It’s the holiday season again and all the shops are open for longer hours to give more time for holiday shoppers to pick the right gifts for their loved ones. You’ve spent probably the entire afternoon just picking up random stuff and putting them back on the shelves because you’re unsure if you’re making the right gift choice.
Now don’t beat yourself up, honey.
Choosing the right gift does not always come easy for everyone, and sometimes it generates a lot of worry and anxiety. You’ve already asked yourself questions like, “What do they want?” or “What do they need?” or “Will they like this?” over and over again yet never arriving at an answer.
There is another more fail-proof approach to choosing the perfect gift – but it involves completely changing your idea of gift-giving.
Most, if not all of us, think about gift-giving as exchanging material objects that your recipient would probably like or enjoy. We need to rethink that.
Here is one simple trick to ease your holiday gift-giving anxiety: See gift-giving as a way of communication.
Give something that will send a message to your receiver. If you adapt this way of thinking when shopping for a gift, you arrive faster and closer to the perfect gift choice. Ask yourself questions in a progressive manner this way:
- What do I want to say?
- What can I give that will send this message?
- What can I buy them?
- What will they think of it?
This method will help you come up with more meaningful gifts that will 99% of the time be tremendously appreciated by whomever you give it to.
Go hit the shops again tomorrow with this in mind and you’ll find gift-giving to be more enjoyable and worry-free.
This gift-giving tip appears originally on Lifehack’s article here.
Happy Holidays! Let us know in the comments below how this simple trick helped you.