Christmas is still several months away. But it is never too early to start planning for the gifts. Christmas may not entirely be about presents. But the exchanging of gifts would amplify the real meaning of Christmas. It is not about the money. But the perfect gift, as many people have said, comes from the heart. It should make the receiver think only of nice things about you.
The consummate gift does not have to be expensive, but it must embrace the receiver’s personality. Doing this means that you intimately know the person and that the gift is not a spur-of-the-moment purchase.
Taking this into consideration, so what is the perfect gift? There are no one-size-fits-all items. You have to carefully think about the receiver before buying the present. To make things easier for you, here are some ideas to review:
This gift comes at the higher end of the price spectrum. But if you have an adrenaline-junkie loved one, this is a foolproof surprise. This can come as a solo experience or a package for the entire family.
If the outdoor experience is your surprise for the entire clan, you have to take note of the individual health concerns. Is there someone afraid of heights? Taking the medical issues of every family member into consideration will ensure that no one is left behind.
A personalized high-end necklace is an exquisite gift for your true love. It is the item of choice for anniversary surprises. But this can also mark your first Christmas together as a couple or perhaps to celebrate the chance of enjoying the season with the entire family after the lockdown.
Celebrities often show off the gift that they have received from their significant other. The Duchess of Cambridge was seen sporting push bling after giving birth to Prince George.
The time you spend collaborating with the artist on the jewelry will show how much you care about the receiver. It demonstrates your love. It becomes a tangible reminder of your love that your children can inherit when the time comes.
After being cooped up in the house for roughly a year, this gift will surely bring out tears of joy. This would be the best surprise for a couple with small kids. You don’t have to plan an elaborate trip for them. But giving the couple a nice break away from the manic air of the city will be just what the couple needs.
If your friends are into a holistic approach to health, then you should share a weekend escape where they can meditate in a Zen Garden. You don’t have to pay a small fortune for this kind of gift. You can enroll them in one of the many holistic wellness farms all over the country.
You can also treat that friend who always puts others ahead of themselves. The weekend getaway should rejuvenate their aching muscles and remind them that it is okay to take care of themselves.
If you have a bookworm friend, buying a tome would be a safe bet. But it would be best not to settle for the book that caught your eye. You must make an effort to look for the perfect gift.
For example, if that friend is into dystopian settings, you should consider buying The Handmaid’s Tale. It would be a waste of money if you will buy a highly politicized book for that friend. If your friend loves Harry Potter but hasn’t read Percy Jackson, you should introduce them to the latter.
Another good example would be a cousin who loves to cook. Remember not to buy them a kitchen utensil that he might have already. Take the gift-giving experience up a notch by buying them saffron or perhaps a unique spice from Indonesia.
You should buy a gift that matches their personality, talent, or hobby. But you should take things a step higher by getting something that will remind the receiver of you. It should be something that they will cherish.
The Spirit of Christmas should not be limited to December. In the current crisis, the generosity of people gave hope to the bleakness of the situation. In this tough time, it makes sense to take an extra effort in the gift-giving process.
You may not think much about arranging the weekend getaway gift. But it might just be what they exactly need after being stuck at home with two toddlers. Although that personalized piece of jewelry may be more exorbitant, it may have just lifted your mom’s spirit.