Buying the perfect gift can be hard, especially if you only have one or two points of connection with the person you’re buying for. Musicians can be a hard bunch to buy for because their passion for their art can seem so all-encompassing. However, you can use that very same passion to find a gift that they will be sure to appreciate. Each of these 5 awesome gift ideas are perfect for the impassioned musician in your life. Buy them one of these items and you’ll be sure to look like you truly get them and their craft.
A book is not a mere object. A book is a conversation, a memory, and a world unto itself. If you’re trying to come up with a perfect gift for someone—a gift that will still mean something to them years down the road—the right book may be a perfect choice. Books don’t just grow the mind. They grow the spirit. Interested in a book that would make the perfect gift? Here are some ideas of books that are packed with staying power.
Daughters and stepfathers have a unique relationship. He’s not your biological father, but depending on how long he’s been in your life, he may have helped raise you. As his stepchild, you walk a fine line between showing how much you love him and disrespecting your biological dad. Hallmark cards can serve to exacerbate this problem as you struggle to decide whether it’s better off to give him a card that feels personal but says “Dad” on it, or to give him a card that feels decidedly too generic for your relationship. Meanwhile, finding the perfect gift for him, whether for his birthday or as a thank-you gift at your wedding, can feel next to impossible. If you’re on the hunt for a gift that will show your stepdad how much he means to you in a way that’s personal to the relationship you share with him, I’m confident this gift guide will help.
There’s something magical about your baby growing up and buying his or her own place. It can be bittersweet: You’re proud that they are striking out on their own, but at the same time you want them to be your baby just a little while longer. As parents, our job is to support our children’s blossoming independence. One great way to do that is by offering a housewarming gift that emphasizes your pride in them while also helping make the transition to living on their own a little easier. Here are 5 great housewarming gift ideas for your son or daughter!
Once upon a time, your brother lived down the hall from you. He played with action figures and made inappropriate jokes in front of your friends. Back then, buying him a birthday gift was as easy as purchasing a gift card to the local comic book shop. At some point, however, he grew up, and the man he has become, though infinitely less annoying, is also infinitely harder to shop for. If you’re struggling to navigate the complexity of buying a birthday gift for your adult brother, this is the perfect top 10 list for you.
The holiday season is magical. Twinkling lights, glistening snow, and the warm generosity of the season can all be a perfect recipe for budding romances. While starting a new relationship just before the holidays has its perks, it also has its stressors. One major stressor can be deciding what kind of gift to give to a boyfriend who you haven’t finished getting to know. You want to be sure to get something they’ll like, you don’t want it to be too generic, and you want to do it on a reasonable budget. The key to meeting all those goals successfully is to purchase a gift that is unique enough that not every guy has it, but generic enough that every guy could enjoy it. Here’s our holiday gift guide when buying presents for a new boyfriend.
The holidays are supposed to be a time of cheer and good tidings, but often they turn into a high-pressure season. It can be a real struggle to find the perfect gift for your husband during the holidays. Often, the things that he needs feel more like joint gifts than anything else, which can make it difficult to give him something useful and meaningful that really feels like it’s just for him. If you’re struggling with finding the perfect gift for your husband this winter, this list of 10 unique husband gifts should help!
Baby showers are a celebration of a new life to come. While once a women-only affair with the intention of honoring the mom-to-be, more and more baby showers these days honor both parents-to-be with a co-ed celebration. Done correctly, these Jack & Jill baby showers can be a great time for everyone, but a lot of the tried-and-true baby shower traditions need to be modified to be fun for guys as well. One such tradition is what to give out as prizes for the baby shower games.
Though there isn’t a hard and fast rule about who to get thank-you gifts for or when to present them, thank-you gifts typically go out to parents of the bride, parents of the groom, and anyone in the wedding party. If you’re doing the math in your head, you’re right: This is going to dig into your budget, especially if you didn’t anticipate this expense ahead of time. Unfortunately, it’s also not an area you can afford to scrimp. Giving a cheap thank-you gift is almost worse than giving no thank-you gift at all.