How to buy gifts for boys, girls

This article is for the readers to use in their own Christmas planning, but it can also be used to help girls, or other people, make gifts for their loved ones.

It can also serve as a great gift for other people.

This is especially true if you are making gifts for a girl or for someone you don’t know.

The best way to decide what to buy for your loved ones is to use these tips.

Read on to discover what to ask for and when to give them.

  1.

The gift must be simple.

You can’t ask for things like a book, a car, or an engagement ring.

If you are asking for something, the first thing to do is ask the person to explain what it is.

It is important to be polite and respectful. 

2.

Do not ask for a lot of things.

If someone asks for something that is a small gift, the amount you ask for is a very small amount.

Do ask for something bigger.

If they ask for more, be polite but make sure it is something that you would like to have.

3.

The person asking for the gift should be able to identify what it does.

Ask about the person’s favourite foods and favourite drinks.

Do say what you want to give.

If the person has not said anything else, ask how they will use the gift.

Do it as soon as possible. 

4.

Ask for something you would want.

Do this if the person wants to give something that they would like you to buy.

Do your best to ask how much you would be willing to pay for the item, and if it is more than you would normally pay.

If it is a gift card, do not ask if they will buy it back at a discount or if you would even be able and willing to buy it. 5.

The recipient should be happy.

If there is a lot to ask, make sure you do not tell them anything you would not want them to hear.

For example, if they are in a hurry and they want something before their friends arrive, ask them to hold onto the gift until they arrive.

If not, just say no and ask them again.

If this is a big gift, ask if it will last a year.

6.

Make sure they know you are happy with the gift you have received.

This will be a big deal for the recipient.

The first thing you should do is say ‘thank you’ to the person and thank them for their gift.

It might sound obvious, but saying ‘thank the person who gave me your gift’ is the best way.

This means you have made them feel special.

This also means they will be more likely to return the gift to you.

7.

The giftee should be sure to leave a note.

It should say ‘Thank you’ and give a brief description of the gift (the gift you received).

Do not mention anything about the gift being ‘the best gift’ or the ‘most valuable gift’ and do not mention any of the other gifts you received.

8.

If possible, ask what the recipient would like from you.

If a gift was just a phone call or a short letter, do ask the recipient to send a note back.

This should be an acknowledgement that they have loved you.

9.

Don’t just give them what you need.

Sometimes a person will ask for just a cup of tea, a snack or a cup and a half of chocolate milk.

Do give them a few items and do ask for some more.

This way they will feel special and you will feel appreciated.

10.

Be aware of their personal preferences.

The more specific the gift, and the more personal it is, the more likely it is that the person will like it.

The same is true for people who like a particular type of gift, such as a book or a car. 

11.

Ask a question that the recipient will understand.

The next step is to ask the subject what they would most like to receive and ask for their opinion on what you would most prefer.

If asked what they will like, they will have a better idea of what they want.

If asking them a question of their own is a bit more challenging, ask a friend to ask them and see if they understand.

If your friend does understand, they can ask the question. 

12.

Do try and keep it personal.

Don´t tell them what they already have or what they are looking for.

This can make them feel uncomfortable and possibly even make them ask you to return something.

For instance, if you ask them what type of furniture they would be most comfortable with, they might say that it would be a nice sofa.

However, if it was a small table, they may want something more modern and would probably prefer something else.

If giving gifts for someone else is difficult, make a list of things they will want from you and give them an idea of where to go.

If something feels wrong, ask again.