There’s no better way to spread the magic of the holiday season than gifts. If it’s someone you hold near and dear to your heart, you may be exceptionally careful not to mess anything up. You don’t have to worry anymore because we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to know about the things to keep in mind when getting Christmas gifts for her.
You may have chosen just the right gift for her; you can already imagine her face lighting up when she opens the gift wrap. However, then your eyes travel to the hefty price tag. You cannot go gift hunting without having a discussion with yourself about your budget first, or you will inevitably meet disappointment.
If you can expand your budget, the closeness of your relationship may help you decide.
A low-budget gift is not always inadequate unless you bought something solely because it was cheap. A good gift is bought with the recipient in mind. That’s it; that’s the trick.
Choosing The Gift
The factors listed below can help you decide what gift to get her.
You can keep a running wishlist throughout the year and add to it every time she mentions she wants to buy something. Ideas may also pop into your head, but you may forget by the time gift-buying season arrives. So, note them down as well.
She will appreciate that you remembered, and she will undoubtedly like the gift since she wanted to spend money on it.
You can even stalk her a little bit if you could not make a list this year. Most people have a wishlist on Lazada. If she’s a Redditor, you can look at the subreddits she interacts in. She will be pleasantly surprised if you get her something that even she forgot about without her ever mentioning it.
What She Does in Her Free Time
You may be able to buy her something that helps with her hobby. If she’s into art, maybe you can buy the latest paintbrush that’s trending on the market. You can also help her revisit an old hobby by helping her make time for it.
If she is busy and has a child, you can pay for a babysitter. You can get her enrolled in an art class or any class or workshop she’s interested in. If she likes to stroll in the park in her free time, you can get her fitness gear and so on.
Time or Money: Which One Does She Need More Right Now?
Most people have a more pressing need for either money or time. If she is short on time, you may help her out by maybe making dinner for her once every fortnight or helping her prepare meal plans. You can also get her gift cards for services, such as house cleaning, dishwashing, and so on.
If she is short on cash, you can opt for a gift card for more practical purposes, such as grocery or fuel. In this case, please make sure that she is comfortable receiving such gifts, and do not wrap the gift up with judgment no matter what you do.
Products That Attract Her While Shopping
What kinds of products is she drawn towards when she shops for herself? You can never run out of options if she is a shopper.
If she isn’t, however, fret not, we have 8 other options for you.
The Cause Closest to her Heart
It does not always have to be a material gift, especially if she is a heavy shopper and has just about everything. Think about the charities she keeps updates on. Is there a cause particularly close to her?
You could even find a business that sells products she would like and donates a percentage of their profits to a cause that she’s passionate about.
Especially during the pandemic, many communities are facing adversaries; thus, this could be a very fulfilling gift.
Something She has Wanted to Experience for a While
A gift does not always have to be a product. You could buy her tickets to an adventure park if she has been wanting to try out a zipline. If the Covid-19 restrictions are loosened, you can buy her a ticket to a show or event taking place outdoors.
She may love spending time observing the aquatic wildlife at the aquarium or animals at the zoo. She may be dying to travel again after being stuck at home for so long. You can discuss with her before purchasing tickets to any such experience.
Her Favorite Snack or Guilty Pleasure
What are the snacks she always stocks up on? What’s a meal that she misses having? Make sure it’s not something she had so much during the Circuit Breaker period that she got fed up with.
This can be taken a step ahead if you can make it yourself. If that’s not possible, you can look into home kitchens that sell the treat or meal. There are luxurious restaurants from which you can order for her.
If your budget allows it, you can even sign her up for a meal subscription box. You could choose a healthier option to indicate you care just as much about her physical health as well.
How She Relaxes
She may get massages, watch movies, and so on. You can try enhancing how she spends her downtime. You can buy her movie tickets, even better if you are close enough, you can tag along. She could also like reading a book, going on a hike, or indulging in comfort food to take a break from life. If she’s precious to you, you can give her a book that you annotated.
A gift that would give her the time and resources to relax can be perfect.
Does She Want to Learn Something New?
She could want books, classes, online webinars to learn more about a topic she finds interesting. A simple search on the internet can help you find the right resources that you can use to explore your interest or master your craft.
How You Can Add a Personal Touch
You can get a customized gift. You may get her initials monogrammed or engraved if you are gifting her jewelry or likewise.
If you are going down neither route, a note can go a long way. You not only spent time choosing the perfect gift for her but cared enough to include a handwritten memo. It would warm her heart, and she would probably preserve it for a long time.
Sustainability of The Gift
There is an increasing need for awareness about who is making a product, what raw materials are being used, how much energy is needed, and so on. Climate change is also a factor that affects how some people shop.
If she is trying to adapt to an eco-friendly lifestyle, you can try gifting her waste-free gifts. They are made up of recyclable material, have biodegradable packaging, and often leave no carbon footprint. After their life, they aren’t sent to oceans, landfills, or incinerators either.
Many consumers now make conscious choices. In most cases, it is not very easy. So if you go the extra mile trying to find a sustainable gift for her, she will be delighted. She will understand that her beliefs matter to you. You’ll be able to express that you value her.
Check the Reviews
Always opt for the gift with more average reviews than one that has a couple of 5-star reviews. Take your time to read through the reviews always because they showcase the true side of a gift, more than any product description ever will. It will be a plus if you find someone just like her who likes the product. You will have the reassurance that you are on the right path.
Plan and Have a Backup Option
If you want to give her something this holiday season, you should start planning right at this instant. The more you delay it, the more the chances of your desired gift running out of stock or not arriving on her doorstep in time.
The things listed above should let you choose multiple potential gifts. After shortlisting, place an order but also keep a backup. A lot of things may happen, and you may be in trouble if you don’t have a safety net to fall into after planning so hard.
To Sum up
What matters the most is that she means so much to you that you are putting a lot of effort into her gift. If not, you wouldn’t be here reading until the end of this article. Make sure she knows how much she is valued; a gift is just a material expression of your love for her!