Gift Buying: Thinking Outside the Box
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Gift Buying: Thinking Outside the Box

I know the frustration of trying to find a gift for somebody who seems to have everything. What finally helped me take the angst out of gift buying was starting to think outside the box. Since then, it seems to be easier to find something that my loved one will like, whatever the occasion. These days, I look in unusual places for gift ideas. Instead of retail shops, I see what is happening at local auction houses. I may look into getting my loved one something they've expressed an interest in recently, like taking guitar lessons. I may even surprise my friend with a visit from a chef who prepares a special meal just for him or her. If you have the gift buying blues, let me help. I'll provide some tips on how to get clues for wonderful presents that will delight and amaze your loved ones.


Gift Buying: Thinking Outside the Box

3 Unique Ways To Gift Hoodies

Peggy Lee

A hoodie sweatshirt is a popular gift idea because they are worn by all types of people and are easy to find sizes in. As you shop for hoodies, not only should you consider the style of the clothing, but you should also consider the way you gift the item. Here are three unique ways to gift hoodies.

1. Hidden Pocket Gifts

Hoodies will often include a large front pocket or two side pockets if the hoodie has a zipper. You can use the pockets to hide extra smaller gifts inside the actual hoodie. For example, if you giving someone a gift card along with the hoodie, you can hide a gift card inside the hoodie pocket.

Hoodie pockets are also ideal for smaller gifts like packs of candy or pieces of jewelry. You can make mention of the hidden gift when you give someone the hoodie or choose to keep the gift hidden until the person discovers it. For example, a person may not find the extra gift until they open the hoodie for the first time.

2. Location Hoodies

Hoodies come in many designs and styles, including clothing based on specific locations. You can purchase a location hoodie to represent multiple things. For example, if you're planning a surprise vacation in the future to Paris, Texas, you can get a Paris, Texas souvenir hoodie sweatshirt to represent the trip.

If a location has a special meaning, then you can find a hoodie to represent the location. It could be a city you grew up in, a college you went to, or a favorite vacation destination. Get creative with the location ideas and give the hoodie to a friend or a loved one.

3. Winter Comfort Gifts

Hoodies bring a lot of comfort and warmth, especially for people who seek out coziness in the winter. You can supply a lot of comfort when you pair a hoodie with another winter item. For example, you can purchase a coffee mug ideal for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

Once you purchase a hoodie, you can roll up the hoodie and place it right inside a mug to create a unique look for the gift you are giving. The winter comfort gifts can become an annual tradition that you gift to family and friends. You can purchase multiple hoodies and mugs for the people in your life.

Choose one or more of the ideas the next time you shop for hoodies.