Gifts- what do they do to relationships? No they don’t define relationships but definitely assume different degrees of significance for different individuals. And that’s the beauty of giving gifts. They are immediately associable with myriad positive emotions at the same time. However, there are these subtle differences as well. For some they are a form of acknowledgement while for others they are just a means to splurge or pamper or to be pampered. Gifts serve different purposes for the giver as well as the recipient.
Relational Gift Ideas: What you should keep in mind while gifting presents
Presenting gifts is as much a matter of prudence as it is a matter of making someone really happy. Now, you need to keep several factors in view while you are gifting presents to others- the occasion, the kind of relation you share with the recipient, the personal tastes of the recipient and of course your budget. For instance, you cannot always gift your teacher something which you would like to gift your partner. Listed below are a few relational gift ideas.
What are the common gifts that come to your mind when you think of something which can be presented on any occasion and to anyone? Flowers. Yes they turn out to be our go-to present during weddings, Valentine’s Day, Teacher’s Day, birthdays and even when you are just attending a get-together with friends (you can gift a uniquely crafted bouquet of flowers to the host). Traditional bouquets turn out to be a wise option when you are actually attending a wedding of a couple who have clearly spelt out that no gifts are allowed. Flowers are commonly associated with women, but if you have one of those male friends who have a rare affinity towards flowers, don’t hesitate to surprise him with his favorite bouquet as well.
Chocolates, books, watches, customized coffee mugs, wall hangings, pen stands, pens, personal card holders, wall clocks are some of the other options that work well for most of the relations out there including brothers, friends, kids, sisters, parents, teachers, employers, employees and besties. They might as well serve as excellent return gifts as well. Just remember they are particularly designed for lighter occasions like birthdays, BhaiDuj, Rakhi and the like and not for something like a wedding. It is sagacious on your end to bring a touch of thoughtfulness to your presents. How about gifting your best friend a wall hanging with different pockets- each of which contains a small gift compliant with her personal tastes?
When it comes to gifting something to your man you can browse anything starting from a decent necktie collection to watches and from play stations to laptops. It can well be said that diamond, wristlets and bracelets are the more delicate counterparts of the aforementioned options – preserved for women.
No matter what you end up gifting to your loved ones, it is always prudent on your part to ask them about their preferences, likes and dislikes so that you can base your choice in accordance. For instance, you definitely wouldn’t want to end up gifting handmade marshmallows to someone who has been religiously trying to cut down on her weight by steering clear from sugar-based diet. Similarly, you would definitely like to know a person’s tastes in books (i.e. the genre he or she prefers) if you are planning to gift a book.
Please make sure you are keeping the aforementioned relational gift ideas in view before you’re gifting someone. Kindly do not commit mistake of presenting something thoughtlessly. The bottom line is not to gift something just for the sake of giving.