Ever left it till the last minute to grab that birthday present or mothers day gift and need to get something fast? There’s no need to be concerned – your local supermarket is a virtual treasure trove of gift ideas. Just think of it as doing double-duty while you’re doing your weekly shop!
Gifts for gardeners
Anyone who likes to spend time in the garden will love a gift that gives them a helping hand. You can quickly put together a thoughtful gardening gift by grabbing some gardening gloves, a pruner, garden fork and trowel, some solar lights or fairy lights and a pot of all-purpose fertiliser. Put it all together in terracotta pots and you’ve got an instant gardener’s gift.
Gifts for car lovers
For the car lovers out there, nothing beats a little hamper that includes the latest car magazine and some car cleaning products like wash & wax, wheel cleaner, microfibre cloths and protectant wipes. Throw in some in-car air freshener and pull it all together in a nice gift bag.
Give the gift of flowers
Everyone loves getting flowers so if you’re really pressed for time, make sure you check out the flowers (usually located at the front of the store). You’ll find a great selection of fresh flowers and bouquets, as well as potted plants like orchids and peace lilies.
It’s super-easy to create a pamper pack straight from the supermarket. Start with a nice, large multi-purpose bowl from the kitchen aisle and then head on over to health and beauty where you’ll find a wide variety of lotions, potions and toiletries. Think luxury scented soaps, scented candles, luxe body moisturiser, a facial mask or scrub and lip balm. Or for the man in your life, grab some face wash, shave gel, aftershave balm, body wash and hair gel.
If you’re buying for someone who’s a bit of a health nut, then there are plenty of great options at your local supermarket. Just grab a gift bag and fill it up with protein powder, protein bars and shakes, supplements and vitamins. While you’re at it throw in a new drink bottle and some sports socks - and if you want to go all out you’ll probably find a nutri-blender in the appliance aisle so they can whip up their own green smoothies.
It goes without saying that there are plenty of things to find in the supermarket for chocolate lovers! But rather than the same old boring box of chocolates, add some pizzazz to your sweet gift by grabbing an elegant stoneware bowl (from the kitchen aisle of course!) and piling your delicious treats into it. Think Lindor chocolate balls, Ferrero Rocher, and Roses chocolate assortment – just mix them all together for a delicious gift that’s sure to please.
If you’re buying for someone who’s trying to drop a few kilos then a bowl of yummy chocolates probably isn’t going to be the best idea. But you can give them a helping hand by giving them a hamper of diet products. Your local supermarket is a veritable goldmine of diet snacks and slimming aids such as meal replacement shakes, metabolising supplements and low calorie bars that taste (almost) as good as chocolate.
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