Reading a thousand guides or spending time in the best-selling section might not be as effective if you do not know your recipient. Knowing your recipient might seem somewhat of a vague and difficult task, but knowing means doing some interpersonal research, remembering the minor details about what would probably make them happy.
Meaningful gifts don’t have to be expensive. They can be handmade or even specially made. The thought behind the gift is what is important. Did you really nail how you felt about your loved one? Finding creative ways to express your love can be the most important gift you could ever give.
Don’t just be stuck with buying a name brand item that brings no meaning to the one you love. They may want a brand new flat-screen TV but would be more inspired by going camping with you than having the latest electronic device.
When looking for the perfect gift, don’t just think about what, think about how and why.
- Think experience, not price
Don’t put a price tag on a gift. That’s an age-old adage that some have taken to mean, you should spend a truckload of money on something for your loved one or spare no expense. But, that’s not necessarily what that can mean. It could just as easily mean you don’t spend a lot on their gift, but instead create an experience that they will never forget.
If you really want to make your Valentine’s Day gift memorable and perfect, try not to just buy a gift. Make an experience out of the whole thing. Sure, people go out to a romantic dinner and movie for their date. But, you could just as easily pick up a boxed pre-cooked dinner, drive out to your local reservoir/park and have a romantic night under the stars, watching your favourite movie on your smart device or tablet.
- The proof is in the details!
Thinking about the details is very important.
If you’re planning an experience, you’ll want to do research on what it would take to make that happen. Don’t forget that your loved one may work, and you’ll need to schedule around their job.
If you’re going somewhere, think about how much time it would take to drive somewhere. It may be that there is someplace closer that will work just as well and you’ll be able to spend more time together.
The details of an experience could be that you put a rose on their pillow before you leave for them to find when you’re back from your date or could be you remembering their favourite restaurant. These little details matter when you’re making the perfect gift.
Online shopping is easily the best way to find that perfect gift! You can use a search engine to search descriptive keywords about your Valentine and sites that will cater exactly to your loved one’s wishes will pop up, you’ll be able to find the perfect gift and spare your wallet at the same time.
Buying online is safe and secure too. You can use a variety of payment methods that will help you afford the gift.
Plus, buying online comes with great policies about refunds as well. You don’t want to find out that you bought the wrong gift and then can’t return it (the only way that might happen is if you had the gift specially engraved. Returns are usually not allowed on those sorts of items).
Even if you’re looking for the perfect piece of jewellery, online jewellery stores are very inexpensive and have a huge variety of gifts for your loved ones. It’s a great way to find the perfect gift and doesn’t take a large amount of effort!