Master the art of gift giving this Christmas
Are you still scrambling around trying to find the perfect gift for a friend or a relative? Are you asking yourselves the same questions that you ask every year? What do they want? What do they need? What can we buy?!
If you spend hours in the shops doubting yourself over such predicaments, rest assured. There is another way to select the perfect gift for a loved one – it just requires a simple change in perception.
Showing your appreciation or love for someone shouldn’t just be an exchange of physical objects; instead, gifts should act as a means of communication. When you give a gift to someone, what you’re actually doing is speaking to them.
Think about it. It’s true: you buy, make or discover a gift that you believe says something to the receiver. This is something worth remembering when shopping; think of the message you want to convey, before you choose the object – not the other way around.
There are a number of messages you may choose to convey through the act of gift-giving. Here are a few ideas from the Cooriginality team to get you started:
How about treating Mum or Dad to a Christmas table set, to help create the perfect dinner setting where loved ones can gather for a memorable Christmas and tells them that you appreciate all that they do for you.
Personalised gifts show real thought and individuality, and are a particular hit with kids! This LEGO advent calendar comes with a stocking and an ornament – both personalised with the receiver’s name.
And whether it’s a treat for you, or for someone else, the Gusto Collection is a great combination of items – from discovering new tastes of Dubai, to a book to keep things simple in the kitchen. It’s a perfect way to say thanks to a host this Christmas.
Details: For more gift inspiration, visit the Cooriginality website.