9 Tips To Choose The Perfect Gift
For Someone You Care About
It's so much fun when you know you have found a gift for someone that he or she is going to L-O-V-E...
But then there are the days leading up to the special event when you haven't yet found that gift and you are left scrambling for anything that will at least say "I didn't forget about you. I tried my best."
We've received thousands of reviews and a good percentage of them are how you purchased something for a friend, mom, dad, teacher, etc and it was PERFECT. We love hearing your stories and are so glad we could be a part of making a memory into a moment.
Here are some of our best tips to lead you
to the best gift-giving experience.
1. Be creative in discovering her interests
Jordan made internet news when he announced that he'd created a secret Pinterest profile to follow his wife's favorite items, styles, and decor. Genius! Even my husband has purchased a few gifts he saw me pin on Pinterest. But this tip is for anyone, not just romantics.
Is your best friend on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or any social site, see what kinds of things she posts and likes?
Did you know your dear friend from college now has a pet turtle? Did you notice that all her posts are turtle related? Bingo! Unique turtle items will be a sure hit.
2. Consider what her "Love Language" is
Ask yourself what moves her? What does she love to hear? Does she value time or things? There is no right or wrong answer, but oftentimes we end of giving gifts that are our Love Language, not the gift that most speaks to the one we care for.
You can learn more about the5 Languages of Love here and even take a quiz on behalf of yourself or to try to discover some else's love language. They are Receiving Gifts, Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, Acts of Service, and Quality Time.
3. Create a theme of the gift
One customer of ours shared that he was purchasing a Let's Take An Adventure keychain for himself, but the wedding proposal would include gifts for his soon-to-be wife of a diamond ring and an adventurer themed scrapbook, inspired by the Up movie.
We don't sell diamonds and we are okay with that. But a necklace or keychain paired with a similar themed gift will let the recipient know how much trouble you went to to make it just right.
4. Give an experience
After more than two decades of marriage I still remember one of my favorite gifts from my husband in the early days. He splurged on theater tickets to see the Broadway show of Mama Mia... and he included the tickets wrapped up with the CD.
Experiences make wonderful gifts but it will create more of a memory with a sentimental keepsake to go with it.
5. What does she value?
Is there a childhood gift she lost or never even received that would be fun to have? A photo of a shared trip or a memorial gift of a pet who crossed the rainbow bridge?
If she is starting a new business, most people will question if she will make it, while you will celebrate her accomplishment with our necklace Nothing Will Work Unless You Do.
Maybe someone who is starting a blog or writing a book world love a writers gift (yeah, we have some cute ones.)
Remember what to avoid!
6. What is the last thing she wants?
Does a teacher really need one more mug? Or your mom one more pair of slippers? Avoid those generic I-didn't-know-what-to-give-you-so-I-got-this gifts.
Or pair a practical gift along with something sentimental. Give a teacher one of our keychains and a note that says "The key to happiness is to take care of yourself too, so here is a gift card for dinner and a movie."
7. Be silly
If you have a friend who loves sarcasm, find something unique that she will crack up laughing at. Or buy any gift and write a funny note.