A Fail Proof Formula For Finding Perfect Christmas Gift Ideas

How do you find the flawless gift for anyone regardless of the recipient's age, interest, occupation and other necessary factors? 

I've always thought that the common standard for finding the best gift ideas remains the same: thought about the person comes first--the gift itself just follows.

That fundamental principle basically suggests that the idea of a perfect gift truly doesn't exist as an idea that can be considered common. 

Or you can put it this way, there's absolutely no such thing as a typical "perfect gift" for anyone that suites a specific individual profile, demographic, or description. All supposed best gift is as unique as the person receiving it and the purpose for which it is given.

To further illustrate this point, think of Christmas gift ideas to give to your partner (Husband or wife). If you plan to buy one virtual store like Amazon, you'll possibly surf tens or hundreds of gift registry sites that list Christmas gifts, gifts for men, gifts for spouses, and the like. This form of gift searching trusts on the practice of elimination--that is, of narrowing down millions of items to just two or three-- before finally settling down to purchase one as you hope that it will be the perfect present for the recipient. 

However, this approach confines your search in a whole lot of ways. For example, it restricts your gift search to the season or holiday. Unquestionably, you want to give the best gift not because of the holiday but notwithstanding the holiday.

A Simpler Approach
Is it really wrong to search for great gift ideas in that manner? It is not. 

2nd Question-Is there an easier, simpler way of showing the deeper thought and deliberation you've put into your gift giving act?
 Yes, there is.

Any present is good only if it meets a definite purpose. 

Ok, Now Let's take the above statement a bit further. We all have different purpose for the gift that we give. Most of those purposes are basically mixed with self-serving intentions. Most people give gifts simply to satisfy another's wants. 

Hitherto, the most thoughtful, polite, and unique gift you can give is the gift that aids fulfill the receiver's need.
Everyone has both needs and desires, and at the end of the day, it's those gifts that meet a need that count and matter more (and are often affectionately remembered). 

After all, all of us have the ability to live without getting what one wants. Picture yourself as the receiver of a unique gift. Can you honestly and boldly say to the giver, "You really do love me and care for me; you were right there in my need"?

Seeing your gift recipient's need as your top consideration in choosing what gift to give boosts and lifts your gift giving some notches better than regular, shallow, insensitive, and worthless giving. Hence, if you truly plan to exercise a more loving and more frankly human way of giving the best gift to your loved ones, try the needs-based method.

The Saving Method
For briefness's sake, below some gift professional have arranged it in a systematic fill-in-the-blanks report that goes like this:
"My wife needs help with ----------. I can help her by giving her ----------."

The above formula is a very time saving formula because of the following points below:

  • It liberates you from the limitations of holiday-themed giving and exempts you from the restrictions of popularity-based gifts ideas.

  • Offers you with more freedom to come up with a more cherished, more useful, and more valuable gift idea;

  • Directs you to a gift idea that meets a need (i.e., the recipients’ need), for which the person will expectantly and honestly be thankful; and delivers you from the idea that a present must always be material, physical, or touchable. Understand that not all gifts are physical. In several circumstances, the best gift is the immaterial kind, such as the gift of presence, the gift of time, the gift of encouragement and hope, the gift of gratitude conveyed in an ordinary handwritten note, etc.
Please take note that your planned gift recipient may unintentionally express her or his needs either plainly or implicitly. Nevertheless, you have to know what those are. 

Occasionally, you even need to figure out those unspoken wants on your own. Giving a valuable and useful gift for someone's unexpressed need often flavors your gift giving with the element of huge surprise, which always ends in satisfaction: "Chai! How did you know I needed this stuff?

 Thank you! I do need this."

In summary, do not start your gift search first. Instead, start your search from your mind and fill your thoughts with the perceived recipient need(s). Just then can you truly initiate a meaningful search for a perfect gift idea.


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