Sometimes you may feel compelled to get an expensive gift. It’s easy to cave in and make a purchase that feels safe. You don’t have to though. You can find affordable gifts that are both personal, meaningful, and memorable. The trick is making sure you start looking early enough.
A Personal Chain
Personalized necklaces or bracelets show that you’re willing to make a unique message. You can use the recipient’s initials, the first initials of them and their significant others, or maybe an inside joke. Whatever you choose, personalized necklaces for her can be appreciated over and over again.
Personalized necklaces or other jewelry can be worn with different outfits. They can be highlighted different ways. You can also comment on the jewelry if they ever wear it again, which means the gift can leave a lasting impression.
Another affordable but impactful gift is the gift of flowers or plants. Flowers are almost always a good gift. They’re beautiful, delicate, and mean something. You can choose her favorite flower or choose a flower with a color that she likes. Different flowers mean different things, so you may want to consider researching what each flower means to find the right gift.
Additionally, you can give her a potted plant or cactus. They are essentially very easy to take care of pets. You might want to be sure that the plant is a responsibility that she would enjoy. The gift could backfire if it dies soon after being gifted simply because it is a difficult plant to keep healthy.
We spend a substantial portion of our day sleeping. You can give your friend something they can literally snuggle up with. You can also gift decorative pillows, towels, or other linens. She might have a particular taste, so you’ll want to keep that in mind when shopping. New linens can be a great gift if you know that she has been using old linens for some time.
Scent of Home
Scented candles are popular but effective gifts. You see them gifted throughout the year. There are seasonal favorites, bizarre scents, and therapeutic scents. Try and get an idea of what kind of scents she would appreciate before making a purchase. Some people have strong opinions about scents. You want to be careful not to disappoint her with something she knows she won’t like.
There are some scented candles that are focused around different themes. Even if it’s not their most favorite scent, you can still make the gift memorable. Some candles hide charms or money in the wax. As she burns the candle, she’ll be able to get these secondary gifts. Some candles have scents tied to a location. If she’s a bit homesick, you could find a candle that smells like home.
Do yourself a favor and start looking for a gift early. You have many more options when you have time for gifts to be custom made or be mailed to you. Personalized necklaces, flowers, linens, or a special candle can all be good gift ideas. If you’re still not set on them, you can certainly come up with alternatives, but only if you’ve given yourself enough time to do so.