You want to buy a loved one an amazing gift, right? Whether it’s for Christmas, their birthday, or another special occasion, a thoughtful gift will likely make their day. This step by step guide will help you to buy an amazing gift, whatever the occasion!
Step 1: Consider Likes and Dislikes
The first step is to consider everything they like, and everything you know they don’t like. Hopefully, you’ll be able to come up with some great gift ideas from this later on. You can scour their social media pages for ideas, and even have a little snoop around their house. What magazines are on their coffee table? You can get so many ideas just taking a look at the things around their home! Make sure you take into account things they don’t like too, and have an idea of gifts you definitely don’t want to get.
Step 2: Listen to Them
Make the effort to listen to your loved one. Have they mentioned anything that could give you a clue as to what to buy? I bet they do it a lot, but you’re not thinking of a gift to get them then! Start listening and try to gather clues that could help you when selecting the perfect gift. Make sure you listen for the things they don’t like too.
Step 3: Brainstorm Ideas
Now it’s time to brainstorm ideas, say the guys at Love From Indie Street. Try to branch off with as many ideas as possible so you have lots of choice. For example, say they like gardening. You could brand off with ideas like a plant, gardening tools, gardening books, or even a garden ornament. You can then consider branching off from those ideas too, if you really want! Before you know it, you should have lots of things to choose from and picking something should be a doddle.
Step 4: Work Out a Budget
Make sure you work out a budget before you go shopping. Knowing how much you have to spend will help you avoid overspending. How much do you want to ideally spend on this person, and what’s your maximum? This way, you can realistically choose a good gift or even a couple of gifts.
Step 5: Make Sure They Haven’t Already Got it
Buying somebody something they already have can be a real disaster. You want to make sure they don’t already own the same thing or something similar to what you’re buying them. Also, if other people are buying gifts, make sure they’re not thinking of getting the same thing. Communication is key!
Hopefully, these tips will help you to buy an amazing gift for your loved one. Whatever you come up with, you should be able to find something perfect to match it. It’s up to you whether you look in person or on the web, but I find internet shopping much easier to compare products and deals. Any tips of your own you’d like to share? Leave a comment below!