Hardtofind is the home of personalised gifts, whether you’re buying for friends or family or treating yourself to something special. From homewares and jewellery to fashion and prints, there are unique gifts for every person and every age – even those notoriously hard-to-buy-for peeps.
We get it, gifting can be a tricky game – you want something meaningful, personal and totally out of the box (read: no boring multi-pack undies or servo carnations!). But where to start? Easy! We’ve put together a bunch of tried-and-tested tips that’ll guarantee you a rep as the number-one gift-giver in town. And with thousands of carefully curated online gifts at your disposal, you’ll have this gift-giving gig in the bag.
Tip #1: Think about all the things your giftee likes to do. Maybe your dad is all about golfing or your bestie thinks cheese is life – whatever their passion, let it guide you to a winning gift. Don’t know the person really well? That’s what social media is for! Embrace your inner detective and go on a little (totally non-creepy) stalk sesh. You’ll work out pretty quickly if they’re into things like bike riding, coffee drinking, food, wine, travel – and bonza, you’re in! Take that newfound intel over to our awesome Gift Finder – a nifty tool that lets you shop by personality (among other things) – and whether your gift recipient is into music, or they love dogs or hanging out at the beach, we’ve got the best gifts to choose from.
Tip #2: Make them laugh. Fact: 99.8% of people prefer gifts with fun slogans on them. So instead of getting your little bro a boring plain mug, give him a flippin’ brilliant mug that will warn all his co-workers that ‘Simon is allergic to mornings’. (Hey, if the mug fits…) And if you’re going to gift a cheeseboard to your loved-up newlyweds, why not make it a one with a cheesy gag, like ‘Harry & Meghan, together for cheddar and ever’? Funny gifts that make people smile = you nailed it.
Tip #3: Add a personal touch. At hardtofind, Personalised gifts are our speciality – customising a gift with someone’s name, initials, birth date or a heartfelt message is the perfect way to ensure your gift goes straight to the poolroom. There are plenty of ways to create a unique present for someone special – from engraved gifts and hand-stamped jewellery to bespoke wall art and printed homewares, you’ll be spoilt for choice with our collection of customized gifts.
Tip #4: Turn the gifting experience into an event. Here’s where you can get really creative… You’ve come to hardtofind, you’ve searched through thousands of cool gifts, you’ve purchased the perfect present (it’s personalised, it’s funny, it’s a winner!), and to really top the whole thing off… why not hide the gift and send your eager little gift-receiver on a treasure hunt? Or wrap the present like a pass-the-parcel and make the recipient discard another layer when the music stops! You’re only limited by your imagination.
Tip #5: Shop in the right place! At hardtofind, we’ve taken all the hard work out of choosing special gifts for the people that matter most – gifts that you won’t find anywhere else, including more than 10,000 personalized gift ideas. We also have gift ideas for all those important occasions, from Christmas gifts to Mother’s Day gifts and Father’s Day gifts, plus anniversary gifts, wedding gifts, engagement gifts and christening gifts – so many online gifts to choose from! Plus, we have presents in every price range: gifts under $20, gifts under $50 and gifts under $100.
And if you’re looking for something a bit quirky, we have loads of unusual gifts to choose from for your left-of-centre friends.
Still feeling stuck? Buy one of our gorgeous gift vouchers and let your gift recipient choose their own gift! With so many unique gift ideas – all made or sourced from a small, creative sellers – they won’t have any problem finding something that tickles their fancy.
If you want to give creative gifts to your loved ones, you'll find numerous possibilities in our gift shop. Nothing shows how much you care for or appreciate someone than a timely gift. It does not have to be an expensive gift as long as it expresses your thoughts and feelings towards the other person. That is why many people take the time to buy and send gifts to their loved ones.
At the hardtofind gift shop, you will see an array of items that will certainly make your loved one’s day. Our gifts are also ideal for work colleagues and business partners. Some categories you can expect to find at our gift shop include gifts for boyfriends, gifts for teenage girls, housewarming gifts, bridesmaid gifts, baby shower gifts, birthday gifts and gifts for men.
A lot of people appreciate the thought behind the gift rather than the cost of the gift. Of course, getting an expensive gift is also another way of showing appreciation but if you wish to get your gift just right, consider the following points.
One of the best ways to ensure that you get the right gift is to think about the recipient. Consider what the person likes and dislikes. For instance, if you wish to give a present to a friend who loves football, consider getting something with a football theme. Girls love jewellery while boys may be more excited to receive video games. The key is to settle on a gift that you know will impress the recipient.
Your relationship with the recipient should be another thing to take into consideration. Something as simple as a coffee mug may impress mum while a daughter can be over the moon for receiving a smartphone or makeup kit. Your dad may love a personalised watch or sunglasses. Romantic gifts such as flowers and wine or personalised bracelets can be ideal for couples.
The age of the person getting the gift is another important consideration to keep in mind. A teenage girl is likely to appreciate things like a cute necklace or jewellery case while simple toys can quite impress kids below the age of 10. An older person with kids may love gifts such as waffle makers, glasses cases or even a personalised wooden spoon.
The occasion to be marked is another thing that should help inform your decision. Luckily, the hardtofind gift shop has simplified finding gifts based on every occasion. This means you can easily browse the birthday gift section and pick something ideal for that event. You can also navigate other sections including anniversaries, Father’s or Mother’s days, Christening, Christmas among other occasions.
Another way to find the right gift is to think of what the recipient really needs. For example, you may have noticed that your mum has a hard time reaching the top counter whenever she is cooking. Getting her a stool to make her life easier can be all it takes to bring a smile to her face. Think of what your daughter or son has been talking about for weeks. Perhaps a bike, earrings, a phone, outfit or whatever it may be and offer that as a present.
Remember, you do not want the gift to reflect the recipient only. You also want to include yourself in the gift so that whenever the person looks at the gift, they will remember you. Including a line or two from your favourite poem or song may be all it takes to add your personality to the gift. You can even add a card with your own words.
You may not be the funniest of people, but you can always find a gift that will put a gigantic smile on the face of your recipient. At the hardtofind online gift shop, we have some of the quirkiest Australian gifts and that may be all you need to add some humour to your gifting.
If you are giving a present to an individual who loves to travel, getting them a well crafted wooden world atlas may show them you support their dream. If the recipient loves cooking, getting them cute cutlery or other kitchen items may be ideal. An enthusiastic cyclist will appreciate a pump or even a new bike while an engraved picnic table can be a good idea for couples who recently got married.
Find unique and interesting gifts at the hardtofind online gift shop. We pride ourselves in having a vast selection of some of the most thoughtful gifts. From simple key holders to some of the best handmade crafts on earth, we have it all. The best part is that our gifts are available at varying price points, meaning you can be sure to get the ideal gift at a cost you are comfortable with. Get in touch with us in case you want your gift to be personalised and packaged in a specific way.
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We've scoured Australia – and the wider world – for unique, exceptional products from independent craftspeople and manufacturers. And we've brought them all together on hardtofind.com.au. Through our website, it's easy to buy stunning sandals from Byron Bay; Paris-designed hot-dog rings and mugs with attitude from England – all through the one checkout and purchase process, all with the support of our dedicated customer service team if anything goes awry. Once you buy from us, the seller will send you your items directly, for that extra personal touch.
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