Giving gifts is the most gratifying part of any season. Selecting those gifts is the most frustrating and aggravating part. Here are some tips that will help you surprise your friends.
You probably have a friend who starts every morning with a cup or two of coffee. Though she surely already has a favorite brew, she would be delighted to receive a basket of fancy or foreign coffees. Make sure they are the same strength she usually drinks, and select a few sachets of different flavors. If you think she would enjoy it, also choose some loose leaf teas and pick out a cute tea leaf strainer.
Oversized sweaters are all the rage these days. They are one of the very few types of clothing that is acceptable to purchase for another person. For discounts, a life is good coupon, can help you get a deal on these kinds of gifts. If your friend has mentioned wanting a new sweater, select something in a neutral color such as black or navy blue. If you are not sure of your friend’s size, you unfortunately are better off not getting her any type of clothing. It is better to play it safe than to choose the wrong size and inadvertently insult her.
Gift cards are regarded as the lazy choice, but they are much appreciated in certain situations. If you do not know what to get someone, but know what stores she likes, purchasing a branded gift card indicates that you know enough about your friend to know her favorite stores. This is often enough to indicate that you care about her and respect her tastes.
Wine is another classic gift. When the party is over, people reach for their favorite wines to help them unwind. It would be helpful to give your friend the wine beforehand so she will have it to drink when the time comes to finally relax. Pair the wine with a nice cheese and some crackers to make the gift extra special.
If you can’t think of something your friend needs, give her an experience instead. Buy her cooking or skydiving classes. Wine and painting nights are becoming popular among women of all ages. For $40 or so, you can buy a class for your friend and go along with her.
Gifts are mostly about the thought, though obviously you want to get something that your friend will appreciate. A combination of insight and ingenuity will result in a great celebration for any time of the year.