Gift Giving… finding that perfect gift

 In Harrison Beach Hotel Blog

The holiday season is a magical time of year. It is a time when loved ones get together and celebrate the season. Everyone celebrates the holidays in their own special way. The gift giving traditions of the holidays should be as unique as the people exchanging gifts. It really shouldn’t matter how much you spend on a gift rather the focus should be on the reason behind the gift.  Many people experience a great deal of stress when it comes to finding the perfect gift. We wanted to share with you some ideas to help you find gifts for each of your loved ones and eliminate that stress and pressure.

When it comes to gifts here are a few things to consider…..

Personalized – Gifts that are personalized have that extra special touch to them.  Having an item engraved or stitched with the person’s name showcases that you truly were thinking of them specifically when buying or creating this gift.

Inspired – Everyone has something they are passionate about. Finding gifts that are related to a person’s interests tells that person you know their interests and want to share that with them. For example, if a person is an avid traveler, a travel inspired photo album for their pictures or a journal for their next trip would make a great gift.

Homemade –  Not every gift has to come from a store, there are so many ways to create your own gifts.  Making peoples gifts shows that time, effort and thought went into your gifts. With websites such as Pinterest, DIY gift ideas are endless.

Charitable – The holiday season is a time of year to think of those less fortunate. Many charities offer great holiday gifts where a portion of the proceeds go towards a particular cause. Giving these gifts to people knowing your purchase is also helping others in need truly is what holiday spirit is all about.

Experiences – Not all gifts need to come wrapped in the perfect box or need packaging at all. Often gifts that involve making memories are the gifts that your loved ones will remember for years and years. Experience based gifts can be large or small. It can be anything from movie, concert or sporting event tickets, to a getaway, renting snowshoes, going for a holiday meal, a massage or so much more. The world is your oyster when it comes to experience based gifts and the memories you can create.

Practical –  Flashy and funky gifts are fun to give but they are not the be all and end all of gift giving. Practical gifts are also a safe bet and can make someone very happy and thankful. Sometimes people want gifts they can use every day. These gifts can be anything from cookware, stationary, pajamas to camping gear, candles and shot glasses ….it really depends on what that person needs and will you use.  If you know the person receiving the gift will use it how can you go wrong?

Reminiscent –  Gifts that remind people of good times and great memories add that extra sentimental touch to the holidays. By giving these types of gifts you are also letting your friend or loved one know how much that memory means to you as well. The options for these types of gifts are limitless. Utilizing a photo or quote or both and having it placed in a frame or on a piece of giftware (deck of cards, phone case, mugs, personalized photobooks etc.) gives your gift that extra bit of “awwwwwwwwww” .

It is a great feeling watching someone you love unwrap or open a thoughtful gift. When it comes to finding or creating the perfect gift this holiday season, remember the reason and the person you are buying for. Each person in your life is different and if you take the time to think about the specific person you are buying or making gifts for and what makes them unique you will have no trouble finding that perfect gift.

Why not consider giving a Harrison Beach Hotel gift certificate? A gift that’s inspired, experiential and reminiscent! Contact us today to purchase a certificate in the amount that’s just right for you.

Happy Holidays to all!