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Selecting The Best Gifts

A gift means many things to many people. It can be a way of keeping a memory in one’s heart; a way to look back and smile; a way to ‘I love you’; a way to say ‘I care about you’. This is why a gift is essentially connected to feelings.

All of us, at least once in our lives, have given a gift to another person. This could have been so with any intention, but the end goal is to make the other person happy. However, the process of selecting the gift can also be quite stressful unless you really know what the person wants (or if you do not have the required budget to get it). Here are some tips that you can follow:

Think of what the person likes

If you know the person, then you can try considering what he or she likes. This can be a hobby or any interest that he or she has expressed in the recent times. For an example, if your friend is an avid reader, then you can try getting the latest release of a famous author she/he likes, or even a current best seller in the genre of books he/she prefers to read. Or you can also go for an option like a small reading lamp, a nice collection of book marks or even a voucher to buy books.

Or if the person may have expressed a particular interest recently. For an example, if you friend says that she is trying hard to lose weight, then perhaps you can give her a cook book with healthy recipes that she can try at home. Not only is this extremely useful, but it will also make her understand that you pay attention to her needs and are supportive.

Think creative

All of us would a Mercedes Benz for our birthdays but our banks do not allow this. This is reality – however much we want to give a nice present, financial constraints can pull you back. But being a little bit creative can save your day. If you think creatively, you can come up with a simple gift idea which will still please your friend. For an example, if your friend loves wine, you can consider giving him a good quality opener with his name engraved.

A lot of wine collectors are extremely proud about their collections, and would love the addition of a personalised bottle opener to the lot.

Do it yourself

This is also a brilliant way to make your friend happy. When we actually invest our time into making something for the person we love, this conveys to the person that we truly care. It can be something simple – even a small card. But this would still be an amazing thing to consider.

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