6 Do’s and don’ts of gift-giving
The act of gift-giving may sometimes seem like a straightforward process – you buy something and give it to your friend or family member. But the truth is, finding the right gift isn’t that simple. After all, we’ve all heard co-workers and friends complain about an awful gift they’ve received. So, how do you avoid making the same mistake? Here are 6 do’s and don’ts that might help.
Do take little mental notes
With just a little bit of preparation, identifying the right gifts for your loved ones is a lot easier. All you have to do is take little mental notes when they talk about what they need and what they’d like to get. If you’re afraid you’ll forget about it, you can always keep a list on your smartphone and you’ll be set for every birthday and Christmas party.
Don’t wait until the last minute
If you want to be able to pick the right gift for a friend or family member, you simply can’t wait until the last minute to get it. Trust us, chances of you finding that perfect gift are a lot higher when you actually do it on time. Not to mention that no one enjoys running around the store 15 minutes before the big party.
Do gift cards
There are some gifts you can never go wrong with and gift cards sure are one of them. This way, you give the recipient a chance to get exactly what they’re looking for and the best thing is, you don’t have to stress about it. Another great thing about getting gift cards for your loved ones is that you can make them personalized and send them in a matter of seconds.
Don’t give size specific gifts
A t-shirt or a dress can be a wonderful gift when you know the recipient’s clothing size. However, when buying a gift for someone you don’t know well enough, try not to go for this type of gifts. The reason behind this is that nothing spells “gift faux pas” than buying your co-worker a piece of clothing they’ll never be able to fit into.
Do use cute wrappings
The way you wrap a gift can have a huge impact on how much your loved one will like it. Not only that cute wrappings look nice but they’ll also make your friend or family more excited about the gift. And luckily, we live in the age of internet and there’s a plethora of online tutorials on how to wrap a gift of just any shape.
Don’t worry about it
We’re all afraid of someone not liking our gift. But in reality, our friends and family love us and more often than not, they’ll appreciate every little thing we do for them. So, instead of stressing out the next time when you’re supposed to buy a gift, just relax and you’ll do fine. And even if those DIY candles end up looking like soap, they’ll at least know you’ve spent hours working on them.
Have these 6 do’s and don’ts in mind the next time you’re supposed to give a gift and you’ll have nothing to worry about. Even if you think you’re not good at giving gifts, with just a little bit of thinking and preparation, you should be able to do it.