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When it comes to gifting, I like to think of quality over quantity, this does not mean it has to empty my Bank account, it just has to be something thoughtful that would meet the needs of the receiver for a long time.

Gifting can be a daunting task especially if you have no idea of what the person likes or needs at that very moment.

My Gifting guide is to stick to items that can be utilised by anyone or worst case scenario, passed on to another member of the family, you might call it playing it safe.

Generic gifts life Gift cards and vouchers are also great ways to gift while leaving control to the recipient. Cash gifts on the other hand can meet immediate needs but does not show any thoughts, so while some will happily receive cash, it is easily forgotten, if you must give cash, then it is best to give it as an add on to a little gift.

Here are some simple Gift ideas for different ages and gender.

Family Gifts

  1. This Jean Patrique’s Whatever pot is a great addition to any Kitchen, it is easy to use and very durable. It is a perfect gift for any gender.

2. Gift Cards are easy to give as an alternative to raw cash and some Amazon Gift cards have cute gift boxes. Here are my absolute favourites:

3. Kids toys

4. Gender neutral Gifts

5. Baby Gifts and more:

6. Books are great gifts that keep on giving, here are a few books I highly recommend :

I hope you found these Gift ideas useful, please remember to support by subscribing, liking and sharing, you can also shop all the products listed directly from my link as I will get a small referrer fee.

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  • by Sesan
    Posted 1st August 2021 5:34 pm 0Likes

    I love all the gift ideas , I just subscribed to your blog and will read the previous posts too.

  • by kikesanya
    Posted 1st August 2021 6:36 pm 0Likes

    Thank you very much for your comment, you are welcome to the family.

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