Rub A Dub Dub Thanks For The BathtubChristmas time is over but this doesn't mean that you can't start thinking about what you're going to get next year. Especially because this part of the year is so hectic, you would only be doing yourself a favor by buying things when they are on sale during the off-seasons. Bathtubs aren't typically furniture pieces that you ever think of purchasing for someone as a gift but you'd be surprised at just how many people invest in bathtubs for their parents as practical gifts.
There are a wide variety of different bathtubs of different kinds of makes and styles. This tends to make it difficult to choose but at least you can rest assured knowing that the bathtub of your gift recipient's dream is sitting in a heap of other choices. Before you go out to buy your bathtub gift, make sure that your friend or family member needs a bathtub to begin with. Although it would be nice to assume that everyone would do better with a new one, some people are perfectly fine with their worn out old bathtub. Perhaps for nostalgic reasons or maybe because they want it to go with all the other old things in the bathroom, you can't always predict their desires.
When you do go out to buy the bathtub, whether online or in-store, you should also know the measurements on the bathroom where it will eventually be installed in. Even if it is the most inarguably elegant whirlpool tub anyone has ever set eyes on, it'll serve the receiver no good if it can't fit comfortably in their bathroom. Function should be taken into account before all else.
Ultimately, it is up to you on whether or not you want to inform the person that you are getting them this gift. Unlike the usual Christmas presents that are slightly more modestly sized, buying a bathtub for someone takes much more forethought. Do you want to figure out installation costs into it? Should the person in question have any input on the style of the bathtub, like if they like modern or claw foot tubs? These are all good questions when searching for the perfect bathing vessel. In the end, even if the surprise is ruined, you may want to tell the recipient of your expensive gift because any kind of doubt regarding the specifics of the new bathtub will cost you time and money.