If you are struggling to think of a present for someone who already seems to have everything, here are a few ideas from Perfecting You.
Sometimes it is nicer to receive an experience rather than an object as a gift, so buying a personal styling gift for someone is a great way to ensure that the person feels special, pampered and thought about. There are a range of gifts to choose from, including online and face-to-face services. The online gifts can be used in any country* so are a fantastic way of avoiding postage difficulties. Find out more below:
Personal Shopping Gifts
Perfecting You Personal Stylists provide both face-to-face and online personal shopping experiences. Face-to-face personal shopping trips can be performed in most large cities in the south of England whereas the online personal shopping service can be used anywhere in the world.
Colour Analysis Gifts
Colour analysis is the art of finding out which colours suit a person's complexion. Wearing the right colours can have a dramatic effect on our appearance, making our skin glow, eyes come alive and hair shine. However, wearing the wrong colours can make us look tired and ill so it is very important to get it right, making a colour analysis session a great gift to give to someone special.
Hair Colour Advice Gift
Perfecting You Gift Vouchers
1. A charity gift
A few years ago, one of the children in my class bought me a gift from Oxfam which I really appreciated. It was different from the chocolates, smellies and 'best teacher in the world' paraphernalia that children usually buy (they never get the hints about the wine!). The Oxfam site http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/oxfam-unwrapped has gifts from £5 upwards and you can buy all sorts of things from school supplies to training for a home carer to look after someone with HIV or AIDS.
2. A bottle of wine, cognac or port from the year that they were born.
Having a wine that has been developing and maturing in the bottle as long as the recipient has been developing and maturing is always a lot of fun. There are lots of sites on the internet that provide this service but here are a few:
For wine - http://www.wineaccess.com/ - you type in the vintage that you would like and it finds wines from that year.
For Cognac http://www.albionwineshippers.co.uk/birthdaycognacs.php - bottles of Cognac going back to 1910.
Site that shows you which years were good for which grapes: http://www.cellarnotes.net/birth_year_wines.htm
3. A newspaper from the day that they were born.
As above, there are lots of sites on the internet where you can buy a newspaper from the day that someone was born (e.g. http://www.gonedigging.co.uk/newspaper-gifts/original-newspapers/). The recipient will be fascinated to find out what was in the news on their special day and it is a unique gift that can be kept forever.
4. A personalised poem
www.perfectpoetry.com provide a service where you can produce a personalised poem about your chosen someone. You fill in a questionnaire to describe the characteristics of the person, including and stories that you have about them, and it produces a poem that you can either have emailed to you or framed and sent in the post. You can choose whether you want the poem to be funny or sentimental or a bit of both.
*all correspondence is in English, translations are not available.