This is How You Get ‘Good’ At Giving Gifts

Some people claim that they’re just no good at giving gifts. They buy them, but when they give them, they get all apologetic and explain that they’re no good at buying for people. The fact is, getting good at giving gifts can be learned. You really can’t tell everybody you’re no good forever! This is basically telling the receiver not to get too excited, because their gift just might be rubbish. If you these tips to help you get good at giving gifts, you’ll never feel the need to utter those words again. Read on to learn more!

Really Listen To The Person You’re Buying For

Make sure you don’t just go out and buy something you’d like. You need to try to listen to the person you’re buying for. Pay attention to them when they are speaking to you and you might just come up with some really unique gift ideas.

Think About Their Struggles, Hobbies, And More

Do you know what this person struggles with? What their hobbies are? Something they need? If you do, you can use this information to buy them a great gift. You’ll only ever get this information by either listening to them, having a sneaky look around their house without making it obvious, or speaking to their closest friends and family. Depending on how close you currently are, you’ll know what to do. If you’re not that close it may be a bit strange approaching their family for advice!


Grab a pen and a piece of paper and write down any ideas you have that come to you. Brainstorm by writing down a hobby or interest of theirs and then branching off with different ideas. You can come up with some really great, unique gift ideas this way. You can even check out the list created by Couponbox for more inspiration.

Make Something Yourself

Although going out and buying a gift for the receiver can be great, so can making something for them. This is a great idea if you’re on a budget, or you just want to show this person what they mean to you. You could make a scrapbook of your adventures, or a picture collage of your relationship. You could put together a hamper of their favorite things. You could even simply make them a jar full of little notes stating the things you love about them.

Good At Giving Gifts
Photo credit via flickr by Praveen.

Give An Experience

If all else fails, an experience is a fantastic gift. It can be nice to give somebody something they can keep, maybe even something sentimental. But there isn’t much better than giving somebody an experience and making memories. You could take them to see something they are interested in, exploring a new place, or even for a day out at a theme park.

Present It Well

Present your gift well. Whether it’s a thing or an experience, find a way to present it in a really fun way. This will make the gift giving experience that much better.

Be Charitable

For the people who have everything, you can’t get much better than giving to charity in their name. It’ll make you both feel good, so it’s a win win situation!  

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

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