Buying an extra special gift for a loved one can be tricky, especially if the gift needs to hold a special meaning to commemorate an occasion. From graduation to the birth of a baby, a wedding anniversary, or a special birthday, there are multiple occasions that call for a gift that is something they can treasure and use to remember this time.
Buying gift giving isn’t always as easy as plucking something from the shelves and wrapping it up. Gift anxiety is real, especially when buying for people who are perceived to “own everything and need nothing.”
How do you pick a gift that hits all the right points and is something that will be well received to mark a more momentous occasion?
Do Some Digging
Start off by getting your detective hat on and doing some research. Look at the gifts they have received before and their reactions to them. Check out what they own, delve into their hobbies, likes, and dislikes, and ask loved ones or give some insight into anything they have mentioned they want. This will drastically increase your chances of success.
Consider The Occasion
What does the occasion stand for? Let’s say you want a present for your wife giving birth, AKA the “push present.” Elegant one carat diamond rings could be well received if your wife loves jewelry, as can tennis bracelets, designer clothing or bags, or even a trip away once you are able if these are things you like, but if you are celebrating your son graduating college, then you will likely be looking at different options altogether which can include a watch, vacation, tickets to a special event for example.
Consider your Relationship
The relationship you have with a person will dictate the type of present you will buy. A gift for your parents for their 50th wedding anniversary will likely differ from buying a gift for your 18-year-old niece. The gift should represent your relationship and what it means to you. There is no one-fit guide to buying the perfect gift. As such, you need to think carefully about what the gift itself means and how it represents your relationship.
Think Outside The Box
If you really want to commemorate this occasion, why not give something to help them create memories? Again, what will be considered a memorable experience will differ from person to person, your relationship with the person in question, and the occasion.
Push the boundaries and make it more of an experience rather than a present. If you want to give your spouse a car for their 40th birthday, you can turn this into a day out that results in driving home with your new purchase after a day of doing something else. Or suppose you want to celebrate your child turning 21. In that case, you can book them an extraordinary experience such as a trip to Burning Man or Coachella, for example, if this is their thing.
Hence, they get to make more memories from a memorable experience.
Sometimes, the occasion calls for a little bit of extra thought and wow when choosing a gift. Make the most of this time by gifting something that is well received and loved by putting these tips to good use.