Although the process of picking out just the right gift can be both thrilling and frustrating, there’s something about the hunt that’s satisfying. Forget about asking, “So, what do you want for your birthday this year?” Above all, shopping for and presenting a thoughtful and meaningful present makes both the giver and the receiver happy. Here’s a video that explains why it feels so good to share.
How to choose just the right present.
To be sure, showing gratitude and appreciation with a gift means you want to make someone’s day a little brighter. In that case, surprising people with the perfect gift is a great way to let them know how important they are to you. To begin, ask yourself, “How can I make sure this present expresses how much they mean to me?”
The gift must match the receiver.
It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3.
- First off, consider the recipient’s personal style. If they’re laid-back and kind of casual, they won’t enjoy a fussy gift that needs a lot of attention. For example, a beautiful silk blouse that must be dry-cleaned wouldn’t be the best choice for this person. On the other hand, if they’re fancy and style-conscious, a practical gift like work-out gear won’t make their best-gift-ever list.
- 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 about their likes and dislikes. Then, really listen to their answers.
- Finally, how much to spend on this present is one very important decision. But, remember, this isn’t a contest. You don’t need to try to outspend your friends and family. Not only that, but 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 help you find just the right present.
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!