How to be a Great Gift Giver this Christmas
Giving great Christmas gifts is a skill some people possess naturally. For others it’s more of a struggle, but it’s definitely something that can be achieved with a little effort. Become the best gift giver among all your friends and family with these helpful tips. They’ll thank you for it – and the gifts.
Listen and Take Notes
Don’t restrict yourself to the pre-Christmas rush to select the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Listen and make a note whenever your recipient mentions something they like or could use. Start preparing a Christmas shopping list as soon as possible; right after Halloween is a good time to begin. Starting early will help you take advantage of seasonal discounts and sales as well as more time to figure out what they’d like.
When thinking of gift ideas, consider things that’ll be of use to the recipient. Think about their hobbies or career interests. A good cookbook is a great choice for the amateur chef and a set of knitting supplies will be appreciated by someone who enjoys knitting as a relaxing activity. A young couple that has just set up a home will surely love useful additions to their kitchen.
Don’t Hesitate to Ask
If you’re not sure of the person’s particular interests or hobbies, ask people who know them well for help with ideas. Or, if all else fails, ask the recipient; they’ll be glad you asked when they open up that terrific gift at Christmas.
The Three E’s of Gifting
Personalizing the gift you choose either by embossing, engraving, or embroidering is a great way to transform any gift into something special. Embossing silver items, or initials engraved on any plastic gift tells a person that you took the time and effort in creating a special gift just for them.