If there’s a downside to being sociable it’s that the wider your social circle, the greater your gift-giving obligations. Events held for family, friends and co-workers, like bridal or baby showers, birthday parties and holiday gatherings, keep you busy – and shopping – all year through. It can quickly become a challenge to continually have to think up new and interesting gift ideas.
In general, you can take one of two approaches. Give a gift that’s admittedly a bit of a treat and an indulgence, or be steadfastly practical and give something you know the recipient is sure to use.
A good idea that might not spring immediately to mind is a gift certificate for house cleaning services. It works well for multiple occasions and holidays and it satisfies both of the above criteria at once. Having professionals clean your home is certainly a treat. And because it’s such a practical service the recipient isn’t likely to feel the least bit of guilt about it. It is one gift that will definitely be used.
Cleaning services are appropriate for a variety of recipients who may be at very different stages of life. A bride-to-be could have her new home cleaned and made move-in ready. A tired and time-starved new mom would be thrilled at the luxury and practicality. A senior could use the service for a thorough spring cleaning or as a pre-party spruce-up before hosting her next get-together. If someone is ill, instead of sending flowers, a certificate for cleaning services is much more useful and represents a good value for dollars spent.
In each of these cases a gift certificate for home cleaning would make a thoughtful gift. It acknowledges the recipient’s circumstances and shows empathy and care on the part of the gift-giver.
It’s not always easy to drum up unique gift ideas – let alone ones you’re guaranteed will be used, enjoyed and appreciated. The next time you have an occasion and you’re not sure what to buy, consider giving a gift that honours the recipient’s time.
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