You have to face it, many of us have all been there. Holiday season and special occasions; everyone accounts for the most common dilemma that gets the very best of them. Gifting someone is not an easy approach to be committed towards as it can always go sideways if you don`t give much of a thought about it.
The purpose of gift has always been universal; showing that
you care about that person. Therefore, the practice requires a thorough and
keen concentration towards the message your gift is trying to communicate. We
would help you deal with certain matters especially to what pertains the mind
of the receiver, and what ways to accomplish his/her satisfaction in this
quest. However before starting, a little advice when searching for gifts, don`t
look for the common examples if you actually want success.
There might be people in your life that might be very
difficult to satisfy, that can be very choosy or might be that special someone
for whom you want to give a lot of thought to. So, these people exist for whom
it is almost impossible to pull out a perfect present. We might actually have
news for you; they`re not that difficult to satisfy, you`re probably looking at
the wrong direction.
Let us now examine the factors surrounding the gifting
Things to restrain
Before we go into what actually you might want to give, it`s
probably better for us to give you a heads-up and tell you especially the
things or type of presents you might want to avoid.
First are the gifts that demonstrate a comedic gesture (also
called `gag gifts`) should be avoided, and are better reserved for some
occasions where they seem appropriate. They are best to give a one-joy and
laugh for e.g., for kids` parties and for pulling of pranks.
Second are gift cards which have now become an obsolete art.
These are just too traditional and easy, and might be a little insulting for
the receiver if he/she expects to receive something way better. Plus, giving gift
cards actually indicate that you`ve given much less though for the receiver and
have probably exerted a minimum amount of effort.
These two things might give you a general picture what kind
of things to avoid. To sum it all up, the primary don`ts of gifting are that
they should not be obvious, routine or non-circumstantial.
The most important quality of a gift is that it should be
useful and have a material aspect in the receiver`s life. Hence, your idea
should be based on something that the receiver might use it again and again.
This is because it involves your happiness too that your present is being used
consistently; not being covered on dust for many ages in some corner.
Secondly it should have the characteristic of being reusable
to the receiver multiple times. The gift does not have to be re-gifted but
would actually aim to satisfy a personal need of the receiver. Henceforth, the
trick is to ask yourself that would it be reusable by you if someone were to
gift it to you.
The Surprise Element
It`s one of the promising elements of the gift that gives
true warmth feeling to your special someone. There is honestly nothing that
surprise the most than gift that is never expected to be received particularly
from a person like you.
The surprise is not just about the happiness of the person
receiving it, it talks about the amount of effort and thought you gave into it,
and that you didn`t went looking for an easy way. It`s the effort that counts.
One idea we can give you is to present it in a day when the
receiver doesn`t really expect to receive; a day before the actual day is
preferred. This is because it shows that you knew and you`ve been waiting for this
day for long.
Quality Is A Must
It is imperative for you to understand the difference between functionality and quality. Of course, all new things are supposed to function at first, but a more important quality is the gift`s durability. This shows us an idea of buying something that is somewhat unaffordable to the person receiving it but shouldn`t cost a lot of fortune. The gift should represent that you have thought a lot about it and that you want the receiver to have the best.
The Hidden Message
Your giveaway should not give an absolute and concrete idea to the receiver but should carry deep emotions and meaning with it. It is all about working on the message it is going to give. Hence, you should be giving a lot of attention to your relationship with this person, your feelings for this person, the feelings you exchange to each other and what message you would like to portray with this gift. No doubt, this would surely help in narrowing down a range of ideas coming through your mind.
Finding The Links
Talking to other people that are closer to the receiver than you seem to be a great idea. That person probably may have more meaning and insight to the receiver`s life, and he/she may have more valid ideas than you could think of. It would be more reliable to talk to more than one person to get a more accurate picture. For instance, you could talk to the person`s mother, friend, significant other or anyone having a close association like in a workplace.
Social Media Screening
In this age, almost everyone you meet is connected to social
media in at least through one platform. Social media accounts give you plenty
of evidence on the likes and dislikes of a person, and what that person`s
values, interest, morals and preferences are. This could be obtained through
the receiver`s feed and profile on display, and whilst when it comes to online
stores. You`ll probably get many ideas amongst which you might want to narrow
it down from. However, it would give you a notion on the whatnots for the
present that you`re about to give away.