It’s fun to celebrate special occasions. From someone’s birthday to weddings to the holiday season and more, it’s always fun to have an excuse to get together and celebrate something. However, there can be an added pressure for any and all of these big events to come with the most perfect gift in tow, especially when it comes to your family. Besides, it’s good karma to get a great gift.
You know your family members so well, so you should be able to get them the perfect thing every time, right? Well, sometimes it’s not that easy. What if you don’t understand their specific hobbies and interests? What if you know they aren’t a person who needs a lot of material things? How do you buy the perfect gift for a person who already seems to have everything? See how a quick present can turn into a whole lot of questions? Luckily, we have some tips and tricks to help you navigate the high-stakes game of gift-giving. Here are some things to consider when trying to buy the perfect gift for anyone in your family so that you can be the champ of gift-giving.
Buy traditional items for special occasions.
One of the first things to consider when purchasing a gift is figuring out what that gift is for. You aren’t going to buy a Christmas sweater for someone’s birthday in July or a bottle of wine to celebrate someone’s first year of sobriety. Essentially this tip is to “read the room” before you make a gift purchase.
You’ll also want to consider how traditional your family member is when buying for their special day. For example, Indian weddings are rich with tradition, starting with what the happy couple is wearing. For example, the wedding party will often don Lehangas for the ceremony. This is a traditional choice for the bride, bridesmaids, and wedding guests that is a bit simpler to carry around compared to a Saree. If your family member likes to stick with tradition, you can gift them one of these fine-silk Lehenga suits or the Kundan jewelry that goes along with it. Help invest in pieces that will complement the entire outfit and help the most beautiful traits of your family stand out.
Investigate and find gifts suited for their hobbies.
You love your family, but you don’t always love the same exact things as your family. Maybe you have a dad who is super into World War II novels or a sibling that can’t stop playing video games. If you don’t know much about those topics, it can be hard to buy a perfect present. It may be time to do some research and investigate. For your gamer sibling, dive in and learn more about Teamfight Tactics and the reckoning of dawnbringers or defensive items needed for the assassins.
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Consider what is special about your relationship with them.
Chances are you have a special relationship with each of your family members. For this reason, it wouldn’t make much sense to get the same gifts for everyone. Take stock of the important memories and moments in your relationship. Think of presents that celebrate that person’s uniqueness and the way they like to be loved.
It’s okay to ask for help.
Gift-giving is intimidating, and sometimes you can’t do it all on your own. Here is your friendly reminder that it is okay to ask for help. It’s okay to consult other family members or friends of that person for ideas for good items they may enjoy. Sometimes you’ll get new ideas and discover alternative gifts that they are sure to love.