Gifts people like giving and receiving - backed by science
Giving gifts helps us bond, but choosing the right gift for a loved one can be stressful.
It is never too easy to pick the right gift for a loving person which is why we have compiled the ultimate gift guide for this holiday season.
Here is actionable advice, based on decades of research.
Research into the psychology of gift-giving suggests these two crucial pieces of advice when it comes to buying someone a gift.
It may sound obvious, but the first piece of advice is to
Planning gifts will take a little time, which can be before your bedtime or while drinking morning coffee. Take paper and pen and write down the people you’d like to gift together with an idea about what would make the person happy.
You might be wondering what is the best gift I can possibly give?
The best kind of gift is one both desired by the recipient and is thoughtful.
It is hard to get someone the gift they most desire and the easy thing to do is ask.
Although this approach can achieve high marks on desirability it is always nicer to surprise someone.
If you want to have a wrapped gift under the Christmas tree and haven’t been tipped off on exactly what the recipient wants, go for something practical with a personalized touch. If you really are struggling, then a thoughtful card together with a flexible gift card is a safe option.
Our next piece of advice is
BUYING GIFTS ON TIME
Waiting a few days before Christmas can cause stress and unnecessary splurged money. Therefore, if you are looking for a gift on time you can find great options on sale.
Fun fact: According to research gift recipients appreciate expensive and inexpensive gifts similarly.
Givers thought expensive gifts would be appreciated more, but receivers didn’t care about price.
Don’t bother breaking the bank on gifts for your loved ones. Here are some awesome gift ideas.
CREATE YOUR OWN GIFT BOX
The best gift boxes have the potential to make gift-giving magical. Filled with a collection of themed items, the perfect gift box can deliver more joy than the sum of each component.
In fact, some surveys suggest memorable gift boxes can strengthen relationships.
Maybe that’s because gift boxes demonstrate that you know and care about someone enough to find multiple items that speak to their personalities, interests, and needs.
Here are some ideas for the box: Holiday Cookies At Home Kit, Spa In A Box, Wine and Cheese box, Office Essentials Box, The Tech Box, The Eco-Friendly Box, a Cookie and Coffee Box
P.s. This Christmas Mushroom Cups partnered up with an architect who decided she prefers to bake cookies for a living. We tried them and immediately fell in love.
They are so good we decided to add them to our Chrismats Gift Boxes. Check it out here
CREATE ADVENT CALENDAR
Advent Calendar- similarly to a box, one unique idea for a gift is the Advent calendar box.
12 or 24 Days of ‘anything’ Advent Calendar- tea, beer, coffee, honey, cosmetics, basically anything that person loves.
How to: Pack each item separately and write a number on every present. The rest is up to you!
Personalized ornaments can turn an average present into something that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Personalized ornaments are a great way to tell your family story and share memories of the past.
Days, months, and years will come and go, but memories will last forever.
Having a personalized ornament that will help you relive a special time with friends and family, an event in your life that you can talk about over and over again, or even just something that defines who you are is the greatest gift of all.
How doesn’t like Christmas ornaments anyway?
The holiday spirit is all about giving. What better way to spread some happiness than by giving back?
It can be a small gesture like a baked cookie or serving meals at a community event.
Most of us are fortunate enough to have a warm bed to sleep in on Christmas Eve, but many people will be forced to spend the night on the streets.
By giving your time you can make someone’s Christmas brighter.
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