Everyone loves receiving gifts, no matter the age. Giving gifts is rewarding and a way to express how you feel about the person. Bringing a smile to someone’s face is priceless!
“It is not the gift, but the thought that counts” – uh, not really! There is nothing worse than having to pretend you love the present, making effort to hide it behind a fake smile and when it is so bad that you can’t even pass it on to others. Buying gifts is much more than swapping items! Don’t bother getting one for the sake of it, it will only end up in a charity shop. Put some thought to it and then the gift becomes meaningful, something to be treasured.
Buying gifts for special occasions can be stressful and especially when done the last minute – wandering around the busy shops, trying to come up with an idea, the pressure builds up and you end up getting something that “will do”.
How to choose the perfect gift? There are a few tips for you.
Pay attention to what your friends and loved ones say and what their interests are. People are constantly dropping hints about what their likes and dislikes are. Would they like something practical, decorative, something to cheer them up or an experience?
You should also consider their circumstances and choose something that would make them happier, to ease their state of mind or to benefit their life one way or another.
Knowing your dear one’s hobbies can help too. However, make sure you don’t overdo it. Don’t play the safety card and get them gifts in the same niche over and over again.
Matching the gift to the personality shows you care and that you know the person. Expressive gifts are the best gifts!
There are so many options when it comes to presents that show your compassion. So, when it comes to giving, don’t settle for another scarf and pair of gloves. Find your loved ones the thoughtful gifts they deserve. Let the gift talk!
What’s the most meaningful gift you’ve ever received? Are there any giving tips that we missed? Tell us about it in the comments!