One of the most challenging tasks in life, which unsurprisingly, most people take for granted as being easy nowadays, especially when the whole world is at our fingertips, is the simple yet all too often daunting task of buying a gift for a loved one.
Gifting occasions often present people with perfect opportunities to spoil their loved ones and further show that you care about them. Nonetheless, if you are uncertain about selecting the right present, the entire process easily gets overwhelming; will they like it, will it arrive on time, why are there so many different prices for the same thing etc, etc, the list goes on and the brain starts to hurt!
But have no fear, perhaps the below can help guide you into calmer waters 😉
The important factors to make you understand the psychology behind choosing the right gifts are:
- Interests and Themes
- Relationship with Recipient
For the most part, you will want to consider what the recipient enjoys. If your colleague is fond of a particular pet, say a cat for example, perhaps gold crystal cat jewellery UK made would be a perfect choice. Besides having identified one of your friends’ interests, you will be expressing to them that you care about what they are fond of. With the “purrrfect gift” (sorry I couldn’t help myself) there is no doubt you and the gift will mean something special to your friend and it will always be held close to their heart.
Giving friends gifts that relate to their hobbies and interests not only makes them happier, it demonstrates that you understand them, and cherish their strong passion for whatever they love.
In fact, thinking about it, is that not the essence of friendship, and key to creating lasting relationships!?
If you are having a hard time, determining what your colleagues at work would like most for example, then events could be a perfect idea and way to hide the fact you haven’t quite had enough time around the kettle with that new guy or gal in the office yet and you have no idea what to get them for Secret Santa. Or perhaps it’s your company, and it’s the Boss’s time to show some material appreciation for your team and their hard work, and about time too I say lol 😉
There are countless corporate gift ideas, I mean I don’t like that term, corporate gift, cos it sounds like such a cold way to describe a gift but that is the “keyword” I recommend you google nonetheless!
Ok, so you are now after that perfect gift for showing your team members how much you value their input in the company. You need to remember that just because they are professional relationships it does not mean that the appreciation can’t come in unique ways! Brainstorm and do some research; it’s got to be reflective of the brand but still useable and not boring otherwise you know it will go right in the back of that draw and never be used. So for example, say by chance it’s your company’s 25th Anniversary this year. You type in google, 25th anniversary, to see what images come up and you see the 25 year anniversary is the silver anniversary and there you have it, the beginnings of an idea.