When a lot of us are asked what we might want for our birthdays, our minds go blank and we forget everything that we might ever have been interested in receiving. If you’ve ever finally said “It’s okay, you don’t need to get me anything” and then ended up with a gift that you don’t particularly want and that’s a total waste of money, then fear not – you are not alone. If you don’t want your nearest and dearest to waste their cash on things that you don’t really want, here are a few ideas that you could ask for instead…
One of the biggest joys in life is to get to share something that you love with someone that you love. If someone asks you what you want for your birthday, why not ask for a copy of their favorite book? Not only will it give you an insight into what sort of person they are, but it might be something that you wouldn’t otherwise have picked up – and it’s always a clever idea to push yourself and to broaden your horizons a little. Alternatively, you could always ask for a gift card for your local book store – there’s something intensely enjoyable about picking out your own gifts! You could also tell people who your favorite musicians and actors are – that might just help them pick out some non-fiction titles, like biographies, that you’ll enjoy and be interested in.
Food and Drink
Something that almost all of us love is food and drink. Whether you’re an avid chef and you’ve decided to ask for different sorts of spices and oils that you’d like to use in your cooking or you like expensive truffles that you wouldn’t otherwise splash out on, food and drink is an ideal thing to ask for. Not only do you get to indulge yourself, but the act of eating and sharing food is intrinsically social so you can do it with your friends and family. If you enjoy liquor every now and then, check out a new brand of your favorite drink – do some research online and read articles like this Kikori whisky review or even new cocktail recipes that you could try out so that you know what to ask for.
Finally, one of the most important things that you can ever get is the gift of time – it’s what we all have least of in this world and therefore the most valuable thing. Asking for concert tickets that you can use together or a meal out with a friend will create memories that you can have forever, which are a whole lot more valuable than any number of physical gifts that will, let’s face it, just end up cluttering up your home! If you love steak, try out one of the best steak restaurants in the area, if you love rock music then look on a tickets site to see what’s going on locally in the next few months that you can attend together.