Why Luxury Gifts Can Make A Lasting Impression And What To Think About
With birthdays, Christmas, christenings and leaving parties seemingly more and more frequent as you get older, meet more people and have kids, finding the right present for that loved one, family friend or soon to be missed colleague is never easy.
When the occasion is really special, maybe a huge marker in terms of age, or the end of an era as someone prepares to leave a company after decades of loyal returns, a card, gift voucher and a box of chocolates may just not seem the right gift, especially if the occasion warrants something that really is special, luxury and often unique.
Luxury gifts do not always have to be expensive, as the FT showcases in their money section recently, with some luxury gifts starting from £50 and of course, moving all the way up into the thousands. In fact, a luxury gift may not cost a great deal, or it may cost a princely sum, but if all your family, friends or colleagues are chipping in, then maybe you can afford to reach higher and buy a gift that although valuable, has both a financial and emotional value to it.
If they love their clothing and accessories, you could look at a designer tie or handbag, or you could maybe send them to a top of the range clothes shop with a budget to choose what they want. If they are more into adventure, then how about a red letter day, driving a super charged race car around a track that they will remember for a very long time, but enjoy every single second that they have their foot on the pedal and are really experiencing something amazing.
If the lucky receiver of your gift is into board games, how about a luxury wooden chess set, handmade, bespoke and just oozing in quality and charm? Of course, you don’t just have to think about luxury chess boards, but backgammon, checkers and of course quality poker playing cards if chess is just not their thing. A gift like this works for so many reasons, as not only is practical, but they will keep their value and on top of that, every time it is used then you are remembered as that amazing person that gave them the present!
And of course, if they are more into travel than adrenaline, clothes and board games, you could always book them on a luxury trip of a lifetime, but of course you will really need to know their availability and interests before you set them off half way around the world, and you might have to pay for a loved one as well to keep them company!
It is important that luxury and unique are truly deserved, as unless you have a lot of money or like getting into debt, giving a luxury gift for every occasion is probably going to be out of the question. But, there is no denying that a luxury gift is one that will be remembered, so for the occasions where they are truly deserved and warranted they can make a massive impact for the person receiving. And as we say, luxury does not always mean highly expensive, as if you keep your eye out for a special offer or something that is personal and quality, you might end up with something that really is truly special but not massively expensive.