The definition of a great gift can change from one person to another, but one that we can agree is the sort of gift that keeps on giving is a present that could actually make the person try and develop a hobby. If you hear your friends talking about wanting to take a hobby, now is the perfect time to start encouraging them.
For the artistic type
If your friend keeps talking about art, has an interest in painting, and so on, what better gift could you give them if not a blank canvas, some paintbrushes, and colors? Since they like the idea of painting so much, they are sure tempted to try it themselves, but just can’t muster up the courage to actually start doing it.
Some warm words of encouragement can do wonders in this case. Many people don’t chase their dreams or hobbies because they lack the courage to do it, especially if it’s something that they really enjoy.
The idea of not being good at it can be quite scary, so be sure to mention in the note how much you believe in them and how much potential they have. It will do wonders!
For the sporty type
People who want to start with a sport or want to lose weight not only have the idea of failure that scares them, but there is also often a case of slight laziness that we can talk about. A basketball is nice, but not very motivating. A kickboxing bag may have more of an effect on them – but only if they might be interested in this.
As it is an expensive gift than what your average friend would buy, this is a sort of emotional blackmail for their own benefit – seeing how much you have spent and how much you believe in them, they will have to start working out to show their appreciation. These options are really worth checking out if you want to support your sporty friend.
DIYs are highly popular these days so you are bound to know at least one person who, if they don’t already practice it, are really curious about it. It’s enough to do a quick search on Google or YouTube and you will see just how popular this spare-time activity is in our age, as millions of people do it worldwide.
So what can you offer to somebody who might be into DIYs? A glue gun is an excellent idea since many of these kinds of activities require one. Home decorating, temporarily fixing clothes or parts of them (such as zippers), small accessories, these are all things that would require the help of a glue gun and your friend will just love it!
DIY-oriented people are also great gift givers themselves, so you may offer a gift from your own toolkit just as well. Now that’s super adorable and it literally becomes the gift that keeps on giving. But, before you get too excited, make sure that your friend has a tendency to be crafty and that they’ll really appreciate the gift so it will really and truly be worth the effort.
There are plenty of types of people out there who may be looking for a hobby but have yet to act upon it. You, as a friend, can be the one that actually makes them start it and embrace it. If it all works out, you will both feel good about yourselves. If it doesn’t, well, at least you’ve tried and you’ve still shown support for their dreams, which they’ll surely appreciate a lot.