With Christmas on the way, there is no better time to learn the art of gift giving. If you find it impossible to find appropriate gifts for your friends and family and want to avoid Christmas clichés, these tips will help you to master the art of gift giving in time for the festive season.
Keep your Ears Open
Finding the perfect Christmas gift isn’t simply about looking around the same old high-street shops hoping to be inspired. Wandering around the shops aimlessly with no concrete ideas can be time consuming and will most likely lead to panic buying and overspending. Giving your friends and family gifts that they really want this year is simple. A couple of months before Christmas pay extra attention when having conversations with your friends and family and you will most likely pick up some clues that will be crucial to the success of your Christmas shopping trip. Note down ideas as you think of them and this way, you’ll have a bank of gift ideas stored and ready to use.
Think Outside of the Box
If you want to surprise the lady in your life with something spectacular this Christmas, clichéd gifts like chocolates and perfume are probably not going to cut it. Think outside of the box this year and tick something off her bucket list. Has she always wanted to visit a certain city or learn a new skill? What about a year’s supply of cake? Send her on a cooking course or surprise her with a handmade gift. You can find lots of tutorials online that will show you step by step how to create a fabulously thoughtful gift without spending a fortune.
Get Gifts Delivered to your Door
If you simply don’t have the time to scour the shops for the perfect gifts, take your search online. Companies like Ernest Jones have a fabulous range of gifts that you can buy from the comfort of your own home.
Scrub-Up on Presentation Skills
The art of gift giving goes way beyond sourcing a great gift. You could have found the perfect present for your partner but if the presentation is poor, you will lose out on more than a few brownie points. So, pick out some pretty wrapping paper and don’t forget to add the finishing touches with ribbons and bows. If you are feeling ambitious, you could even make your own gift tags too.