No matter how close you are with a person, it can sometimes be challenging to come up with a great birthday gift idea for them. You want to give them something meaningful, memorable, and useful – but getting it right can require a good deal of thought.
Instead of buying a material object that they may or may not use, why not give them an experience-based gift that they can cherish forever? In this post, we’ve compiled a list of thoughtful gift ideas that your recipient will remember for years to come.
Create extraordinary memories that will last a lifetime by giving your loved one the gift of attending an exciting event, rather than a material object. It’s even better if it’s an event you can go to together. Depending on their personality and interests, there are many different ways that you can go with this gift. For the sports fan, score tickets to an upcoming game. For the wine lover, attend a wine festival together. For the musical theatre fanatic, pick up tickets to a hot new show in town.
Donation to charity
If your loved one has a cause that they’re passionate about, making a donation in their name is an excellent way to honor their special day. Whether they love animals, want to fight hunger, or care about supporting veterans, donations are a generous gesture that your recipient will appreciate. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to visit a charity’s website and
Gift certificate or voucher
While gift certificates or vouchers might seem like a generic gift, they’re actually ideal for some people. Especially if your loved one is constantly traveling or busy with work commitments, this gift allows them to do something for themselves – on their schedule.
Get in touch with your friend’s favorite local restaurant or coffee shop and inquire about purchasing a gift certificate. Alternatively, pick up a voucher to a nearby spa or resort, where your lucky recipient can spend the day getting pampered.
Everyone is incredibly busy these days, and many people don’t have time to enjoy the things they love. If your friend is a bookworm who can’t seem to carve out the time to read, then an audiobook is a thoughtful gift option. When choosing a book, look for one that matches their literary interests or pick one of your old favorites for your friend to dig into.
Instead of spending time curled up with a book, your loved one can listen to an audiobook while doing other things, like driving, traveling, or working out. It’s the perfect gift for the person who’s always on the go.
As the gift giver, another great perk of giving an experience-based gift is the ease of putting it together. All of these gifts can be given digitally, so you don’t have to worry about wrapping or shipping anything. No matter which of these outstanding presents you choose, your loved one will surely appreciate the thought and care that you put into it.
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