Giving gifts is a good way to show your friends that you care or you love, but sometimes it could be very difficult to find the perfect gifts. We all have that one friend who seems to have everything. You love them, but buying them gifts can be a hard experience, and no one wants to just hand over money because that is not a fun gift. Half of the fun of giving gifts is watching the recipient’s face when they open it. Luckily, with some pointers and ideas, you will be able to find out the perfect gifts for them.
Find Out What They Need
This one sounds simple, but the key is to think outside of the box. Many successful people could use time for example. While you can not give them time, you can give them one of the dozens of gadgets available to help them better manage their time. Also, if you have a friend in school or you know someone who’s going back to school after an absence, give them a survival kit with treats, coffee, and maybe a certificate for a lunch date so you can catch up.
Listen to Your Friends
Listening to your friends can give you a better idea of what to give them for gifts. File away seemingly trivial information when you and your friends chat. If something breaks, if they fall in love with an product, or if they talk about something wanted to buy in the future, they are likely to tell you about it. When they do, write down a quick note. You can do this for all of your friendsand family.
Do Some Detective Work
From those social medium platform, you can find out their posting in the past.
The internet is a amazing thing, and there are so many platforms that can give you clues as to what your friend needs. Look for an Amazon wishlist or take a look at their Facebook. If they’re on Reddit, you can see a history of things that they have posted, and Reddit also has a wish list in the marketplace.
Attach Your Gift to a Memory
They may have all the material goods their heart desires, but they’ve probably forgotten about some of the good times they’ve had. And people love to reminisce. Dig through your photos and find an old forgotten photo of the two of you, then buy a nice frame or album for it. If all of your photos are digital, a photo book from Shutterfly is perfect for collecting a bunch of memories in one place. If you like, you can attach a card to it with the memory handwritten inside.
When a friend or family member already has everything, a personal touch might mean the difference between just another gift and something truly meaningful. When you order something that is engraved, embroidered, or otherwise designed specifically for your recipient, you prove that you’ve put a little extra thought and effort into finding the perfect gift.
Give Them an Experience
Experiences are always a great gift, and there is a pretty good chance they’ll make your recipient happy. The key is to make sure it is something they will actually want to partake in. Find experiences that will give them an opportunity to improve a skill they are passionate about. Art classes, cooking classes, sports training sessions, and dance lessons are a good place to start. If they’re interested in learning about electronics, an Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or beginner soldering kit is perfect. Or give them an opportunity to relax. Buy them a day at the spa, or give them a gift certificate for a massage.
Give Them Your Time
Time is the most valuable thing in the world, so giving some of yours time is kind of the good gift. Giving your time can entail anything from planning outings with family or friends you don’t get to see often to doing work to help out the people you care about. Do the research, planning, and paying for a day of fun with them.
These tips and gift ideas can help you find a ideal gifts for friends who have everything. When someone already has everything they need, perhaps the best gifts aren’t material at all. The real challenge is not in choosing the perfect gift, but finding a way to show your love and appreciation in other ways. Genarallly speaking, if it is the thought that counts, putting extra consideration into services, experiences, and gifts that show you care are much more valuable than even the priciest present. Think outside of the mall and come up with a gift that is truly meaningful.