Gift Ideas by Type

SoKind allows you to create gift registries, wishlists and givelists that are meaningful and customized for your celebration. After all, your favorite gifts don’t always fit in a box.

You can give them your own twist or come up with your own unique ideas. Tell us your ideas so we can share them with everyone else.

For more inspiration, don’t forget to check out our sample registries and the SoKind Pinterest boards.

Gifts of Time and Skill

Lessons: art, cooking, language, guitar/piano/music, woodworking, knitting, canning, carpentry

Household help: organizing, cleaning, gardening, yard work, help with errands, repair work, sewing/tailoring, catering, house sitting, interior design help, landscaping/playscaping

Personal care: massage/bodywork, personal training, double-date night

Child care: babysitting, playdates, doula support hours, babyproofing, lactation consult

Pet care: dog walking, pet sitting

Career: résumé help, advice session, shadow opportunity

Skill: family photography session, haircut

Gifts of Experience

Indoor Activities: art (drawing, glass blowing, painting, photography, pottery, etc.), dance, dog training, food (baking, bartending, canning, cooking, home brew, etc.), floral design, gaming (board/video), jewelry making, interior design, language lessons, letterpress, music (guitar, piano, vocal, etc.), organizing, repair work, textiles (cross stitch, crochet, knitting, sewing, etc.), writing/journaling, yoga/meditation, woodworking/carpentry

Outdoor Activities: backpacking/hiking, biking (city/mountain), camping, caving, fishing, gardening, geocaching, hang gliding, horseback riding, identification (birds, trees, wildflowers, etc.), landscaping, rock climbing, scavenger hunt, sledding, sports (basketball, bocce, ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, tennis, etc.), water activities (canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rafting, sailing, surfing, etc.), ziplining

Entry Passes/ Memberships: aquarium, campground, charity race, dance club, gym, museum, park, pool, rec center, spa, travel club, zoo

Personal Support: car sharing, informational interview, massage/bodywork, personal training, photography session, résumé help

Outdoor pursuits: rafting, horseback riding, skiing/snowboarding, rock climbing, sailing, hang gliding, caving, camping, backyard camping

Tours: agriculture farm (apple, berry, corn maze, pumpkin, wine, etc.), architecture, city, food (local, ethnic, etc.), historical, naturalist (birding, waterfalls, wildflower, wildlife viewing, etc.), railroad, travel points or miles

Gifts of Charity

Supplies for a local nonprofit

Donations to your favorite charity

Volunteer hours for a local organization

Handmade Gifts


Recipe book

Baked goods

Homegrown fruits and vegetables

Spice mixes

Natural cleaning supplies

Homemade blanket or quilt

Knitted or crocheted items

Secondhand or Gently Used Gifts

Household tools

Camping/sports gear

Commuter bike and/or accessories

Kitchen supplies

Gently used clothing

Board games

Secondhand or non-plastic toys

Gift Cards/Funds
When buying gift cards we always encourage supporting local and independent businesses in addition to those that are owned by women, BIPOC and LQBTQIA+ individuals.

Independently owned restaurant/bar


Home-improvement store

Car-sharing site

Entertainment venue

Music store

Contribution to a child’s college fund

Contribution fund toward family vacation trip


Chamber of commerce/regional gift card

Day-of-Event Help

Set-up and/or clean-up crew

Wedding organizer




Day-of coordinator



Reception/Party site

Guest housing

Rehearsal dinner hosting