The year is about to come to an end and we are already drawing our gift list for people at home and work. While some people are easy to find gifts for, others are slightly more dicey, on the other hand, if you are absolutely clueless about what to get and yet want to leave a mark with your gift then you might be in a tough spot. But the battle is not yet lost; you can still get that smile in return for your gift if you follow a few simple steps. Read along to discover them this festive season.
- Surprise is overrated
When you gift a present to someone, it is the expression on their face that we pine for, which makes giving it in person all the more worthwhile. If you think getting him or her surprised is the only way, think again. Sometimes simply sticking to what your friend or cousin wants is the best and safest option. So stick to the list.
- Mend to a need
Often those close to us have needs for things they don’t realize are actually missing in their life. For that friend who loves to read, it is possibly a missing bedside table or a study lamp for those late night reading sessions. Observe and your perfect gift will simply show itself.
- Spruce it up
Gifts do not always stand for something new, they can also be something upgraded or spruce up, so spike up simple items in their life like a phone cover or their fridge magnets with special photos.
- Subscribe to it
For some of the people, a gift feels special when it lasts longer than a day. If your uncle is a loyal reader of Reader’s Digest, simply buy their subscription for a year. He will be thankful every time he receives one in his mail. For youngsters, simply pay for their Amazon or Netflix subscription. It will last longer than a movie or concert ticket.
- Gift an experience
Sometimes, the greatest gift is to go beyond materialism, gift them an experience. Your mom spent endless nights worrying if you got home safely, gift her a day at the spa or better still join her in the experience.
The best gifts are the ones that are wrapped in personalization, so add a tiny card or a handmade wrapper, they all go a long way to say you love and cherish these people in your life.