When was the last time you were given a gift that really meant something special to you? Something that spoke to your heart and made you almost tear up inside because of the sheer significance and beauty of it?
Let’s face it; it probably doesn’t happen often. But if it did, it would probably be a fantastic thing to experience especially if it comes from someone who you consider to be an incredibly special person. Whether it’s for a partner, your closest friends or a family member, we’ve put together a couple of tips on how you can give a gift that is truly special, meaningful and shows that you went the extra mile to deliver something spectacular to your recipient.
Always think about what the gift could mean to your recipient
There are plenty of gifts that you can give; just look at a gift guide and you’ll see all the newest technology, clothing brands and trends that make for nice gifts. However, what you really want to do is think about what the gift could mean to your recipient. If you’re close to your recipient then you probably know what their interests are. From their favourite books to foods, you could easily pick a gift that you think they’d like–but there’s more to it than just their interests.
Instead, what you want to do is pick a gift that hits close to home. Something special that is more than just material. A good example is how many people pick a gift that is very expensive, assuming that it will make their recipient happy. If anything, this can be taken the wrong way such as them feeling like you’re pitying them, that they can’t afford it or that you’re just showing off with your money. Don’t just think about the monetary value of your present as being the only condition to making it meaningful. Instead, pick gifts that are special to the occasion and go the extra mile to do some research and deep thinking. After all, anyone could just pick out the most expensive gift in a store–it’s not exactly difficult or meaningful at all!
Keep the gift simple but make the delivery special
Sometimes, a simple gift is all it takes to please someone, but like a good song or even a joke, it’s the delivery that’s the important part. Gifting flowers can be a fantastic example of how to take something simple yet go the extra mile to make it more meaningful. First, go to a luxury store such as The Real Flower Company and take a look at the options available. The point isn’t to pick the most expensive option, but to get more insight on how the flowers are picked, to ensure top-quality results and also to learn more about the combinations, smells and so on.
Next, handwrite a message to your recipient. You should give them a small meaningful message, tell them the occasion that you’re celebrating and end it with something heartwarming for them to remember. After all, sweet memories can last a lot longer than material possessions and something uplifting and joyful can be a much greater gift than the most expensive chocolates and clothes.
Lastly, deliver the gift in person if possible. This isn’t always possible, but it does add a special touch the gift and it means you can quite literally go an extra few miles to make the present special.
In short, you should think more about how to make the entire gift an experience. The item itself doesn’t need to be the most expensive or luxurious item ever, but the delivery needs to be spot-on and the timing has to be perfect for it to be a memorable gift that stays in the heart of your recipient forever.
Some final words
Hopefully, this article has given you a completely different view of how to give a gift to someone that truly means a lot to you. Yes, there are plenty of gift guides that tell you some of the hottest items that you can give to someone for that season, but ultimately, giving a meaningful gift comes from the heart and there’s nothing you can take away from someone that really showed they put in the extra effort and went beyond your expectations to try and give you something that is honest and special.
Just remember the old saying “it’s the thought that counts” and you’ll be able to deliver an unforgettable gift to your lucky recipient.
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