Gifts for the New Year
New Year is a holiday that is associated with gifts almost more than a birthday. At least relatives and friends should definitely give something, but every year the question arises again about what to give. If the potential recipient is not included in the immediate environment, it is somehow not customary to spend significant amounts on a gift for him, while another stupid and banal souvenir is not only tasteless, but also stupid.
Hover, you can’t always give even a practical thing — sometimes you just don’t know what a person needs, and some just have everything. If fantasy does not tell you anything sensible, do not panic: are already in a hurry to help.
How to choose a gift?
Originality in itself is by no means a sign of a good New Year’s gift: for example, giving a head of garlic to a person or giving a live goat would be very original, but such a decision is unlikely to be taken in a positive way. Pursuing the goal of picking up an unusual gift, do not forget that it should be pleasant for a person. In order not to miss and make a consistent and logical choice, Ask yourself a few simple questions and ansr them.
- Why is a present given? Many people consider something practical to be the best gift, but a symbolic gift can also have a positive effect if it pleases, entertains or pleasantly surprises the recipient.
- What is the potential recipient interested in? It’s no secret that the tastes and preferences of all people are different, because the same thing can be an excellent solution in one case, and a failure in another. If you can, look in the potential purchase for at least some connection to the person to whom you will give it.
- How much can you spend? When choosing a gift for a specific person, do not get carried away, because for sure your list of loved ones is not limited only to them, but there should be enough money for everyone. It’s better to sketch out a rough budget plan in advance and try not to go beyond it.
- Material or emotional? Until now, a gift for the New Year is usually perceived as something that you can touch with your hands, but this holiday is no worse than a birthday, on which many of our people are already used to giving impressions.
You may not know about it, but there are special shops where various unusual souvenirs and gifts are collected.
Since such an outlet does not specialize in anything else, the assortment here is usually impressive. Many of these sellers work on the Internet, and a unique present can even be ordered by mail.
Finally, don’t forget that Not only the gift itself is important, but also the process of its delivery. – it is always very exciting and pleasant for both parties. Unlike other holidays for the New Year, you can not give a present in your hands, but put it under the Christmas tree, but in any case, you should understand in advance how the transfer will take place.
You can even beat the procedure in the form of a competition from childhood, when a reward in the form of a rhyme is required for a gift.
There is also a certain list of potential gifts that should be forgotten once and for all. Of course, in certain situations even such a present may be appropriate, but this happens very rarely.
- Figurines of animals whose year is coming. This is an example of a terrible banality, which, moreover, has no practical purpose. In general, the symbolism of the animal of the next year does not even pretend to be original, but if it is at least applied to a practical thing, then this is not so bad. If the recipient does not have a craving for collecting figurines and a special shelf for them, the gift will gather dust in a desk drar for years.
- Personal items. In the New Year, a person is waiting for a miracle, and if you guess to give socks or shaving foam, do not be surprised that the expected delight is not observed in the eyes of the donee. Unique packaging or unusual design does not make such things better. In addition, you should be careful with more refined, but equally personal items, such as linen, perfume or cosmetics. In this case, the chosen thing as a whole may be very good, but simply not suitable for the person or not according to his preferences.
- Dear surprises. For the New Year, it is customary to give presents to all more or less close people, respectively, you need to buy a lot of presents, because most people’s wallets are enough only for relatively inexpensive gifts. If a person is not one of your immediate family and plans to give you a relatively cheap present (or worse, he has nothing to hide at all), you will simply put him in an uncomfortable position.
- Recurring gifts. The New Year is a miracle, and although everyone is waiting for it, no one can say for sure what it should be like. Some people do not understand this and consider it quite normal to give a person the same thing every year. Do not become predictable — even a good gift will become boring over time and will not be received with enthusiasm.
List of creative souvenirs
We can conclude that New Year’s souvenirs are a gift that is too banal and inappropriate. In fact, of course, this is not entirely true — it all depends on how hackneyed a souvenir you have chosen.
Modern globalization leads to the fact that goods around the world are approximately the same, and a good souvenir has been and remains the little thing that no one has ever seen before. Find something like that — you can safely give, this is a good option. And here are a few examples showing that the New Year theme in design is not limited to the usual costumes.
- Teapot in the shape of Santa Claus. Not to be confused with banal figurines of the same character without any practical purpose.
- deck of playing cards, decorated with Christmas prints.
- Digital photo frame, imitating a Christmas toy.
- Bag“sewn” from the headdress of Santa Claus.
- Bottle cases sparkling wine.
- Candles in the form of snowmen melting in the process of burning.
- flash drives, whose shape repeats the silhouette of a Christmas tree.
All of the above shows that in principle New Year’s symbols can be applied to anything - no need for platitudes with all those t‑shirts, cups and kitchen aprons.
Moreover, today every person has the opportunity to turn to special ateliers, where they will print any drawing on literally anything — this gift will definitely be unique and inimitable.
Original set gifts
When choosing a gift for the New Year for an adult, for some reason they completely forget that the present could ll turn out to be edible. Do not think that only children’s gifts can consist of sets — in fact, for adult recipients, such a gift will be very useful, because among them, too, often come across a set tooth.
Of course, are not talking about some banal cardboard box, which is filled with relatively inexpensive sets and is sold in the nearest supermarket. Turn on your imagination, and your gift will be remembered for years to come.
This is not sold in ordinary stores, hover, a personalized chocolate bar, which can be found on the Internet, could be an interesting presentation option. You have probably seen similar bottles of Coca-Cola, but that is perceived too corny precisely because it is sold everywhere. Quite another thing — chocolate barbecause the name of the addressee can be applied in curly letters to it itself, and not just to the label.
Such a gift very ll demonstrates your favorable attitude towards a person. It would seem that chocolate is sold everywhere, but you didn’t buy it at the nearest stall, but specifically looked for where to get a name bar for this particular person.
An alternative and somewhat more complicated solution is chocolate card congratulating the addressee with the New Year. In a large city, it may be a little easier with it, because it is possible that some candy store has already released something similar with ready-made words of congratulations printed on the surface of the tile.
In small towns, you will either have to resort to the help of the Internet again, or look for a chocolate workshop where you will be made a set postcard to order. The last option is especially good because you decide how the finished product will look like, and what exactly will be written on it.
If all this is very difficult for you, creative and pleasant a set gift can be made with your own hands from ordinary sets. Although it is still better not from any, but from those that the potential recipient likes. Remember the experience of working with the designer, even if it was the last time in your distant childhood, arm yourself with adhesive tape and try to assemble a creative figure, which you will hand out.
The most obvious solution is characteristic spruce silhouette as a symbol of the upcoming holiday, at the same time it does not differ in a complex configuration. If a gift is made for a girl, sets can be arranged in the form of a bouquet — a lady is always pleased to receive flors, but they are usually not given on New Year’s Eve, and then suddenly such a surprise.
Knowing the hobbies of the recipient of the gift and being carried away by the creative process, you can also think of something thematic, with reference to a specific person — give him a candy car or a guitar.
Something similar is sometimes sold in stores — there seems to be a traditional gift, in the form of a set of sets, but packed in a creative box. Even a toy can act as such, for example, a truck with an opening body that is filled to the brim with sets. Another similar solution is animal shaped bacweackwhich is also sold along with sets in it.
Finally, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel: if culinary arts are not alien to you, and confectionery products are not among your aknesses, you can give handmade sets. It can be anything — gingerbread, cookies, muffins, and so on, as long as you are one hundred percent sure that it turned out delicious, otherwise embarrassment will come out.
Another important detail is that this type of gift is usually given to several people from the same company at once — either one for all, or one copy for each.
If a woman gives such a present to any one particular man, one can see many different subtexts in such a gift.
Hover, you can not bake a cake or pie yourself, focusing on the creativity of its design. For some reason, it is customary to consider such a confectionery as an attribute of a purely birthday, but in fact there are a lot of set teeth in the modern world, and the festive table probably involves some kind of dessert. In the confectionery, you can order a cake decorated with any figurines of your choice — these can be characters from the famous Prostokvashino, the movie Home Alone, or even Soviet New Year comedies.
The main thing is that the design theme should be familiar and close to all those present, then the atmosphere of a festive feast can come close to ideal.
What can be unusual to do with your own hands?
Like it or not, the vast majority of modern stores sell consumer goods — with the current globalization, you can easily meet a person from the other side of the planet who has an exact copy of one or another of your things. In such conditions, it is becoming more and more difficult to choose a truly original gift, therefore it is not surprising that The best gift is something that is made by hand.
The point here is not only and even not so much in absolute uniqueness, as in demonstrating attention to a person — you did not get off with the minimum amount for another trinket, but spent a significant amount of your own free time creating a creative presentation.
Here, of course, those who, in principle, are friends with creativity and are able to present one of their next masterpieces as a gift, feel especially free. Hover, if you undertook to read this section, then you probably still know how to do something with your own hands — it remains consider ideas of what it could be.
- New Year’s conservation - an option for those who are not strong in the arts, but are friends with fantasy. In general, this is another variation of the presentation of sets, about which a lot has already been said above, only here the candy essence of the gift is not immediately evident.
All you need to do is take a beautiful jar of any desired volume, fill it with small sets to the top and close the lid, like a real preservation. From afar, only shiny candy wrappers will be visible, and the recipient will not immediately understand what it is. The dishes, of course, should be additionally decorated — for this, tinsel is glued to it with tape.
For greater clarity, the jar is also provided with a label in which they write traditional New Year’s greetings, the name of the addressee, and sometimes also the contents.
- Cup Sater - seemingly useless, but at the same time a very cute accessory that adds comfort, and at the same time allows the hand not to burn if the drink inside is hot. You can make such a present in different ways — who knows how to ave or knit, he uses this method, but you can also sew a product from felt or any other similar fabric.
The size of the finished product is small, therefore, neither time, nor effort, nor much material will be spent on its manufacture. At the same time, the craftsmanship manifested in the “believable” design of such a “sater” will cause additional delight in a loved one.
- Christmas sock for gifts — this is an accessory that almost no one uses today for its intended purpose. In most houses where it is, they get it only before the New Year, but you can beat its design by making something more useful.
If made small, it can serve as a great pouch for storing headphones, allowing you to extend the life of this popular accessory. You can sew such a sock yourself from fleece or felt, while it, performing a useful and practical function, will create a New Year’s mood for the owner.
- Box of postcards may seem a matter of dubious practicality, but such a decision certainly cannot be accused of banality. You will not find something similar in the store even theoretically — this is purely manual work, albeit not very complicated.
The material for it, hover, needs a peculiar one — for the manufacture you will need several New Year’s cards, and priority is given to old editions, which usually have a brighter color despite their faded colors. You can connect the individual walls of the future box in any way convenient for you, as long as it is beautiful.
On the farm, such a gift will fit for storing various little things, in particular, the same sets, but for the sake of justice, it is worth clarifying that such an accessory does not shine with durability.
- Homemade soap - a gift that is creative and requires understanding of certain laws of cosmetology, but otherwise simple to manufacture. Instructions on how to make soap at home are ubiquitous on the Internet, the task is so simple that they even produce appropriate children’s kits for creativity. As a basis, take any unscented baby soap, and collect the fragrance yourself, focusing on the means at hand and the tastes of the addressee, who is most likely to be a woman.
At the same time, do not be too lazy to first ask if your ingredients are harmful to the skin, and if not, feel free to combine them. Of course, certain problems may arise with the production of a neat bar, but the external form is no longer as important here as the content of your presentation.
Overview of interesting gift sets
Sometimes no option for a large and significant gift comes to mind, and giving something small seems ugly and unworthy. In this situation, it would be wise to give a set of several simple but necessary things, each of which could please the addressee a little. As a rule, the set is presented in a kind of common box, which the donor could collect himself, but recently there have also been store options for such solutions.
By the way, it is not always logical to hand such presentations into hands - since in scale some of them resemble a classic package, sometimes it makes sense to mail it and send it in order to play with the idea of a New Year’s miracle more actively.
Most often, things from a set should be united by some common thought or theme. Consider vivid examples of such compositions.
- Package for a coffee lover. Everything is logical here — it is somehow embarrassing for a loved one to give a cup or a pack of coffee for the New Year, even if it is very expensive. Another thing is that you can put several exotic coffee packages from distant countries at once. In general, there may be only one pack of grains, but then let the same cup, as ll as other useful ingredients — cinnamon, dark chocolate and cookies, be the company.
- Bath set. Here the situation is similar to the one described above — a tol or bath foam looks somehow small and does not inspire enthusiasm. It’s another matter if you donate both of these things, and at the same time also scented candles, some salts and a washcloth. All separately, these things seem cheap and banal, but together, and even packed, they allow you to comfortably take a bath anywhere.
- Baking kit. Something similar is usually given to women who love culinary exercises and have achieved significant success in them. Anything can be included in such a set — from the actual baking molds to tablecloths and even kitchen utensils. Such a gift is good because it also demonstrates the recognition of a person’s talent — you seem to say that you really like the recipient’s pastries and ask him to continue in the same spirit.
- Gift set for manicure. This option will be ll received by so many women, because caring for your own nails is fundamentally important for the beautiful half of humanity. If a girl constantly deals with such issues on her own, she probably already has all these multi-colored varnishes, cuticle removers and removers of old varnish coatings, hand creams and manicure sets.
Another thing is that most of the things described, except perhaps the last one, are consumables and regularly run out, and here you remove this problem in one fell swoop for a long time.
- DIY kit. Such things are usually given to a child who is not alien to creativity. For him, professional goods are not needed now, he only tries himself in different arts — so give him the opportunity to try himself in everything. Most often, they start with sketchbooks and various tools for the same lesson — markers, pencils, paints. Please note that different devices require different paper, so do not limit yourself to one album.
- Sending from afar. And this is a purely custom-made gift, which usually includes food products in souvenir packaging — chocolate, tea and other similar trifles. Most often, such components must be original in terms of the recipe and have a natural origin.