It’s an age-old question—what do you get the person who has everything? And now, how do you narrow down the unfathomable number of options offered by mega retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Target? There are a million different directions to choose from, many of which are well traveled, bordering on cliché.
Skip the Father’s Day tie, even if only for comedic effect. Cash is usually king, but, not on the gift table—not for anyone worth more than three seconds of consideration. Gift cards are, well, gift cards. When buying for a truly special person, we recommend employing a little creativity in the process—portray your feelings in a way that no McDonalds Card can say.
Custom printed items
Have a need for your gift to stand out among a crowded table of wrapping paper and ribbons? A twelve foot blanket with an adorable photo of the birthday boy and his Golden Retriever printed across it might to do the trick.
Immortalize a friend’s most-favorited tweet by gifting them a mug with its screenshot on it. Even custom printed stickers have renewed tangible meaning in a world that, for some reason, needs digital stickers.
After a year of wild ups and downs for Bitcoin, only one thing is certain, nothing. A teeny tiny investment in any number of a growing list of cryptocurrency is the perfect nerd gift—falling directly in between a gift of solid gold and the gift of naming a star after someone. It could be a lot, it could be nothing. It’s probably nothing.
Each vintage garment carries its own unique history and personality, especially if it’s handmade or otherwise customized. Perfectly match a vintage piece to your lucky loved one and make an endearing impact on their wardrobe that no gift card could ever muster. Note—this means more than a quick trip the local thrift shop. You’ll know a good vintage shop when you walk in and immediately wish to own everything in sight.
Now we’re thinking outside of the box—and cruising thirty thousand miles above it. Airline miles, or points—which can be converted to miles, are often accrued silently, alongside credit card debt. The more unsavory of those developments can overshadow the more useful result, those precious miles.
A heavy travel bill is sometimes tough to swallow, especially for young folks that have a hard enough time saving money as it is. A chunk of transferred miles go a long way in helping any loved one go a long way.
At first glance, this gift may seem out of place. And, you’re right—real life photos are a historical relic. That’s exactly why we love them as a gift! A thoughtfully arranged photo album is now a surprise scene stealer. They give any receiving party something that carries weight heavier than the paper it’s printed on.
Or, you could Airdrop a folder of iPhone photos to them. See the difference?
How many gifts have you received in your life? How many lasted longer than a year? How many do you still own? Giving a living plant guarantees that your loved one will enjoy fleeting memories of your graciousness each time it’s watered or repotted.
Most people have a growing list of subscription services on their monthly statement. These can include Spotify, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, Hulu, Netflix, and the lot. Agreeing to foot the bill for one of these is a gift that keeps on giving—better to save for the very top of your holiday shopping list.
Specialty gift boxes have evolved from flavored popcorn and boxed chocolates. They now provide gifters a better opportunity to match product to their receiving party’s tastes and interests. Multiple themes exist, and can be purchased in monthly chunks or spread out over a calendar year or season.