How to Choose The Perfect Christmas or Hanukkah Present

Have you decided what to get that “special someone” on your Christmas List this year? Are you going to wait till the last minute and get the “same ole’ same ole'”? The good news is that there is still time to find that perfect gift. Let us help you out with some gift giving suggestions:

a) Do you remember the Boy Scout motto “Always be prepared”? This works on those camping trips in the woods, but it also works when you are compiling your Christmas List as well. From today moving forward, whenever you are around that “special someone”, take note of what they say and do. This is especially true if you happen to go shopping with them. They will often give you hints and clues as to what they would like to receive for Christmas. Such as:

“Sweet…I’ll remember this for the future”.

“If only I could afford this”.

“I could use this if it was in yellow”.

Remember to write these comments down when you get a free minute. Comments such as these are gold mines for great gift giving…

b) What does that “special someone” like to do in their spare time? Do they have a particular hobby or pastime that consumes them? If they happen to have a favorite sports team, enjoy crafts, or like to spend their time with some other pursuit, there is often some great little gift that you can get them to help them out with this endeavor. Ah, but what is that gift? Even if you don’t know anything about their hobby or pastime, there is somebody out there who does. You just need to do a little research. Why not call up your local hobby shop, or post a question on an internet forum, asking “what would be a great gift for someone who likes to “. People will be more than helpful to help you get that perfect gift for someone who shares the same passion as they do.

c) Friends know an awful lot about each other…including what they might like in the form of a gift. While this information may not be on the foremost of their mind, it might be lurking somewhere inside… You just need to “jog their memory” a bit… Come equipped with your own potential ideas, and even some photos or pictures of what you were thinking of getting. You could always cut some pictures out of an old catalog. The key is to use “whatever” to jog their memory, and as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words…