|Gift Giving Tips|
Wow, I think that somebody sped up time, seriously there's not enough time in a day to get everything done anymore. And have you noticed how quickly special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries sneak up on you anymore? It's nuts! The only thing you can do is be organized, plan ahead and get an early start shopping.
How can you be more organized when it comes to gifting, well here is a brilliant gift ideas tip from my mom. She kept a simple journal that had the names of family, friends and loved ones. In the journal she kept a log of their general interests, greeting cards and presents both given and received by them and any possible hints and gift wishes we casually drop at the dinner table prior to an impending holiday such as Christmas or Easter, that way when it came time to shop for presents she was as prepared as you can get, she always seemed to know the most perfect gift ideas for a particular person. She is no longer with us, but she passed along to me her talent for finding the perfect gift for her loved ones, and I'm happy to share it with you.
If you are serious about mastering the art of great gift giving consider first your motivation for gifting. Now consider the relationship between you and the person your shopping for. If you don't know much about the person, you'll need to do a little research start by asking his or her friends and family members what would be good a good gift idea. If the person has been particularly unimpressed by store bought presents in the past, perhaps a gift that you make yourself or just the gift of your time is the best gift option.
Then there's the personalized gift craze right now, one of today's trendiest gifts are those that are customized especially for the recipient. Presents may be engraved, embroidered, silk screened, or otherwise feature the persons name, monogram or other message. Personalized gifts have evolved a long way in a short time too, not long ago the extent of personalized gifts that were available personalized were limited to grainy photos on coffee mugs, mouse pads and t-shirts. Not any more nowadays there's some wonderful gift ideas with that personalized touch.