There is something lovely about finding someone you love the perfect gift. Taking the time to think about what they would like, gives you an opportunity to think about them and how you could make them happy. Watching their face as they unwrap their present can give you as much pleasure as it does them. Here are my top 5 tips on finding that perfect gift:
1. Hobbies or interests
Instead of thinking what should I buy for someone, think more about their interests and hobbies. This shift in thinking will open up all sorts of possibilities. For example I love creating something crafty, so a class where I can learn a new skill would be right up my street. Perhaps they like camping, walking, photography, cooking…..
2. Social Media
Have they indicated what they want / need on social media. For example they could have asked for some restaurant recommendation or books to read. Take a look through their profile, in a non-stalker kind of way, and viola you have the perfect gift. I have a long list of books that people recommended to me over 2 years ago and I am still working my way through it.
3. Make it personal
Something hand-made or individualised is such a thoughtful gift. Back in the 80s a mixed tape did the trick so today it could be a passport holder embossed with the person’s name or engraved cufflinks. If you are crafty you could make something such as a photo collage, a pair of earrings, a beautiful cake, scrap book of memories, homemade cookies…this list goes on.
4. It’s all about the Experience
Instead of a material gift, try an experience. There a plenty of websites catering to this concept. But you could make it even more special such as a picnic with all their favourite foods. My husband has a thing about cars so a day on the race track would be like watching a kid in a candy store!
5. Find the gift
So you can’t think of anything out of the box for your loved one, but what about making the gift into a gift. A treasure hunt with clues so you can create a game and something memorable on the day. Each clue could lead to a small treat to add excitement. This would be particularly fun with kids.
So there you have it, a list to help you find something special for your loved one. Of course here at Boadicea Brown we think we have a pretty special selection that you can chose from…..so go on treat yourself or someone special.
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