Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Importance of Choosing a Great Gift

Giving someone a gift can produce one of two reactions; one is the feeling of happiness and appreciation.

Sometimes even a pleasant shock if the gift is something they always wanted. The second is the somewhat awkward “well, thanks” where the person feigns happiness but didn’t really like the gift.

How do we avoid the second case and ensure the gift is always well received?

When choosing a gift, make sure that you know the person relatively well. If not, what can you ascertain about the person? Do they like sports, or food, or
have any hobbies? It is relatively easy to discover these by talking to a mutual friend.
Once you have an idea for what kind of things they like, for example adventures days out or chocolates, which product do you then buy within that niche?
The choice is staggering and you could potentially be paralysed by the number of choices available. It’s good to know however that you are not alone in this,
and websites exist where you can find great birthday ideas for her.

It is important to remember that a gift doesn't always necessarily need to be a physical 'thing'. It is more important that it shows the message that you are trying to show. Does this gift describe to the person how you feel about them or how much you appreciate a favour they did for you?

You should consider these points before simply splashing out for an expensive product, as an expensive gift doesn’t necessarily translate to being more valuable to the person. If anything it could make them feel awkward and be difficult to accept.

With these points in mind, you should be able to select ideal birthday gifts for her. Use your skills to do some digging and with a bit of luck and common
sense you should end up with a great gift.

Thanks for reading. (Guest Post by SAH)
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