Gift giving truly is an art. When executed properly, the perfect gift will create a lasting memory of unparalleled gratitude. Whether you’re searching for the latest and greatest electronic gadget, the perfect complete cookware set, or the most snuggle-worthy throw blanket, there are certain rules to crafting the perfect gift.
- Make It Practical
While practical gifts may not seem as fun or exciting, it’s important to question whether or not your special someone would prefer a practical gift. If they are more on the pragmatic side, find fun ways to indulge this trait.
Consider creating a completely custom gift basket, just for them! Include their favorite pens, magnetic to-do-list post-its, a subscription to their favorite meal delivery service, or a new set of cookware. Remember, creating the perfect gift is all about the recipient, not the giver. As the giver, take the opportunity to dress up the present by going the extra mile with packaging. Baskets and ribbons cost very little, but they can beautifully accent any gift.
- Prioritize Their Interests
What does your recipient love to do in their spare time? Leverage their interests in order to prepare their ideal gift. Is there something you can purchase that will help them with this hobby? Perhaps you could gift new art supplies for the artist in your life, new bakeware for your baking bestie, or gardening tools for your special someone who is a gardening guru. If you are unsure of exactly what products will help them with their hobby of choice, give them the gift of reclaimed time with something like a cleaning service or babysitting services.
- Give a Gift That Keeps on Giving
If you’re having a difficult time finding the perfect gift for your special someone who has it all, it’s time to get creative! Have you considered giving a gift that won’t lose its grandeur once the newness fades? Gifting experts suggest purchasing cooking classes, perennial flowers, rechargeable batteries, or donating to a charity that your gift recipient supports. There are so many fun ways to give unique, and creative, products or services to those who truly don’t need a thing.
- Gift Experiences
We’ve touched on it briefly, but let’s take a deeper look at how giving an experience may be the perfect solution to your gifting troubles. As pandemic life continues, it may be difficult finding experiences to give your special someone. Don’t fret, we have plenty of virtual options for you!
Masterclass offers virtual classes on nearly any topic you could imagine. Within the platform, you are able to purchase a single class or gift a year’s subscription. Creativebug is a platform similar to Masterclass but designed for the creative people in your life. Creativebug offers classes for those interested in papercrafts, knitting, crocheting, and kids’ crafts. These are but two of the many online learning platforms you can consider. The perfect subscription could be truly transformative for your giftee.
- Give the Gift of Quality Time
Does your recipient simply want more time with you? Sometimes the greatest gift we can give is quality time spent with our loved ones. Consider taking a day trip to local tourist attractions. Enjoy a spa day with your special someone, or plan a day outdoors by scheduling a hike and the perfect picnic to top it off.
If any of these gifting tips sparked an idea but you’re unsure of where to track it down, don’t be afraid to turn to Google for help. You’d be surprised by the countless gifting opportunities out there!