Buying thoughtful gifts for the woman in the family doesn’t get easier because you are a woman. Everyone has their own likes and dislikes. And after a lifetime spent with them, there comes a point when you run out of ideas.
Never fear, we’re here to help. Whether it’s for Mother’s Day, a birthday, or a very pre-emptive Christmas, take a look at our ideas for what to buy the women in your family.
For Your Sister
A sister is a very special relationship that often comes down to a love-hate relationship. We’ll focus on the love element since that’s usually what someone is trying to depict with a gift.
But, if you have a sister, you will know that being sisters doesn’t guarantee you are similar people. What you like might be miles from anything your sister likes, and in the same vein, you two could be so similar people have trouble telling you apart.
This, added to the fact that it’s likely at least one of you has known the other for your whole life, means that a photo album is a great gift idea for sisters. You can fill it with photos going all the way back through weddings, college nights out, to childhood memories.
For Your Mother
The milestone that comes with buying for a mother is to not hit the same idea twice. What worked once won’t work again if she already has it. Once you hit a certain number of birthdays, Christmases, and Mother’s Days, you will have to widen your ideas beyond material thoughtful gifts.
A big thing that avoids this experience is gifts – and they come in all shapes and sizes. Thrill-seekers can try bungee jumping, gamers can try VR rooms, but if that doesn’t suit your mother, you can always go for a family photoshoot, an afternoon tea, etc.
One idea that never fails when looking for thoughtful gifts for mothers, is the idea of a break. It doesn’t get much easier being a mother. There are simply new lessons to be learned and different problems to face with every stage of their child’s development, and that’s tiring.
So, whatever your budget, a break is the best idea. This can be as affordable as creating a load of vouchers offering tasks like “lunch on me”, “a day of servitude”, “a full house cleaning” etc., or as extravagant as a weekend away.
For Your Grandmother
Finding gift ideas for Grandma can be tricky. They’ve seen it all, got everything at least once, and trying to surprise them is near-impossible. Where other gift recipients can be handled by looking at their hobbies, grandmas might have lost some abilities in the past and might have a hard time, like doing their gymnastics, due to aging bodies.
This can be a good time to introduce them to other hobbies that they can do. If knitting isn’t a great idea due to arthritis, consider signing them up for pottery classes or flower arranging, or if you think they’d like an active hobby and one where they can socialize, you can take them to a dance class.
Swimming is also very good for grandmas who want to keep active, and if they are grandmas that have younger grandchildren, it’s a hobby that they can share.
Finding the perfect, thoughtful gift can be tricky. But, with a little extra thought and a lot of love, we are sure the women in your life will like what you find!