Gift Shopping on the Down Low – Finding the Perfect Present

When it comes to celebrating big occasions, nothing beats a gift. We’re not talking about the old, “So, what do you want for your birthday this year?” question. Rather, a meaningful and thoughtful present. Although the process of picking out just the right thing is both thrilling and frustrating, there’s something about the hunt that’s satisfying. Shopping for and presenting a gift makes the giver and the receiver happy. 

Just in case you’re not sure about giving, here’s a post that shows why it feels so good to share.

Don’t forget to shop locally when you can.

How to choose just the right present.

Surprising people with the perfect gift is a great way to let them know how important they are to you.  As usual, planning is everything. Starting with the biggest question, which is, “How can I make sure this present expresses how much they mean to me?”  It’s for sure, showing gratitude and appreciation with a gift requires a desire to make someone’s day a little brighter.  

The gift must match the reciever.

It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3.

  1. First off, consider the recipient’s personal style. If they’re generally laid-back and casual, they probably wouldn’t want something that requires a lot of upkeep. However, if they’re fancy and style-conscious, a practical gift won’t make their best-gift-ever list.
  2. Next, think about things like color, size, and personal preferences. In order to gather this information, you will need to give the giftee your full attention. Go ahead and be a little sneaky. After all, you’re trying to surprise them! For instance, watch them as they go about their daily business.  When you spend time with them, ask questions, and really listen to their answers. 
  3. Finally, how much to spend is one very important decision. Remember, this isn’t a contest. It’s best not to deliberately try to outspend your friends and family. Also, most of us don’t have unlimited means, so staying within a budget is another consideration.

If the person you’re buying for is a ballroom dancer, you’re in luck.

You’ve gotta know ballroom dancers are proud of their hobby and don’t hesitate to tell the world. If that sounds like your friend, this Dance Safari post, “Gifts for Ballroom Dancers – Cute and Affordable” may be very helpful to you.

Believe it or not, the act of focusing your full attention on another person is one of the best gifts you can give. And, it costs you nothing. What a deal!

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