Weddings, engagements, college and high school graduations, birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day-nowadays, it seems like just about every occasion warrants gift-giving. Perhaps you have bought so many presents by now that you are starting to feel like there is nothing left to give. But do not resort to gift cards or wads of cash-the best presents are lasting and memorable. And there are a number of gifts, which you may have not yet thought of, that keep on giving long after you have given them.
From satellite TV subscriptions, to gym or museum memberships, to magazine subscriptions, here is a list of some useful presents for when you have run out of ideas. The best thing about these presents is that each is suitable for recipients of all ages and can be adapted to fit a particular recipient’s special needs and interests.
1. A Satellite TV subscription. Having access to a wide variety of programming and entertainment options is one present that the receiver will be sure never to get bored with. This is a great option for birthday boys and girls of all ages, newlyweds, fiancés, mothers, fathers, and graduates alike. It can even be tailored to fit the recipient’s personal style and entertainment preferences by adding premium channels like HBO and other movie channels, or special interest packages, such as the NFL Sunday Ticket for football fans. A satellite subscription will also give the recipient the chance to view television in a whole new light, with many HD opportunities which they may not have previously had access to with cable or local broadcasts.
2. A gym or museum membership, like a satellite TV subscription, is a long-term present. Whether the recipient likes to work out a lot or has a keen eye for fine arts, a gym or museum membership is a great way to let them enjoy their favorite hobbies for an entire year. If you are going the museum route, choose a museum that has a lot of temporary exhibits and rotating installations. With new things to see frequently, the member will have a reason to keep going back and make the most out of the present. If the recipient is already a member at a gym or fitness center, contact the gym and find out about offerings that are not included in a regular membership, such as special classes or access to the pool and sauna or steam room.
3. Along the same lines as memberships, magazine subscriptions can make great presents, as they are actually many presents in one-the recipient will continue to receive a gift every week or month for the duration of the subscription. If a friend of yours has just gotten engaged, consider a bridal magazine or something related to the home. If someone is celebrating a birthday that allows them to retire, think about a travel or hobby magazine to give them ideas for how to spend their new free time. The possibilities are endless. Choose a magazine that you know will interest the recipient and is appropriate for the occasion, but one that they perhaps would not think to subscribe to themselves.