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We all get excited when our birthday is around the corner or if we have our anniversaries anytime soon. These special days add more bliss and happiness to our lives. But what makes these days so extraordinary are the gifts you receive and give to your loved ones. From bridal showers to gender reveals, gifts can brighten up your day in no time.

Some people like surprises, while others want to rip the gifts open as soon as they get them and the joy of receiving a gift is like none other. However, we all have been through a situation where the person did not like our gift and just pretended to like it anyway. You do not want to get yourself into that position ever again! After all, you do not want to ruin someone’s special day just because you did not know anything about the person’s likes and dislikes. Check out 5 pointers to help you pick something special.

Make a wish list

Make this list long—spend at least two full minutes writing down as many things as you can. Now brainstorm something to go with every item on that list, small or big. You don’t have to give all of those gifts, but you’re going to hit on some cool ideas you wouldn’t have otherwise, and when you combine a few of them, your giftee will appreciate how personal and thoughtful you were. For instance you can get them custom hoodies with their picture and a few words that describe him/her.

Pay Attention to What They Say

More often than not your friends and family will mention the things they want or need in conversation. They might complain about things that are broken or needed. They might point out things that they like the look of. They may even focus on particular items time and again in their conversation. Listening to what your gift recipient says will help to guide you in your gift choice.

Avoid Clichés

Falling back on old favorite gift ideas can be very tempting when you are running out of gift ideas. Flowers, chocolates, gift cards, even perfume can be easy gifts to buy but run the risk of appearing to be easy choices; your recipient may be hurt that you did not put more though into their gift. Try to avoid clichéd gifts unless you are sure that your gift recipient would enjoy them and take the opportunity to think of something imaginative and unexpected.

Something exclusive and special

Gifts are all about making people feel special in the best possible way. It is important that the gift you choose is very exclusives and relatable. It does not have to be very expensive, but it should be meaningful and significant for the person. Try to get something that reminds them of a beautiful memory or an event, for instance personalized accessories.

Add your magic touch

No matter what gift you’ve got, always add your little touch to it. You can write a card or even a tiny note on the gift to make it more personal and exciting. Try to connect to the person and add a little something that will always remind them of you and will hopefully bring a smile on their face.


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