Running out of gift ideas? These seven options will save you time

Get to know what they love or are into and work some magic around that.

In Summary

• For the scent, opt to get something totally different from what they are used to, Give them something different to experiment.

• If you have a projector, you can turn the picnic into a movie mood; it's the festive season and hallmark always comes through with Christmas movies.

A bottle of perfume
A bottle of perfume
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Tis the season to be jolly and what a better way to celebrate this festive season than gifting your loved ones with gifts that will leave them talking about for a while.

When it comes to giving gifts to someone, most people find it hard to find the perfect gift for an individual.

Women tend to have it rough because men's stuff is quite expensive. 

Have you checked how much a pair of brand new sneakers costs? That's equivalent to your monthly internet subscription.

Time is running out and you have to get that gift asap. 

Don't fret. There are so many gift ideas we would like to share with you. You can ditch the socks and belts this time around.

1. Perfume

A man/woman who smells amazing is a plus and a turn on for so many people. Ask around, you'll be the same response.

You can never go wrong with a good scent as a gift idea for your brother, mother, father, sister or even your spouse. 

For the scent, opt to get something totally different from what they are used to, Give them something different to experiment with.

2. Picnic

Picnics are heaven sent; the easiest and thoughtful gift you can give someone.

It's a bit wet in Nairobi at the moment with the ever surprising rainfall, but that shouldn't hinder you from organising that simple yet beautiful picnic.

A picnic setup
A picnic setup
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To spice things up or change up the game, you can do a picnic even indoors.

Move your seats and table to create some space, spread a blanket at the centre or any part of the house that fancies you. Get some candles, some take out food and drinks and a speaker for some good music.

If you have a projector, you can turn the picnic into a movie mood; it's the festive season and hallmark always comes through with Christmas movies.

This gift idea will be one never to be forgotten.

3. Road trip 

Now, who wouldn't want a long drive out of town, to a different city with breathtaking scenery and fresh air?

Planning a road trip is a perfect gift this festive season. Fuel that car, pack a few things including a jacket or warm sweater for the chilly evening and go for that road trip.

Take a road trip
Take a road trip
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We have been enclosed in one area for a very long time. Change that and drive to wherever you want.

If you don't have a car, you can rent one for a few hours. There's always a way around things.

Even taking a matatu is an option. What we are going for at the end of the day is a road trip, far away from our normal routes.

4. Gift voucher

Most times you are spoilt for choice when it comes to gifting someone. If you are in a fix and don't know what to get someone, a gift voucher is a thoughtful gift.

With a gift voucher, someone can choose what to get for themselves, rather than getting something and it's not to someone's liking.

5. Staycation

Staycations are the best, trust me. Have you ever thought of ditching your house for a day or two and just living in another space, not doing the usual?

Staycation
Staycation
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Well, this gift idea is perfect for someone who doesn't like long-distance trips but loves to experiment with new things.

Book a room for a few days, visit the Nairobi National Park if you're in Nairobi.

This is a perfect gift to give your spouse.

6. Skincare package

The skincare movement has really grown and we are all taking our skin routines quite seriously.

A good skincare package is an ideal gift especially if the person is into skincare a lot.

Prepare a box with a cleanser, toner, serum, moisturiser, serum and any other product that you'll see fit to make one smile.

A skincare package
A skincare package

People with an outbreak can tell the struggle of trying to get rid of the never-dying little devils.

Surprise a loved one with this package. You will not hear the end of it.

7. Board games, video games

Change up the gifting tradition and ditch that belt for a board game or a video game.

Board games are heaven sent and tend to bring people closer together.

A board game
A board game
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Grab that board game or video game and add some spice to someone's collection. 

A quick tip on how to gift someone, get to know what they love or are into and work some magic around that.

Edited by D Tarus