Finding good birthday gifts can be stressful, especially if you realize you need to get one at the last minute. There are a lot of ways that you can get a birthday gift right away and still make the birthday great.
1. Tickets To An Event
If there’s an event coming up that you know your friend or family member would love, consider buying them tickets to the event. They’ll be able to have a wonderful evening courtesy of you, and it’ll be extremely easy to get. If the birthday person has children, however, you should consider the fact that they’ll need to get a babysitter for the night and that can be expensive. If they usually have scheduling difficulties, you might want to add in that you’ll be happy to watch the kids that night. Many events have electronic tickets that can be printed out at home and put in a nice box.
2. Movie Gift Certificates
Movies are expensive today, and it’s something a lot of people enjoy as a luxury rather than a habit. 3D movies in particular have risen in price for years. Movie gift certificates are relatively inexpensive, fast, and will give them something to look forward to and think about. You can also throw a little extra on the gift card for some snacks and drinks. Movie theatres are everywhere, so you can pick up the gift on the way to the party and they’ll usually have a card holder that comes with the card.
3. Restaurant Gift Cards
If your friend or family member has a favourite restaurant, or there’s a new and great restaurant in town, a restaurant gift card is a great way to gift them a nice night out and a lovely experience. If you’re unsure of the amount to give, you can look at the menu and calculate how much a three course meal of appetizers, main course, and dessert would cost for two people. As long as the restaurant is close by, it should be very easy to pick up the gift card. If you’re not sure about their favourite restaurant you can get a gift card that is accepted at multiple restaurants or chains.
4. Their Favourite Drink
A good bottle of wine or their favourite type of whiskey or scotch is a great gift for many people of drinking age. Many people enjoy a bottle of their favourite liquor to relax to, and it’s something that they can share with the other people close to them. It can even be used at the birthday party itself. For premium types of alcohol such as expensive scotch you can adjust the gift’s price based on how much you want to spend.
If the birthday person loves a particular type of thing you can sign them up for a subscription so that they get small items throughout the year. These subscriptions are usually discounted on an annual basis. Some examples are a tea of the month club, cheese of the month club, or chocolate of the month club. Subscriptions can usually be signed up for online so you can get the gift immediately and present it to your friend right away.
If all else fails, jewellery is always a safe bet! Check out the latest Pascoes catalogue for a gift that is sure to please
– Written by Genna Hall
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