Having trouble thinking up cheap unique gift ideas or cool Christmas gift ideas or thoughtful wedding gifts? Not to worry! Here are my top tasteful gift giving tips for anyone and everyone.
By being on top of this whole process, you will save time, money and frustration that sometimes goes along with trying to pick out gifts. Let's get organized!
On this page, you'll find a step-by-step system for coming up with unique gift ideas as well as a list of specific ideas for certain types of people. Happy brainstorming!
Whenever a family member or friend or whoever the recipient is makes a comment about something they like or want, record it. It's as simple as that!
If you are so inclined or think the item will not be available for purchase later, then buy the gift as soon as possible. Then wrap it right away (and put a sticky note on it as to what it is and who it's for) and/or hide it in your house. Just remember that you've already purchased it and where it is in your home, so that you can find it and give it to your recipient at the right time.
It's also a good idea to keep track of the things YOU want. The next time someone asks you what you want for your birthday or for the holidays, you can effortlessly answer.
You can keep track of what to get others as well as yourself by using:
Keeping track of creative gift ideas for Christmas, or what have you, all through the year makes present shopping a snap. It also really surprises your recipient, because you may give them something they forgot they wanted since you recorded it long ago.
If it's a family member or close friend, you should be able to answer the following questions. If it's a co-worker or someone who is just an acquaintance, then enlist help from someone that knows them better. Either way, cheap unique gift ideas can only come from knowing about your recipient.
Being able to answer any of the following questions will help tremendously:
If you are able to answer any of the above questions, then use that information to come up with gift ideas that relate. The more you know about your recipient, the easier it will be to come up with thoughtful Christmas gifts or thoughtful wedding gifts or what have you. See below for examples!
The best Christmas gift idea does NOT have to be expensive at all. In fact, the impact of the gift goes further if you give your recipient something they truly want as opposed to something that costs a lot of money.
If you know how much you want to spend or how much you don't want to spend, then you can narrow down your gift ideas to fit your budget.
If you want to get your recipient something that does cost more than you'd like to dish out, then give them a present that contributes towards the larger gift. For example, if you know your sister would love a new stereo system then perhaps you can get her a Best Buy gift card to be used towards buying it.
Below are specific examples of how to use what you know about your recipient to come up with cheap unique gift ideas.
Graduating College Student
Someone Who Likes To Cook or Grill
Someone Who Has Much Pride In Their Geographic Location