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My Guide to Coming Up with the Perfect Gift Idea


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Coming up with the perfect gift idea is easy if you know a few techniques to use beforehand. You can’t just expect an amazing gift idea to pop into your head: you need to set a little time aside first. Before you know it, you’ll have the most amazing gift idea, whatever the occasion and whoever you’re buying for. Read on to learn more:

Consider the Occasion

The occasion might have more to do with your gift idea than you first think. Anniversaries might call for more romantic gifts, while birthdays could mean something really personalized and special.

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Your Relation to the Person

What is your relation to this person? There are places out there specialise in gifts for husbands, wives, and even mums/dads. If you’re buying for a male friend, for example, there are plenty of places that specialize in gifts for men. I’ve browsed all over the internet for something cool and unique that matches my father’s personality and Pinterest has a ton of ideas! They can take a lot of the hard work out of it for you by suggesting appropriate gifts. By taking your relation to the person into account, you might come up with a few unique gifts that you never would have thought of otherwise.

Your Budget

You don’t want to go into debt from buying a gift for someone you love, so it only makes sense to come up with a budget. How much can you realistically afford? Do some calculations and then set a max budget for the gift. Many websites allow you to look at gifts by price, so you won’t even need to look at anything out of your price range. Don’t be mistaken in thinking that the more expensive your gift, the better. You can get some amazing gifts for a reasonable price. In fact, why not consider making something? You’ll save money, and it’ll be extra thoughtful of you!

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Brainstorming

Now you have your budget and other things considered, start brainstorming your ideas. Write down anything that pops into your head. You might even come up with more gifts by branching out from your original ideas. This is a way you can come up with some really unique and exciting gifts!

Investigating

Investigating, otherwise referred to as snooping, is another good way to get an idea of what to buy. Check their social media accounts to see what they like. You can come up with multiple ideas just by checking what they ‘Like’ on facebook and pictures they may have posted on Instagram. Real life stalking can help too; see which magazines they buy, and the kind of style they like to have in their home. All kinds of things can give you ideas. Even simply listening properly to what they say can give you clues. A little sleuthing never hurt anybody!

I hope my guide to coming up with the perfect gift idea has really helped you to think of a quality gift. If you can’t find anything suitable, consider getting your DIY on and making something yourself. Leave any of your thoughts below – how do you find a great gift? Bye for now!

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