When we have to buy a gift for our loved ones we always put in a lot of thought into it. We consider the occasion, is it a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation or any other milestone or event. Then we also keep in mind things like gender or age in order to choose the right gift. Other considerations could be the cost of the gift and the people’s individuals preferences.
But there is more
that comes into play in the etiquette of gifting. While one focuses
more on what can be gifted to friends and family, what tends to slip
from the mind is that fact that there are certain gifts that should
not be given to people. Considerations like culture and beliefs also
play an important role in choosing the perfect gift.
Apparel and clothing being one the most gifted items for any occasion, gender or age, there are some tips for keeping away from certain items. Some people consider shoes as bad gifts while black items could be taken as bad luck. Gloves are perceived as harbingers of agitation and fights hence should not be given to friends or family. Handkerchiefs are also a symbol of sorrow to some people as something to wipe away your tears and so are better to stay from.
Then some gift based
on superstitions are ones to think about before gifting to someone
special. Sharp objects like knives and scissors are on the list of
not so popular gifts. While others are country specific, like no even
value cash gifts in India, no cat trinkets in Italy and no mirrors in
China. Although the country specific ones could be totally opposite
in another country.
Apart from superstition and culture based gifts that should not be given are the tricky ones that could hurt someone’s sentiments. Self help books and hygiene items are ones that need careful consideration before gifting to anyone Another tricky one is second hand items or passing on old gifts. You need to remmeber that if you did not like it in the first place will the other person.
In the end what
really matters is whether the person you are gifting to will like
your gift and cherish it for the emotional value behind it. But even
if you know the person very well it is better to play it safe and not
offend them. Hence do your homework in all ways before you buy that
perfect gift for that perfect someone.
We all have that
beer lover in our friends circle whose life revolves around beer. So
what better than some beer related gift to make them happy and also
to have a laugh with friends.
Take a look at some cool beer gift ideas out there that are sure to be a hit.
1. Beer Lovers Coaster Set
2. Beer Tracker Opener and Beer Bottle Magnetic Opener
3. Beer O Clock
4. Funny Beer Posters
5. Super personalised Beer Mug
6. Beer Bottle Earrings
The best part is that such gifts could well be given on birthdays, anniversaries or pretty much any occasion. And since it’s between friends, you don’t even need it to be an occasion, give it just to make them feel good.
Friends are special and deserve to be treated that way. One can tease them or fight with them but in the end, it’s friends who we can all depend on, so let them know you care about them with these cool gift ideas.
True Friends Personalised Framed Print :
Make the awesome friends in your life feel special with this great looking personalised framed print that has your picture on it along with this caption.
Hundred Reasons We Are Friends:
This cute box of more than hundred cards carry ‘reasons’ that will bring a huge smile on their faces .
‘FRIENDS’ Mug & Coaster:
The classic American sitcom never goes out of fashion when it comes to friends!
Personalised Chocolate :
A delicious chocolate with your personal message on the cover to make your friend’s day is a great way to celebrate your bond. And you don’t even need a reason for this one.
This colorful mug with your photo in the center is a wonderful gift for an awesome friend! Keep your fondest memories forever!
Beer Framed Print
The witty caption reads – Good friends offer advice, Great friends offer beer – is all you need to make your friends laugh .
She pulls the golden ribbon, tears away the bright pink wrapping paper with multicolored, tiny flowers printed all over it and finally reaches the box that holds her gift. A typical scene at a six year old’s birthday party! What stands out in this scene is that the excitement of the anticipation matches the joy of what comes out of the box itself.
While getting the
perfect gift for someone on any occasion may seem like the most
inportant part of any celebration, what one cannot deny is the
packaging that goes around it. The way the gift is wrapped holds
almost the same spot as the gift itself.
Why do we wrap presents in the first place? It could be excitement that builds to the moment the wrapper comes off, the prolonged element of surprise or possibly the joy that the way it is wrapped gives as well. From fancy ribbons and bows to glittery wrapping papers with amazing prints. Even the boxes and bags that a gift can be placed in can fuse simplicity with elegance.
The range of decorations and options available for gift wrapping today are amazing. One can even have personalised boxes and paper with their names and pictures on them. Or prints to emphasise on special occasions like Christmas or New Years.
Accessories are also in style these days, like having your message delivered alongside the gift is stylish or cute ways. Like a message in a bottle or a Teddy Bear; apart from balloons and flowers.
It does not have to be an expensive activity, once can even use simple things at home to make the wrapping of the gift special.
Half the fun of
receiving gifts would go away if gifts weren’t wrapped. The
curiosity that builds, the anticipation of lies beyond the wrapping,
all of it is part of the fun of getting gifts. And at times, if done
well, the wrapping enhances the value of the gift, no matter what it
might be. So go ahead and give it your best shot and make your gift
The kitchen is one of the most important parts of the home and deserves equal focus. A lot of time is spent in the kitchen cooking and eating. This is where the family spends time talking, sharing and bonding and friends gather to have fun together.
The kitchen does not
need to be a drab place where only food is cooked. The atmosphere can
be made to be more fun and relaxing. One way to do this is to fill up
this special space with fun accessories that are not just
entertaining but useful as well.
One of the most common things used in a kitchen would be the apron. Move on from flower patterned cutsie aprons to these personalised aprons that name you the master/mistress of the kitchen.
Give a make over to the drab old roller pin and chopping board by putting your name on them. The goodies might just turn out yummier!
Have a laugh with this cute chef hat that can be personalised with the name of the masterchef in your house. Match it with a personalised kitchen glove as well to seal who is boss in there. And watch your breakfast being served with an extra smile.
We all know how chaotic dinner time can be with family. With the kids, parents and grandparents all sitting together with different agendas. This funny but sensible fridge magnet with dinner rules laid out on it will help set the mood for some quality family time.
Last but not least, there is no doubt that nothing matches Mom’s cooking. So make that the theme of your kitchen with these cute items, a kitchen plaque and a personalised apron. This will not only establish the supremacy of your Mom’s cooking but also make her day in the process.
These fun kitchen items can be great birthday gifts, mothers day gifts, for anniversaries or just to make that special person feel happy!
Be it for a party or
the bedroom, everyone would love to spice things up a bit. Check out
the following card games that will notch up the element of fun,
either with your partner or with friends.
Truth Or Dare Card Set: A classic card game that will result in a funny, embarrassing and hilarious time for everyone.
2. Box of Kinky: 50 sex coupons to light that spark to ignite your passion, a great wedding gift or anniversary gift.
3. Friends Exposed Party Game: Make your friends uncomfortable and have a laugh together with this set of 200 questions that guarantee a super hit party.
4. ”4Play” – The Game Before The Game: Get naughty with your partner and set the perfect mood for the night with this erotic board game strictly for adults.
If you are too shy to buy these naughty games at a store you always have the option of buying them online. For birthdays, parties, anniversaries or just for a fun romp in the bedroom, these amusing and entertaining card and board games are definitely worth a try.