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Need to buy that special someone more than your run-of-the-mill gift?

Gift giving should be as much fun for the giver as it is for the recipient, but with so many gift options to choose from - where do you begin? Whether you choose gifts that that are serious, humorous, sentimental or practical, there are plenty of gift choices for any occasion. There are traditional gifts you can give such as ties, slippers, socks or stuffed animals...but they tend to end up in a closet or drawer.  A better choice would be a selection of designer gift ideas that lets that someone special know you put a little extra thought into their gift.

Designer gifts don't have to be lavish or expensive. They can fit everyone's budget and pocketbook. They also do not have to be extravagant or outlandish items suiting only a few people's taste. Designer gift ideas can be as simple as a tote bag, gift basket or wine glass. This list will tell you how to take these everyday items and make it special for the individual you have in mind.  

Personalize it!
Nothing says it with more finesse than having an inscription engraved on a bride and groom's champagne glass or on a locket for your daughter on her birthday. Imagine congratulating a new homeowner with a doorknocker engraved with their name and house number. Personalized gifts let the recipient know that gift has meaning for them alone - a gift to be cherished for years to come.

Themed Gift Baskets:
Many gift baskets are prepared with a theme in mind. For instance, there are gift baskets for sports fans filled with nuts, dips, chips, popcorn, mugs and memorabilia. Gourmet baskets come with everything from teas and coffee to Italian wines and gourmet chocolates. If you prefer, you can design your own gift basket for the lucky individual in mind. After all, no one knows the recipient as well as you!



Gift sets:
Another great designer gift idea is the innovative gift set. Most sets come with 4 or 5 items to make up a complete package for the receiver. For the barbecue enthusiast, a gift set could consist of a spatula, sauce brush, skewers, fork and tongs. For a bath and body gift set, it might consist of manicure scissors, mirror, soaps, and lotions. You can also design get-well, wedding or birthday gift baskets that are as much fun to give, as they are to receive. 

Gadgets and games:
This is in the category of unique and fun gifts for everyone. From table top and electronic games to wacky designer gadgets ( such as: a clip on weather station or motion tracking web cam), you will find something to delight everyone.   

Gift giving is not just for birthdays, weddings and holidays anymore. Gifts can be given just to let that special someone know you are thinking of them. Life's transitions inspire designer gift ideas as they acknowledge the challenges, triumphs and milestones in a person's life. They include such memorable occasions as graduation, retirement, engagement, new baby, new home or job. 

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