✨ The etiquette of great gift-giving

Gift-giving is a love language that anyone can indulge in. It’s the ultimate way to show appreciation and love for our favorite people. But finding the perfect gift for your special someone can be overwhelming, stressful, and sometimes feels impossible.

Want to give a thoughtful gift that tugs at their heartstrings? We’ve got you covered. Here are some things to keep in mind when buying and planning a well-thought-out gift.

Plan Ahead

Gift-giving is an art.  But, let’s be real: we’re all guilty of procrastinating our Christmas gift shopping. However, planning ahead is the key to giving a well-thought-out, successful gift. It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping, and it’s definitely never too early to start planning.

Give yourself ample time to choose the perfect gift, decide on a budget, and figure out the most elegant gift wrapping. Remember, great gift-giving starts with the tiny details.

Do Your Research

What’s their favorite show? Hobby? Vacation spot? The key to buying the perfect gift is to know what your giftee likes. We’ve all had our fair share of last-minute gifts that were probably regifted or returned. So, get to know your giftee if you don’t already! You can even reach out to their friends and family for ideas OR do some social media digging into their likes and reposts for gift inspo (pro tip!).

Experiences Are Gifts!

Don’t limit yourself to material gifts. If your giftee lives an adventurous, travel-oriented lifestyle, gift them a spa trip or zip-lining adventure they can use at their next vacation spot. If you’re gifting for your S.O., book a romantic weekend getaway for the two of you (win-win!). An experiential gift creates memories that your special someone will never forget.

When giving a gift card, elevate your gift by pairing it with something special, like an experience where they can use it or a lavish gift wrap. 

You Don’t Need to Break the Bank

You don’t need to break the bank to give a thoughtful gift. Thoughtful gifting only requires a bit of extra effort! So many great gifts are within your budget range, whether that’s $25, $50, or a larger limit. Don’t feel pressured to overshoot your budget to find the perfect gift. If you are struggling to find a gift within your budget, consider going in on a group gift! Splitting the cost with siblings, coworkers, or friends allows you to relieve the financial stress of gifting a higher-end gift.

If you’re shopping for your partner, remember that acts of kindness go a long way. Planning a romantic dinner, a sexy massage, or a day full of their favorite things is as meaningful as any material gift.

Take notes, Santa. We’re wishing you a very merry gifting experience this holiday season! Looking for more gifting 101 tips and tricks? Check out Secret Santa 101!