What to Look for in the Perfect Gift

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pic courtesy of cbcy.org

It is that time of year again. What to buy and for whom can be a challenge. But before you run yourself into a frantic shopping frenzy consider each person when deciding what to buy. You must decide what to look for when considering the perfect gift. If you are like me,

you always want to get the perfect gift for each individual person.

When looking for the perfect gift I always look for one or maybe all of these elements to be my guide.

The perfect gift could be: personal to the receiver, cause or bring inspiration, be needed, be desired or bring comfort to the receiver.

You may get lucky and find the one gift that what will do all of these things but if it only accomplishes one or more than you are on the right track.

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pic courtesy of blog.personalization

The perfect gift could be personal to the receiver. Everyone loves to receive the gift that is given with thought and intention behind it. To achieve this, it would be great to know something about the person to whom the gift is for. Consider, what do they like; what are their hobbies? When you are able to narrow this down, you are assuredly on the right track to the perfect gift.

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pic courtesy of hepcsupport.org

The perfect gift could cause or bring inspiration. This is one of my favorites and can be applied to anyone of any age. I don’t like to give merely a toy to a child but a toy that will spark the imagination, provide education or both. This not only works with children but adults as well. If the adult is aspiring to learning a new skill, you could purchase something along those lines. I always give my now young adult children journals. The journal is used to inspire them not to forget their dreams and always live their highest desires of life. The list is endless when you consider the many ways to inspire the receiver.

pic of shirtsThe perfect gift could be needed. Everyone has something that they are in need of and hasn’t purchased for themselves. This could be a great gift if it fits into your budget. This could be an item of clothing, furniture, tool or electronic of any kind. You make the determination and if it is possible, it would make a wonderful gift.

The perfect gift could be desired. For me this one idea is very important. I would hate to give a gift to someone that does not like what I have purchased. You know what I mean. Don’t pick up something for the sake of giving; make sure it is something that the receiver would like. As my guide in this area, I always give a gift I would like for myself. If I wouldn’t purchase it for myself then I wouldn’t consider purchasing the item for anyone else. If done properly, this will cut down on re-gifting…hehehehe. I know you have done this, so have I.

pic courtesy of gift basket reviewsThe perfect gift could bring comfort. Have you ever gotten a gift that made you feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside? I have and it made my heart jump from the thoughtfulness of it. This gift could consist of various types of gift baskets, either personally put together or not as long as it has items that the receiver would enjoy. You can find gift baskets for coffee drinkers, tea drinkers, chocolate lovers, popcorn tins, snack lovers, wine drinkers and the like. The list could go on and on. Oh and don’t forget the spa baskets, perfume and cologne baskets. Let your imagination run wild and the response you will receive from the receiver is indescribable.

This is only my guide I use during this time of Holiday Shopping. But of course this can be applied to any gift at any time.

Giving a gift should be one of joy and excitement and not stress. I believe

when done properly, the act of giving the perfect gift should serve two purposes; it will not only bring joy to the person receiving the gift  but give joy to the giver as well.

Is this not the real reason for giving gifts?

Give out of joy and you will always give the perfect gift.


About nextphasemom

I am a married mother of 2 college age children. Now that my children are grown attending college and working I find myself lost and wondering what to do with myself. In my loneliness I thought I would do what I love and that is write. Now that I am at retirement status I look forward to creating the next phase of my life. To start I am expressing myself through writing. It has always been relaxing for me so I thought I would share some of my thoughts. I am also a self-help fanatic and I try to live an inspired life daily. On occasion I am able to encourage and inspire those around me in a no nonsense way. For those that know me know that when you ask me for my opinion that you will get "the truth"; they know that if you don't want "the truth" don't ask me. No....I am not rude or abusive. I just point out ideas or points of interest that they have not considered or don't want to accept. A lot of my friends call me "the counselor". No..I am not a certified professional counselor but I love psychology. My degree background is business and I am employed in Customer Service. So talking to people on a regular basis is what I do to assist them in finding solutions. Well that is enough about me for now....to be continued because I am ever changing. Take your time to look around and please leave a comment so I will know that you stopped by...until then.
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