I'm sure you've been in this situation before. You are shopping for a gift for your best friend, but none of the items that catch your eye seems appropriate or thoughtful enough. You want to find something that they'll love and will remind them of all the fun times you had together. What do you do? How can you get an idea of what to buy? Well, below are some advice!
First things first: Ask yourself if there's anything specific about their personality or hobbies that might give you an idea of what type of gifts they'd like-or better yet-what kinds of things they don't have yet. If not, think about why it is so important for them to receive this gift from YOU specifically. For example, is there a special event, occasion, or holiday coming up? Maybe you'll find that there's a theme going on that might help you to choose the perfect gift! If not, don't despair. There are other ways to find out what your best friend would love!
Tips on Getting the Perfect Gifts:
1. Watch their behavior:
Pay attention to what they do and say when they talk about their interests. For example, do they always mention that one special shirt or collection of "useless knowledge" (like fun facts, celebrity gossip, etc.)? Also, if they're on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc., pay attention to what kind of posts and pictures they post. You could even take it a step further and talk to their friends, especially those who seem to know them very well.
You can learn a lot just by listening! They might mention something about themselves or even share their interests with you. As they do this, write down anything that seems unique or rare because it could be used as clues for your gift.
3. Get creative:
With this, don't get too ambitious and get ideas that would probably be just way over their head! Go with something that you think will suit them or fit their style perfectly. Being creative so that instead of buying gifts, you can make it yourself, like making a DIY customized printed t-shirt, they will appreciate it much more.
4. Shop alone:
Once you've found an idea for the perfect gift, shop alone so your friend won't pick it up first. While you're buying the gift, think about their personality and the awesomeness that makes them YOURS.
5. Wrap it up:
Use your creativity to wrap the gift in ways that are meaningful or unique. If you can't wrap it yourself, this might be a time for some personalized wrapping paper! Don't forget the bow or other appropriate finishing touches.
6. Last but not least:
Put a tag on it! This is often the most overlooked part of gift-giving, but it's also one of the most important because when you add your personal touch with an attached message, the receiver will know that this wasn't just another item off a shelf in a store but a gift from your heart.
One way to get the perfect gift for your best friend is by asking for help! If you find yourself stumped and can't think of any ideas, ask their friends how they know them and what kind of things they like. From there, work your magic and come up with a great idea for a gift! Aside from buying gifts and stuff, you can also treat your friends by going out and having some fun and games, that way, you and your friend will enjoy the moment.
Shop with caution! If you are really struggling with choosing the perfect gift, maybe this isn't the right time to buy anything. When you shop around, try not to let yourself be intimidated by the people who are working at whatever store you go to. Don't let their suggestions cloud your judgment because they might try to sell you something that isn't you 100%. It is YOUR decision, so make sure that whatever gift you choose-you can live with it!