8 Common mistakes in gifting
Giving the right gift is one very important virtue. We all make mistakes. After all we are humans. But making mistakes while gifting can create an embarrassing moment. Don’t give gifts that keep on giving. Often gifts we dislike are saved for others.
Gifting gives a kind of mental satisfaction. Smile on the recipient’s face is the greatest pleasure one could get. But it is necessary to ensure that the smile is a genuine one. To get a genuine smile we can avoid some 'common mistakes' as jotted down below:-
- LAST MINUTE PLANNING
This is one of the most common mistake people make while deciding on a gift. You postpone buying your gift until the last moment. Then you end up on "HECK AM LATE" and buy anything, literally anything you can lay your hands on. As you haven’t given sufficient thought to what you are giving you end up screwing the whole process.
So this tiny mistake is something that you can avoid if you plan the gift in advance.
- GETTING SOMETHING THAT YOU LIKE
Gifting based on one’s personal likes and dislikes can be all the more disastrous as different people have different tastes. Getting them something of your preference might work. But it also might not. So u have got to ask a question here. "M I lucky?". Gifting is not about testing your luck. So it is better to try to put yourself in their shoes and buy what they prefer to have.
- SELF IMPROVEMENT SUGGESTIONS
It is simply a taboo to present a self improvement gift which targets a particular short coming of the person. For example, weight loss supplements, hair loss tonic, slim fit etc are some of them which you cannot gift unless and until they ask for it. Though your intention may be right, the occasion is really wrong.
Re gifting done with right intentions is somewhat acceptable. Re gifting something you received as you feel it’s better suited to someone else is more or less acceptable. But it is extremely important to not gift used or awful gifts. Also presenting the gift to a friend or relative in the same circle from where you received it can turn out to be embarrassing. Just think what happens if the gift gets displayed and you get caught.
- BEING TOO IMPERSONAL
It’s better to provide them with a gift that they can connect to. Many people make this blunder of gifting people with presents with which they can never relate.
People love knowing that you thought about them and that you noticed something about them. Letting them know you are aware of what they care about can make all the difference.
- NOT INCLUDING A CARD
Is it really hard to add a card? It might be a small part but it’s definitely a cherry on top. A card increase the beauty of your intentions, gives an introduction to the gift and makes you look like a classy gentle person. It indeed makes a gift much more personalised one.
- GETTING THEM CLOTHES IF YOU ARE NOT SURE OF THE SIZE
Either get them the right size or don’t get them the clothing at all. You run the risk of few things when you don’t get the right size. Firstly, you might offend them if it is too small or too large. Secondly, even if they love the dress and appreciate your gesture, they have still gotta go into the store to exchange it. It’s not advised to make them work for it.
- NOT GETTING A GIFT AT ALL
The mother of all mistakes! If you are not planning to gift then please don’t turn up for the event unless they know you are not getting them anything already. It really might get difficult especially if they have got you something.
An old trick in trend to cover up this mistake is giving them a card that tells them what you got them and that it is on the way. That way they have something to look forward to and they know you have thought of them.
SO NOW YOU ENSURE NOT TO MAKE THESE CLASSIC MISTAKES OF GIFT GIVING.THANKS FOR READING THROUH AND CHECK OUT THE SPACE FOR MORE.