Birthdays, anniversaries, new arrivals and Christmas. We all know someone who absolutely thrives off the idea of finding the perfect gift for someone. Who takes extra care in artfully wrapping each present, handing it to its recipient and watching their expression closely as they unwrap it. Some people even enjoy giving gifts more than they do receiving them. Yeah, we're stumped, too.
And then there are some people who detest gift buying. Not because they're greedy and don't like spending money on their loved ones. More, the mere thought of trying to find something unique and special, that also manages to sum up just how much they love and appreciate that person sends them into a nervous mess. One who's miraculously forgot everything that person likes and is interested in.
But it'll be absolutely fine. We've given you guides to please your mum with minimum effort and found gifts that aren't socks for your dad when their special day comes around. And now the My Favourite Voucher Codes team have muscled together to bring you presents that would be perfect for anyone. Of course, you might see some of them coming, but you haven't seen our MFVC magic at work just yet.
The Gift that Shows Support
Want to give your special someone the push in the right direction? Why not cheer-lead them in one of their goals, especially if it looks like they might have conveniently forgot about it. Fitness, for example. We're all trying to get a little bit better at scheduling in regular exercise into our daily lives. But it's hard! Trust us, we feel the struggle, too. Give them a little nudge with gifts that might just spark a flicker of motivation.
What to Buy:
Is there anything better than a fresh pair of trainers? If they're planning to take up running, which many do in their first ditch attempt to get more fit, they'll need a good pair of trainers. To be honest, they'll need a good pair of trainers no matter what form of exercise they decide to take up. Check out sportswear retailers, keeping your eyes peeled for Runners Need voucher codes that are constantly knocking up to 40% off clearance lines – the perfect time to pick up some flashy footwear.
For the ladies, we're obsessed with the red gradient and black colourway of the Epic React trainers by Nike. As bright as your recipient's future in fitness, they're also down to £109 from £130. Or for the men, New Balance's deep blue trainers almost have us believing we could run on water with nearly 25% off the original price at £89.
For something extra special, why not club a group of you together so you can all pitch in and buy something monumental. Honestly, it sounds silly but one thing that forces us to squeeze in at least half an hour of exercise is logging it on our smart devices. Buy a Fitbit for just £140 and they can reach their daily step goal, log workouts and get notifications from their phone.
Ditch Material Goods for a Gift of Great Memories
Yeah... We're talking about an experience day. There's no sugar coating on this one, but we're not entirely convinced of the 'cop out' status this kind of gift has. These days a lot of us would much rather do something than receive an item that is likely going to gather dust and lose sentimentality fast. So why not buy them an experience day, whether it's afternoon tea or racing sports cars.
What to Buy:
When it comes to what experience to get it sounds obvious, but actually consider what they might like to do. Don't just go for afternoon tea because it sounds quaint and everyone else is doing it. There are so many options, from sports car racing to hot air balloon rides and unique dining experiences. There are all these options and more with Activity Superstore discount codes, whose special offers could save you as much as 75% on an experience package.
Think beyond the kind of things they're interested in. Is there an experience you think they'd never think or pluck up the courage to otherwise do? Take them out of their comfort zone and hold their hand whilst you do. Ultimately this is the gift of quality time spent together, perfect for if you struggle to put time aside to see each other.
The Best Gift for Magpies
No, we're not actually talking about the literal bird-type. We're talking about those people in your life who's eyes widen at anything that remotely shimmers. Whilst we'd recommend holding off on wrapping up a roll of tin foil (though not an entirely bad idea for last resort wrapping paper, right?), you can never go wrong with jewellery.
What to Buy:
There's a fine line between buying jewellery for people and you should only go for it if you really know them and their style. Sometimes it's not about knowing what kind of jewellery they like, though. No, sometimes it comes down to other things they're interested in. A fan of Disney or maybe even Harry Potter? With H. Samuels promo codes you can get amazing ranges of jewellery with these fanatics in mind. Who doesn't want a Time Turner necklace? If you're shopping for a man, do they spend their working days wearing a suit. You can't go wrong with cufflinks or a snazzy new watch.
Whatever piece of jewellery you choose to buy, why not consider getting it engraved? Whether with a special message or date, this adds a real sense of sentimentality to the gift and makes it into a time piece they'll treasure in their jewellery box.
When in Doubt... Novelty Gifting
A last resort? Maybe. But a great idea none the less? Absolutely! Especially around Christmas time, novelty gifts, including gadgets and games, can be a great way to keep everyone entertained. You'll also likely find you don't have to spend too much for something great. With regular 10% off Menkind discount vouchers, there are also lots of opportunities to save on present buying.
What to Buy:
Our top picks from Menkind? Something that flies. Reach great heights with remote control helicopters starting from just £14.99. Or why not build from what they've got. There are many gadgets that create games with add-ons for your smartphone. From the Super AR Gun to the Gamevice for iPhone.
Buy batteries! C'mon, was there anything worse than getting a new toy for your birthday or Christmas as a kid and finding out batteries don't come with it? Take one for the team and ensure you provide the appropriate amount and type of batteries so they can get this thing off the ground.
See, that wasn't so hard now, was it? Take any of these four ideas and we think your present will be a hit with the person you're purchasing for. All it takes is a little inspiration and you're away. And, let's face it, us lot at My Favourite Voucher Codes have done most of the hard work for you, namely with our shared brain power.
Finally that gift giver who relishes in watching someone unwrap their gift is becoming moderately more relatable. Who knew that was a possibility?
Posted By: Alice Marshall - My Favourite Voucher Codes - 30th August 2018