The holiday season is upon us, and as the days count down, it's time to start thinking about presents. If you have a DIY creative friend who loves all things home improvement, then why not give them the gift of a voucher? Not just any voucher, but a voucher that they can use to renovate their home. That’s right, let them choose what project to tackle next while you give them the nudge they need to make that home upgrade happen. Read on for our top tips on how to give the gift of home improvement!
1. Deciding on the voucher amount:
Before heading online to buy the voucher, you need to decide on the amount. Start by estimating how much your friend will need to cover the cost of their desired home improvement project (we have a tile calculator to help with this). Also think about what they might want to renovate. Do they want to re-tile their kitchen splashback, replace some tiling in the bathroom or upcycle a piece of furniture? Knowing the approximate cost will help you choose the right voucher. And at Vinyl Home there are so many options with affordable products to really make a difference.
2. Give them options so they can match their style and needs:
It's important to give the recipient options and at Vinyl Home we have an extensive range of styles and designs for their home improvement. Of course there are other stores like Bunnings and Mitre 10 but Vinyl Home offers on-trend products that are easy to apply, affordable and offer a complete DIY solution with no hidden costs or tradies required. By giving them a gift card for Christmas it lets them choose a specific item which can be used to match their specific style.
3. Personalise the voucher:
Adding a personalised message to the card or voucher will show that extra effort was put into the gift. The Vinyl Home gift vouchers are emailed to you so you can print it off and you can present it in a creative way like having the voucher delivered in a toolbox or adding a DIY-inspired tote. It's always great to have the voucher presentable, as a compliment to the value inside.
4. Help them choose a project:
If your friend is a beginner when it comes to renovating houses, they might be intimidated by all the choices they have with their voucher. You can offer guidance on what project would work best for them by gauging their preferences and style. Or, you can point them in the direction of the Vinyl Home website that has a helpful DIY knowledge section with videos, blogs and FAQ’s.
5. Follow up and support:
After you've given the gift, it’s great to follow up a few months later to see how the project went and if they have the vinyl bug! Don’t be surprised if your friend is already onto their next project as many people find that vinyl is addictive as it is so easy to renovate.
So don’t delay giving the gift of home improvement is a thoughtful and unique way to show your appreciation for a DIY creative friend. Remember to personalise the voucher and let them have fun choosing the products in their own colour and style. You can go big or small; it all depends on your budget, but know that the gift will be appreciated by your friends no matter what the size. We hope these tips help you with your gift-giving this year! Happy holidays!
Head online now and get your Christmas gift sorted and remember our holiday hours are as follows:
The last pre-Christmas shipping date is 15 December for inter-island deliveries and 19 December within the North Island (main cities). Please expect delays.
Our customer service hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.
Our warehouse is located in Tauranga, and aim to dispatch orders within 3 working days.