Ideas and How to Buy PresentsBy Angela Marshall, 4th Dec 2014
Buying presents for people can be difficult – will they appreciate and like the present when they open it? As an image consultant and author of books for men and women about wardrobe personality, I am often asked for advice. For me I always think of the person’s age, gender, interests and hobbies and most importantly their wardrobe personality type. I highly recommend you think what they would enjoy and like not you.
Tips and Ideas to help you:
- Think about the person you are buying for – consider their interests and hobbies, their age and personality type.
- Make a list of ideas and allow a budget of how much you want to spend.
- Give yourself time and some thought on what to give.
- Pay attention and listen for hints.
- Look for offers on websites, look around and look closely at everything.
- When purchasing clothes or accessories, always buy the item that represents the person’s personality not yours.
- Consider a back-up present or plan for the unexpected present.
- When possible obtain a gift receipt should the present need to be changed or refunded.
- If you don’t know them well consider a gift voucher or something in general like wine, chocolates or flowers.
- When shopping stay focused and keep as near as you can to your individual budgets.
Wrap your gifts beautifully
Think of the excitement when you see a beautiful present, irrespective of the cost of the gift. When possible wrap and present it beautifully if you want to really impress and show you have made an effort. It doesn’t need to cost, use your imagination or get ideas from the web.
Receiving a Gift
On the day remember it is the thought that counts. Remember your manners, and do write a thank you note for all the presents you receive and ensure, if you have children, that they do as well. It will encourage them to be polite but also will help them to learn to write and who knows they may well become a future author by thinking about what to say.
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift – Pierre Corneille, Le Menteur