The oldie-but-goodie saying that "Life is not a dress rehearsal" reminds us about the importance of living life to the fullest. That includes each day, week, month, and birthday that we have on Earth. While there are tons of ways to add humor to a birthday celebration, it doesn't have to involve things like women jumping out of cakes. If you're interested in choosing a gag gift for a friend, relative, or co-worker, then here are some tips to find the perfect birthday gifts:
1. Give a homemade gag gift.
There's always something special about receiving a homemade gift from someone. Giving this type of gift emphasizes the fact that indeed, "It's the thought that counts." And these thoughts will cause the gift-receiver to smile or chuckle! One of the biggest benefits of DIY gifts is that they don't have to be complex. For example, you could give a gift such as an empty box, or a funny box (such a cereal box). If the gift recipient is nearing retirement, some excellent options include a mini retirement fund (a penny in a baby food jar), or a DIY cane. As with any other type of gag gift, make sure to select the present that you give carefully.
2. Avoid embarrassing or offending the gift recipient.
While this is important when giving a gift, it's especially true when giving a gag gift. Some people might not respond well to receiving this type of gift. And in fact, some people could actually become embarrassed or offended after receiving certain types of gag gifts. That's why it's crucial not to cross the line when selecting a gift. The key is to pick a gift that will cause the gift recipient to smile or chuckle with glee, without turning red with embarrassment.
3. Make the gift personal.
Like when giving any other birthday gifts, this is crucial. Thinking about the gift-recipient will help to make the present extra-special. It shows that you've spent some time determining which present would be perfect for the birthday girl or boy. Think about his or her lifestyle. What type of job do they have? What are their hobbies? What type of personality do they have? Thinking about these issues will help you to pick a present that the person will enjoy. It's his or her special day, so show the person that you've spent some time to make the present special.
4. Choose the right gift wrap.
This is a crucial step when choosing a gag gift. It will hint at that type of gift that you're giving. You could choose some humorous gift wrap, which will give a clue that you're going to give a gag gift. Another option would be to wrap the gift using colorful wrapping paper. The key is to give a subtle hint that you're going to give a gag gift-without spilling the beans.
When choosing a birthday gift, why not choose a gag gift? These tips will help to make the special day of the birthday person-even more special!