How To Choose The Perfect Gift For Her?
It has been proven that the act of giving is more pleasurable than receiving. Gift giving is an act of self-gratification. It is a way of strengthening your relationships with your loved ones; be it your friend, your sibling, or your wife. You are gifting them something to show the other person how much you care for them. It’s not necessary to wait for an occasion to give a gift. Give one just to show how much you love them! Gifts can communicate distance or intimacy. Some can be downright insulting or condescending. A well-chosen gift, however, will show the receiver that you care and more importantly that you've put thought into what they want. Gifts are ideal items to communicate your sincerity, as well as good intentions to your loved one.
What gifts represent is often attached to their price tag. The problem is that we keep thinking about giving gifts as the exchange of physical, material objects. Here’s an alternative: think of your gift as communication. When you give a gift to someone, what you are really doing is communicating with them. You buy, create or discover a gift that says something significant to the receiver. They will receive your gift, and if they are perceptive, understand your message. While we tend to focus first on the object or the need of the receiver when choosing a gift; the message it conveys happens to be much more important.
The monetary value of gifts is insignificant. Giving a gift that just depends on its price tag basically sends out the message, that you couldn’t be bothered to give thoughtful, heartfelt gift.
So, you are looking for a gift for a woman who has everything that you can possibly think of. She is very successful in her career, has all the designer clothes, and high-end amenities at her disposal. But you want to make your gift really special for her. Here’s an important idea; It's not the gift, but the thought that counts, so think thoroughly about your gift. You will want to give her something that you know the she wants; perhaps something that came up in a conversation, or something that you saw her eyeing or browsing.
Gift shopping can be quite tricky. Regardless of whether you are trying to shop for a sibling, a spouse or coworker, the act of picking out the perfect gift for her can be difficult and overwhelming. What could she want? What she not own already? What color would she most like it in? Perhaps she is allergic to anything? Would she like to read? What would be her most favorite scent? So many questions and so little time to buy!
Here are some gift ideas for making sure you make the perfect for your loved one:
Wrapping your gift
There is great joy to be had, for the recipient and even the donor, in the process of slowly unwrapping the gift for her. Therefore, always wrap the gift carefully and creatively, even if it is very small or thin and can fit in an envelope. Choose the most graceful and pretty envelope or wrapping paper, and give it all a feel of personalization. For example, use wrapping paper with butterflies for nature lovers, poets, (the butterfly being the symbol of the soul). This just shows that you took the time and attention and care to wrap the gift beautifully, and increases the act of giving to more than just the gift itself.
Include a message
Make sure to include a meaningful message with the gift, either on a card or in a letter. Try not to buy one of those cards with generic messages. Compose the message yourself, preferably in some beautiful handwriting and ink. Use your message to bring to attention shared moments or memories or strong ties, or maybe just to explain your gift for her and say thank you. In verse form or poetry is even more ideal, if you can be up for that particular challenge! The message could be presented and read before she opens the gift.
Something that strengthens your bond
Give something that you yourself can share time in, perhaps something theatre tickets or a weekend holiday. This will show that you are willing to spend more time with the person, and will also provide you with a great excuse to treat yourself, as well as strengthen your bond with your loved one.
Timing of presenting the gift
Timing is an extremely important aspect. Make sure that you present her with the gift at the perfect moment; when you are both relaxed, and that there is adequate time to slowly unwrap and reveal the gift. For instance, take her out a dinner, and after the nice meal would be a very good time to give your gift.
If your gift for her can come as a surprise, it would make it even more perfect for her. If that isn’t the situation, you can still make for a bit of a surprise by double wrapping your gift or perhaps giving two gifts, the first being a sort of decoy that just builds up the suspense!
What do you want to communicate?
When choosing your gift. Ask yourself first, “What do I want to communicate to her?” Then move on to “What can I give them that will most appropriately communicate my message?. This is antonymous to the more often questions like “What can I buy them?” and “What might they think of it? This method might lead you to some slightly unconventional, off beat gifts, but at least they will be meaningful for her. The gifts that we come up with when we think of gifts as communication may not be different from what we might come up with in other ways. The difference, however, lies in how simply we may arrive at a decision that is faster and leaves you more certain that your gift is right for her.
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