Here are three of the simplest, yet often ignored aspects of gift giving that will make the next gift you give a special one. No matter what it is that you decide to give and to whom, following these tips will make the gift recipient grateful beyond measure.
1Think it through and have a plan
They say it’s the thought that counts and this is definitely the foundation of a suitable gift and will go a long way to making it special. The aim is to ensure that the gift is a thoughtful one, something that the recipient will want and need and be able to recognise that you have spent a fair amount of time thinking exactly what they might like, or just having asked them beforehand. Knowing the date in advance is critical as then you will be able to plan and buy in advance; there is nothing worse than a rushed gift purchase. Use a gifting diary and list all those that you are likely to buy a gift for and the initial ideas of what they might need or want. Then simply note the budget and ensure you have planned and purchased well in advance.
2Personalise it or go bespoke
Make it specifically for them. The idea is to investigate or know what they would like, then to personalise the gift so that it’s just for them. There are several levels and ways to do this. Buy something and add your own touches like bows and creatively written additions or simply buy a carefully selected hamper of things that they like. For example, there are collectible gin gifts that are available, where you can choose the specific drinks and mixers that the recipient likes. Then you can go totally bespoke and have something made from scratch for them, a painting, piece of jewelry, or clothing. It doesn’t have to be expensive as the bespoke market has spread and is now associated with most things. You can design a sneaker, T-shirt or sweatshirt, and much more. However, it will all require some prior planning and online research to find the perfect service for you.
3Get it there on time
Timing is everything with a gift and there’s nothing worse than saying it’s on its way or having the perfect gift arrive a few days after the special day. It just shows a lack of attention to detail if your gift is late. There is nothing fashionable about a late gift. This may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised to know just how many people still send gifts late, and yes, it is received but its meaning may be diminished, especially if it is an ongoing habit.
Giving someone a gift is in itself a special caring process and by following the three tips discussed in this article, it is clear that you can make it even more special. These are simple pieces of advice and will only require you to know the date and the person concerned.