How To Be a Great Gift Giver

Everyone loves to get a gift, and being the giver can put a smile on your face too. You may be envious of those people who seem to be the perfect gift givers; they always seem to have the gift that the birthday boy or girl loves the most. It does not have to be difficult to be a great gift giver, though, when you follow a few simple tips. These include choosing the gift based on a person's interests, including a personal note and making a calendar of birthdays.

Choose Based on a Person's Interests

Generic gifts are okay, but they will not make you an awesome gift giver. You have to think about what makes the receiver unique and what will make him or her smile. It does not have to be a large gift to be meaningful; maybe she likes crafting, and you can get her stationery supplies. Perhaps he is into vaping, and you can get him a small token from Smokingthings. You do not have to go over-the-top to impress with your gifts. Just choosing something personal that lets the recipient know you were thinking of him or her is enough.

Include a Personal Note

It is nice to include a handwritten note that describes why you chose that gift or why a certain thing made you think of the recipient. You can even just include a note about how you value his or her friendship. These sentiments will be things that your friend or family member can treasure for years to come. You do not have to spend an entire paycheck on a gift to make it a memorable one. Sometimes, the best gifts are just letting someone know how much he or she means to you.

Make a Calendar of Birthdays

It makes a person feel very special when you remember his or her birthday, so keeping a birthday calendar will give you a headstart on being a great gift giver. You will not have birthdays sneak up on you, and you can have time to actually get a good gift instead of a last-minute run to the store. You can also include any special anniversaries or holidays on this calendar so you will always be prepared.

By following these few tips, you can be on your way to being the gift giver that everyone is envious of. Resolve today to become a better gift giver by making your gifts personal and meaningful.


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