Holidays, birthdays and anniversaries are times of celebration. They can also be times of stress if you are exchanging gifts and have no idea what you want to give someone. With some thoughtful reflection and perhaps a little reconnaissance, you can choose a great gift that the recipient will love.
Collections and Novelties
Some people gravitate toward certain objects so much that they wind up with a collection. If you know your aunt collects tea sets, for example, you can’t go wrong with the elegant china that reminds you of her kitchen decor. PenduLux clocks make charming gifts for the business owner whose office contains unique items that spark conversation. Whether you pick something you know they’re predisposed to love or something they’ve never encountered before, you can give them a welcome surprise.
Hobbies and Preferences
Sometimes, your recipient may prefer a gift they can use or consume. Your brother who enjoyed baseball in high school may love passes to the batting cages for him and his son or daughter. Your wine enthusiast friend will probably be excited to receive enrollment in a wine club. If your sister-in-law loves spending every Friday night curled up on the couch watching a movie, make her a gift basket with movie rental vouchers and popcorn.
Choices and Favorites
Many people consider a gift card cheating. If you choose the right card, however, it can still be a thoughtful present. Your bookworm friends would probably love to receive a gift card to the local bookstore. Not only do they get to pick exactly what they want, they get the joy of spending hours browsing in one of their favorite places.
Choosing the perfect gift doesn’t have to be stressful or overly time-consuming. The best gifts are those that show that the giver took the time to think about what the recipient would love to get.