With major gift-giving seasons just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the important people in your life and what your plans are for giving them gifts this year.
For some people, gift-giving comes naturally. But for others, getting a thoughtful gift for someone is much harder than it should be. But luckily, with the right mindset, planning, and ideas in hand, you can make this year the year when you give the best, most thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list.
To show you how this can be done, here are three tips for giving more personalized and thoughtful gifts.
Prove That You Know Them
One of the best ways to give a thoughtful gift to someone is to give something that proves just how well you know or care about them.
Some ways you can do this, according to Kaele Worthen Gardner, a contributor to the Huffington Post, is to make a list of all the things that this person is interested in or that you know about them from your past experiences together. Within this list, you should be able to find something that they will enjoy or that will help spark a fond memory for them when they open the gift. For some ideas, you can always do something that has to do with their birthday, like using their birthstone, or giving them something related to one of their great loves in life.
Give An Experience Rather Than A Material Item
If finding the right gift to give is especially challenging for you, you might want to start thinking about giving an experience rather than just a material item to this person.
According to Stephanie Pappas, a contributor to LiveScience.com, people who are given gifts of experience rather than material possessions often find themselves feeling much more connected to the person who gave them this gift. In fact, the experience doesn’t even have to be one that you and the recipient share in order for the thoughtfulness of the experience to be felt.
Get Something Monogrammed
Sometimes, the best gift you can give someone is something that they actually need or will use in their everyday life. However, giving this kind of gift can seem boring, especially if you were wanting to give them something more personal or heartfelt.
To accomplish both of these things, the staff of Travel and Leisure recommends that you take whatever gift you were going to give and get it monogrammed with their name or initials. By doing this, not only will you be giving a great gift, but you’ll be showing them that they’re worth the extra effort to make the gift personalized.
If you’re wanting to give great gifts this holiday season, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you give more thoughtful gifts.