It’s that time of the year again. Check out the following scenarios and see which applies to you the most.
Your anniversary is just around the corner, and you have no clue what your spouse is hoping you will get. You are afraid of causing disappointment, and, at certain times, anger. Especially, if the gift they got you is an excellent one!
It’s your boss’s birthday. A confirmed grouch, this fellow is quite hard to please. And, your promotion depends on getting on his good side. You are terrified of getting him something he hates.
Christmas time! Your kids are rushing to open their presents, kept under that glittering tree. One of the gifts have been opened, but instead of a squeal of delight, you hear the “um” of disappointment.
It’s your friend’s housewarming party. You got him a gift that you thought was perfect. Unfortunately, that’s the same thing your other friends thought, and consequently, there are ten identical gifts at the place!
The stories are endless. However, the ending is the same – disappointment. It’s disappointment for both, the giver and the receiver of the gift. The reason can be briefly put forth as:
The plethora of options, and
Misreading of a person’s preferences.
It’s time to lift the curse!
It’s time to shop smarter, for gifts that will enthrall your loved ones, and not send them into depression! Given below are a few tips that will help you make the right choices while purchasing gifts.
Tip Number 1: Figure Out The Person’s Interests
The perfect gift is one that perfectly matches the preferences of the recipient. To do this, it might be wise to create a list that details each and every interest of the person you intend to surprise with the gift. While shopping, keep this list in mind.
Tip Number 2: Think Carefully About The Event
While shopping for a gift, you need to consider the event you are about to commemorate. A birthday gift for your boss or pals, will by no means be the same as an anniversary gift for your girlfriend or boyfriend. So, think- Is this a personal occasion, where it’s just a few close loved ones, or a public affair, where a lot of people are invited? This will help you to decide the gift, a bit more easier.
Tip Number 3: Ask Them
Sure it’s awkward, but at least they will get stuff they really need! This is especially true for a housewarming party, where the ideal gift would be something useful for the new house. Often, it’s best to ask the new homeowners what they would like, thereby relieving them the burden of buying it themselves. Also, it will ensure that your gift remains unique.
Tip Number 4: Don’t Be Cheap
Gifts for the important people in your life need value. That value needn’t be just monetary. Sure, expensive gifts like diamond jewelry for your wife or girlfriend, or branded toys for your kids, will garner instant joy. However, it’s the thoughtful gifts that remain cherished and treasured. So, confer value to your gift.
Pause a moment before you purchase the gift. Try to picture them as they open the package. If you are able to picturize them happy and satisfied, then the chances are you have found the perfect gift!