The Season of Gifting – Coworkers & Family

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When the season of gift-giving is upon you, you will undoubtedly also feel a sense of stress envelop you. How can you find the perfect gift for your friend or family member? What about a co-worker? When you have an infinite amount of options available, it can be hard to choose what the best one is. That being said, here are four tips you should keep in mind.

Purchasing something that is age-specific for the gift receiver is incredibly important, especially if you want your gift to be used. Next, think long and hard about what the individual’s personality is like and what they would want to receive. In order to truly stand out, you should also consider customizing the present in some way and gifting something that is unique.

Age-specific

It is incredibly important to consider the age of the gift receiver at hand. The type of purchases you make for someone that is younger will vary tremendously to an adult. Kids will always prefer receiving toys and fun activities, whereas an adult that is over the age of 40 may want a more practical gift, such as cleaning supplies for his or her car. The point is, gift giving isn’t a one shoe fits all scenario.

Keeping personality in mind

Given the fact that everyone’s personality is different, the type of presents you gift to your various friends, family or co-workers should also differ. If you know someone that is a book-worm, it shouldn’t be too hard to pick an item, but if someone is interested in geek-culture, you may want to consider something that is more super-hero related. In other words, keep your target audience in mind.

Customized

It is only natural that you want to present something that is customized for that specific individual. For instance, if you are searching for a gift for your co-worker, why not present it to them in the form of custom corporate gifts? Branding something, whether it’s the box or the present itself, will make it more special. Keep in mind that this could also be applied to any situation of your choosing.

Unique

In order to further purchase something that is unique and no one else would have, you should consider going vintage or thrift-shopping. You never know what you could find, and you will purchase something that no one else has! If you know an individual that likes jewelry and rings, you could find the most intricate estate jewelry if you simply dig for it, whether online or in-store somewhere.

There will be many occasions where you will have to find the perfect gift. It could be a holiday, a birthday celebration, an anniversary, or who knows what else! However, finding that perfect present should not cause you stress, but be a fun experience for you to find something that will be used by the other person. Don’t over-think the process, but also be mindful of who it is you are gifting it to. Plus, at the end of the day, there is no better feeling than knowing your gift will be appreciated and well-received.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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