Gifting is hard, add in the pressure of Christmas time and it can sometimes be a recipe for disaster. We have our top 4 tips on finding the perfect gift for anyone in your life.
Make it personal – Try looking into their past as an idea for a gift. Maybe a framed photo of them with their family when they were young, or a digital drawing of them and a loved one, or even of their dog since pets are family too. If the person you’re gifting is from another country, try finding a food or drink that reminds them of home. All these gifts are such personal, but easy things to do for someone you love.
Make it an experience – If the person you are shopping for happens to be a shopaholic and buys everything they need, then try buying an experience for them instead. No matter their age, you could go to the zoo, an art gallery, a trampoline park, a hot air balloon ride, indoor skydiving, or even actual skydiving out of a plane. Experiences like these make for unforgettable memories which is honestly the best gift anyone could get.
Gift card – If you know where this person likes to shop, then grab them a gift card! Gift cards are so easy to get, and you don’t have to stress about buying the wrong product or size of something, because they can do it themselves! Since things like visa gift cards were invented, you don’t even have to know where someone likes to shop as these cards can be used like credit cards and are accepted almost everywhere. This makes it so much easier if you don’t know the person you are buying for very well.
Be charitable – If the person you’re trying to buy a gift for really has everything they need, then you can offer to donate to their favourite charity as a present. It is a personal gift that has a lot of thought and love behind it, that could really help to change people’s lives no matter what charity is chosen.
Think ahead – At any time of the year, if you’re randomly out shopping with someone that you know you’ll need to get a gift for at some point, keep an eye out for anything they point out. Keeping a list of notes on your phone makes it so easy to add ideas to at any time of year, so once the gifting season rolls around you have a lengthy list of items to choose from for that person!