Gifting is more than just a physical exchange of things — it’s a way to communicate and to send a message to the recipient of the gift. When you put some thought into it and choose something meaningful, the gift becomes an expression of what you feel and a wish for the receivers’ happiness.
A carelessly-chosen gift can on the other hand – send a message that can be negative and possibly even humiliating. Haven’t we all been guilty of passing on stuff we don’t like – randomly, to friends or family ?
At any time of the year, trying to find the perfect gift that expresses how much you care can be a challenge. Think about it. How would one like to wander around at the last minute looking, searching – hoping desperately for inspiration?
But in reality, anyone can give a thoughtful gift that will be appreciated — all it takes is a little perceptiveness and creativity. Read on and keep in mind these five tips that will help you master the art of meaningful gift-giving. And make you Santa Claus for friends and family.
Observe to Give
In order to give – first observe. The trick is to pay attention to what people say and what their interests are. What do they like and what do they dislike. The kind of stuff they use and share. Check out what is happening in their lives and see if a gift can make their world a more beautiful place. If you pay attention – you can almost always pick the perfect unique gift.
Your friend who just moved house might want a piece of art to decorate her walls. Your madly over-worked special cousin would love something that organizes her life a little better ?
Making the effort to match a gift to their receiver’s unique personality – sends a message that says you care about who they are. Some people like to try out new products. Some stick to the classic, tried and tested stuff. So a younger person may prefer something in vivid colours – but an older person would be happier with something that reflects quiet, subtle taste.
Make it Creative
A handmade, creative gift is the nicest kind of gift you can give someone. It speaks because of the effort that has gone into creating it – and also of the taste of the giver who has taken the trouble and time to search for it.
That makes it so much more meaningful and memorable.
Interests & Hobbies Matter
Nothing delights a person more than getting something that goes with what is already special and meaningful to them. Is someone setting up a balcony garden ? A charming planter with a potted plant will be a source of great joy. And a great way to let them know that you notice this unique aspect of them.
The Experience Matters
It is not just about choosing a gift – the experience and the use of that gift must bring joy. Something that lasts, works flawlessly and needs minimal maintenance – all rolled into one would hit the sweet spot.
So ditch the routine. Say goodbye to the same old boring stuff bought in bulk. Forget about giving the same thing to everyone in your life.
If they matter to you – then let your feelings speak. Say what you feel with a one-of-a-kind gifting expressions. Shop at www.worldartcommunity.com this festive season. For unique, hand-crafted giftables.