Shopping for that Special Someone

Shopping for that Special Someone

You have an upcoming birthday or anniversary with that special someone in your life and you’re stumped as to what to buy.  You’re not alone many of us find ourselves in that situation from time to time.  You want the gift to be meaningful and to let them know that you put some thought into it.  If you are still stumped then let us help you find something perfect when shopping for that special someone.

Personalise the Gift

Giving someone you love a gift is a way to show that love.  That doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank but you do need to give something that shows this gift is just for them.

Look for Something Handmade

If you are the crafty sort then making something handmade is ideal.  If you put together a gift with your own two hands (yes you can get help) then it becomes that much more meaningful to the receiver.  Experiences count as gifts too, so find some experience that they really want to try like driving a race car or going to a museum works too.

If you aren’t the handy sort then you can get something that has been handcrafted by an artist or craftsman.  There are tons of sites online that you can search for the perfect handcrafted gift.  Check out Etsy or Craftfurnish for ideas.


People of all ages use gadget be it a smart phone or an iPad.  What is the latest gadget that your spouse wants?  Gadgets are just about the easiest gift to buy and still impress someone.  There is a whole range of options and price points for you to choose from.

Where to Shop

If you would rather do almost anything than head over to the mall, when you’re in luck this is the digital age and now you can shop from the comfort of your own home.  Here are some amazing sites to find great gift ideas.

  • Amazon: Amazon has absolutely EVERYTHING under the sun.  You can either browse around for ideas or just check the pricing on what you want.  Amazon has just about the fastest delivery time of any ecommerce site so if you put off gift giving til the last minute then Amazon can help.
  • Uncommon Goods: If you are looking for something really rare and unusual then give this site a try. There are a ton of unique that also have a purpose.
Shopping for Dad

Shopping for Dad

If there is anything more difficult that trying to find the perfect gift for your mom it has to be trying to find a gift for your dad.  Birthday’s, Christmas or any other holiday it doesn’t matter, shopping for dad is always difficult.  How many power tools can you buy before you run out of options?  Let’s not even mention how many times your poor dad got socks as a gift.  If you want some unique gift ideas that show your appreciation for everything your dad has done then read on.

Fitbit Smart Watch

Let your dad find out just how many steps they take on the golf course.  A fitness watch is a great idea can help your dad stay in shape and keep track of their activities.  It is harder to stay in shape as you get older, so give your dad a little hand.  Fitbits are more than just a fitness tracker today they come with a ton of apps including the ability to make payments on the go.

Wireless Headphones

Wireless headphones are a great gift for everyone including your dad.  Get a pair with some great sound so he can appreciate his music wherever he goes.  If your dad isn’t that tech savvy you may have to pair them to his device but we promise he will love them.

Omaha Steak Combo Packs

If your dad is king of the grill then this is something that he will really love.  It is also a great way to get yourself invited to dinner!  This package will be delivered to his doorstep and you will get a combo of grilling classics including the famous Omaha steaks along with some chicken, burgers, hot dogs and even something thrown in for dessert.  One pack can feed four people so depending on the size of your family you may want to order a couple of them.

Home Brewing Beer Kit

Does your dad like a nice cold beer with his buddies on a hot day?  What about if he tried his hand at making his own beer?  You can get kits that include everything he needs to brew his own batch of beer.  The instructions are simple and a couple of weeks later he has a couple of gallons of home brew to share with the boys.

Hopefully this makes shopping for your dad’s next birthday just a little bit easier and you can finally find him a gift that isn’t socks.

Finding a Gift for Your Mother

Finding a Gift for Your Mother

To many of us our mother is one of our biggest heroes, especially if you grew up in a single parent family.  Single parent or not there are very few people that work harder than your mother nor will there ever be anyone that loves you more.  All of that can also make buying a gift for your mother harder than you think.  You want to get her something she will love and enjoy.  Whether it is for a birthday, anniversary or Mother’s day shopping for mom is never easy.  Here are some ideas to help you get started.

Chocolates & Flowers

Chocolate is always a favorite and some flowers to go with the chocolates wouldn’t hurt either.  You can also choose an indoor plant rather than flowers, but when it comes to chocolate then go for the good stuff.  Visit a chocolatier and get some handmade chocolates instead of something in a box from the gas station.

Jewelry or Perfume

Jewelry or perfume are also some of mom’s favorites but be cautious.  Perfume can be personal and your tastes may not be the same as your mother’s, the same goes for jewelry.  If your mother has a favorite expensive perfume then that is always a winner.  Jewelry is also a matter of taste but things like family rings work or you can take your mother shopping and let her pick out something she likes.  Here are some more jewelry ideas for mom.

Designer Handbags

Every woman deserves one good handbag that comes with a dust bag.  A designer hand bag can vary a great deal in price and styles.  If you have no idea what style to get your mom then ask a friend, your aunt or even the sales clerk.  You can get your mom something nice like a Coach bag or go all out and spend hundreds of dollars on a Louis Vuitton bag.  Bear in mind your mother may love a designer bag but she won’t want you maxing out the credit cards to get her one.

These are just a couple of options you have when you are trying to shop for your mom.  If you really want to get your mom something special then you can spend time with her and find out what she really wants.  Don’t be afraid to ask, although if she is like most mom’s she will tell you she doesn’t need anything.  Never listen to that!