Gift-giving can be like blindfolded negotiating your way around an obstacle course.
The more you know someone, the harder it can be to give them creative personalized gifts.
Don’t give the same thing as you did years ago. How do you choose an original gift idea? Something that will be appreciated and remembered?
Here are some ideas to help you get started.
1. Find creative ways to link your gift and a passion hobby or past-time.
Your friend might be singing all the time, so rather than going to the nearest bar for a night, why don’t you get them a recording artists experience which will make them a pop superstar for the day?
Or, if you think the person in question is fond of playing practical jokes rather than doing something unique that’s been done so many other times, such as resetting their alarm clock two hours earlier or adding extra strength glue to their work chair.
You can get a spoof newspaper’s front page made that looks convincing and will surely make people smile.
2. Find a gift to fit their personality trait
Are you searching for something for someone who is extremely competitive and loves to win at anything? You already know them. If they don’t win, they don’t play. Enrol them to an assault course. They will be able to challenge the obstacles, mud, and other competitors.
Maybe they drive too fast on the roads, and have been issued speeding tickets. You might consider giving the person the opportunity to drive in a high-powered sports vehicle in a safe environment.
3. Select something that fulfills a expressed goal
If someone has dropped some subtle or not quite so subtle hints, this opens up the possibility of buying them something they truly desire.
You can’t buy a present for a woman whose favorite perfume is nearly out, but you shouldn’t rush to the nearest departmental store to get a new one. Give her the opportunity to create her own scent.
4. Get all-out for a complete treat
Some people are truly champions. They put others first and always look out for others. If you are one of these people, consider a small treat that will make them happy and say thank-you. It’s a wonderful way to express gratitude for someone who is just too humble to organize it.
For chocolate lovers, why not indulge in a relaxing aromatherapy massaging to take away the stresses of the day?
These tips should help you choose a unique gift.