How to choose the Christmas gift?
Each year we have the chance to show our loved ones how much we appreciate them by buying them the perfect Christmas gift. It can be quite challenging to find that present that can show them how much they mean to you.
It’s true that no matter how expensive or how well chosen your gift is, you’ll never get to really show someone how much you appreciate them.
So it’s like a therapy for ourselves this whole gifting, right? In our quest to choose the perfect Christmas present, there can be times when stress takes charge. It can be really frustrating to find that one thing that can bring a smile on your loved ones’ faces.
As always, we want to help and so we’ve gathered some pretty useful and easy to go through steps. These will help you brighten up your search for the perfect present and make the whole process less stressful.
Step 1: Keep note of their hobbies and interests
Everybody secretly wants to receive a gift that they like, isn’t it? Even though they smile as you give them your present, as they appreciate your intention, you can’t know for sure either they really like it or not.
It’s quite the lottery, don’t you think? Well, a good starting pint in figuring out what to buy for your loved ones is to map out their hobbies and interests.
The answer to the question ‘How do they spend their free time?’ could really help. Maybe they like to do things on their own, such DIY stuff, or maybe they just like to feast themselves with a good red wine and a good book.
This may sound too obvious to even be mentioned, but it can really work.
Just do a list of their interests and hobbies and include:
- How they like spending their free time.
- What items they usually use on a constant basis (i.e. cosmetics, wines, books, etc.)
- Tokens of remembrance that they cherish, like a medal, a pair of earrings, etc.
- What they most like to eat (i.e. foods, sweets, etc.)
Now, such answers can be quite difficult to find, especially if you don’t know very well the recipient. Now, why would you give a present to someone you don’t know very well?
We don’t know, but you should.
You could try doing some research online. Yes, exactly, it’s not right, but it’s for a good cause, right? You get to feel good by giving something they really like and they, on their turn, get a good gift for their taste.
Go on their Facebook profile and look through their photos. There must be a clue or something about what they like to do.
There are high chances that you’ll find either a photo, or a like given to a certain product, anything.
Moreover, think of Pinterest. You can easily see what they’re interested in by what pins they create. With this one you can’t go wrong.
However, what to do if the person in question is not a fan of online platforms and sharing stuff about their personal life? Well, you could ask family or closed ones and there it is.
You might not have the assurance that they won’t tell on you, but it’s worth taking the shot.
My name is Anca- Gabriela and I'm an aspiring writer from Romania.
I love to write and I believe it's the best way to leave behind a legacy. Also writing is like a therapy for me, helping me to put out there any thought wandering through my mind. I get my inspiration from books, movies, and good music.