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5 Senses Gift Ideas for Someone Special

May 08, 2019

With the holiday season practically in full swing, its time to decorate the tree, bake your favorite cookies, and enjoy some cheerful activities with family and friends. Though the holidays are a joyous time, finding the perfect gift can be stressful.

Rather than spending hours trying to find one perfect gift for that someone special in your life, try choosing multiple gifts that show your love in a unique way. With small gifts or larger splurge-worthy presents, you can stimulate each of the recipients five senses for a truly exceptional gift-giving experience.

The concept of a five senses gift is to buy or create gifts that appeals to the basic senses of the human body: sound, touch, taste, smell and sight. Whether you choose to give each gift at once, or space them out over the holidays, five senses gifting is a great way to spoil your loved ones!

Gift Ideas for Sound

gift of sound

The gifts you give for the sense of sound will be like music to their ears literally! If you want to opt for something homemade, try making them a mixtape of love songs, or you can splurge and get tickets to a concert together. Whatever you choose, the gift of sound will continue to ring happily in their ears!

  • Headphones
  • Record player
  • Concert tickets
  • Speakers
  • Audiobooks
  • Leave a thoughtful voicemailPortable music player
  • Sleep noise machine

    Gifts Ideas for Touch

    gift of touch

    Physical touch is one of the most intimate of the five senses, and is even one of the five love languages. For this gift, you can get them something that will bring them physical comfort, or something activity-related that gets them to use their hands. You can also offer them a big, warm hug!

  • Back scratcher
  • Pottery class
  • Massage oils
  • Plush robe
  • Golf clubs
  • Cozy blanket
  • Shaving kit
  • Winter mittensCashmere scarf?
  • Grilling tools ?

    Gifts Ideas for Taste

    gift of taste

    Tantalize your loved ones taste buds with a flavorful gift! If someone has a sweet tooth, you can bake them their favorite dessert or take them on a trip to your local ice cream parlor. Looking for something that isnt food-related? Consider purchasing a nice set of wine or beer glasses that they can use over and over again!

  • Gift card to their favorite restaurant
  • Beer mugs
  • Gift basket filled with their favorite treats
  • Home-cooked meal
  • A nice bottle of wine or liquor
  • Cake pops
  • Coffee beans
  • Custom wine glasses
  • Movie style popcorn maker
  • Cheese making kit
  • Cooking classes

    Gifts Ideas for Smell

    gift of smell

    Whether its the Christmas tree, a wood-burning fire or fresh cookies coming out of the oven, there are so many wonderful scents during the holidays! Capture the essence of Christmastime with the gift of smell. For an activity gift, consider combining the gifts of smell and taste and plan an evening of cooking and taste tasting!

  • Cologne or perfume
  • Essential oils
  • Candles
  • DIY herb growing kit
  • Beard oil
  • Flowers
  • Bath bombs or salts
  • Car air freshener
  • Spa set

    Gift Ideas for Sight

    gift of sight

    Seeing is believing, and with a gift for sight, your loved ones will fully be able to see how much you adore them. This is the one sense where you have a lot of flexibility with what you choose whatever you pick, make it a gift that is more than meets the eye! ?

  • Wall art or decor
  • Sunglasses
  • Movie tickets
  • Photo canvas
  • Projector screen
  • Camera
  • Sunset cruise
  • Tickets to a play or musical
  • Painting classes
  • Books
  • A piece of jewelry


    Take some of the holiday shopping pressure off yourself this year by opting for a five senses gift. It is truly a unique way to show someone you care this holiday season after all, its the thought that counts! Your loved one will appreciate the thought that you put in to personalizing each present and for appealing to each of their five senses. Plus, you can use this concept for a significant other, family member, friend, or anyone in your life youre shopping for this Christmas! Be sure to utilize the printable gift tags and a unique gift wrapping style to set your present apart from the rest.?


    Printables for Friends

    Whether it’s your best friend or your colleague for a Secret Santa, we have printable gift tags and cards that will be the perfect final touch on your five senses gifts. You can use the blank cards to write any customized message like an inside joke, or just a short message wishing them a happy holiday season!

    Printables for Loved Ones

    Putting together a five senses gift experience for your significant other? These romantic printables are an additional way to show how much you care, but this time with words. Use the blank cards to write love messages, your favorite memory with them, or a simple “I love you.”