No matter how it’s broken down, gift-giving is a time to show people you care. Whether it’s your spouse, child, grandparent, or friend that deserves the best gifts every holiday season, finding just the right present can be difficult. People have different interests and you might not know everything about them – but don’t worry! There are a few steps everyone can take to find the perfect gift for every person on their list.
1. Silver linings
First and foremost, the gift you pick should be relevant to what they’re going through. Although it can be nice to get a person something they’ve always wanted, there’s nothing more frustrating than unwrapping a present that has no meaning for you.
Focus on what’s going on right now, in their life, but also in general. As the New Year and Christmas are getting closer, it might be fun to go with a 2021 vaccine ornament to celebrate the hardships we’re leaving behind. A personalized ornament is always a cute idea since it is both useful and sentimental!
Memories are great to celebrate around the holidays. And remembering the good ones can make sure you decide on a wonderful gift.
2. Embrace Their Interests
The age-old saying “know your audience” is extremely important when it comes to gift-giving. The interest of the person you’re buying for should be taken into consideration when looking for a present.
It can be easy to fall back on standard holiday presents, but doing so will make the gift feel irrelevant. Instead, really think about the person you’re giving something to in order to make it a great gift, by showing that you understand what their passion and interests are! Do you know if your child loves football? Maybe they’d enjoy a new jersey or helmet to boost their collection!
If you want to give something more personal, consider making it instead of buying. A gift like this will show how much thought went into the present and is likely something no one else would think to do.
3. Consider The Quality
When you’re out shopping for anyone, whether it’s your best friend or sibling, their needs should always come before what you want to see on their face when they open the gift.
A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself if the person would be happy with your present. If they typically enjoy high-end products, then a discounted present can seem like a lack of effort on your part. Instead, think about what they really need and work from there. For example, if they own a new tablet but have been eyeing an e-reader, an upgrade might be the perfect gift for them!
Gag gifts can be fun at the moment, but if someone isn’t able to get used out of the present it can leave them feeling disappointed. Besides, showing someone that you know what they need is a nice way of letting them know you put thought and care into their gift.
You can take a lot of the guesswork out of gift-giving by showing your recipient how much they mean to you. A heartfelt letter or phone call expressing your love is always well-received during the holidays and will go a long way in making it extra special for them! You don’t have to go over budget in order to find the perfect present for everyone on your list this year. The key is to think about the person’s personality and take their needs into consideration. Showing someone that you care about them can be done in a number of ways, and finding the right gift is always secondary to being there when they need you most. With a bit of planning, you can create a beautiful holiday full of happy memories with everyone in your life!