Do’s and Don’ts of Gift Giving- A Summary

Purchasing a unique gift for that special person can sometimes be very exhausting, especially when buying for that hard to fit person who has everything, but it doesn’t have to be. We all want to give gifts that will be well received, that make the recipient appreciate the time and effort expended, and that show our thoughtfulness. In order to achieve this there are a few simple rules you should consider:

  1. Know Your Recipient – Knowing your recipient can make things easier. Knowing whether they’re, a morning person or night person, their likes or dislikes, if they perfer coffee or tea, what sports or hobbies they like, if they have allergies or a sweet tooth, if they’re a music buff or movie buff, their age group, their special relationship to you, what’s the latest hot item their looking for, or if they enjoy relaxing with a good book or in a hot bath. Or you might just want to purchase something that you know they really need. Considering these points, will show the recipient you took the time to consider them.Visit
  2. The Reason You’re Giving The Gift – Usually, when you give a gift it’s to show the recipient how much you appreciate their love and thoughtfulness. Some occasions for gift giving include; Birthdays, Thank You, Get Well Soon, Miss You, Sympathy, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, News Years, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, New Baby, New Home, Weddings, Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers or just a thoughtful get-together gift. These gifts allow you to share in the recipient’s special occasion.
  3. Personalize Your Gift – Theme Gifts, such as, a hobby or sport themes, can simplify the gift giving. If the recipient likes baseball, tailor your gift to his or her favorite team. If they like gardening or knitting, get them something to make it easier or more fun. Adding the recipient’s name to an item, or tailoring the gift to his or her profession, shows the extra effort you put into the gift. You can also put a bunch of smaller items presented together with a beautiful wrapping.
  4. Set A Budget – Although we would all like to spend a lot, to show the people we love how much we care, we have to stay within our means. When you go beyond your means, it makes the recipient feel obligated to you, sometimes putting them in an awkward position. No one wants a gift giver to go into debt over them.
  5. Consider The Presentation – The presentation can add to the cost of the gift. Although, you want the gift to look appealing, you don’t want the presentation to cost as much as or more than the actual gift. Another thing to consider is, if you’re sending the gift through the mail, you must consider the shipping costs. Also, if the gift contains contents that may spoil, or if you’re last minute shopping, you can incur additional shipping costs.