Gift Giving Like A Pro: How to Choose the Perfect Present for Everyone on Your List
The holidays are almost here, and that means it’s time to start making your list and checking it twice! If you’re stumped about what to get for the special people in your life, you’re not alone. When it comes to holiday shopping, most people either know exactly what to buy… or they have no idea where to start.
Luckily, we’ve learned a thing or two about gift-giving over the years. Here are a few of our favorite tips to help you choose the perfect gift for each person on your list.
If you want to give a truly special gift, take some time to get to know the recipient. This might mean asking mutual friends for idea, or doing a bit of cyber-stalking. For example, try checking out their Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook pages. This can help you learn about their hobbies, their style, and more. Sometimes, a simple post can spark your imagination and lead to the perfect gift idea.
People will always remember a gift that makes them laugh! From snarky stocking stuffers to a physical reminder of that hilarious inside joke, humor is a great gift-giving strategy. Even if you choose a practical gift, consider buying funny paper or packaging it in a creative and memorable way.
Choose Gifts that Keep on Giving
While some would say “It’s the thought that counts,” you really don’t want to give a gift that will be stuck in a drawer after the novelty wears off. Instead, choose something useful! Gifts like a beautifully scented, long-burning candle or high-quality kitchen gadgets tend to get a lot of use. Not only will these types of gifts keep on giving all year long, but every time your recipient uses them they’ll think of you.
Always Focus on Quality
When shopping for gift items, always look for the best in class. Instead of buying a bar of soap, buy luxury soap handmade by artisans. If you’re going to give a bottle of truffle oil, don’t just order one online. Instead, go to a high-end food store and choose the most fragrant one you can buy.
Quality gifts don’t have to break the bank! If you’re on a tight budget, don’t be afraid to think small. It’s more memorable to buy an exceptional small gift than a completley average large one.
You could go to a huge online retailer and choose a gift with a few clicks of a button – but how memorable is that? If you want to truly show someone you care, take the time to choose a special item from a local gift store. Not only does this create a far more personal experience, but you’ll also be supporting real people in your community. That’s something that should make both you and your gift recipient feel great!
Don’t Forget the Presentation
Once you’ve chosen your gift, remember not to underestimate the power of presentation. A beautifully wrapped gift adorned in ribbons and bows is sure to make your recipient feel special.
However, that’s not your only option. Consider having some fun by disguising a small gift in a huge package or fooling the recipient by starting out with a gag gift. You could even send them on a scavenger hunt! With just a little bit of effort, it’s easy to turn a normal event into a truly memorable gift-giving experience.