Perfecting the Art of Gift Giving
August 5, 2020
Gift giving is a tradition which hails from a long time ago. Even in the ancient times rulers of certain areas visited the king bearing gifts. If not in such a massive scale, gift-giving has developed as a ritual and even sometimes as a cultural phenomenon where families and friends exchange or give gifts in various instances such as Christmas, birthdays, weddings and so on.
Why Is It Called an Art?
Giving a gift to someone else is a very personal activity. Because even you may mean well, sometimes the receiver might not like it; he or she may prefer something else to what you have given, or they might actually like the gift but in a different colour or brand. We have heard this many time. Especially women, it is said, are very difficult to shop for!
Therefore, if somebody is quite adept at choosing the perfect gift, he or she is considered as having a true talent. This is one reason why registering for gifts at a shop of their preference has become popular for couples. Therefore, if you are very good at picking and wrapping gifts for the loved ones, be proud of being an artist.
What Are the Easier Ways to Pick the Right Gift?
To tell the truth, there is no easier way to go about this. Unless you know the person for whom you are shopping for, understand their likes and dislikes and/or at least have taken the time in the recent past to talk to that person to get to know what the prefer during this time. It may be that they have gotten to know about a certain author and he’s willing to read a book of that author.
Or they are now prepared to test out a certain fashion fad which they were not very fond of sometime back. If it is a woman you are shopping for, you better check womens fashion online before deciding what to buy. It is always important that you leave some margin for error and thus have options open for that lady to exchange what you gifted her rather than being stuck with it.
How Much Do You Have to Spend?
This is also a question that pops-up in many circumstances. How much you have to spend on a gift? That largely varies depending on the circumstance. For example, if you are picking something for your better half, be it your wife, husband, partner, girlfriend or boyfriend it is widely seen that a person tends to go from 50 to hundreds of dollars to sometimes thousands and even millions.
Obviously, the amount you spend will depend on your means. Decide to spend a valid amount based on what you earn. Even if you spend several thousand on a gift if it is rejected by the receiver, then there is no value in it. Also, if you do not understand the likes and dislikes of the person you love, it will not be compensated by buying a big gift.
Like many other things, giving the perfect gift is not easy. That is one reason why the gift cards and greeting card industry as well as e-marketing sites have become very popular. Even so, it is your responsibility to at least make an attempt to buy the right gift for the right person in your life.