Some people love gift giving. They always know the right thing to give someone in order to make them feel special and important. When even the slightest excuse to give someone a gift comes around, they are on top of it without the slightest bit of hesitation.
But for some of us, gift giving just doesn’t come naturally. As much as we want those around us to feel loved and appreciated, for people like us, birthdays, holidays and graduation season can quickly become overwhelming. If you’re one of those people, then you’ve come to the right place.
Write a Card
Sometimes, the best way to show someone that you care is with words. Try writing a personalized letter to a lover, friend or family member. This is the perfect way to make them feel special without breaking the bank or having to think too far out of the box. You can purchase a card at a store, or create your own on a simple piece of paper. For some added, artistic flare, try writing your letter on a typewriter.
Card giving is great when you aren’t good at gift giving, as it’s often easier to express your love for someone in words than through objects. All you have to do is be yourself!
Give the Gift of Memories
Especially if you don’t consider yourself to be a materialistic person, thinking of the perfect, wrap-able gift to give someone can pose a tremendous challenge. Besides, what object do you give someone when you yourself don’t care much for material goods? Try giving the gift of memories made through experiences instead.
For example, plan a nice day hike at a local park or get your friend tickets to that concert they’ve been dreaming of going to. Really, the possibilities are endless with this one.
When all else fails, simply giving cash can sometimes be the best gift you can give. Because sometimes, no matter how hard we brainstorm, our giftee is just too hard to read. That’s when the gift of cash is perfect. It allows your giftee the opportunity to decide for themselves what they most want to spend their money on, and it takes the guessing game out of the process for you. Overall, giving cash is simply way less stressful, making the gift giving process all the more rewarding.
Giving cash is an especially great gift for any of the graduating seniors in your life. Whether it’s high school or college, a little extra cash can go a long way, especially in the face of such drastic change.
While, yes, let’s face it, gift giving just isn’t fun for everyone, it’s a great way to make those around us feel loved and cared for. If gift giving stresses you out for that exact reason, remain calm and carry on. There’s a little bit of good gift giver in all of us, and with these tips, it’s sure to come out on top.