Yes, some people are already counting the days until Christmas. And after any hectic year, who can blame them?
If you’re one of those who are searching for the ideal gifts, why not find some inspiration from the rich and famous out there? Or perhaps you need advice on buying for a very wealthy relative. Don’t worry, we covered all bases so you can simply dream about one day receiving one of these, or find a practical solution for your own shopping list.
It’s All About the Experience
Yes, your rich friends will love an EMC watch or luggage from a well known brand. But these days there are gifts even higher up on their wish lists: experiences.
The rich spoil each other with extravagant getaways such as going to a luxury private island but the experience can also take place closer to home. A horse-riding lesson with a famed trainer or a cooking lesson with one of the chefs most of us only see on cooking shows is popular these days. These create lasting memories and if you can pinpoint your rich friend’s passions you may discover an experience that will be worth more than their fortune.
For Their Four-Legged Friends
In some cases, all you have to do is spoil someone’s pet and they’ll adore you forever. The rich buy each other designer dog houses at the price of an entire month’s rent. An alternative could simply be to include a few dog toys in the Christmas hamper you send over.
There’s Something About a Book
Despite ‘having it all’ in the physical sense, there will always be more books to read, knowledge to obtain and wisdom to acquire. That means a good book will never go out of fashion and you simply have to look to the rich—from Obama to Oprah to Reese Witherspoon—to find book club lists with quality reads. Writing a note on the first page will add the personal touch that will make it memorable.
Wellness is Valuable
One of the reasons experiences are more popular than receiving ‘things’ is because health and wellbeing are such hot topics. And it’s not a trend that will end soon. Older generations realise they may have wasted time or spent too much time in the sun in earlier years. Young people know they must live their best lives NOW. A beauty treatment, a subscription to a wellness magazine or going on a yoga retreat can be the perfect way to show you care about someone.
Not Cars—Rather Boats
You probably thought our list will be populated with a few different vehicle models. Funny enough, rather than a car, the rich would rather buy each other boats these days. A yacht—perhaps to aid in having the perfect island holiday—is how you show you want to give extravagantly.
This may be a little difficult to do for most of us, so hopefully you’ll be invited along for the trip.
Wrapping Up (Get It?)
Of course, the thought counts. And with this list of gifts you can see that even the rich associate value with memories, loved ones and wisdom.
So, perhaps that takes the pressure off you while you’re out shopping for birthdays and the Silly Season. Rather than simply impressing someone with an object, make sure YOU are remembered.