The trend now is either to be extremely simple or very lavish while hunting for unique gifts. They have become more creative and innovative as several niche companies bring out fantastic ideas for all sorts of occasions. Being unique is the mantra for each giver. It gives a feeling of being cared for. Out of the box ideas are memorable and so are the contents. A life-size Barbie doll emerging out of a pink egg shell for a tween's birthday or a bunny surprise for an elderly grandpa-these are all surprises are made of. There are unique gifts for wedding, valentine day, birthday, welcome greetings, corporate gifts, good bye and retirement too. The reasons are endless and so are the rewards. Whatever the age or interest of the person there are several choices that can be customized and also personalized.
To ensure that the gifts are really unique they should be right for the person. To give a high tech cell phone to an elderly person is not the right thing unless he knows how to use it. Uniqueness also means that it should not embarrass the receiver. Several times during Christmas and New Year one is flooded with gifts that need recycling. It can be embarrassing if it comes to the person who has given it in the first place! Another mistake people make in giving away unique gifts is to give something personal to office colleagues or business associates. This could be a disaster in waiting and may even spoil the relationship. There is absolutely no need for a man to give away a beautiful jewelery piece to a female executive in or outside his office unless he is in a relationship with her.
The charm of unique gifts lies in the fact that the person who is giving it has understood the relationship. Hence customization and personalization or even branding should be done only when one is sure of the way it shall be received. Thus also goes with kids, who do not like receiving which are not good for their age. Gifts should not be boring or the same that one gives every year. For a change unique gift trends today would be to be healthy and eco-sensitive. A plant sampling, or a healthy gift hamper is desirable as many people are now fitness conscious. Some gifts may be familiar but will always be appreciated. For example a girl is likely to accept graciously a diamond necklace or a solitaire ring. Personalized shape on diamond pendant will surely attract women's attention and a bracelet with that will give ten on ten. A man is likely to enjoy an ipad or ipod which he can use often. PC games and play stations are also a regular favorite. A luxury day spa also is a sure shot hit as a unique idea.