Gifts are an important part of any occasion. Can you imagine a birthday party where everyone (including the celebrant) goes home empty-handed? Well, it does happen in certain cases, but the thing is freebies and gifts can improve the impression people have towards you.
But you have to admit, just like organizing a child’s birthday party, coming up with gift ideas for large or significant events can really drain your finances. For sure, most parents would agree on the generally accepted principle that a gift’s price determines its value. So, in other words, the more you pay for the gifts, the better.
But how about if a bulk of your budget has just been exhausted, leaving you with a tiny amount for buying gifts? If that’s the case, you might want to check better and more cost-effective gift ideas for any occasion. Here’s list to get you started on that path.
Buy in bulk
Depending on your budget, you can always buy gifts in bulk or batches. There are stores that provide services for creating gift sets that would fit the number of people at the event. For example, if you are hosting a wedding reception, you can opt to find a store that sells favors. Ask if they have any options that can fit your budget so you can use up all your resources better.
Personalize your gifts
Your gifts need not be expensive to make a lasting impression on your guests. Most times, it’s not the price tag but how the gift is made that matters the most. It’s even better if you make the gifts yourself and personalize them to the taste of each recipient.
While you can’t always make the gifts yourself, you can get a shop to make custom printed promotional items for you based on your specifications. That way, you can mass-produce handcrafted gifts that put the recipients in mind.
Go on a clearance sale
If the local department store announces a clearance sale a week before your event, then consider yourself lucky! A clearance sale is without a doubt the best time to buy gifts in bulk. This is because clearance sales offer huge discounts and also even larger discounts on items bought in batches or groups. Just remember to bring along someone with you to help you with the stuff you need to carry.
Letters and cards
When personalized gifts are just too tedious to pull off, you can always write compelling and heartfelt letters on greeting cards. This works well if the event itself is not that big. Be sure to select the right design of card or paper that reflects the occasion. And when you are set to write individual messages for each guest, keep it personal.
Buying gifts for a certain occasion is always a challenge for us parents. But memorable events are always the end goal, and by keeping that in mind, we will have to make extra effort in giving gifts that can warm a soul up — without, of course, shelling out a few extra dollars.