Gifting Made Easy
Successful Gift Giving
Finding the perfect gift can seem like a lot of pressure, especially if you need to purchase many gifts at one time. With the arrival of fall, we’re reminded of upcoming gatherings with friends and family, many of which involve gifting, at least in part. Whether you’re searching for a hostess gift as you prepare to travel or you’re getting a jump start on your holiday shopping, below you will find a list of helpful pointers that will make gift giving easy, in perspective and empower you to embrace the experience in a whole new way and to not be afraid to think out of the box when practicing meaningful gifting.
- Gift from the heart
- Compact, useful items are often a safe bet
- Only select bold gifts for those you know well
- Consumables and kitchen/dining items are popular, well-loved gift options
- Think like the receiver
- Spend more on others than on yourself
“Humans are an incredibly social species and one of the things that sets us apart is forming and maintaining relationships with others. Gift giving around holidays, birthdays, graduations or weddings is a great opportunity to reinforce those relationships,” said Daniel Farrelly, a psychologist at the University of Worcester.
A study finds that spending money on others promotes happiness. The good feelings you may experience from giving someone a gift they love may also last longer than spending money on ourselves.