Do you have a few family members or friends who are practical to a fault? While their practicality comes in handy when you’re moving, budgeting, or making a career change, it’s hard to buy the right birthday presents for them. Here are four practical gift ideas for the pragmatic people in your life.
1. Replacement Parts for Their Favorite Tools
Your loved ones have tools or equipment that they rely on, but when some of the parts break, these tools don’t work as they should. Talk to your loved ones about their favorite equipment and what’s wrong with it so that you can buy the right replacement parts. For example, if a family member has a broken gun, look for Sig Sauer factory parts for sale.
2. Gift Cards to Their Favorite Restaurants
Going out to eat is a fun way to try new foods and talk to friends without the hassle of cooking. Whether your recipients are busy, stressed, or bad at cooking, gift cards to their favorite restaurants are sure to be a hit. Make sure that the gift cards are big enough for your loved ones to take their families or significant others.
3. Class Certificates for Their Favorite Interests
If your loved ones have some new skills that they’re learning, purchase classes for them to learn from an expert. These classes can take place online or in person, so even the busiest person has time for them. For example, if your friend has recently started quilting, pay for him or her to take sewing classes at your local community center or fabric store. If you live locally and share the same interests, consider signing both of you up for the class.
4. Coupons for Their Favorite Activities
When you’re completely unsure of what gifts to give, your time is always a good option. Give your loved ones coupons to spend a day together doing their favorite activities. Whether they’re for taking a long hike, spending a day at the beach, or going for a drive through town, activity coupons are a fun way to prioritize time with your loved ones. To remember the special day, take photos throughout your trip and turn them into a scrapbook or photo album.
Keep these four gift ideas in your back pocket so that when one of your practical loved ones is celebrating a birthday, you know what to get him or her.