Gift buying is a struggle for a lot of people for a lot of reasons. At the end of the day, the person receiving the gift is going to be expecting something, but you’re not always sure what they’re expecting, so panic kicks in. A lot of people spend weeks debating whether a gift is going to be good enough, and some actually leave it to the very last minute to make a purchase because of the doubt they’re having. So, fear not, we’ve got a few tips for you that should help you master the art of gift buying. No longer will you be standing in a shop for hours stressing, you’ll know exactly what to get the right person.
Know Their Like & Dislikes
Knowing their likes and dislikes really well should eliminate any worries you’re having about the gift-giving process. The reason why so many people struggle is that they don’t actually know the person they’re buying a gift for as well as they first thought. Instead, they panic, buy a random gift, and it’s most likely not going to be what the person would have ever wanted. So, if you do your research beforehand, you should be able to get the perfect gift. Search through their social media, ask their family, ask their best friend if that’s not already you. There are so many different ways of getting the answers you need, so many people just don’t put in the effort to do so. You could even do a bit of digging by asking the person themselves little questions that will guide you towards the right gift. For example, you could ask, ‘I love the food from here, do you?’, if they do, a little gift card could be in order!
Gifts For All
Sometimes there are some gifts that you can get that will just be suitable for absolutely everyone. Think of them as safe gifts. Ones that you can trust to please no matter what. One of the best is a gift hamper. You’re playing it safe by getting lots of little gifts in one, and it looks like you’ve put in more effort as well! Fill it with novelty gifts, special little items such as a piece of jewelry, and lots of sweets and chocolate. You can never go wrong with sweets and chocolate! Another thing you can pretty much never go wrong with is an experience day. As long as you know what the person in question likes to do, it should be the perfect gift for them!
Go On What They’ve Gotten You
This is probably one of the best things that you can do if you’re struggling to judge what you should get. Think about what they got you, roughly how much they’re going to have spent, and incorporate that into the other tips we’ve given you in the other sections. If they’ve never got you anything before, perhaps because it’s a new friendship, you should definitely stick to section one to try and find out what their likes and dislikes are.