Now that we are in November, the holiday season is just a corner away. Although 2020 has been rough for all of us, your friends and family will still expect gifts from you. If you dread this season because you are a terrible gift-giver, fret not because we’ve got you. 

Outlined herein are some tips that will guarantee you find the perfect gift for your hard to please Uncle this upcoming holiday season.

Shop for the Recipient

One of the main reasons why people go wrong when giving gifts is thinking about what they would like or appreciate as a gift instead of what the recipient would love. Don’t be among these people this holiday.

Sure, it can be tempting to get yourself a mug when browsing through Say it With a Gift because you think it is practical, and you love tea. But does the person you are gift-shopping for love tea? In other words, don’t shop for yourself. Put yourself in the receiver’s shoes and think of what they’d want. 

Plan Ahead

Last-minute shopping is the reason why people end up giving the worst gifts and why you may end up shopping for yourself instead of the recipient. If you want to give a thoughtful gift, plan for it. For instance, if you are shopping for a Thanksgiving gift, you can start as early as now. This will leave you enough time to think about their personality and what they would love. If the gift you want to surprise them with is a bit costly, planning also leaves you enough time to save for it. 

Don’t Focus on the Cost

Some people think that the best gifts are the most expensive. However, that’s not the case. When it comes to gifting, it’s the thought that counts more than the price tag. You may give something as simple as a rose, and the recipient will appreciate it because it shows you thought of them and went out of your way to make them happy. So, if you don’t have a lot to spare, do not sweat it. Just get creative with whatever little you have and get the recipient something practical. 

Make it Personal 

Want to let someone know how much you appreciate them, make their gift personal. Use your gift as an opportunity to show them you take note of the little things they may have never thought you notice. For instance, if you notice your best friend loves a specific rock band so much, you could find and surprise them with backstage tickets to the band’s concert when they least expect it. If your best colleague is a watch lover and an avid collector of excellent watches, surprise them with a watch box where they can safely store and show off their collection. Go the extra mile by having these personal gifts customized. 

Finding the perfect gift is not easy. But you can make your gifts thoughtful by putting the tips listed above into good use.