Picking the perfect gift can always be overwhelming. Whether you are searching for graduation gifts, birthday gifts, anniversary gifts or presents for small celebrations in between, it may be hard to find something that would be an ideal surprise. What would they want? Which color would they prefer? Do they already have it? Will they really like it? So many questions leading to a muddled mind.
Whenever you are picking a gift, the main idea is to get something which lights up your loved ones’ face with happiness as soon as they rip off that wrapping paper. That smile is what you look forward to.
Choosing a gift is a task on its own and when it comes to choosing a gift for your favorite person – the difficulty level rises. This person could be anybody – your kid, your best friend, your parent, your spouse, your sibling, etc.
To help you select the best gift for your favorite person, we have compiled a list of some of the best gifts for men and women in this blog.
With that, let’s begin:
Gifts Ideas For Women
For women, buying gift is like playing in a field- so much to explore and experiment with.
1. A Beautiful Outfit
There is NO girl on earth who does not like new clothes. If you want to make your girl happy, the first option that you can consider is getting them pretty clothes. But before you buy clothes, try to get an idea of what she likes. Do they like formal dresses or casual clothes? What color do they prefer? Do they like block or floral print?
Knowing this in advance would help you pick something that is according to their preferences. Even if you want to pick something entirely on your own, do it without any hesitation because we know you can!
2. Matching Accessories
Pairing a beautiful outfit with nice accessories will add life to the overall look. If you finalize the idea of buying a clothing item, we suggest you consider pairing it with accessories (only if it falls in your budget).
If you want to buy matching accessories, you can pick a nice bag or some jewelry pieces. It is not necessary that you have to buy accessories only if you have a matching clothing item. You can buy a bag or a combination of jewelry items as a separate gift as well.
You can check out the fashion accessories available online at OLX Pakistan website.
3. A Perfume Set
When you get confused during the gift-choosing process, a perfume set with a nice fragrance will be your savior. Choosing a perfume set is one of the best gift ideas for women. It is not only a perfect birthday gift for women, but a perfume set can also be given as an engagement present.
4. Flowers and Chocolates
As the common saying goes, diamonds are a girl’s best friend but we would rather say- flowers are a girl’s best friend.
A beautiful bouquet with some chocolates is a great gift idea. Try to get a bouquet that not only has fresh, beautiful flowers but is nicely packaged as well.
You can either buy some chocolates and present them separately or decorate them nicely on the bouquet itself.
5. A Self Care Box
Gone are those days when people used to only rely on makeup products to make their skin look flawless, now women are actually invested in self care products. Another gift idea that we have for you is to buy a self care box. The items in these boxes vary depending on the preference of the buyer.
We suggest you choose a basic box so that no items get wasted. Try to get a skin care box that has a moisturizer, foot cream, foot mask, a body wash, body lotion, etc. Most women use these products, so they won’t go to waste. To make it extra special, you can add a customized handwritten note or a chocolate bar inside the box.
6. Makeup Products or Accessories
Trying to win over a choosy makeup fan? Do not worry, we have got you covered.
Unlike old days, makeup products are not just limited to an eye shadow kit, a set of lipsticks or a blush-on kit. Along with these products, there are various other products that you can consider buying like a makeup setting spray, a highlighter, a primer, etc.
While getting a makeup item is a great idea, you can also choose to gift makeup accessories like a lighted makeup mirror, a set of makeup brushes, etc.
Mix and match these items and create a cute little makeup box with makeup products and accessories.
7. A Low Maintenance Plant
While this may not be a common idea, it is definitely a good one. There are a lot of people in this world who love to garden but avoid it because they feel like they won’t be able to do it right. If your girl is one of those, we suggest you give her a plant that is low maintenance.
These plants do not need a lot of attention, so even if you forget to water them, they will thrive. Some low maintenance plants are succulents, cactus, snake palm, bamboo palm, chrysanthemums, etc.
8. A Scented Candle
A scented candle is another gift item that most women would appreciate; however, the catch here is to choose the right scent. While some women like a flowery scented candle, others prefer a more strong fragrance. We suggest you take the middle road and choose a candle that is neither too strong nor too mild.
Also make sure that the packaging is nice. From wooden to glass jars, scented candles come in various types of packaging.
9. A Customized Picture Frame
It is always nice to receive a gift item that has more sentimental value attached to it. It shows that the giftee is important and that you have actually put in effort into buying a gift.
While all of the above mentioned gifts are special in their own way, we think that a customized photo frame is unbeatable in this race. Get a bunch of pictures and compile all of them together. Get the collage printed according to the dimensions of the frame.
When you are shortlisting the pictures, try to choose moments that have special memories attached to them. This will make the gift more personal and special.
You can keep this frame in a basket, add some chocolates or a small stuffed toy and wrap it nicely.
You can buy a photo frame online as well. Visit OLX Pakistan’s website and have a look at the available products.
10. Do Not Forget a Cake
While we have discussed a number of gift items, do not forget that a cake has an importance of its own, no matter what the occasion is. If you cannot think of anything, get a cake made and give it a touch of personalization keeping in mind the preferences of the recipient.
If you cannot get a customized cake, buy any cake and present it with some flowers.
That’s all for the gift ideas for women. If you want to buy a gift for your significant other or a special man in your life like your father, husband, son, etc. We’ve got a whole list, full of ideas for men as well.
Gift Ideas For Men
For men, it is always a great idea to choose something classic like a pair of socks, a necktie, etc. But if you really want to wow the giftee, you can take a hint from the list of gift ideas for men given below.
1. A Perfume Set
As simple as it may sound, a perfume set is a great gift idea. No matter what the occasion – birthday, graduation, father’s day – a perfume set always works. After all, who does not like a nice scent? As the name suggests, these sets are not just limited to perfumes, they also consist of shower gels, shaving foam, etc.
Since every person has a different choice, try to get an idea of what kind of fragrance the giftee likes. If you are unable to find out, choose a perfume set with a mild fragrance.
2. A Tech Gadget
It may sound stereotypical but guys (excluding old school dads) are crazy for tech gadgets. If you want to make the receiver, especially a tech freak, happy, consider buying a tech gadget. There are various options to consider if you are planning on giving a tech gadget. Some of these include a Bluetooth speaker, wireless ear pods, wireless charger, a smart watch, etc.
If you are considering giving a gadget try to get something that is compatible with most devices.
To get a tech gadget online, you can visit OLX Pakistan website.
3. A Trendy Clothing Item
Gifting someone a clothing item is an idea that can never go wrong. Since some men are more inclined towards kurta shalwar and others prefer a suit, it would be great if you know about their preferences before you buy any clothing item.
Either you buy something keeping in view the giftee’s preferences or go all out and get them something according to your choice. That would be a great surprise, wouldn’t it?
Modern dressing is not complete without a pair of cufflinks. From vintage to modern, there are multiple kinds of cufflinks available in the market. You can either choose something that has a neutral done or go for a solid color.
From kurta shalwar to formal dressing, cufflinks level up men’s outfit game.
5. A Pair of Shoes
Is it just us or do you guys also think that a pair of shoes are an extremely underrated gift idea? We suggest you consider giving a pair of shoes to your loved ones. From athletic to formal to casual, you can choose any type of shoes that you think the recipient would like.
A nice pair of shoes not only elevate a daytime casual look but also enhance any evening look.
6. Personalized Wallet
Attaching sentimental value increases the worth of any gift.
Another gift idea that we have in the list for you is a wallet. From reasonably priced to high end, there are thousands of wallets available in the market. The catch here is to give it a touch of personalization. You can get the giftee’s name, name initials, or a special date embossed on the wallet to make it more special.
Some people also choose to get images engraved.
Pro Tip: Choose a wallet that has multiple card slots and pockets.
7. A Wrist Watch
A wrist watch can create the magic required to make a man happy. There are hundreds of brands that manufacture men’s watches but whenever you plan on investing in one try to get a watch that goes well with formal as well as casual outfits. This will allow the receiver to wear it on multiple occasions making your gift extremely useful.
However, if the man you are giving it to likes a particular type of watch, we suggest you choose that.
If you want to buy a wrist watch, visit OLX Pakistan’s website.
8. A Necktie Set
A necktie set is another gift idea that won’t go wrong. A tie set gives the whole outfit a complete and polished look no matter what event a man is going to attend.
Each necktie set is different. For example, some necktie sets would have neckties, pocket squares and cufflinks. While others will also include lapel pins and bow ties.
Make sure you get a necktie set that has a nice stitching, sleek look and a deluxe gift box to make your father, husband or friend feel like royalty.
9. A Pair of Sunglasses
A pair of sunglasses is a classic gift that is still considered as one of the best gifts for men. You can give a pair of sunglasses separately or choose to get a sunglasses gift set for men. These sets come with a small notebook, a keychain, a pen, a belt or a watch.
Since each set is different, it is not necessary that all of these things would be present in every set. Here, you have to decide which accessories you would want to be included in the box.
10. Fountain Pens
With all the hustle and bustle of modern life, do not forget that there are some people who still love and appreciate old school goodies.
If you are buying a gift for a man in your life, who would like something classic, then a fountain pen can be your pick. Along with separate fountain pens, you can choose to get a fountain pen set. These sets usually have extra nibs, ink refill converter, ink bottle, etc. that are extremely useful.
That’s all folks! We hope that this guide will ease the stress that comes with gift buying. Do let us know if it helped you choose a gift for your loved ones or not.
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