We all know that Santa Clause is all about granting the gifts that kids want, right? Well, what if we told you that you can buy way better gifts than Santa Clause can ever do? After all, you're the Santa Clause to whoever you want to purchase gifts for, and knowing how to buy the right gifts will guarantee a memorable Christmas festival.
With that being said, if you're scratching your head trying to figure out what gifts to buy for your friends and family for Christmas, scratch no more! Here are some effective, unconventional tips for picking the right Christmas gifts:
- Remove the Negatives
Thinking that the more stuff a person has, the happier they are is a bad mistake. While this is somewhat true, the reality is that happiness doesn't come from getting more things. Instead, happiness comes from problems in the recipient's life getting solved. For instance, if the recipient requires a vacuum cleaner, purchasing a vacuum cleaner is just so much better than buying a new bicycle (unless they wanted one).
- Don't Let the Recipient Decide
You might think buying the recipient a gift card to a certain restaurant, or an experience might be a good idea. It is a great idea, only if you have already set the schedule. Leaving the recipient to decide when to use the gifts will only add to their burdens, which is a big No when enjoying a gift. As such, always take the time to add a date to your gift, even if they have to reschedule it. In the end, they'll appreciate a gift that they will have to use soon versus a gift they have no idea when to use.
- Give Them Exactly What They Want
If you can't figure out what to buy for the recipient, let the recipient decide for you! Sure, this might ruin the surprise a little, but no one knows what they want better than the recipient themselves. Even if you have to ruin the surprise to know what they want, they will be more grateful for the gift they get, especially if it is precisely what they wanted.
- Plan Some Quality Time
The saying, "you being here with me is a good enough gift," might sound a little dull and cliche. However, the saying is quite true. Remember, gifts and money can be made at any time, but time is never replaceable. Time is the most valuable thing in this world, and spending your time with the recipient is one of the best things you can do. Of course, if you want to spend money, then consider taking them out for dinner or going on a trip!
Follow these few tips, and we promise that your gift-buying efforts won't only be easier but more successful in the end! Remember, it isn't actually about the gift itself that matters at the end of the day. It is the thought put into the gift and the reason you give the gift. Sure, this doesn't mean you should simply buy the cheapest thing in the market as a gift and say that you care about the person. We mean that the gift should prove that you truly care and have put plenty of thought into the gift for the recipient to enjoy. Now, whether you go ahead and book a dinner restaurant or purchase the dream bike for the recipient, that's totally up to you!
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