How can you ensure that you give gifts that matter to the recipient?
The key to spot-on gifts is knowing the person you will be gifting well. Their tastes and interests are a great cue for that. This applies to all kinds of gifts from birthdays, special occasions to random ‘I appreciate you’ gifts.
I personally am one for practical, thoughtful gifts that give the recipient something they need or have been hoping for; that will make an immediate impact in their lives.
Living gifts such as plants also are winners. They outlive their value by continuing to be reminders on a regular basis. Careful that the person being gifted with a house plant appreciates taking care of them. Some people may not appreciate plants that need to be cared for.
Journals can save the day if it’s an acquaintance or a colleague you’re buying a gift for. They are just the right kind of personal for the unfamiliar recipient and professionally relevant at work.
Experiential gifts are still winners in terms of creating lasting memories. Gifts such as a day of adventure or a pampering treat may not offer any tangible tokens to display and touch, but fill the heart with life and memories. No amount of money can replace great life experiences!
That being said, surprising daring gifts that propel a loved one to look at life differently also make great gifts. Do know though that they may not initially always be received with enthusiasm since they will push the envelope a bit.
If the gift is meaningful, it will always serve its purpose, even if it has been re-gifted to someone else by the person you had initially bought it for.
It is the thought and love that counts, the more genuine your sentiment, the more appreciated the gift will be, wherever it lands😊.