August 28, 2017
gift ideas

How to Give a Good Gift Without Being Tacky

We all have that certain friend or family member who is extremely difficult to buy gifts for. Even if you were to ask them what they wanted, they would say I don’t know’, or ‘I don’t need anything. It can be infuriating and you might be left just buying them a gift card.
However, there are a few tips that you can use to work out what type of gift this difficult person would like: something that isn’t tacky or cliché, and that would make them happy.

Do a Little Detective Work
Most people these days have an online presence, and so there are some good ways to find out what this person likes. If you follow them on Facebook or Twitter, take a look at what they have posted or liked to see if they have a favorite thing that they always mention.
You can also check out their shopping habits by asking them when they go shopping what they bought. Better still, go shopping with them and see what they are interested in.

Ask Other People
As well as doing your own leg work, ask their friends what they like or what they said they wanted. Maybe they have been looking at a Harley Davidson in the local showroom, or maybe there is a certain concert they want to see.
It can also be useful to find out what they don’t like so that you are not going to buy something they would hate. It can also be a good way to pool your ideas with others so that you can all chip in to buy one gift.

Think About an Experience
Instead of buying an object as a gift, why not think about getting them an experience day? There are many companies that offer a wide range of thing you can do including driving fast cars or maybe mountain climbing.
The other way to do it is to get them something that won’t clutter up their home, such as tickets for a movie or to see a band. They may even like a spa day at the local health club.

Gift Subscriptions
Another way that you can give them something that will last, is to sign them up for a magazine subscription for the year. If you know that they like a certain topic, you can arrange for copies of the magazine to be delivered for a whole year.
Another benefit is if they like the magazine, it is something you can do every year as a regular thing for them. That will save you a lot of thinking, and it will be something they like. There are so many things to choose from, there is bound to be something they will appreciate.
After a little research and speaking to your friends and family, you should have come up with an idea of what they want as a gift. However, if you still can’t find anything, you may have to resort to that gift card after all.

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