Birthdays, Christmas, Holidays - Make Your Gifts Memorable
Who doesn't want to receive gifts? Even as a kid, you looked
forward to your birthday because of the presents that went with
it. Now you are older, you still can't get enough of gifts!
There is just something so heartwarming upon knowing that
someone cares enough to hand you a present.
But what if you are the one who is about to give a gift? Are you
up for it? Is gift-giving a reason why you anticipate Christmas
and your loved ones' birthdays?
One surefire way to make someone feel good all over is by giving
him or her a gift. So if you think you want to brighten up
someone's day, if you like to earn the reputation of being a
good gift giver, then read on. Tips on giving and buying tips
are in store for you!
1. Know what the recipient wants.
Gifts become ten times better when they are the very things the
recipient wants. Suppose your friend is an avid baseball cap
collector, what is there to do? Buy him a baseball cap, what
else! If your mom loves making scrapbooks, then give her
something which will make her scrapbooks prettier and more
So do the research. It is going to be worth it, especially when
the recipient squeals over finding out what the gift is.
2. You do not have to buy expensive gifts.
You don't give to impress. Unless you are some hotshot who can
practically afford anything, there is no need to buy a Louis
Vuitton bag for a friend. Give according to your means. The
value of a gift does not depend on the price. Remember that
famous saying, "It's the thought that counts."
3. Go for the safe gifts.
This tip applies if you are totally clueless on what to give.
Here are some of the safe gifts:
For men: handkerchiefs, neckties, suitcases, wallets, pens,
coffee mugs, t-shirts, sports equipment, belts and towels.
For women: make-up kits, handkerchiefs, combs, hair clips,
pouches, bags, beddings, photo albums and frames, jewelry and
If you want the safest, go for the gift certificates! But then
again, they are not as thoughtful compared to other gifts.
4. Check out the websites.
If you do not feel like walking around the mall to look for
gifts, why not check the internet and websites? Not only will
you have seemingly endless choices, you might even score
yourself a bargain!
5. Give extra special gifts on special occasions.
It goes without saying that a special occasion calls for a
special gift. It is your sister's 16th birthday, give her
something that will just make her day. For weddings, go for
gifts that will best suit the newlyweds like a toaster for their
new home or love-inspired beddings. Remember, they do not have
to be expensive. Just special.
6. Give gifts earnestly and lovingly.
Gift-giving is just a concrete demonstration of how much you
care about a person. Don't give just because you are required
to. Don't give because you want something in return. Give
because you love to. Give, just because.
There you go! Don't forget to wrap your gifts nicely. Attach a
lovely note. Some people think of gifts as highly commercialized
and overrated. But how can you label giving a gift
wholeheartedly commercialized? How can you badmouth such an act
of love and kindness?