You have already read some posts about my gifts for Christmas holidays. Now I want to share the best Christmas gift idea. Or better I am going to explain what I had the chance to learn: how to find easily and quickly the best present. Some tips are useful, especially when you don’t know what to buy and to give to a friend, a relative or also to the special person of your life. The worst thing that can happen it is to bring the wrong gift to a person. That is why I started to collect some hints. Now I propose them to you.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, so why to transform it in the most horrible? We all need some shopping advices. The first step I generally do is try to catch what people want. The direct question is just a fail. Infact the answer of relatives and friends is always the same one: “I don’t need anything”. This means the opposite, we all know it, but what do they want? The question mark will remain untill you will give them your present. It is a big risk…
With kids it can be a bit easier, because they are used to write to Santa Claus, but what to do with the others? You need a real strategy to find the Christmas gift idea. Good, here I have the solution for you. Follow all the steps carefully and you will be smiling together with your friends and relatives on Xmas day. It is not difficult, you only have to pay attention and to act.
1. List the interests of the person
The first rule to find the best Christmas gift idea is to make a sort of list about what the present receiver likes. Write down as many elements as you need, because this is only the beginning. Maybe you will need to select the main one, according to what you can purchase or what the person wants. Once you have listed all the topics you need to brainstorm to write at least one item for each passion of your friend or relative. Combine them to search the ideal gift. It has to be something persona and thoughtful. This is the goal of the present.
2. Look to the past
You need facts. A recent success, a sad story, a dream from childhood. Each detail is very important. To find a useful Christmas gift idea focus on something that can give a pleasant experience. For example for a recent graduation you can buy a weekend package for the celebration or something that will be useful for the future job. In case of a dream you can think about something that can help your relative or friend to realize it. For instance there are box with some particular experiences offered: drive a Ferrari, fly with an hot air balloon.
3. What does that person need?
You have to answer, without asking to her/him, to this question. This is a necessary step to reach your goal. Maybe you think that the person has everything, but are you sure? I mean that today there are many items that you can buy to make the people daily life more efficient. In this case focus on the main activity and imagine what can help her or him to live easily. A university student is maybe searching for some instruments. A busy worker need free time, so find something that can give the chance to develop an hobby.
4. Become a stalker
Are you in trouble with the wishlist? You can’t find anything that can be adapt to the person. No idea and a big lack of information about her or his interests? There is only one solution. Stalk. Not literally, of course. Check the social pages, try to find out if exists a wishlist on Amazon or some other shop online. Don’t ask, but investigate on habits and some posts online. People sometimes share some products they want, spreading their thoughts and opinions. They are the answer. Find it and you will be on the way to the Christmas gift idea.
5. What about charity?
If you realize that this person doesn’t need anything, there is another way. Be sure before to act. I never think that a person can really have everything, but it can be hard to find something new for her or him. The alternative is charity. How? Well, think about the experience and the interested of the gift receiver. For example the person did some volunteering in an NGO or she/he has a passion for kids or animals. Donate to that NGO or to one association that take care of childrens or animals. Write the name of the person as donator.
6. Organize an experience
Imagine that the person likes a lot a movie or a book and she or he already had the chance to see the film and to read the text. Maybe there is a representation of it at the theatre. Buy the ticket and use it as Christmas gift. This is an example, but it can inspire you, because sometimes attend to a show or live directly a particular experience is the best present. The sign of it will remain in the person’s mind for a very long time. Of course if the experience is good and if it matches the interests.
7. Make the gift to be an event
8. You have to be part of the gift
9. Laugh is important