With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the pressure to find the perfect gift is on. But this year, let’s forget the predictable chocolates and flowers and think outside the heart-shaped box.
What if you could give your special someone something that lasts: growth, prosperity, and a secure future? A gift that speaks of your love, not just for today, but for their future? Sounds pretty romantic.
A Bouquet of Stocks
These can be a tremendous financial gift for your loved ones, as they can expose them to the potential of the stock market and help them reach financial goals. However, choosing the right stocks can be tricky, as there are many factors to consider, such as the company’s performance, valuation, growth prospects, dividend policy, etc. And it’s not the perfect gift if it doesn’t align with your loved one’s interests, values, or aspirations.
A renewable energy company like Adani Green Energy will align with someone who passionately cares for the environment. Both eco-conscious companies and investors are on the rise. It’s little wonder that the Conglomerate’s stock blew up by 4,787% in just five years. But let’s say your loved one has a wanderlust; then you may consider buying airline stocks.
Incremental Steps for the Future
You can choose mutual funds that suit your loved one’s risk profile, investment horizon, and financial objectives. Then, you can start a SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) in an index fund, which is a less volatile option if the person is young and has a long-term goal.
After all, not all of us are experts at picking stocks or have the time. As experts run the fund, it’s a convenient and hassle-free financial gift for your loved ones.
A Seed of Investment
Plant the seed of wealth creation with a contribution to their retirement plan. It’s a thoughtful gesture to show you care about their long-term security and financial independence. Bonus points if you personalize it with a message about your shared dreams for the future.
A Gift That Lasts
Gifts are not just about growth. They also have a sentimental value; holding the gift is extraordinary. So why not make it a gift that lasts for generations, something to remember the day? And nothing beats gold when it comes to a financial gift. It is also a good alternative for people who don’t want to take a risk.
Although Gold doesn’t provide enough returns to compete with previous options, it can be a timeless and elegant financial gift for your loved ones as it’s less volatile. You can gift gold in various forms, such as jewelry, coins, bars, or digital gold.
The Power of Protection
Show your love by ensuring their peace of mind. Consider gifting them a health insurance policy or a term life insurance plan. It might not be romantic, but it speaks volumes about your commitment to their well-being and future security.
Unleash Their Entrepreneurial Spirit
Does your loved one have a side hustle dream? Fuel their passion by contributing towards their first business venture or gifting them resources like online courses or mentorship programs. It’s a way to support their aspirations and celebrate their unique talents.
The Gift of Growth
Help your loved one achieve financial goals by gifting them a fixed deposit. It’s an intelligent way to grow their money with assured returns and flexible tenures while being completely risk-free. Choose from various payout options to suit their needs. It’s a gift that shows you care about their future and happiness.
These are some financial gift ideas you can consider for your loved ones. However, before gifting any of these, remember to thoroughly research, consult a financial advisor, and understand the tax implications of your gift.
Remember, a financial gift is not just a monetary transaction but a gesture of love and support that can make a lasting difference in your loved one’s life. So, gift your loved one a secure future this Valentine’s Day. But a box of chocolates won’t go unappreciated!
I’m Archana R. Chettiar, an experienced content creator with
an affinity for writing on personal finance and other financial content. I
love to write on equity investing, retirement, managing money, and more.