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4 Ways To Become A Gift Giving Expert

 As you age, you make new acquaintances and expand your family. This is excellent, however, it might be difficult to choose gifts for birthdays and holidays. Buying generic presents is OK, but after a while, you may run out of options and feel as though what you've bought for them is either inadequate or disappointing to the recipient. Luckily, there is a brilliant solution to this difficulty, so check out these suggestions to become a gift-giving expert.

Set a spending limit for each person.

The amount you'll spend on each individual should be decided early on. This way, no one receives smaller presents while others receive larger, more expensive ones. Of course, you'll spend more money on those closest to you, such as your husband and children.  It's possible that cousins, nephews, and nieces will have a lower budget. With a budget in mind, you'll know just how much to spend on your immediate and extended family and friends.

Make your gift meaningful

Nothing says "I love you" more than a present that is significant and elicits an emotional response. Giving a photo frame with a picture of a loved one in it is always a good idea. If they are new grandparents, get a photo of their grandchild and frame it for them. People feel very special when they get gifts that are important to them. Here are a few more suggestions for thoughtful presents:

  • Something you've created or thought of on your own. A framed poem or poetry about that individual is a fantastic example. Alternatively, you could create a special video using a birthday video maker for them to wake up to a special message on their birthday.

  • Calendars. Create a calendar for them that includes photographs of their family, as well as ones that feature you.

  • Make a gift for them with the help of your children. Handmade ornaments are an excellent example.

Consider the individual's personality.

If you're at a loss for what to get someone, consider their interests and hobbies to narrow your search. For example, a panda fan might be delighted by a panda-themed gift. A teddy bear, jewelry, or even a gift to any panda-saving charity will make a huge impact.

Listen to what they say.

There's a lot you can learn from talking to other people every day. Therefore, the next time you're with someone who is approaching a birthday, pay attention to what they're saying. For example, it may be something they've indicated would be handy for their lunch break at work, such as a nice book to read. Or a new pizza cutter, since theirs recently broke. Take notes on what they say and store them on your phone so you may look them up later and make purchases based on what you learned. Another option is to purchase an accessory for something they already own. Choosing a kitchen set that complements the color palette of their kitchen, or even their personality.

Buying gifts for your loved ones doesn’t have to be difficult, so use these tips to help you!

Would you like to comment?

  1. I do appreciate the tip to listen. You pick up so much. I listen all year and file the bits and pieces for gift giving later.

  2. Sometimes the most simple gifts are appreciated more than you realize. Things that are needed (as you say to listen). Loved all of your ideas.

  3. This really is a great guide. A lot of people aren't thoughtful gift givers. I personally listen carefully and put things on my amazon shopping list right away!

  4. Sometimes I find it very hard to find the perfect gift for someone.

  5. Your first point about understanding the recipient's interests really hit home. It's incredible how something as small as paying attention to someone's hobbies can transform a generic gift into something truly meaningful. I never realized the power of thoughtful gift-giving until I read your piece. Also, the tip on creating a gift inventory is a game-changer! I've already started jotting down ideas for friends and family – such a time-saver.


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