4 Reasons Gift Cards Make a Great GiftNovember 16, 2022
More often than not, it feels like you're wasting your time and money on gifts people only pretend to like. But buying the perfect gift doesn't need to be that difficult.
The key to successful gift giving is to ask the right questions. The information you get from those questions will help you narrow down your choices, save time, and get a gift the recipient will actually be excited about.
Check out the top six questions that need to be asked to help you find the best personal gifts no matter your budget!
1. Who Is The Gift For?
When walking into a store, it’s very easy to get side-tracked and get drawn to things you like. Before starting your gift search, the main thing to keep top of mind is that the gift is not about you—it’s about them.
Choosing a gift you like and assuming your friend or loved one will like it too is allowing you to miss out on the opportunity to “wow” them. Be sure to keep the recipient in mind during the brainstorming and shopping process.
2. What's Their Favorite Leisure Activity or Hobby?
Almost everyone has an activity they like to retreat to during their free time. Whether it’s reading books, trying new restaurants, or playing a sport—there are plenty of products available to help people enjoy their hobbies even more.
Consider getting your friend or loved one something that will encourage them to find more time for their favorite activities and gets them excited for their next project.
3. What's Their Favorite Charity or Cause to Support?
Buying for someone that seems to have everything? Making a donation to their favorite charity or cause on their behalf is a great gift option that they will appreciate
Many boutiques and online stores also have gift options that raise awareness for or benefit charities and nonprofits. It will mean a lot to your loved one that your gift helped support a cause that is meaningful to them.
4. What Do They Want to Learn More About?
5. Do They Have Allergies/Health Issues to Consider?
We all want the recipient of our gifts to be able to use and enjoy every part of it. If you plan on buying a food gift, be sure to ask about possible allergies or avoid gifts with food altogether. Buying pillows or quilts with chicken, duck, or goose feathers containing mite allergens also wouldn’t be the right gift for someone who has bad allergies. Be sure to ask this important question to avoid them re-gifting your present.
6. What's the Next Item on Their Wish List?
If you’re still having a difficult time choosing personal gifts for your friend or family member, ask them about their wish list. The great thing about asking someone about their list is that it throws guessing out of the window. You now know something they’re willing to spend their own money on. It’s a win-win situation!
While it may take away some of the fun of searching for the perfect gift, it may be the best way to get something for that hard-to-buy for loved one.