Buying gifts for people can be hard work. Pressure to find a gift that the recipient will like and can use can take the fun out of the whole gift-giving occasion for me. If gift-buying is as difficult for you as it is for me, you’re in the right place. I’m going to give you some tips for buying gifts that I recently learned from a very special person.
On February 18th, I celebrated my sixtieth birthday. I wasn’t expecting any gifts, but I have a six-year-old granddaughter who was not about to let my 60th birthday pass without giving me a special present. Her gift for me was a yard of rainbow print fleece fabric. She and her brother were very excited to celebrate with us!
My practical nature is an asset most of the time, but not so much when buying gifts. I have a tendency to try to find a gift that the recipient needs. For me, the process involves finding a gift that can be useful and avoiding gifts that are frivolous.
- Spend time with people. Get to know them. Observe their environment to see what they like. Aaliyah has done all of these things with me, and she knows that I like fabric. I like fabric a lot! I have a lot of fabric because I like it so much. Most people would be aware that I do not need any more fabric. Not one more yard. But not Aaliyah.
3. Have fun while shopping for the gift. We all enjoyed hearing about Aaliyah’s fabric shopping adventure. Apparently, she had a difficult time choosing between the rainbow fleece and the Shopkins fleece. She chose well. It was fun hearng about her dad’s impatience at the cutting counter at Walmart, too.
There you have it! A sure fire method for choosing the perfect gift. This is a lesson that I plan to take to heart.