Whether it’s Mother’s Day, somebody’s birthday, or a celebration, there always comes a time when we have to buy a gift. If you’re an exceptional gift giver, then this blog isn’t for you. We’re talking to everyone who feels like having a panic attack at the barest mention of the “g” word.
Seriously, do you know how hard it is to buy the perfect gift for someone? Half the time we don’t even know what we want. How are we supposed to know what someone else wants? The good news is that gift buying doesn’t have to be a chore and your gift doesn’t have to end up in the white elephant pile. All you need are some handy tips.
Know the Recipient
Okay, this might sound simple, but it’s important to know whom you’re buying for. If you don’t know the person very well, try talking to someone who does. The better you know them, the easier it will be to find the right gift.
Make the Present an Event
Sometimes the best gifts come in big packages. Don’t just hand someone a hastily wrapped present. A simple gift can be transformed by its presentation. For example, let’s say you bought your best friend the “Best Friend” tea gift pack. Don’t just hand it over, wrap each box and hide it around her apartment in a fun scavenger hunt.
Buy What They Need
You might think that you should buy what someone wants not what they need, but that’s not the case. Sometimes the best thing you can do is buy something that they need and save them from having to purchase it for themselves.
Look to the Past
If you’re buying a present for someone you’ve known a long time, then don’t think about always buying for the present. Let’s say that your dad played tea party with you all the time as a kid. Buy him “The Dad” tea gift pack and include a picture frame of the two of your together and letter asking him for a tea date.
No, we’re not telling you to buy a gift that only you’ll love. However, buying a gift that includes your personality is a great option. You can create a piece of art, write a song, knit a scarf, or anything else. An ultra-personalized gift is always a good idea.
Give an Experience
Gifts don’t have to be items; they can be experiences. For the boyfriend who has everything, plan an epic date night. Start out with our “Sweet Tooth” tea gift pack, a movie, blankets for cuddling, and whatever else you can dream up. Then, kidnap your love for a day they’ll always remember.
Buying a gift for someone is never as simple as it seems. Thankfully, our new tea gift packs make it easier. Choose one of our bundles that’s perfect for almost any occasion. You’ll be glad you did.