How to Buy a Gift That Will Make You Seem Thoughtful

The holiday season is here, and that means lots of gift-giving. However, buying the perfect gift doesn’t have to be stressful! In this post, you’ll find creative techniques for how to buy a gift that will make you seem like a caring and thoughtful person.

How to Buy a Gift That Will Make You Seem Thoughtful
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The Psychic Gift Recipient

So named because the recipient will be left feeling as though he/she has been blessed with psychic abilities.

How to Buy a Gift That Will Make You Seem Thoughtful
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Perfect for:

  • The person who has everything.
  • The person who refuses to drop any hints about what he/she would really like to receive as a gift.
  • Last-minute gift ideas.

How to buy a gift using this technique:

  • Explain how excited you are because you have already chosen the perfect gift!
  • Invite the future recipient to guess what the gift actually is.
  • Purchase whatever they guess!
  • If that fails, give him/her chocolate.

Warning:

  • Make sure the item can easily be obtained!!!

The Online Stalker

How to Buy a Gift That Will Make You Seem Thoughtful

Perfect for:

  • Those with Pinterest accounts or Amazon wishlists.

How to buy a gift using this technique:

  • Look for Pinterest boards with titles like “WANT!!” or “I Need This in My Life” or “If You Love Me, You’ll Give Me These Gifts”
  • Buy one of those items, and be amazing.
  • If that fails, give him/her chocolate.

The Shopper

How to Buy a Gift That Will Make You Seem Thoughtful

Perfect for:

  • The person who actually drops hints.

How to buy a gift using this technique:

  • Go shopping with the gift recipient.
  • Take note of items that catch his/her eye.
  • Later, return to the shop alone, and buy one of those items.
  • Alternatively, keep a notebook with lists of these items for future gift ideas.
  • If that fails, give him/her some chocolate.

The Gift of Time

Perfect for:

  • Those with whom you want to spend more time.
  • Those who prefer to live a minimalistic lifestyle w/ less “stuff”.
  • The person who has everything.

How it works:

  • Write a list of 12 activities you would like to do with this person.
  • Make a “monthly club” out of it. Here’s a great example!
  • If that fails, give him/her some delicious chocolate.

Takeaways

  • Gift-giving does not have to be difficult. The next time you are faced with a gift recipient that hard-to-buy-for, I hope you will find these suggestions to be helpful. When all else fails, you can never go wrong with chocolate!

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