1. Ask for Shopping Advice
2. Use Gift Cards Frequently
Let Gift Cards Save the Day! We never go wrong with gift cards. Find out what store she likes and give her a gift card from that establishment. Gift cards take the pressure off everyone.
3. Think Really Hard Before You Buy
Make sure the gifts are appropriate in office or work situations. Try to remember company policy and office etiquette. Pens, organizers, and planners make excellent gifts for the office environment. Consider something practical, like a fancy calendar for the next year. Who doesn't need a calender?
4. Give Christmas Items
Christmas themed gifts are wonderful. I still remember a co-worker once gave me a Santa Claus cookie jar. I used that jar for many years. The gift was one of the nicest things anyone ever gave me. Christmas items make awesome gifts!
5. Gift Receipts Save Face and Feelings
Include a gift receipt with your gift. If a person just doesn't like the item, he or she can discreetly exchange the gift without anyone ever knowing.
6. Consider Food and Candy
Give away Food! Christmas Candy, gourmet chocolate, cookies, cakes are tasty gifts! One year, I received a nice meat and cheese basket and I really loved it! If the person does not eat meat, then give him or her a fruit basket. You just can't go wrong there. Who doesn't love gourmet food?
7. Be Creative and Make Your Own Gifts
Make handmade items. If you crochet, why not make your friend a scarf or a small throw? Handmade Paper bag cards make wonderful gifts! If a person is into crafts, create a gift basket of scrapbook paper, paper roses, envelopes, ribbons, buttons, and other items.
|Buying Christmas Gifts need not be a stressful thing. Enjoy the Holiday season! |
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