Tips & Tricks

How to Make the Perfect Present in 3 Steps

Spring is here, and even though we usually associate the holiday season with winter, the upcoming months don’t lack celebrations either. Getting your loved ones memorable and meaningful presents can prove challenging even if you’ve known them for your entire life, but there are a few tricks that will help you make gift shopping easier. Keep reading if you want to learn more about the 3 steps you need to take to stand out as the best gift-giver, no matter if you are looking for a present for a housewarming party, birthday, or Easter. 

Choose something tasty 

If you are not sure about the preferences of the receiver of the gift or if you have suddenly been invited to a celebration and need a good last-minute present, always go for something tasty. You can get your friend a box of high-quality artisanal chocolate, a selection of tea, coffee, a bottle of champagne or other alcohol to their liking, and even some more creative gifts like honey, virgin olive oil, or balsamic vinegar. For those who prefer salty foods instead of sweet treats, you can select delicious deli meats, a variety of cheeses, or snacks from other countries. Such a present will either end up being served on the same night amongst the other guests or it can help your friend create delicious dishes that will make them think of you every time they’re in the kitchen. 

Buy something beautiful 

Sometimes the best presents are those that simply make your surroundings more beautiful and appealing, for example, aroma diffusers, scented candles, home decorations, or other elegant accents for your friend or their home. Jewellery is also a part of this category, especially if you know for a fact what the receiver would be excited to get. Another great idea would be to get your friend something related to their heritage or interest, for example, we suggest taking a look at Scottish gifts, There you can find jewellery pieces, scented candles, loungewear, agendas, accessories, and all sorts of other gifts that have a stunning design. This way, your friend can showcase their heritage in style and have a beautiful adornment that will remind them of you.

Get something they need 

Finally, if you know the receiver of the present well enough and want to avoid uncomfortable situations, asking them what exactly they would be glad to get from you would be the best way to select their present. If they have recently moved into a new apartment, they will surely appreciate such gifts as home or kitchen appliances, personalised decorations, or throws and pillows that would make their place look and feel cosier. If you know that they enjoy taking care of themselves or putting on makeup but aren’t certain of the products that they would like, get something safe such as mascara, eyeliner, hand creams, lip balms, and other such foolproof goods, especially if they are from a trustworthy brand. 

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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