Universal Gifts for Various Occasions

Getting someone a gift they’ll really like is an art, especially if you have a limited budget (which is almost always the case). Still, it can be done. Even if you’re one of those people who have always struggled with ideas for gifts and therefore resorted to scented lotions or oven mitts, there is still hope for you. You may not be natural when it comes to gift-giving, but you can definitely do better. Here are just some ideas for gifts that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, but which might go down really well with the recipient.

Mini waffle maker

Most people really love waffles, which makes a mini waffle-maker a great gift. They don’t cost much and always come with loads of recipes, so that even the most helpless cook can create something tasty. The smaller the maker, the more portable it is, which means it can easily be taken on holiday, for example, which is another benefit of this gift.

Food processors

Not many people are really skilful when it comes to chopping and dicing, which is why a food processor can be the perfect gift for them. It also helps any aspiring chef speed up the preparation process without making almost any mess. With various blades that come with every food processor, all one has to figure out is just which one to use.

Cold brew maker

Everyone is going crazy for cold-brewed coffee and tea nowadays and giving someone you like a gift that will help them prepare their favourite drink is always a good idea. There are so many designs to choose from that you won’t have any problem finding the one you think is right. They are also ridiculously simple to use and dishwasher-friendly, which makes them an ideal gift for a caffeine- or tea-lover.

Mini Zen garden

If you need to buy a gift for a person who is under a lot of stress, you should definitely consider getting them a mini Zen garden that they could use in their office or at home. They are quite fashionable and really inexpensive, but can be very practical and help the person relax and unwind.


One of the most traditional gifts that is always appreciated, especially by men, is a bottle of good, old whiskey. True appreciators of this famous drink enjoy having a range of different whiskey, which is why you should choose your favourite Glenfiddich whiskey and give it to someone who’ll also recognise the quality that this particular drink offers.


As the design of smartwatches has developed over the years, you can now find some inexpensive, yet quite stylish models, which could make the perfect gift for someone you love. These gadgets come with a range of functions, such as monitoring heart rate, and are considered a very practical gift for various occasions.

Solar-powered charger

Many hikers, campers and nature-lovers love spending time outdoors, but prefer to have their mobile phones or tablets with them in case they need to contact someone. Instead of carrying power banks, which ultimately need recharging too, they are nowadays opting for solar-powered chargers, which allow them to move around freely and always have enough power to charge their gadgets. Models vary when it comes to price and capacity and you should go for the one that provides the most power.

Magnetic notebook

There is something so appealing about writing in a notebook and despite modern technology and many people all over the world still prefer to write things down in a notebook. However, notebooks can get quite messy, which is why a magnetic notebook is a great gift. Namely, you can pull out pages and rearrange them in any way you like. How cool is that?

Waterproof Bluetooth speaker

Everyone who loves travelling, spending time in the nature, on a beach or just about anywhere outside their home would love to have a small, yet top-quality Bluetooth speaker that will work even in difficult weather conditions, exposed to great humidity, scorching sun or even a drizzle. These speakers are not expensive and come in all sorts of sizes, shapes and colours, which makes them a truly amazing gift.

As you can see, there are so many perfect presents out there and all you need to do is select the one that you can afford and that you think that special person will like.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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