When giving a gift, it is best to give a carefully chosen gift to the recipient to let them know that you care enough to put real thought into the gift you are giving. However, curated gifts can feel like a lot of pressure. It can be hard to pick out a gift for someone tailored to their specific likes and interests. This is especially true if you don’t know them that well. It may be someone you met fairly recently, or maybe a new family member or co-worker you’ve been tasked with buying for.
Here are a few ideas for gifts based on a person’s interests.
1. Someone Who Loves Being Scared
These are the people who wait all year for Halloween and watch every new horror movie in the theater when it comes out. They get their adrenaline from fear. Some curated gifts for this person may be a prop or an original poster from their favorite horror movie, an original or signed copy of their favorite scary book, or even a trip to Savannah, GA ghost tours. If you don’t live in the Savannah area, this idea may seem extreme. However, Savannah is considered the most haunted city in the United States, and it has a rich history going back to colonial days. It is the perfect trip destination for someone who loves to be scared.
2. Someone Who Is a Plant Parent
Some people have plants, and some people raise plants. Plants as gifts are perfect for plant parents. They are not the people you want to buy fresh flowers or a bouquet for. They don’t want cut flowers that are already dying. They enjoy plants they can raise as their own. A perfect gift could be a succulent, bonsai, orchid, snake plant, or green plants. They will want a live plant gift. If you know their favorite plants, that’s even better. If you’re too nervous to pick out a live plant, you can buy bulbs or a planter.
3. Someone Who Is Not a Homebody
This person is always willing to try new things and go new places. They don’t spend all of their free time curled up at home watching TV or reading a book. They are out with people going on adventures. The best gift for them would be the gift of an experience. You can buy them tickets to go to an event or new place. You can pre-pay for them to take an art or craft class. You could get a gift card for a unique experiential restaurant. Find something completely different like indoor rock climbing, fencing, or glass blowing and pre-pay for the experience.
4. Someone Who Is In Love With Books
For the book lover on your list, do some research to find something great from their favorite author. It could be the first edition of one of their books, a signed copy of a book, or an opportunity to meet their favorite author or hear them speak. Many famous authors participate in meet-and-greet events, so their fans can meet them and ask questions. You could also buy them decor or accessories that are related to their favorite books or characters.
While curating gifts may feel intimidating, it is really easy once you start brainstorming ideas. You only need to know a couple of interests or hobbies to find a wealth of great gift ideas. While your budget may limit what you can purchase, you can find options within all budgets to fit someone’s likes or hobbies. You don’t have to spend a lot to show the recipient that you put a lot of thought and effort into the gift.