Put a spin on it
Are you in the situation where you don’t really know specifically what someone would want and you’re worried that you’re going to end up giving them something boring or a little lackluster? Don’t force yourself to go the route of vouchers and gift cards unless you know they’re a reader and would absolutely love something like a bookstore gift card, or that they love makeup and would benefit from a gift card for their favorite designer, etc. You can spice up some otherwise boring gifts, too. Turn regular old socks into comedic or out-of-the-box designs to make them laugh. If you want to give them something for the home, a selection of scented candles will give them plenty to discover long after they’ve first opened them. Instead of regular old toiletries, get them something bespoke and premium that offers a little more in the way of pampering. Before you resign yourself to a boring, generic gift, think of a way to put a spin on it.
Make it personal
There are plenty of gifts that have a lot more value when there’s a bit of personal value to them. While once it took a lot of effort to personalize a gift, sites like www.zoeyspersonalizedgifts.com/ make it simple. There are some gifts, such as a pen or a notebook, that only really work or have any value if they’re personalized. Then there are gifts where you can add a little extra feeling by smacking their name on it, such as mugs, gifts for their baby, t-shirts, and much more.
Give it with feeling
As www.jewelrywise.com/ states, the presentation can be much more valuable than the gift itself, sometimes. No matter what the gift is or what the occasion is, if the person matters to you, then the presentation should matter as well. You can surprise them with it by leaving it somewhere they wouldn’t expect it but be sure to find it. You can give it to them privately with a handwritten note of gratitude or devotion that they can take their time to read. You can wrap it beautifully with ribbons, boxes, and a little homemade crafting to up the anticipation. Ramp them up emotionally with the gift giving so that whatever the gift is, it’s more likely to tug those heartstrings.
It’s not just the material goods that matter in a gift. The feelings of surprise, of the emotional attachment to the gift, and the sheer act of giving are what makes it so important. So, regardless of what you give your loved one, make sure you add that extra little bit of value to it.