Finding the Right Xmas Present Idea
- and Why You Should
How wonderful it was to always receive just the perfect gift from Santa!
He just always knew
exactly what our hearts desired the most for those special
presents under the tree!
Fast forward a few
years and we're in the driver's seat of that old sleigh!
And Christmas time can mean stress and procrastination in the Xmas gift giving department...if not downright avoidance of trying to figure out the perfect gift to give those on our list. There's more than
one reason that most people end up waiting until the last minute to secure their christmas presents.
It's not just the discounted 'last minute sales' they're waiting for!
It needn't be so
hard. These tips hope to help you discover the right xmas
gift for those
on your list...and help you get your shopping done early. And in the process, you'll likely
gain far more back than you give.
Rather than resorting to the old christmas sweater or fruit cake trick, why not become that person that gives the 'cool 'xmas presents; the one whose gift captivates the receiver and elicits a 'wow' from the not-so-lucky onlookers.
The Key to Great Xmas Gift Ideas
The key to achieving
that 'wow' essence is to select a gift that evokes interest
It should have practical use, but it need not be used regularly. In fact, a gift intended for more regular use may tend to take away some of that 'magic' appeal ....
You want to find a gift that suits the individual, which always seems to be the hard part. We usually don't know what a person wants or needs, either because they don't talk much about their desires -- or because we just don't tend to listen or observe much in this fast-paced modern world. But all is not lost.
Take a Little Time to Exact Big Christmas Gift Idea Rewards
Take a few moments to reflect on the interests of the people on your christmas list. They're there on your list because you care -- or -- granted, you have that obligatory office party to attend.
Focus on what you do know about your gift recipient - their varied qualities, the leisure time
activities they seem to enjoy or talk about. What type of books do they read, what art or music
do they gravitate towards? Are they animal lovers or follow political and world developments?
Are they the active type or more sedentary. Are they pranksters -- love humor....or a bit more on
the conservative side? Do they love to paint, draw, sing, dance, bowl, knit, hike or pursue
some other sport or hobby? Are they gourmet cooks, gardeners, collectors or musicians?
Think back on some conversations you've had. What do they tend to talk about the most? These little chats can reveal much about another person. Did they ever mention an 'I wish'... or talk animatedly about a trip they took, or a movie they saw. Or did they ever swoon about a concert they attended? Do they dote on their pets or attend every child's sport activity with gusto? Does their attire denote anything of particular interest...via a tie or costume pin perhaps? Do they have tell-tale pictures on their desk? Have you seen their car? Do they have a 'vanity plate' that tells that 'little something' about them?
Why Bother With Finding the Perfect Christmas Gift Idea
Why take this time to go through these exercises when you can buy a generic gift card ...or that old fruit cake and be done with it?
If the meaning of Christmas holds any import for you, then it's a moot question. But in the end, your Xmas gift is a token of fondness, respect, appreciation or love for the recipient. And if they are in your life, this is one time of the year at least when you can open your heart and express what you may not be able to...or have taken the time to. A gift that captures the qualities or interests of that person is likely to be appreciated...and even cherished for years. And it certainly can't hurt your 'face value'!
Some Xmas Gifts that May Please Your Recipient