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This holiday season, say thanks to the friends and family who make you feel at home, who know you in and out and always know the right things to say. Here are 10 tips on giving them the perfect gifts (without breaking the bank).

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1) WHAT TYPE OF PERSON ARE THEY
When shopping for some one, it’s best to always consider their hobbies, their likes and dislikes and take into account their personality.
2) WHATS YOUR BUDGET
When buying something for some one always consider your budget and how much your willing to spend for this special person. This will help direct they type of gift you get the person.
3) ITS NOT ABOUT YOU
The perfect gifts are usually the ones that are useful to the person your getting it for. A lot of the time, people make mistakes with gift giving because they like it and assume whoever they’re gifting is like them.
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4 ) PREPARE AHEAD
To fail to prepare is to prepare to fail. This is something we’re sure you have heard before. Make sure you give you self enough time to go out and get that perfect gift so no last minute shopping cause it almost always ends up with you getting the wrong thing.
5 ) NOSTALGIA
Some times its not about the money but about creating memories. The best things in life are for free so it could be the most simple thing that this person needs so try to create an experience other than just giving a gift.
6 ) GO FOR SENTIMENT
 Maybe you have a photograph of the two of you together that you know the person likes. Frame the photograph and give it to her as a sentimental and thoughtful gift that she can display in her home.
7 ) TRY MAKING A HOMEMADE GIFT
Homemade gifts can make the best gifts, as they are often thoughtful and detailed. Homemade gifts also show the receiver that you spent lots of time and effort on her gift, which she will surely appreciate. Set aside some time and create a homemade gift you think the person will love, such as homemade bath products, homemade cookies mixes, or homemade candles. You could then give the person an individual homemade item or put the homemade items in a basket and give her a whole bunch of homemade things.
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8 ) DON’T BE SCARED TO ASK FOR HELP
If you are stumped on gift ideas for someone you do not know well, you may want to reach out to any friends or individuals close to them for gift ideas. Pull aside another colleague who is close to your boss and ask her for advice or call another friend who is attending the same event for ideas on hostess gifts. Brainstorm with others for the perfect gift, and discuss ideas beforehand to make sure you both don’t end up getting the person the same gift.
 
9 )  PERSONALIZE THE GIFT
 A big part of the fun of giving a gift is watching the person unwrap the gift. Make the gift wrapping personal to the person by choosing wrapping that is in the person’s favourite colour or that has the person’s favourite animal printed all over it. Use ribbon or bows on the gift wrapping for an added touch.
10 ) DONATE YOUR TIME
If the person is often stressed, overworked, or going through a hard time, offer to gift her your time. This could be by doing all the yard work for a week or by taking her kids out for the day so she has some free time to herself.
Written by Tokyo James

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Share This Post!

This holiday season, say thanks to the friends and family who make you feel at home, who know you in and out and always know the right things to say. Here are 10 tips on giving them the perfect gifts (without breaking the bank).

jumping-gifts-cover

1) WHAT TYPE OF PERSON ARE THEY
When shopping for some one, it’s best to always consider their hobbies, their likes and dislikes and take into account their personality.
2) WHATS YOUR BUDGET
When buying something for some one always consider your budget and how much your willing to spend for this special person. This will help direct they type of gift you get the person.
3) ITS NOT ABOUT YOU
The perfect gifts are usually the ones that are useful to the person your getting it for. A lot of the time, people make mistakes with gift giving because they like it and assume whoever they’re gifting is like them.
fashion-christmas
4 ) PREPARE AHEAD
To fail to prepare is to prepare to fail. This is something we’re sure you have heard before. Make sure you give you self enough time to go out and get that perfect gift so no last minute shopping cause it almost always ends up with you getting the wrong thing.
5 ) NOSTALGIA
Some times its not about the money but about creating memories. The best things in life are for free so it could be the most simple thing that this person needs so try to create an experience other than just giving a gift.
6 ) GO FOR SENTIMENT
 Maybe you have a photograph of the two of you together that you know the person likes. Frame the photograph and give it to her as a sentimental and thoughtful gift that she can display in her home.
7 ) TRY MAKING A HOMEMADE GIFT
Homemade gifts can make the best gifts, as they are often thoughtful and detailed. Homemade gifts also show the receiver that you spent lots of time and effort on her gift, which she will surely appreciate. Set aside some time and create a homemade gift you think the person will love, such as homemade bath products, homemade cookies mixes, or homemade candles. You could then give the person an individual homemade item or put the homemade items in a basket and give her a whole bunch of homemade things.
santa-claus
8 ) DON’T BE SCARED TO ASK FOR HELP
If you are stumped on gift ideas for someone you do not know well, you may want to reach out to any friends or individuals close to them for gift ideas. Pull aside another colleague who is close to your boss and ask her for advice or call another friend who is attending the same event for ideas on hostess gifts. Brainstorm with others for the perfect gift, and discuss ideas beforehand to make sure you both don’t end up getting the person the same gift.
 
9 )  PERSONALIZE THE GIFT
 A big part of the fun of giving a gift is watching the person unwrap the gift. Make the gift wrapping personal to the person by choosing wrapping that is in the person’s favourite colour or that has the person’s favourite animal printed all over it. Use ribbon or bows on the gift wrapping for an added touch.
10 ) DONATE YOUR TIME
If the person is often stressed, overworked, or going through a hard time, offer to gift her your time. This could be by doing all the yard work for a week or by taking her kids out for the day so she has some free time to herself.
Written by Tokyo James

Have you checked out The Cover yet? Check out this months cover star and our other articles now!