your awareness of her and her needs.
Men are easier to buy for. Just don’t buy socks or ties, unless you are positive they are collectors. These gifts are cliché and present you as thoughtless. To show that the gift was specially selected you must be aware of the man’s favorite color, sport, etc. Even knowledge of his favorite cologne will help. A cologne set reflects just how much you know about him. Other great gifts are tickets to something he enjoys, for example, an upcoming sporting event.