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St. John’s Day is one of the most impor­tant tra­di­tion­al Lithuan­ian hol­i­days, com­bin­ing Chris­t­ian tra­di­tions with pagan cus­toms. Every June, hur­ry to con­grat­u­late our beloved Jonis and Jan­i­nas on the occa­sion of this beau­ti­ful sum­mer hol­i­day, so what gift would sur­prise your loved ones? Tips and ideas for gifts for St. John’s Day are wait­ing for you here!

St. John’s Day — meaningful history and deep traditions

Close­ly relat­ed to the sum­mer sol­stice, Mid­sum­mer is cel­e­brat­ed on June 24, the short­est night of the year. Called Domes or Rasas in ancient times, this hol­i­day was iden­ti­fied with John the Bap­tist’s Day after the intro­duc­tion of Chris­tian­i­ty in Lithua­nia. Lithua­ni­ans fol­low the tra­di­tions of St. John’s Day to this day — wash­ing off the dew, gath­er­ing herbs, aving wreaths, singing and jump­ing over the fire, look­ing for a fern flor. Hov­er, one of the most impor­tant Mid­sum­mer tra­di­tions is to prop­er­ly greet John and John!

What to give for St. John’s Day: 10 best ideas

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Are you look­ing for a mem­o­rable gift for a loved one, but don’t know what to give for St. John’s Day? Our care­ful­ly select­ed tips and ideas will keep you from get­ting lost in the pletho­ra of options.

Pictures

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Appro­pri­ate­ly select­ed to match the inte­ri­or of the home pic­tures gives home cozi­ness and beau­ty. Sur­prise your loved one with a piece of art that suits their taste. Con­sid­er what would make your loved one hap­py the most — maybe a draw­ing of your favorite flors or a por­trait of your favorite ani­mal? Hov­er, if you are look­ing for a gift for a mod­ern fan of mod­ern art, choose more del­i­cate paint­ings with strict lines and con­trast­ing col­ors.


Coffee machine

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Mod­ern cof­fee machine is one of the best gifts for those look­ing for some­thing to give on the occa­sion of St. John’s Day. A cup of fra­grant cof­fee is a great part of your morn­ing rou­tine, lift­ing your mood and giv­ing you ener­gy. Add a set of your favorite cof­fee beans to this gift and you will sur­prise every cof­fee lover. Also, don’t for­get to make sure your loved one real­ly likes cof­fee — you don’t want your gift to go unused.


A cup

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No mat­ter what drink your loved one likes, cup is a great gift for any­one. By choos­ing a mug made of high-qual­i­ty mate­ri­als and in col­ors you like, you will give some­one not only a use­ful house­hold item, but also a mean­ing­ful mem­o­ry. After all, dish­es can always save those who don’t know what to give on the occa­sion of St. John’s Day.


Photo albums

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Give your loved one the oppor­tu­ni­ty to safe­ly store their most pre­cious mem­o­ries. Fill with pho­tos pho­to albums makes us remem­ber and as if re-cel­e­brate mem­o­rable occa­sions. It is one of the most use­ful gifts to help you cre­ate a col­lec­tion of fam­i­ly pho­tos so that spe­cial occa­sions such as sig­nif­i­cant birth­days, ddings, once-in-a-life­time cel­e­bra­tions and oth­er impor­tant fam­i­ly events will nev­er be for­got­ten.


Instant camera

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Does your loved one like to cap­ture impor­tant moments? Or do you want to encour­age a loved one to ful­fill an old dream of learn­ing pho­tog­ra­phy? Com­pact, styl­ish design instant cam­era will be a great gift for both young and old. The mod­ern appear­ance of the device will please every­one, and the small size will help when trav­el­ing. One click — and the novice pho­tog­ra­ph­er will be hap­py with his work. Also, don’t for­get to add device-spe­cif­ic pho­to strips to your cam­era.


Wall clock

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A clock hang­ing on the wall is not only a mod­ern inte­ri­or detail, but also a prac­ti­cal gift. Take into account the indi­vid­ual taste of a loved one and you will choose the most suit­able watch. In addi­tion, do not for­get to look at the inte­ri­or of the house so that the col­or of the gift match­es per­fect­ly. Care­ful­ly select­ed Wall clock will dec­o­rate every home — choose a mas­sive, strict-shaped clock for a fan of mod­ern style, and for those who appre­ci­ate some­thing time­less, a clas­sic, oval-shaped mod­el will be per­fect.

Sauna accessories

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Warm­ing up in the sauna and night swim­ming in the pool are an inte­gral part of Mid­sum­mer Night. The sauna pro­vides not only the plea­sure of relax­ation, but also improves blood cir­cu­la­tion and metab­o­lism, helps to lose ight, relieves mus­cle pain, stops aging and reju­ve­nates the skin. In addi­tion, it is impor­tant to men­tion that bathing in a sauna con­tributes to strength­en­ing immu­ni­ty. For this rea­son sauna acces­sories is a great gift for those who love the ben­e­fits of a sauna.


Pitcher

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One of the St. John’s tra­di­tions is wash­ing with water from clay jugs. Men­tion this Lithuan­ian char­ac­ter­is­tic by giv­ing an ele­gant jug as a gift, which will become a table dec­o­ra­tion. In addi­tion, this house­hold item is extreme­ly use­ful on hot sum­mer days, when you want noth­ing more than to enjoy a refresh­ing drink. Styl­ish design pitch­er will def­i­nite­ly not leave you indif­fer­ent!

Storage box

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If your loved ones have end­less things, give them a stor­age box that gives the home a sense of order. Com­pact, yet roomy stor­age box always comes in handy, espe­cial­ly with a small home. Choose from a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent designs, col­ors and sizes and you will find the per­fect gift.


Action camera

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Action cam­era — one of the fastest grow­ing gifts. It’s a small device that packs the best fea­tures of cam­eras and cam­corders into a rugged, water­proof design. The cube-shaped cam­era con­tains an image sen­sor, a proces­sor, an ultra-wide-angle lens and up to three micro­phones for record­ing sound in var­i­ous con­di­tions. Hov­er, keep in mind that this kind of gift requires a con­sid­er­able bud­get.

Christmas gifts — what mistakes to avoid?

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If you are still hes­i­tat­ing about what to give on the occa­sion of St. John’s Day, but you want to care­ful­ly choose the most suit­able option, con­sid­er our rec­om­men­da­tions:

  • Imprac­ti­cal gifts. You have cho­sen a gift, but you don’t know if it is prac­ti­cal? Pay atten­tion to the ways to cus­tomize the gift and you will def­i­nite­ly not beg. Also, if you are afraid that you will not like the cho­sen option, ask your rel­a­tives for their opin­ion — after all, the fam­i­ly is always ready to help.
  • Poor qual­i­ty gifts. Dura­bil­i­ty, qual­i­ty and sen­ti­men­tal val­ue are the most impor­tant fea­tures of a good gift. Hov­er, when plan­ning gifts, are often in a hur­ry, are impressed by the beau­ti­ful appear­ance of the prod­uct and do not think about the func­tion­al­i­ty of the item. If you want to choose some­thing that will delight and sur­prise, take into account the tastes, wish­es and needs of a loved one. Also, if you’ve decid­ed to give a home appli­ance, such as a cof­fee machine, take the extra time to read reviews about the mod­el you’ve cho­sen.
  • Urgent pur­chas­es. Did you save buy­ing a gift for the last minute? Not only will this reduce your chances of find­ing the per­fect gift, but it will also save you anx­i­ety and stress. Plan your gift respon­si­bly — go to the store no lat­er than two eks before St. John’s Day, because this way you will save time and buy what you need with peace of mind.
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St. John’s Day is a very impor­tant Lithuan­ian tra­di­tion­al hol­i­day, which is impor­tant to cel­e­brate prop­er­ly. Find­ing the most suit­able gift for this occa­sion is real­ly not an easy task, so hope that our care­ful­ly select­ed tips and ideas will help you not to get lost in the abun­dance of options. Sur­prise your beloved Jonas and Jan­i­na with a mean­ing­ful and func­tion­al gift. Look­ing for more qual­i­ty options? A vari­ety of gifts suit­able for every­one await you in our online store.