Do you remember the excitement of hopping out of bed and running to the Christmas tree? Or the excitement of your birthday party’s guests showing up one by one, each carrying a gift bigger than the previous one?
Do you miss the feeling of ripping apart brightly-colored wrapping paper? Of safely tucking away the money in the birthday card? Or does the memory of unraveling a gift you’ve always wanted surpass all the others?
Oh, to be a kid again!
As a child, receiving a gift was an occasion worth celebrating in itself. As we grow up, we think we lose that spark in the mundane realities of everyday life. With grand birthday parties replaced by quiet home-cooked dinners with your closest friends, the charm of unwrapping a gift slowly fades away.
This year, reignite that spark by giving your friends, family, and loved ones the gifts they’ve been coveting for a while.
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, wedding anniversary, or Mother’s Day, every occasion is fit for a gift they’ll cherish forever. What’s the perfect gift for an adult that’ll make them feel just as excited as they did a decade ago?
Here are our top 10 picks that’ll work for any occasion:
1, Get Cooking With An Apron
For all your favorite chefs who love whipping up delicious snacks, an apron is a perfect gift. Not only is it functional because of all the use they’ll get out of it, but it’s also a unique gift they’ll cherish forever.
A durable cotton apron isn’t just an accessory, it’s a necessity for everyone who loves to get busy in the kitchen. Treat your favorite cook with an apron personalized with a sweet embroidered monogram of their name, initials, or a cheeky phrase.
2, A Comfy Robe
Nothing compares to the feeling of the plush, ultra-smoothness of a bathrobe. If you’ve had the pleasure of experiencing this, pass on the feeling to the people closest to you by gifting them a luxurious robe.
Loose, comfortable, and packed with relaxation in every fiber, a robe is a great way to bring the spa-environment to them. Complete with pockets and a belt, a unisex, free-size robe is a gift your loved ones might not even know they need!
This trend slowly crept up on us—from leggings and sports jackets to fleece vests and pullovers, athleisure doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon! For anyone who loves to stay on-trend, look great while working out, and rock feel-good clothing, this is the ideal gift to wrap up.
Casual and athletic, there’s a lot you can choose from for any athleisure lover. Whether you’re picking out an entire outfit or just gifting them a few statement pieces, you can’t really go wrong with it!
4, Dress Up Their Home
Whether your friends are hosting a housewarming party or are looking to renovate, home décor gifts are a great choice. Chic statement pieces and stylish pops of color are every décor enthusiasts’ dream, making them the ideal gift to bring with you.
From regal monogrammed hand towels that are a statement on their own to delicately-embroidered throw pillows to accent any room’s design, these unique gifts are bound to suit your friends’ taste!
5, Handy Sports Bags
Sports lovers will tell you about the hassle of packing all their sports accessories and gear into a single bag. Help them avoid carrying half of their sports or gym equipment in their hands when they head out by gifting them a sports bag.
Whether they’re into soccer, tennis, bowling, baseball, or basketball, a sturdy, durable bag is ideal to fit all their belongings in!
6, Versatile Tote Bags
When functional meets fashion, you get the tote bag. These versatile, durable canvas bags are ideal for people who are always on the go and want to carry around their belongings while running errands.
Tote bags are an environmentally-conscious choice for grocery shopping, overnight stays, and traveling. These bags are spacious enough to store everything from your yoga mat to your make up collection, making them a gift they’ll use forever!
7, Chill Out With A Drink Cooler
Summertime calls for barbecues, days by the beach, and chilled drinks. A drink cooler is a must-have to enjoy lazy days with the people you love.
Perfect for carrying around cans of beer or soda, a leak-proof, insulated bag is the ideal gift for someone who enjoys cracking open a cold one with their friends and family. If you know someone who loves outdoor adventures, this is a must-have for all their excursions into the great outdoors.
8, Personalized Makeup Bag
Every makeup lover knows the struggle of fitting in all their brushes, palettes, lipsticks, and eyeliners into one makeup bag. A fantastic gift idea for every makeup enthusiast is a makeup bag they can store all their beauty must-haves in.
There are so many colors, materials, designs, and styles to choose from—you’ll be spoilt for choice when picking the best one. Why not take your gift up a notch by getting their gift personalized with their initials monogrammed front and center?
9, Pet Accessories
Ask any pet parent what they want and they’ll suggest what you can gift their furry friend instead. Join in on spoiling the adorable puppy with accessories they need, no matter what the occasion is!
For furry friends who aren’t a fan of the rain, a hooded raincoat is an ideal accessory to keep them warm, dry, and cozy while they watch the rain pour! This way, they won’t have to miss out on walks either.
10, Practical Laptop Bag
The best gifts are those that are as functional as they are stylish. Treating the tech enthusiasts in your life with a laptop bag that’s spacious, functional, and modern is the perfect gift.
A chic choice for traveling or heading to the office, they’re big enough to fit all the laptop’s accessories and light enough to carry comfortably. Laptop bags are the ideal gift for a friend or family member who’s always working on the go!
Some Final Thoughts
Regardless of the occasion, the perfect gift is one that’s picked out thoughtfully and with love. Adding a personalized touch, with embroidered monograms on any gift of your choice will make it a sweet token of your love and appreciation.
About the Author
A family-run business owner, the author has a passion for custom products and specializes in a variety of personalized items that are perfect for gifting and decorating. Their business, Lavington Designs, lets customers customize their gift items by choosing from various thread and font options to make the perfect, thoughtful gift for their loved ones.