Although August may be the most common month to be born in, there is no denying that there are lots of birthdays in the fall. If you’re like us, you have a hard time remembering all of your friends and family member’s birthdays. This means that you end up doing a fair bit of last-minute shopping for presents.
Although this may sound hectic, if you know what to look for, you can find outstanding gifts for everyone on your list. If you’re running low on present ideas, feel free to give these great items a try!
1 – Thermal Gear
If you’ve ever worn a piece of thermal clothing before, you know that these garments are unquestionably comfortable. Additionally, they help keep your body warm, even on the chilliest of fall evenings. This is because thermal gear is made using a unique knitting technology that creates an extra-long cushion pile. This allows the garments to hold in more air, thereby keeping your body cozy.
Thermal clothing is made in a variety of different styles, sizes and colors. They are perfect presents for:
- Family members
It can be hard to find a present that your female friends and family members will enjoy, but if you are running low on time, you can be confident knowing that women’s thermal socks are great gifts.
2 – Art
Whether it’s a painting, a sculpture or a professional photograph, art is hands down one of the best birthday gifts that you can give. Small pieces of art are essential for decorating homes and office spaces.
Practically every town and city has at least one art gallery that sells local artists’ work. If you are short on time and need a top-notch birthday gift, be sure to pay a visit to one of your local galleries.
3 – House Plants
If your friend or family member has a passion for all things green, then you should head to a nearby nursery and pick them up a fun house plant. There are several varieties of ornamental herbs, succulents and carnivorous plants that thrive in indoor conditions. These plants can bring a splash of new life into any space.
Additionally, in the fall, many nurseries will offer generous discounts on plants (as they don’t want their stock to go to waste). This means that you can save a pretty penny on these great presents.
4 – DIY Items
If you don’t have time to run to the store, you can make some outstanding gifts with things that you most likely have around your home!
You can harvest the last veggies and herbs from your garden for pickling or preserving (think salsa, hot sauce, horseradish, etc.). These yummy presents go hand-in-hand with any autumn lunch.
If you don’t have a green thumb, try making some handmade candles. Although this may sound like a messy challenge, we promise that it’s a simple and fun activity. If you’re low on wax, feel free to try making milk candles.