How to Give Great Gifts this Holiday Season
The holiday season is upon us, and deciding what to give your family and friends can be one of the most difficult decisions there is. You have a limited budget; you’re not sure where to get the gifts, the wrapping has you going bullocks, there are tons of stressful factors. The good thing is we’ve you covered with these tips that’ll make gift-giving easier and make your presents stand out!
Pricier Isn’t Necessarily Better
An expensive price tag doesn’t always mean your gift will have more worth, and people are bound to love it. Instead of getting something just for the sake of status and brand, think for what the person will actually like. A classic hardcover book will always be better than jewelry for the right person. For someone who cares for the planet, eco-friendly gift ideas can blow their minds because few consider that. Think about the person’s interests rather than impressing the crowd. Sometimes even the cheapest gifts have more sentimental value than, say, a diamond ring!
Focus on the Wrapping
Wrapping the gift properly is as critical a task as buying one. A beautifully wrapped-up gift shows that you really put in the effort. If you don’t have the time to buy wrapping papers for each gift, eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas work too! Another tip is to write a little note with the gift. It’s not that hard, but these small efforts make a huge difference because, in the end, it’s the little things that count. You’re adding a personalized touch and an opportunity to connect with the person.
Gifting Your Clients, Boss, or Co-Workers
It's easy to mistake a gift for a bribe in the business world and vice versa. Therefore, you should exercise caution while giving gifts to business connections. Your presents can be misconstrued, especially when something important, such as a contract, is at stake.
Birthstones to Create an Impact
You’ve gifted everything in the world to your significant other, family member, or friend, through the years. What’s left? Birthstones are another great option if you’re trying to personalize a gift and get something out-of-the-box. With the many benefits of wearing your birthstones, such as unique properties and healing abilities, the recipient will surely love having one of their own.
Master the Art of Observation
Observation is the first rule of meaningful gift-giving. Individuals who have perfected the art pay attention to what their friends and loved ones say and their interests. People are often dropping hints about their likes and dislikes, and they do it at the most unexpected times! Would they like something functional or something decorative? Is it something for the house or something for them? Thoughtful gift-givers are also aware of their receivers' situations. People don't usually ask for what they want or even realize they need it. Maybe your friend needs a new cleaning kit, or they’re out of their favorite coffee beans. By focusing on what would truly make a difference in your recipient’s life, you can give them the best gift.
Material Objects Aren’t Everything
Materialistic things have their own value, but sometimes you can give your loved ones’ experiences rather than things. Take them to a new place, a little trip, a concert by their favorite artist, or on activities such as skydiving. The memories and the emotional attachment are far greater than to a physical object when it comes to experiences. They might remember that a friend or a relative brought them a new phone or tablet but not as much as attending a concert with your friend and dancing the night away.
Don’t Forget Etiquettes
You will not do a friend any favors by giving them an expensive and lavish gift when they are out of work or have a lesser income, no matter how well-intentioned you are. In fact, if they refuse your gift, you may merely embarrass them (and yourself). According to proper gift-giving etiquette, your gift should be acceptable for both the event and the receiver.