Gifts for the New Year

Ideas for original and unusual 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.
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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.

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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.
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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.