Gift giving is an art. The size of the gift does not matter, neither does the price of the gift. It is the amount of thought, creativity and how much we understand about the giftee that matters. Remember Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec: the history of the world? I want to point to the gift that Leslie Knope gave to Ben, it was a life sized replica of the Games of Thrones Chair. When Ben saw the gift he was in transport of delight, he could help being elated. Leslie was creative and thoughtful. Her gift to Ben had a deep meaning and was priceless. However, the art of gift giving does not always mean giving 'big' gifts or 'expensive' gifts. The art of gift giving is more about having the right gift ideas and packaging it in a special way.
The single most important point that we must consider when thinking of the gifts to give our spouses, siblings, parents and colleagues is their tastes and preferences. We never want to give them gifts that the giftee will not appreciate. Therefore, as part of the thought process, we must ask ourselves the following questions:
- What is the giftee's hobby?
- Where do they spend most of their time?
- What is your relationship with the giftee?
- What is the occassion?