Unusual Birthday Gift Ideas For That Special Someone
When you’ve known someone for a while, it can be really difficult to come up with an extra-special birthday gift. After a few years, you might think there’s nothing left that would be a real surprise. While it is the thought that counts, you don’t want to be that person who gave the gift that ends up on the Buzzfeed’s worst gift ever received either.
Here are some unusual birthday gift ideas that are practically guaranteed to make your special someone smile.
A Subscription Service
A really fun and unusual gift is a subscription service. These days there are so many great options you’re sure to find the one that’s perfect and your receipt with have something to look forward to all year long (or as long as you decide). They come at a wide range of price points, and you can usually select the number of months they receive it to meet your spending preferences. Just a few ideas include:
Explore Local Box. This one is lots of fun for foodies who can try local cuisines from across the country without having to travel. They’ll get artisans treats delivered right to their doorstep every month, with items like kettle chips from The Hamptons and churros from San Diego.
House Plant Box. This one is ideal for a new homeowner, perhaps a special someone that just bought one of the Atlanta houses for sale and would love to green it up with some house plants but they’ve had trouble keeping them alive in the past. Every month they’ll get a new plant along with easy-care instructions and 24/7 support from a team of plant experts.
PaintNPartyGO! If your special someone loves to paint or has always wanted to give it a try, this subscription box is like attending one of those wine and paint parties, but at home. They’ll get suggested projects that include access to a YouTube Vlog to paint along with as well as a selection of brushes, paints, canvas and pencils every month. Of course, they’ll have to supply their own wine.
A prepaid service proves that you’re thinking beyond the box to make their life easier, for example, you might pay for a few hours of housecleaning or to have their car detailed. If money is tight, you could perform the service so that it won’t cost you a thing, perhaps babysitting so they can enjoy a night out.
Experiences provide memories of a lifetime rather than a gift that’s shoved in a drawer and eventually given away at a yard sale. It could be anything from tickets to the game or the theatre, a hot air balloon ride, concert tickets, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, anything you think they’d enjoy.
A Clone of Their Pet
Okay, this one is really unusual but with so many pet lovers out there today, it might be something to consider if your special someone can’t imagine life without their furry best friend – if you have the money to spend that is, because it’s not cheap. PerPETuate is a gift that you’re guaranteed not to duplicate because they’re not going to have two Fidos.