What’s new in the world of gift giving this year? Let’s find out in this list of top gifts 2018!
2018 has brought with it a lot of new things, including a list of some of the best gifts that can be given to your loved ones this year. While it has always been maintained that loved ones will appreciate the thought, sometimes giving a special gift just gives one personal satisfaction.
Whether a particular gift may be trending in a given year or not, keep in mind the person’s interests while choosing it. Some gifts that are not trending, but are classic could also be overwhelming to some people. If someone is not a gadget user and you give them an iPhone X, it may not be appreciated as much as you wanted. Similarly, give a health freak a basket of wine and cheese, and expect it to be passed around to someone else.
Give the gift a little thought, as it is this ‘thought’ that counts. Here’s a look into some of the items that have made it to the list of top gifts, that you can choose based on the interest and liking of the gift receiver.
Though assumed only as popular gifts for men, gadgets are loved by everyone in this tech-savvy world, so you simply cannot overlook these as gifts for your loved ones. Here’s a look into the many gadgets that you can choose from.
Headphones are one of the most cool and useful gifts in today’s world. Gifting it to music lovers is a great idea and they would love it. You can choose from a wide range of in-ear, over-ear, noise-canceling, wireless, and blue-tooth headphones/earphones that are trending in the market presently, depending on your budget and preferences. Some of the leading brands of headphones today are Bose, JBL and Sony.
Power Bank/Portable Charger
Power banks/portable mobile chargers can prove to be extremely useful gifts for travelers and explorers or even busy people who are so immersed in their work all the time that they don’t even find time to charge their phones. Power banks are available in several mAH categories ranging from 1,000 mAH to 20,000 mAH from which you can choose one that suits the user’s needs. Some of the leading brands are Ambrane, Corseca and Lenovo.
Gift someone dear to you the latest iPhone X and it will make them dance with joy. However, if an iPhone is something that you find too expensive, you can always choose from other popular brands such as Motorola, HTC, Samsung, Lenovo, LG.
If you can’t afford smart phones, there is yet another less expensive option, Smart watches. This is a wonderful option and makes an awesome gift. They are easy to use and carry. These devices are getting affordable nowadays and acquiring one is not difficult at all. Some of the leading brands are Apple, Samsung and Keoker.
Smart televisions are getting extremely popular across the world and could be a magnificent option if you want to give away an expensive gift. Using smart televisions might seem a bit difficult in the beginning, however once you get used to the features, it is great fun to use such a device. Moreover, it comes with a wide range of fascinating features. Sony and LG are presently the leading brands in this domain.
Laptops have become a part of everyday life for most individuals, and of course make a good gift for students, professionals, artists, gamers or even retired people. You can choose from hundreds of brands that are available and each one comes with its own unique features. Apple, HP, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, Acer and Sony are a few of the leading brands.
GIFTS THAT PAMPER
With the increasing stress levels we’re all set to face as the world progresses, gifts that pamper hold great value in everyone’s life. Here are some great gifts you can give your loved ones this year.
The most popular foot massager this year is the shiatsu foot massager, that a lot of people are using to get rid of the soreness and the stress that plagues them. This could be a perfect gift for women who are striving hard to attain the family-work life balance and could do with the pampering.
Portable Foot Spa
Another great gift for metro-sexual men and women is a foot spa that allows one to give oneself a great pedicure and makes it the perfect gift that pampers. The beauty about this one is that it also offers a massage and relaxes the feet without having to spend too much money on these treatments, making it a great gift option.
Perfumes are essentials truly loved by both men and women. Denying these beautiful fragrances is just cruel. Whether it is for Valentine’s day, a birthday, a retirement gift, or just for the heck of it, you simply must pamper your loved one by buying them an exquisite scent you know they will love!
Men and women who like their scotch and wine can be pampered with exquisite brands of their favorite alcohol. Be it Christmas, an anniversary, or any other day that you deem special, their favorite liquor combined with appropriate decanters and wines makes for a great gift.
Gifts that pamper don’t necessarily have to be specific devices. Sometimes the softest towels, well designed handkerchiefs, the most luxurious duvets, or the most comfortable pillows can be simple gifts that pamper the user. Remember, keep it viable so that there are no complaints from the receiver.
GIFTS THAT HELP KEEP FIT
The health and fitness bug has bitten almost everyone around, so what better gift than one that helps one keep fit? Let’s see what you can offer someone to keep fit this year.
Depending on the gift recipient’s interests, you can gift them sports gear of their choice. For instance, this could be a new tennis racket, a treadmill, a bicycle, a stepper used for aerobics, or simply clothes for yoga or the gym. If nothing else, simply give them fitness DVDs to keep fit! Be careful not to offend them though and ensure that they know you are giving them this gift in their best interests.
Membership to Fitness Clubs
If you don’t know what fitness equipment to give them, how about a membership to a gym, a yoga club, or a club for holistic healing? Let them go about doing exactly what they wish, to get fit. All you have to do, is provide them with a means in the end.
Subscriptions to Health Magazines
Fitness freaks will always keep up with the latest trends in the world of health and nutrition; and what better way than a subscription to a health magazine that tells them about the best exercises to keep fit and the best foods to consume and keep healthy.
As mentioned earlier, be tactful about the gift you give in this area because some may presume that you think they are overweight. Lay the groundwork beforehand and then give them these gifts so they are truly appreciated.
Every gift doesn’t have to be a tangible item, and an experience gift is just perfect when you know that the receiver of the gift probably has everything! So what kind of an experience can you gift someone? Here are some ideas:
Definitely an expensive option, but if you can afford it, a vacation is probably what a person can do with at any given time. Even if it is to a town nearby, it can be a vacation nonetheless. Three days at a bed-n-breakfast or at a spa also count as a vacation! On the other hand, a cruise is also great if you can afford it. There are one day cruises and there are week-long cruises. Choose one that you can afford and make sure your loved one has a great time anyway!
A session of bungee jumping, a few river-rafting sessions, or any adventure sport that you know your loved one will enjoy can make the perfect gift for her/him. It’s all about enjoying the experience together and making it memorable. You could even get her/him to drive her/his favorite sports car for the day!
Classes and Tours
Cooking classes, wine and food tours, jet flying classes, pottery classes, music classes, or anything else that they enjoy can be gifted to your loved one as a great gift say for a birthday.
These are just a few ideas; you just have to know the person well to be able to give her/him an experience gift that she/he will truly love.
SOME GIFTS FOR EVERYONE
Some Unique Gifts
- Gift Baskets (A compilation of all their favorite little things put together)
- Hand Painted Sketches and Portraits
- The Best Paintings for Art Lovers
- A Money Tree or a Gift Cheque
- A Variety of Chocolates
- Handmade Cakes and Biscuits
- Wallets and Belts
- Thumb/Flash Drives
- Leather Wallet/Belt/Jackets
- Formal/Sports Shoes
- Helmet and Leather Gloves
- A Pen Stand and a Pen
- A book they have been looking for
- A Musical Instrument
- Customized Coffee Mug
- Accessories for gadgets
In essence, anything that you think the person you are gifting will love, can be termed as the best gift ever. After all, you need to bring a smile on that person’s face. Think about what will do the trick, and use it effectively. It could be something as simple as a dinner, or something as elaborate as a new car!
Note: This article has not been written with an intention of promoting any brand.