I love thinking of the perfect gift for someone. Sometimes it takes forever for me to think of something, but then all of a sudden, it clicks, and I just get so excited! I'm also a big fan of making gifts. I've been called a pretty good gift giver a few times in my life, and I'm excited to share some of the things I do to find the perfect gift for someone.
If I have to think of a gift last minute, I get really stressed out. It's only when I plan ahead that my true gift giving skills come out to play. You should give yourself enough time to think of something. In November, start making a list of people you need to by a Christmas gift for. This will give you some time to go Black Friday shopping too and get some great deals. For birthdays and other occasions, like weddings, baby showers, graduations, etc., try planning a few weeks ahead to give you ample time to think of a gift.
When people want something, they're usually not quiet about it, especially when there's an occasion coming up. Pay attention to the things the person says, like what bands they may want to see, what new things that are coming out that they may want, etc.
Write Things Down
I'm a bit scatterbrained, and I find that if I don't write things down, I tend to forget them. If the person you're looking to buy a gift for mentions something in passing or says something they like, just jot a quick note to refer to later.
If the person you're shopping for has a Pinterest, browse their Pinterest boards to get some ideas. You can also look at their other social media outlets to get some ideas as well. Ask some of their other friends and their family members if they have any ideas of things you could get and/or what they're getting.
Remember that when buying a gift for someone, you don't have to spend a ton of money, and you don't need to stress. Give yourself plenty of time to find something that the person you're shopping for will like. If your gift is from the heart, rather than generic, the gift receiver will love it!
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