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Ingenious gift ideas to turn the most mundane gifts into something exciting!

It is surprising but true that the more choices we have in regards to gifts the more we run out of gift ideas. Everything seems to be ‘been here, done that’ and we go on puzzling our brains as to what gift would be the most appropriate. Or we take the shortcut and just get something to get it over and done with. For instance, inspiring Christmas gift ideas are the most difficult to come by but if we use a bit of imagination and creativity we can still gift something common but with a personal touch.


Great gift ideas are more likely to earn you kudos than the gifts themselves! Of course, the unusual ones will definitely draw appreciation but if you add personal touches, the most mundane of gifts can turn into something special and show that love and care has gone into it. In a world where everyone seems to be having everything or where the tastes are too different or the receivers are too fussy, one of the best ways is to give a gift card.


On the face of it, a gift card seems to be the most obvious and boring gift where you don’t have to do anything other than purchase it and gift it. But, wait; what if you were to personalize the gift card itself and add your own little touches to it?  And this does not mean just writing an accompanying note or putting it in an envelope. You can do wonderful things to a simple gift card which will show that you have put in a lot of thought into it. All it requires is a bit of ingenuity and imagination.


The most common gift cards are for clothing or for shoes. To make the gift card a little whimsical, why not wrap it up in a fun pair of socks or twine a small trinket through it? It will give the receiver something new to open now along with the excitement of getting something else later on. A voucher at a favourite coffee joint is great for someone who loves coffee but what will make the present even greater is if he/she gets it in a coffee mug or with some chocolates or cookies.


For the gourmand, a certificate to a fine dining restaurant hidden in a small goodies hamper will definitely arouse his interest. Even if you decide on a certificate for educational toys for children, wrapping it in layers of colourful paper will add to the mystery and excitement of the gift. A movie mad person will enjoy tickets to a blockbuster movie concealed in a tub of popcorn. For the adventure lover you can sign him up for some outdoor activities and put in the vouchers in a backpack or string it from a bandana.


These are only a few suggestions for gift ideas; by personalizing the gift in a creative, humorous way, you can turn the most mundane gifts into something exciting for the recipient. 

 

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