No matter what people might say, buying gifts is not an easy thing to do. The worst time of the year for many people’s Christmas and Valentine’s Day, when no matter what you choose, it just isn’t going to be what the recipient wants. We need to try to think about what the person wants and what the person needs, but trying to figure that out can be very difficult. When you ask your partner what it is that they want, you get the usual stock answer, ‘it’s up to you’ when in fact, the opposite is true. Nobody comes right out with what they want, and so this makes the job of gift buying even more difficult.
Thankfully, there is a way to buck the trend, and to get someone something, that will surely put a smile on their face, and some warmth in their heart. I am, of course, talking about personalised gifts, and these types of gifts have really changed how people buy things for special occasions. Figuring out what kind of gift that you want to get personalised, can be a real minefield, and so here are some tips to help you along the way.
- Get creative – The one thing that makes a gift stand out from the rest, is the choice of packaging that you put on it. It’s all about the wrapping paper, and it’s all about how, and when you give them the gift. For children, it could be a fun thing to hide the gift around the house or garden, and then send the children on a search to find it. It would kind of be like a treasure hunt, but with something better than gold, at the end of it all.
- Make a list & think about what the person needs – In order to narrow down your options for buying a personalised gift, you need to write down some gift ideas. Think about what the recipient has talked about wanting and needing in the past, and use those ideas to help you choose.
What a person wants, and what a person needs, are two completely different things. Remember to include a little bit of yourself in a very personal way, and what better way to do that, than to have the gift personalised by adding your dear friend’s initials, or full name. The more personalised the gift, the better, and this will be something that the recipient will remember for many years to come.