My gut has always been what I go with when it comes to gifts. I’ll be out for a totally different shopping reason and see something that screams, “MUST GET THIS FOR [insert friend or family member here]!” so I do. Who laughs at my think ahead ability: my husband. He laughs not only because he believes I just buy to buy, but because I have a LARGE gifts-for-other people box. (“Of course it’s for other people! Things you buy for you are called POSSESSIONS., ” says he.)
I keep these gifts in a giant plastic box. They come out when a birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah, graduation, etc. happens. Yes, I have forgotten that I have these items at times. But that just means it goes to the next occasion.
I also buy things just because I think they are cool and place them in the gifts-for-other-people box. You’re invited somewhere and need to have a gift for a housewarming, birthday, anniversary?! Check that box for what will work. Major stress-out averted!
But how do I know what to pick up?
I love getting to know what makes a person tick and then shopping for the perfect thing in support of that. I get asked all the time “Where did you get that,” or “That’s just what I needed. How did you know?” I have an uncanny knack for finding great gifts. I get an adrenaline high and so much satisfaction and happiness from seeing people’s reactions to gifts they love.
I also have 5 Things That Make Buying a Gift Easier.
- Think about what you have seen the giftee:
- dwell in,
- dine on, or
- dress in.
- What is the thing you have seen them enjoy THE MOST?
- Google a word or phrase that corresponds to what you are thinking of giving and see what unique fun thing pops up.
- Pick something in your price range and that the giftee will feel comfortable receiving.
- BUY THE THING. Don’t wait too long to make it happen because that severely cuts down your options.
Until next time,