Besides having sisters we have so many girl cousins who swamp their brother’s house trying to extract the best gift possible on any occasion. Every year we try doing something special and different. There are so many gifts we want to give away but we end up giving money or some boring gift. Let us pledge to give unique gifts to our female cousins be it their birthday or anniversary.
How to select and pick a perfect gift for female cousins?
You will know your cousins better than others but when it comes to gifts for a special occasion you have to be very creative. Here are the steps for how you can make the gift for your female cousin special:
Do some research
Study her likes and dislikes. Ask around. Know her latest interests and hobbies.
Understand your budget
You cannot afford to go out of budget. So be careful about how much you can spend. It would be a good idea to decide the amount first then search for the best options available in your budget.
Know her time
It is important you understand what time she is free on if you her planning a dinner or surprise party.
Understand her nature
So you may not meet often, therefore, it is important you know whether she is an extrovert or introvert. She may not like extravagant parties, etc.
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Unique gift ideas for cousin sisters to make their celebration unique
1. A Day at the Spa
When it comes to a gift, most people think that it is going to be a palpable gift like chocolate, teddy bear, perfume, or any such thing but when it’s time to gift something to your female cousins, you gotta be a bit creative. The spa is quite popular nowadays. Those hard-working cousins of yours need a day out and a time to relax so booking a good spa will be a great idea. Your cousin might get tired after working hard for the whole week, so you can surely surprise her by booking a day for her at the spa. This will be something unexpected, and your cousin’s sister is surely going to remember this gift lifelong. There are plenty of spas available in every town and you can select one by going through the people’s reviews and considering your budget. But be careful about the schedule of your cousin.
2. Taking all the Cousins out for Lunch
Booking a lavish lunch for all your cousins and giving them a surprise treat will be a perfect gift idea for any female because they love surprises. Taking all the Cousins out for lunch after a stressful-hustle week is surely gonna flabbergast for your cousins and you also. Food is something which no one can ever deny and it is surely going to be a hit treat. If you know what your cousins like and what they dislike then you can prebook a lunch table accordingly, it is going to be a memorable gift. Don’t forget to order their favorite desserts, as all sweet things end with sweets only. A treat may or may not be a very expensive one; you just need to know their preferences to please them.
3. A Hobby Class
Among the many other gifts, a hobby class could be the most different and innovative idea as a gift to cousin sisters. A hobby could be anything like yoga, painting, dancing or any other activity; you just need to find out your cousins’ hobby and then gift her the registration to the same. Who knows that maybe one day she might succeed in that field because of the class that you gifted her and she may thank you for the same. This is not a very common gift and if you present your cousins this, they are going to thank you for such a unique gift.
4. A Trip
A trip could be the most adventurous and memorable thing you could ever gift to anybody. Traveling together, taking snaps, exploring new places, enjoying the adventurous rides and visiting new places together with your cousins is surely gonna be an indelible experience.
For anyone, this is the best gift. This is an adventure gift idea for a cousin sister. Gift them tickets to a place they always wanted to visit. You can make all your female cousins go together or just a solo trip for one.
There are a lot many places which your cousin might want to visit for a long time, so by gifting her a trip to that place, you could make her very happy and she surely might have not ever expected such kind of a gift. According to your budget and your cousin’s preference, you can search among the different places and then select the best one. Even a road trip to a nearby picnic spot could bring a new refreshment in your bond.
5. Jewelry Box
Is there any lady who doesn’t like Jewelry? It’s almost next to impossible to find such a woman. Everyone gives jewelry as gifts to female cousins but no one considers where they will keep them. This is an amazing idea of a gift a jewelry box can be ethnic or vintage vanity. If you gift your female cousin, a jewelry box, she’s really gonna be impressed by it a lot. A jewelry box can be of any kind – it can be for a ring or a necklace, a bracelet or you can select a big jewelry box that has sections for different ornaments. You can purchase small earrings or bracelet along with the box to make it more special. If you think that it’s gonna be out of your budget, you can even gift artificial jewelry. It will be feasible for your budget and your cousin will surely like it.
Unlike the above-mentioned other gifts, a jewelry box can be used for a long period of time. So you may visit your local jewelers and select the jewelry which you think your sister will like the most. If your sister is soon to get married then a jewelry box or a unique bangle box would be the best choice.
6. A Really good book collection
So although I have read the Harry Potter series and the Shiva Trilogy still it would be great if any of my cousins would gift me a book series collection. I would love to own the Lord of the Rings trilogy in a boxed collection. The smell of new books and the way they are kept together is just too enchanting.
If your cousin likes reading books and novels, then this could be the best gift for her. There are plenty of books available in the market, both – offline and online. You just need to discover the type of book your sister enjoys reading. There are several genres – fiction, comic, crime, drama, romantic, action, emotional and many other, so if you exactly know the type of book your cousin likes reading and gift her that, she’s really gonna be flabbergasted with it. How startling it is to receive a gift that you like and were waiting for for a long time.
7. Beauty products gift pack
Almost every girl like cosmetics and beauty product. So if you gift her a lavish cosmetic set that includes a wide range of cosmetic products from face wash, hair gel, foundation, nail polish, lipstick, etc, it will be a catchy and idiosyncratic gift for her. It is a really great idea to get a body shop gift pack or pick up individual items for yourself.
There are several brands, Maybelline, Revlon, L’Oreal, M.A.C, Covergirl and Oriflame being the most famous ones, so you can search from among the various brands and select the gift pack that suits your budget and your cousins’ predilection the best. Make sure that that the packaging of the gift kit is attractive enough to be gifted. The best part about such a gift is that your sister will be going to use them every day and will remember you for sure!
If you want to gift your cousins something unique and tempting, then a crystal ball could prove to be a good option. Getting a crystal ball or getting Swarovski Crystal jewelry is really a good gift idea for female cousins. It looks rich and very beautiful. Crystals emit a lot of positive energy and they look beautiful. Not only they look palatial but are also perfect to be used as a display piece. If you want then you can even customize the crystal ball by entrenching some sort of designs to it like Lord Ganesha, Lord Buddha, or even a teddy bear or anything that would lure your cousin. The best part about gifting a crystal ball is that it can please your cousin without affecting your pocket much as it is not very expensive.
9. Name a Star
This is a beautiful and really special gift for your cousin sisters. Get a star named after their name. Give them the certificate of registry. Naming a star after your cousin’s name could really be a very unique and unexpected gift, enough to mesmerize them. After registering a star after their name, your cousin will have a name in the infinite universe. This will be such kind of a gift that your cousin could never forget. When it comes to uniqueness, none can match this gift as this is something that not many people do. So by gifting this to your cousin, you could make her feel how special she is to you and how much you think and care about her.
10. Her birth stone
This is a good cousin’s sister gift idea, especially on their birthday. Gifting a birthstone to your female cousin, especially on her birthday is going to gratify her a lot. It is not necessary to gift a birthstone only, you can also gift her something like a ring or a pendant, bracelet or any jewelry made out of her birthstone. For a long period of time, it has been believed that wearing a birthstone brings in loads of prosperity and fortune. So, by gifting a birthstone to your cousin’s sister, you can bring liveliness and happiness into her life for which she will forever thank you. Also, gifting a birthstone wouldn’t cost you much as they are available at a low price as well.
11. A Hand bag
Women love bags and this will be well thought of female cousin gift. A handbag is a perfect thing to be presented as a gift. From cheap to costly, a large variety of handbags are available in the market. You can buy any of them for your cousin according to your budget.
A handbag can be very useful to your cousin and whenever she will use it, she will remember you. So, if you want to gift something that your cousin remembers ever after, none can match a handbag. Just make sure that you know the type of handbag your cousin wanted to have always. If you gift her that exact model, she’ll be the happiest one. If it is costing you too much then you can buy it beforehand during the sale period and who does not love it when Accessorize put up a board of flat 50%.
All girls like cosmetics and beauty products! So, if you are planning to gift your cousin sister a cosmetic kit then you are surely gonna excite her a lot. It is a difficult thing knowing what color would suit your cousin so you can directly take them to a mac store and let them choose. They will enjoy themselves thoroughly which going through a different range of lip and nail shades especially when they know they are not paying for it.
Make sure that the packaging and the product itself must be attractive enough to be presented as a gift. A good cosmetic kit contains everything from face wash, lipstick, nail polish, hair gel, foundation, and many other things. Out of so many brands, Maybelline and Oriflame are the most gifted Cosmetic brands. You can get a cosmetic kit under your budget from both – online as well as offline shops.
13. A Gadget
Not only boys but even the girls do enjoy the latest gadgets and accessories. They too are fond of the latest laptop for women (Macbook, Microsoft surface), smartphones for ladies, smartwatches, gears, etc. In fact, some girls are lured by these gadgets more than jewelry and cosmetics. So if you really want to captivate your cousin sister with your gift then gadgets could be the ideal option for sure. There are a number of gadgets available in the market at different price ranges so you can choose the one that suits your budget the best. Though gadgets have become a common gift these days, still they are in trend.
A big yes, for shoes! Especially if they are Jimmy Choo’s or Guess shoes. All cousins will never say no to this. You can ask their parents again for the shoe size or take them to select. I am sure this will make an ideal gift.
All girls like to wear fancy and the party wears shoes and heels. By gifting your cousins the shoes, you could really please them a lot. After using their old heels for a long time, when they get a brand new pair of shoes, no doubt that they are gonna jump out of happiness. While buying them a pair of shoes/ heels, make sure that you know the size, color and other preferences of your cousin so that you don’t end up wasting your money by purchasing something unuseful for her. There are a variety of shoes available in the market in all the ranges, so you can purchase one according to your budget and other requirements.
15. A Sports gear or Sports wear
If your cousin is a tomboy or enthusiastic about sports then why not gift them the racquet they were looking to buy or some other sportswear. This is a huge encouragement too after all girls need every bit of encouragement.
Not only boys but even girls enjoy playing outdoor sports and games like basketball, badminton, tennis, football, and other games. So, if you gift your cousin sisters a sports gear, they’re surely going to be enthralled by seeing their new gift. But before buying a sports gear, make sure that you know which sports your cousins enjoy, which color they like, what size fits them the best, what are their likes and what are their dislikes. These considerations will help you make a better decision while gifting your cousins a sports gear. This will be a unique gift as where most of the people gift their cousins’ jewelry, and cosmetics.
In the end, I would like to point out you can either make up your own gifts or choose from the list above. Trust me whatever you do with love will lead to a lasting impression. For me getting a gadget will be top notch also, if you have any ideas of your own please leave a comment so even I can add it on my wish list and forward that list to my cousin so that he gets the hint what to buy me!
Co-Author: Prachi Dubey