It’s finally turned December and everybody’s favourite holiday is only just around the corner! With so many people to get gifts for and an insane number of choices of presents out there however, the act of gift giving can be quite bewildering; after all, who wouldn’t want Christmas to be an unforgettable holiday for everyone they know? To help along your gifting experience, we thought it appropriate to provide some tips on how to give the best gifts this Christmas!
Do It Yourself!
One of the best ways to really make someone smile this Christmas is to hark back to your school days and create them a present. Making and painting your own teapots, cups or plates is both fun and will allow you to tailor your gift to the receiver, or, if you’re a whiz with a toolkit, think about making people presents such as home-made spice racks, chairs, tables or carvings! You could even just stick with DIY cards, a great idea if you’ve got a lot of people to buy for!
If your beloved wants a certain type of gizmo, gadget or doo-dad, then it can be quite easy to simply pop to the store and get the item in question. A better idea though, is to check reviews of the product prior to purchasing it. Go on to your website of choice; amazong, Bedstar, wherever; and look at the reviews– not just one, but a fair few of them- and you’ll begin to gain an understanding of the positives and negatives surrounding the product. You don’t want your family members or friends to be beset with issues only months after they receive their present, so making sure that what you’re buying is up to scratch is a very important thing.
The best way to find the best gifts for the important people in your life is pretty simple; listen out in the months running up to Christmas for them talking about certain things they like, want or need. If you remember something a person said in passing in October about really wanting a certain thing, and then magically produce it on Christmas morning, it’ll truly prove that you’re a great friend or family member that actually listens!
No Need to Break the Bank
Receiving lots and lots of big, expensive gifts might be the idea of Christmas that retailers and businesses want to push to the public over the Christmas period, but just because you’ve got lots of gifts doesn’t mean you’ll be happy come Christmas Day. A small, thoughtful present that shows that you know and care is much better than a hastily bought gift with lots of bells and whistles but not much else.
In collaboration with Katie Meadows
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