Choosing the Perfect Gift
When it comes around to fathers day, birthdays or Christmas do you sometimes sigh/ panic/forget and struggle with what to get, it’s not that you don’t want to buy a gift but more that you’re not sure what to get. So you leave it to the last minute in hope that you will get some kind of inspiration, maybe you’ll walk past something or they’ll mention something and you’ll be able to get that.
Buying for some people is easy, from something useful, hobbies, new interests but sometimes you just can’t think what to get, especially difficult when two occasions fall close together meaning you have to put your thinking cap on twice.
What can you do to make things easier on yourself:-
1. Put key dates on your calendar/in your phone and put a month reminder on so that you know well in advance. Panic buying doesn’t make it easier.
2. Understand what they are interested in, be thoughtful, buying a box of chocolates every year is not really the answer – especially if they are on a diet.
3. Make them feel special.
4. You don’t always need to think outside the box to make it a special gift. If they have been moaning about too many socks with holes in – a thoughtful gift would be some nice socks – useful, practical and shows you’re listening.
There are many, many different gifts you could buy the man in your life, here are some good suggestions to consider.
Groupon and Living Social are a great way to find deals in your local area, look for interests he has, and if you subscribe to their daily emails you will be able to plan in advance and he’ll be able to choose a day that suits him.
Recent deals have included hot air balloon trips, driving experiences and mini breaks.
Buy him a subscription to his favourite magazine or membership to something he enjoys.
Experience days are a great idea and you can do them together – quality time (as mentioned daily deals are a great place to start looking for offers).
Buy him a treat, look for quality brands and choose something he might not buy himself. A tailored or casual shirt or some argyle socks something a little special. This year pocket squares are making a huge impact, does your dad wear suits to work that could do with a freshen up.
Ask him, it may sound obvious but sometimes he may have something in mind.
Don’t forget the men in your life; buy them something that they will appreciate whether it is an experience or a gift he’ll know you care.