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Top Gifting ideas for any occasion

Updated on May 24, 2016


If an individual is in Iove with paintings or he has expressed keen appreciation of it sometime in past, then you can consider giving him some kind of artistic or historic painting as a gift. If your budget is high you can also consider giving paintings of some of the greatest painters or artists as gift. Paintings made up of oil colour or glass paintings looks good when hung in the drawing room. If the painting is small in size make a set of three or five similar paintings as people prefer covering the whole wall with three or five painting in series. Large paintings made on cloth piece with wax colour also looks good or you may consider a painting made on cloth with bamboo sticks at the back which give a circular or semi circular shape to the painting.

Laughing Buddha

Laughing Buddha brings good luck and positive energy in the house. It's the most sacred gift one can give to another person. It comes in many forms and each form resembles the form of energy it will bring in. For example Laughing Buddha playing with children symbolises good fortunes coming from heaven and one with a fan symbolizes happiness and joy. It also comes in various postures such as the sitting posture of Buddha is considered to be that of love and the standing Buddha symbolizes riches and happiness. There are also theories related with placing the Buddha at a particular location to get desired benefits.


It's often said that if you want to preserve a memory capture that moment in frames. If you have any photographs of him or her which is closely attached to with some good memories of him, you can get such photograph printed and framed and gift it to him. Photographs of childhood, graduation day, marriage or any other memorable moments can be used to be given as a gift. You can also put photographs in electronic form and store it in electronic frame memory, the advantage of electronic frame is that the pictures can be seen in low light also and the image changes after sometime like a slideshow, so multiple images can be put in together.


Chocolates are welcomed by everyone whether he is old or young. So never hesitate in giving a pack of chocolates as a gift. Some brands like Cadbury offers their readymade pack of chocolates for gifting purpose while others get it done on receiving of orders. If you can't get a readymade pack you can make one yourself in a gift basket type. Some of the brands also offer secret messages engraved on the wrappers of chocolates so gifting them can be fun as both the sides would be unaware of the message contained in the pack. In case you are gifting chocolates to a kid you can have cartoon shaped chocolates in place of regular ones.

Personalized gifts

Personalized gifts resembles the extra effort you have put in to give the person something different. It can be anything like personalized cups, pen holders, wooden wall hangings and other items which can be moulded as per your choice. You can get the persons photograph printed on coffee cups in such a way that the image printed on it gets visible only when the hot coffee is poured in it. Wooden wall hangings can be engraved with beautiful messages or good wishes for the one to whom gift is to be given. Personalised wind chimes with the picture of the wedding couple can make your gift a memorable one.

Gift card

If you are not able to decide as to what you should give as a gift then gift cards can prove to be the best alternative for you. Gift cards comes preloaded with some fixed monetary amount and the bearer of the gift card can shop anything with that gift card. If a gift card is given as a gift, it will be most loved by the person receiving it as it will enable him to purchase whatever he desires. Gift cards can be redeemed only in the stores issuing the same. Moreover many a times gift cards comes with discount that is you have to pay less while getting the benefits of higher value. If cost of any article bought is more than the amount of gift card the balance can be paid in other accepted forms or if the cost of article is less than the value of gift card the balance amount will remain in the gift card to be redeemed later.

Gift basket

A gift basket comprises of many small articles or goods packed as one. It may also comprise of different types of fruits, dry fruits or other similar eatables. Gift baskets can be made at home also by first of all collecting all the gift items to be packed and then packing them in a wooden basket with the help to coloured plastic sheets. You can also place a card on the top of basket with best wishes message. For example you can collect articles such as a can of coke, two to three pieces of cup cake, chips packet, cookies pack and chocolates, and put them together in a basket made up of bamboo sticks to give it a traditional look and cover it up with coloured plastic sheets.


If you know the size of the person to be gifted you can buy a pair of apparels for him. It's most accepted gift as the fashion series keeps on changing and to get something of the current fashion is always welcomed. If you don't know about the style or fashion sense of the person you can take him along with you and pay the bill yourself after getting him what he desires. Nowadays online shopping sites provides facilities such as you can chat with your friends via the site and shop together. So even if your timings are not matching to go out together you can invite him to chat online and shop together. You can also associate your other friends so that they can recommend you with good range of choices.

Decorative lamp

When it comes to giving something from the home furnishing series nothing can match a decorative lamp. A decorative lamp attracts the attention during the day time because of its architecture and during the night through it's lights. A photo lamp with the pictures of family members on each side can be appealing when the lamps light is switched on. Decorative lamps comes in various forms such as table lamp, lamps fixed on wall and lamps hanging from the roof. Each form have large number of varieties in it, so you can choose the appropriate one to be gifted depending on your budget.

Religious articles

If a person to be gifted is too religious you can gift him religious articles such as religious books, symbols or any other similar thing.
Religious symbols helps to create a positive aura in and around the house and kills negativity. It also keeps evil eyes away from the home. Gifting such articles also brings positivity to the person gifting the same as the person receiving it will never have a negative look at the type of gift given by you. If you gift a religious book to someone and that person reads atleast a part of it everyday you will also get some good vibes as you were the reason behind it.


A book is considered as an individual's best friend. It's a source of knowledge, a guide in life and a companion when you are alone. So by gifting a book to someone you are gifting him a lot more which will stay with him till the end. You can gift books of publisher which the probably reads or of great authors or writers. Annual limited publications can also be given or you can consider giving a book on the topic which is most favoured by him. It's not necessary that you have to gift a hard copy only you can talk with him and get him the book he likes on kindle.

Holiday package

Most loved thing in one's life is going on a free holiday tour with your loved one's. So if you gift someone with a holiday package you will be remembered each time they go through the pictures clicked on that tour. Various tour operators offer different packages on the basis of the location and services provided by them during the tour. So you can analyse the best option and can gift your near one's with the life moment they will ever forget.

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