Do you dread going shopping at this time of year? No one likes to find themselves walking in circles wondering what to get that special someone. Remember that giving is more than just a physical exchange of presents on a special occasion such as Christmas. Here are a few helpful hints on how to find unique Christmas gifts this year.
Surprise and Delight
Find gifts to reflect or match the personality, personal style, taste and hobbies of the gift receiver. Personalised gifts can be more than putting a name on the gift. For example, a traveller may like trips or new leather bags, while those who love to entertain may like new tableware. A really good surprise is always opening a gift that you actually wanted. There are many different ways to give a surprise gift, you just need to plan.
Don’t Rush Buying
A unique gift shows you took your time in choosing. Be observant, pay attention to what the special person says and does throughout the year, especially about hobbies and interests. People drop hints without even thinking about it, and they often don’t openly say what the heart desires. It is also good to remember it’s OK to go with traditional seasonal gifts, or gifts symbolizing the occasion.
Thought Really Does Count
Keep in mind the convenience, accessibility, ease of use and feasibility of the gift. Think about yourself using the gift, but with the receiver’s preferences in mind. Think about giving by hobby or niche. This is a way to show you noticed special interests. There is a limit though, if someone likes elephants and everyone knows it, that person probably has a load of elephant pieces. Try not to overdo it. Think bigger, and get something like an elephant-based adventure, rather than an elephant vase.
Think About The Wrapping
Nicely boxed, wrapped gifts add to the festive atmosphere. Even gifts that support good causes or announce trips should have some sort of wrapping to celebrate the holiday. A crisply, brightly-coloured envelope or wrapping paper also shows some amount of thought and care, as well as time, put into the presentation of the gift. If you are unsure about your wrapping skills, there are many options. You can have some one else wrap the gifts, or you can learn to do a professional job by enlisting help from videos, articles or experienced persons.
Think “Outside The Box”
Give a gift you feel good giving. If you find a gift that you are excited and happy to give, get it. You aren’t being lazy or selfish, but very thoughtful. Instead of picking an object off the shelf, why not choose an experience , not just a meal, but a taster platter at a restaurant only dreamed of. You can also look for gifts to support causes. For people who are hard to shop for, gifting an experience or cause is often well appreciated.
Make Dreams Come True
Material gifts can create clutter over time. Why not give something like experiences, as this shows you are considerate of time, money and space of the receiver. Experiences, or adventures, can be anything from a flower decorating class, a taster menu or a private tour of a museum. Go someplace neither of you have have never been. Pick a gift he or she can share, like gifts for two or small groups.
So now you can enjoy your festive Christmas shopping crowds. You are well prepared since you know how to find unique Christmas gifts. Get more inspiration with unique gifts for her and luxury presents for him.