Ah, the tradition of gift-giving. It’s easily one of the most beautiful things to do. And the best part about it is that you don’t even need a reason to give someone a gift. It can be a small token of your appreciation.
Also, gifts don’t always need to be materialistic things or grand gestures. Something as small as picking a flower off the side of the road is enough to make someone happy. Why? Because it shows that you’re thinking about them.
However, there are times when you just want something special because the people you hold dear deserve it, right? That is where many run into problems. Knowing your loved ones often isn’t enough to buy them a gift. And why is that? Well, there are just so many options! Also, your loved ones may already have everything they want and need, or they might have received the thing you want to buy from someone else already.
So, how do you buy a gift for someone who has it all? How do you pick it from a sea of interesting things? We have all the answers. After reading this blog, not only will you know how to always buy a good gift, but you won’t spend days looking for it. Eager to know more? Let’s get started.
The How-To of Gift-giving
Unfortunately, you can’t just jump straight into buying the gift. Sure, window shopping never hurt anybody, but you need to know what you’re looking for. Of course, it goes without saying that the best way to get a gift right is to know the recipient well. But what if you don’t? What if you’re buying a gift for that cousin you haven’t seen in a while? Or a friend that moved away and is now visiting? There’s a trick.
All you need to do is be attentive. Listening to what the people are saying will help you more than you know. How? Well, they usually let their wants and needs slip out. In the middle of a casual conversation, they might say that they’ve always wanted something or how badly they need another thing. This is the moment to remember what they’ve said and/or write it down.
Aside from a person’s interests, this little piece of information will steer you in the right direction. But to ensure we’re on the same page, here’s an example:
- Your friend said they’ve always wanted a yellow sweater. They’re soft, cozy, and yellow!
What can you learn from this? That your friend’s favorite color might be yellow and that they like soft and cozy things (not just clothes). And if this analogy didn’t help much because you still don’t have ideas? Continue reading!
Universal Gift Ideas
Alright, since we don’t know your loved ones, we can’t really tell you exactly what to buy. However, we can give you some universal gift ideas we know everyone will love. Starting with…
Who doesn’t love a useful gift? Yeah, you might not be a fan of getting socks, but wait until all of yours reach their expiration date. Useful gifts extend to more than things keeping you warm, though.
Practical gifts can also include:
- Tech accessories and supplies like headphones, chargers, power banks, etc.
- Power tools and industrial maintenance supplies;
And more! As we know, the power of gift-giving transcends the materialistic, so your gift can also be running errands for a week, fixing things around the house, etc. Yes, all of these things are very valuable gifts. Don’t believe us? Offer your help to someone who needs it and find out.
Another universal gift idea everyone is bound to love is experiences! Yes, you can gift your loved one an experience or a trip they’ve always wanted. Of course, that doesn’t have to be anything extravagant because a weekend away will do the trick.
To execute this kind of gift, all you have to know is where your loved one would like to go. Or, if you’re gifting a unique experience, try figuring out what kind of things they’re into if you don’t know it yet.
Looking for Something Unique? Shop Locally!
But if you’re looking for something truly unique or you want to add a personal touch to your gift, look no further than local businesses. Why? Because these businesses know the importance of gifting someone something special. In other words, they’ll go above and beyond to make your gift personalized, and that guarantees a surprise of a lifetime.
But How to Spot Locals?
Spotting the true locals, though, may be a bit more difficult than you might think. Why? Because, unfortunately, a lot of businesses only pretend to be local while, for example, sourcing their materials from elsewhere. What’s worse, many are just dropshippers in disguise.
We value honesty and transparency above all and believe all businesses should practice them. That’s the only way to build trust with any customer base, which is why we came up with a system that helps customers sift through brands and find the most trustworthy ones — the USA Strong Verification system.
But what does it mean to be truly local? Since we won’t stop until everything is made locally, we want businesses to prove that they’re local. What does that mean? Every part of their system, down to the nuts and bolts, needs to be USA-made.
This system stores all the business data on the STRONG blockchain, ensuring it’s bulletproof. Not only that, but you, the customer, can take a look at the info on your own whenever you want.
Why do we insist on that? Because that’s the only way for us to know they’re making quality products. Also, shopping locally ensures your hard-earned money is going back to the economy and local communities. Even more, supporting local businesses means you’re directly and indirectly creating more jobs and helping the environment.
So, shopping for gifts doesn’t have to be a mindless activity. Instead, choose who you support wisely and actively make an impact.