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13 Tips on Finding the Perfect Christmas Gift ...

By Melanie

Everyone wants to find that perfect Christmas gift to give that special someone and it is something that we all find so difficult to do. Here are 13 tips on finding the perfect Christmas gift.

1 Do Not Feel You Have to Buy Expensive Gifts

Do Not Feel You Have to Buy Expensive GiftsBuying a gift is not a symbol to show how much money you have, it shows that you care and love the person that the present is for. It is a gift from your heart to them because of this you do not need to feel as though you need to buy a really expensive gift.

2 Make the Gift Fun

Make the Gift FunYou are likely to know the person that you are buying a gift for quite well, therefore you know their sense of humour and personality. Try to find a funny gift that will match their sense of humour or that will cheer them up if they are having a particularly bad time.

3 Ask Them

Ask ThemDepending on who you are buying the gift for, it may be best to ask them what they would like for a Christmas present. This is more likely to be the case when you are buying for a child but there are some extremely fussy adults out there, so it may be worthwhile asking them for a list of items.

4 Create a List

Create a ListA list will really help to keep you on top of things when it comes to Christmas shopping. In my opinion it is important to list all of the people that you will be buying for and a couple of gift ideas next to their names, this is so that you know roughly what to buy them.

5 Search Online for Ideas

Search Online for IdeasIn my opinion with all the advancements in technology, shopping for Christmas presents could not be any easier. You can now search for special gifts from the comfort of your own home and do not have to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of town. The internet will also allow you to compare several prices for one item with ease.

6 Make a Simple Gift

Make a Simple GiftSome people are pleased by the simplest of gifts, especially if they are made by your own hands. Mothers are big fans of handmade cards as it shows that you have put a lot of effort into it, rather than just popping into a shop and handing over the money. If you are rather nifty with a paint brush then why not paint someone a picture or if you are good at wood work make something that they would find useful.

7 Spend Plenty of Time Looking for the Ideal Gift

Spend Plenty of Time Looking for the Ideal GiftDo not expect to be able to go out Christmas gift shopping the day before Christmas Day and expect to find the perfect gift. You will not and will end up buying some rushed gift that probably means nothing to the person. It is important that you spend time deliberating and looking for the present so maybe start your search a couple of months before.

8 Know the Person That You Are Buying for

Know the Person That You Are Buying forIn order to even begin to think about finding the perfect Christmas gift for a person, you need to know them well. Some things are pretty simple to know such as what gender they are but then you also need to know what the person’s interests, hobbies and so on are. If you are unsure of what these things are then you may want to have a nose around the house of the person you are buying for.

9 Remember the Good Days

Remember the Good DaysIf you’re still not sure what to buy a certain someone, make a mental list of all of the memories you’ve shared. If they all revolve around something specific, like days at the beach, buy them something that relates to the location. Grab them a photograph of the ocean or purchase a necklace made of shells. It’ll remind them of all of the great times you’ve shared. That’s better than any expensive gift you could find.

10 Better to Browse

Better to BrowseYou can’t be afraid of browsing. Just because you enter a store doesn’t mean that you have to leave with a bag full of items. If you expect to buy something at the first store you enter, you’re going to end up settling for a gift. Give yourself some time so that you don’t feel obligated to purchase a subpar gift. Even if you find something special, you can go to other stores, and come back for it later.

11 It’s Okay to Stalk

It’s Okay to StalkEveryone’s guilty of FaceBook stalking, so you all know how to do it. When you’re not sure what to get someone, look at their social media profiles. You might see something there that gets your attention. If you find out that they love a certain show or band, you can buy merchandise that references it. It’s a great way to discover new things about the people in your life.

12 Think about Yourself

Think about YourselfObviously, you and your recipient aren’t the same person. You don’t have the same exact tastes, so you won’t like the same exact things. However, it’s important to ask yourself if you’d like to get the gift you’re giving. If you’d absolutely hate it, then why are you getting it for someone else? Unless you know they would like it, don’t buy something that you wouldn’t want to receive.

13 Let Yourself Love

Let Yourself LoveThink about how much you love the person you’re trying to find a gift for. Don’t they deserve the best? When you remember how much you care about someone, you won’t let yourself settle for a bad gift. You’re going to strive to find the perfect present. All it takes is a little love.

There you have 13 tips on finding the perfect Christmas gift. Hopefully this should help you to find an amazing gift for a significant other or someone else who is special in your life.

This article was written in collaboration with editor Holly Riordan.

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