It's rather odd that, as you get older, the way you feel about gifts starts to shift somewhat. Sure, everyone loves getting presents just as much as they did when they were kids but as you become older and more mature, you start to see the value in getting presents for other people as well. In fact, for a lot of people, giving gifts can be even more fun than receiving them! However, even if you love giving gifts to the people in your life, that doesn't mean that it's always easy. In fact, there are plenty of occasions when trying to find the right gift is enough to make you want to rip your hair out! In order to save your stress levels (and your scalp) here are two of the trickiest gift giving situations and how to knock them out of the park!
A christening present can be one of the hardest things to buy for a whole host of different reasons. For one thing, what are you supposed to give a baby? They don't know what they like yet so how are you supposed to?! Not only that but there's a certain weight and gravitas to a day as important as a child's christening that means that the pressure really is on to find the best, classiest present possible. If you really want to push the boat out, companies like Saffron Bells make some truly wonderful christening gifts. Of course, if you don't have a budget that stretches quite that far then why not make something? If you were to knit or crochet a blanket as a gift, then that's the kind of thing that they can hold onto for years and even pass down to future generations, without you having to spend that much at all.
A colleagues birthday
We've all had that moment. You're in the office; someone tells you that it's so-and-so's birthday and you feel like you really should get them something. The problem is that you have absolutely no idea what to get them. This is often because, though you may spend a fair amount of time together and even get on very well, you've never really had the chance to get to know them particularly well. Well, now is your chance. Make sure to listen carefully to the things that they're saying, even if you're just making small talk. You could end up discovering some little detail that gives you a necessary insight into the kinds of things that they like. And don't forget, people put a lot of their personality onto the internet these days, and if you follow them on things like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, then you might be able to look there for some clues as to what kind of gift they might appreciate. Of course, be subtle about it and don't go eavesdropping on their conversations. Even if you miss the mark, they'll be able to tell that you really tried to find something that they would like. Just, don't bother with a gift card. Nobody likes gift cards.