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Updated: Aug 24, 2020

Giving a gift is always exciting, but it can be challenging as well. Even if you know the ins and outs of the recipient’s tastes, it can still be tough to find a gift that really gets your message across.

A thoughtful gift is a relevant gift; one that reflects the recipients’ passion, hobbies, and current needs. It is a gift that is borne out of deep thought of the recipient and what would make him or her happy and NOT a gift that the gift giver would love to have, which is often the case. Gifting is so much more than just the physical exchange of items.

It is a way to communicate with the recipient of the gift. When you put some thought into it and choose a meaningful present then the gift becomes a wish for the recipients happiness.

On the flip side, a poorly-chosen gift can send the wrong message.

Here are top SIX tips for mastering the art of meaningful gift-giving;

1. Give by Observing: The number one rule in gift giving is ‘Observation’. In this case, you have to pay attention to what your loved ones say their interests are. People tend to drop hints about their likes and dislikes, often when you least expect it! Most people don’t typically ask for what they really want or even realise that they need it. However, by paying attention to what would make their life easier, from previous conversations, you can select the perfect gift for them that they would in turn appreciate.