Have you ever found yourself in a situation where a friend’s birthday is just round the corner and you can’t decide what to give? Hampers are cliche and gift cards do not fully convey how much you appreciate the relationship. Below are 3 tips on how to choose the perfect gift.
1. Make the gift memorable.
Give an original gift, something which he or she will not expect to receive. Think about the most memorable gift you ever received as a child. Was it an expensive toy or the time your parents took you on a surprise trip to the zoo? Spending time with your recipient makes for an excellent gift. If you can’t spare the time, the second best option is to give the person a good time.
2. Give a gift that you can personalize.
For most of us, the thoughtfulness of a gift is more important than the cost. Giving someone a wakeboarding experience because you remember she always wanted to try it and personally arranging a private lesson is more meaningful than giving him a cheque for twice the amount.
3. Consider the personality of the recipient.
This may sound obvious but its important to know the recipient. Does your recipient like trying out new stuff or collecting stuff? The perfect gift for an adrenaline junkie may be less than perfect for a more indoors type of person. Try finding out more about the recipient from friends and family, its all part and parcel of being thoughtful and making someone’s day!
What is your experience with gift giving? Did you receive anything worth talking about lately?