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Quit Giving Such Lame Gifts a Guide to Picking the Perfect Present






     Gift giving can be a grueling task. I have spent countless hours trying to figure out what to give. What do you give to the person who has everything? How about the person that never likes anything?

After all was said and done, I use to choose lame gifts. Embarrassed by the receiver's reaction, I typically promised to do better next time. That is until I finally realized that choosing the perfect present did not have to be such a demanding, time-consuming task.

There are three strategies I discovered that can help you pick the perfect present without the headache.

Learn Their Hobbies

Find out if the receiver has any hobbies. Many people collect items such as dolls or airplanes. Golf, chess, music, and reading are also popular hobbies. For these enthusiasts, a new doll for their collection or a new chess set would be the perfect gift.

For instance, I just discovered that a friend collects dolls. To my surprise, she has been collecting them since she was eight and has an extensive doll collection. I immediately made a mental note to buy her a doll for her collection the next time I give her a gift.

Listen For Needs Or Desires

Listen carefully in conversations with the receiver to see if they reveal something they need or desire. Often in conversation people mention an item they need but never got around to buying or an item they want. This item makes the perfect gift.

I purchased the perfect gift for a friend last year using this strategy. In my eyes, he had everything. So in the months leading up to his birthday I listened carefully during conversations with him. One day he mentioned an item that he saw on an infomercial that he wanted. I knew it was the perfect gift for him when he talked about it. He was very pleased when he opened it. The perfect gift!

Determine If There Is A List

Determine if the receiver has made a list of things they need or want. People sometimes make a list to ensure they don't receive gifts they will not use. We have all received gifts that we either had no use for or just didn't want. Usually I either re-gift or give the item away. To prevent this from happening, I now keep a running list of things I need and want.

Take Action

Now that I have shared these three strategies with you, it's time for you to take action. Make a list of people you have to buy a gift for over the next month. As you interact with them make note of any hobbies, needs, or desires. You may even discover that they have a list. Then use what you learn to pick the perfect present.

Choosing the perfect present does not have to be a difficult, time-consuming task that produces lame gifts. Just use the 3 strategies mentioned. You will be glad you did.

So what are you waiting for? Start shopping for the perfect present now!

Need help choosing the perfect gift? Subscribe to That's So Becoming's Newsletter and get instant access to great gift ideas for every occasion. L.L. Butler owns That's So Becoming, an online gift shop that has something for everyone on your shopping list - even the person who has everything. Visit That's So Becoming now and see what great gifts you can find.

Need help choosing the perfect gift? Subscribe to That's So Becoming's newsletter and get instant access to great gift ideas for every occasion. LL Butler owns That's So Becoming, an online gift shop that has something for everyone on your shopping list even the person who has everything. Visit That's So Becoming now and see what great gifts you can find.






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Need help choosing the perfect gift? Subscribe to That's So Becoming's Newsletter and get instant access to great gift ideas for every occasion. L.L. Butler owns That's So Becoming, an online gift shop that has something for everyone on your shopping list - even the person who has everything. Visit That's So Becoming now and see what great gifts you can find.


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