Gifting for your kids and loved ones can go one of two ways.
1. A wonderful loving experience that brings the whole family closer together.
2. A complete disaster that ends with siblings screaming at each other and parents that feel unappreciated.
If #2 has ever happened to your family we have put together a few gifting not - to -do's that will better your chances of having a happy joyful holiday season!
7 Holiday Gift Mistakes To Avoid in 2018!
1. Clothes Are A Calculated Risk
Buying clothes for a loved one should never been done on a whim. Only buy clothes if they have mentioned to you that they want a specific clothing item. Don't go out on a limb and assume they will like something. More often than not, they will not like it and return it and feel pressured to give you fake feeling of gratitude.
2. Gift Cards Are For 30 and Under
Buying a gift card can be a great option for that special person who is tight on cash. This gives them the freedom to shop and buy (something they may not be doing very often). Gift cards are less creative and less fun for the giver but a solid option if they are under 30.
If the recipient is over 30, gift cards are a bad option. An older person wants to feel that you have thought about what they like and taken the time to find something special and meaningful.
3. Don't Forget About Food
People tend to forget about buying food as gifts and it's unfortunate because if it tastes delicious anyone will love it! There are many great healthy and delicious gift box services that appeal to all types of eaters including vegans, paleos, ketos, and gluten free eaters. Here is a link to a few options.
4. Drop the Junk
Quality over quantity holds true with gifts. Getting a loved one 10 junk items that will go in their trunk forever does only one thing, adds more clutter to their life. A good question to ask yourself before buying, "Will he/she actually use this?". If you have to think about it, the answer is no. This year take a different approach. Find 2-3 high quality items and your loved one will appreciate you much more.
5. Slacking On Presentation
Perception of time spent gathering and wrapping has a huge impact on how a gift is perceived by the loved one. Put some time into you wrap job and spend a little bit on the wrapping paper, maybe even add a bow! The way things look help develop excitement and we all know that it is fun to tare wrapping paper. This year, forget the grocery bag wrapping paper and put some time into the presentation.
6. Timing Is Important
Just like in a movie, building suspense for gifting is HUGE! We recommend leaving the gifts somewhere that they can be seen. Let your loved ones know that they will not be opening the gifts until after the meal. This is crucial in building excitement to open gifts, especially for younger kids.
7. Let Them Know You Really Tried
Remember that you are gifting for your loved ones and the fact that your are even reading this means that you care about them enjoying the gifts you get them. So Let them Know! Tell your friends and family how hard you tried to get them the perfect gift because that honesty will mean a lot to them. It will also help them look at their gift in a different light knowing about your dedication to get them something special.
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