Whether you plan your christmas shopping way ahead since November The Black Friday; or the last minutes shopping because you been busy. We all have the frustrations of getting the right christmas gift. A gift that’s almost perfect without breaking the bank.
Every year around the holiday seasons, I always gots a lot of personal and not so personal “emergency call” as their personal gift shopper. Comment questions such as:
• “I don’t know if the receiver will like it or not?”
• “What if the gift is not good enough?”
• “Will the receiver even use the gift?”
• Or the worst “What if she/he hates it, and re-gift to other people?”.
My first question always is: How well exactly do you know the person(receiver)? And base on the observations, we will start from there, which will take us to the right direction of choosing the right gift.
For families, the significant others and friends, you can easily find the trace of what they like and dislike: Makeup, art & craft, house furniture, food/tea, etc. And base on the judgments, give something what they really need. But there’s also other situations were for a company secret santa, you happens to get the person that you don’t know much, or you just don’t like them. With that, Social Medias such as Facebook “stalking” will helps you a lot. A picture speaks thousand words. You can give simple judgement base on if that person into outdoor activities or something more settle down such as favorite celebrates or movies.
Because gift(whether from christmas, birthday, valentine’s day or anniversaries) doesn’t have to be super expensive to win that person’s heart. It is the considerate and being thoughtful that count.
Two of the most memorable scenes from my all time favorite Tv show Friends, where Chandler gave Joey’s girlfriend Kathy her favorite childhood book as a birthday gift, which was very hard to find in the market- from :38-2:45(http://youtu.be/vz1In0v6kWU). Or when Ross gives Rachel an antique pin that she mentions lightly when they pass by the antique shop a week ago. Rachel was all tear up when she unwrap the present and saw that because she said “aww, he remember!”(http://youtu.be/obe3pjjpu7c). Those two moments had touched my heart every time when I watched the show. Because it shows a gift don’t have to be millions bucks, but as long as that person is being considerate.
I had listed one of my top five favorite holiday gift items that’s affordable and useful. I hope you guys will find that useful, and I wish you all have a joyful and memorable holiday!
Stay fashionable. Stay elegant