How to give the perfect gifts
There’s a good chance that you know a person in your life who’s mastered the art of always giving the perfect gifts, and you’ve wondered how that’s possible. Or maybe you don’t know anyone like that, and you’re wondering if there’s even such a thing as a “perfect gift.”
We’re here to tell you that there is such a thing, and we’re going to let you in on the secret.
Whenever possible, spend on experiences over possessions
Gifts are generally thought of as material possessions that you can give to your loved ones. However, when we focus on just the material side of gifts, the happiness experienced by the receiver is short-lived. Scientists have proven that experiences make us much happier than material possessions.
If you know that the person you’re trying to find the perfect gift for has been craving an experience, maybe its something as simple as trying out sushi for the first time, try and provide them with that experience. Chances are good that the experience will stay with them for the rest of their life.
Pay attention during your time with them
This tip might not be strictly related to the gift itself, but how else will you know about the person and their likes/dislikes? If you’re close enough with the person that you’re buying a gift for them, then you’re close enough to spend considerable time with them. All of us reveal our likes/dislikes, wishes, and desires during everyday conversations. Read between the lines and take note of those when you’re with other people.
Did they mention that they’re a huge Game of Thrones fan? Get them a personalized birthday wish from Hodor using Cameo. If you’re not great with remembering that kind of stuff, make use of your phone’s notes app. Those notes will come in handy when it’s time to buy gifts.
Build a gift basket
Sometimes you’ll have a hard time picking just a single thing as your gift, because the person you’re buying the gift for is too precious and dear to you. That’s exactly what a gift basket is for! Gift baskets are a bundle of joy, and an expression of your love for the receiver. If you don’t know how to go about creating the perfect one, we have a guide for you!
Focus on what your gift communicates
A lot of people worry too much about the cost of the gift. While it’s true that a gift needs to be high quality, and you can’t usually find good quality without paying extra, focus more on what you’re communicating to the receiver by giving that gift. If you gift them something they only mentioned to you in passing once, you’re showing them that you really love them and care about them, to the point that you remember even the little everyday details.
In your effort to get the perfect gift, make sure to focus on the person and not the gift itself. A perfect gift for one person can easily be a terrible one for another. We hope these tips help you level up your gifting game. Happy gifting!