The act of giving and receiving gifts is something that we are all familiar with. Of course, even though not all of us are happy to admit it, most of the time we are happier to receive than go through the trouble of giving gifts. This is often because we struggle to figure out the right balance and make sure we are giving a gift that’s appropriate. This challenge becomes even harder when it is someone we love or care deeply about.
When it is someone who we care about then we have to put that extra effort to make sure we get that person a gift that is personal, shows how much we care about them and also show that we know them. This is why gift giving for close personal friends, family and especially your special someone is so hard and takes so much of your time. But you so not need to worry anymore. There are some few simple tricks you can do to make sure that your loved ones know exactly how much you care for them.
Try to Make it Yourself
Now do not worry, it is completely normal that we as individuals do not have the time, the skills or creativity to make something by hand for the person we love. But it is important that we put some of our own skills into the gift so that it is something personal. You could use frame art boards to make a very creative gift. On the other hand, if you are better and being creative with your word you can write something and have someone with the crafts skills make the rest of the gift.
Or else if just know the person very well you can use that knowledge of the person to have someone with the creative skills and craftsmanship to actually make the gift for you. All this will mean that you are able to make the gift personal and special for the person you love. It is not about just outsourcing but putting your own twist into it in some way or the other.
Taking the Time to Prepare
The process of giving a gift to someone you love is not something you can do quickly or easily. It will always take time. That is why you have to make sure to give yourself plenty of time. At least the planning phase should be a month or two in advance so that you are not rushed or run out of time. Another trick is to keep a small personal list of items that your loved one has wanted to get but has kept putting off.
A list like this will be like gift giving gold. You could also add to this list things you see as inspiration or places where you can potentially get a gift from. These sorts of lists will save you a lot of time in the long run and you will rarely have to worry too much because you can always quickly refer to the list for ideas.
If you do these two simple steps you will find that the whole process of gift giving, especially for that special someone will become easy and something that you both can bond over always.