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Gifts are one way to show love and appreciation. They are not just mere physical things we give to our loved ones but also a means of communicating our love, gratitude and wishes for them in a well thought out manner. As great as the gifting concept may be, it is not always effortless identifying thoughtful gifts to give your loved ones. There is usually too much to think about and put into consideration, and that can quickly get overwhelming. To help you out, here are some pointers on how to pick the right gift for your loved ones.

Find out what they want


When you give your loved ones something, you want them to cherish it for the entirety of their lives. One way to ensure that your gift meets this goal is to identify what they need. How do you do that? Start paying attention to them when they speak.

Note the trivial information they mention about their wants and needs. Admittedly, the process is much easier if the person you are gifting is close or someone you spend significant amounts of time together with. In this case, you have time to pick each other’s minds. If you cannot identify what they want, a perfect alternative would be to give them gift cards. You can be sure they will get something they adore.

Prepare a list


Narrow down the things your loved ones are likely to need and make a list. It is perfectly okay to have a long list to sort through. Analyze their interests and hobbies to get down to a list of things they will be more than happy to receive. Review the list and select the one that you feel suits them most at the current moment and one that you can acquire without jumping oceans and climbing mountains.

Gift experiences


You cannot deny the thrill that comes with opening beautifully wrapped presents from your loved ones. That said, gifts do not always have to be physical. Memories are some of the most priceless gifts you can give a loved one. Give them the chance to expand their horizons by exploring new things. You can offer them a wine membership gift for them to experience drinks from around the world. Other perfect gift experiences are excursions, tickets to a show, or even as simple as a day spent together in the park.

Get them something they need, not want


Practical gifts are some of the best gifts. Why not offer to give your loved ones something that will make their lives easier. Identify a problem they have and grant them the solution. Everyone appreciates a functional gift. If your loved one enjoys cleaning, a vacuum cleaner would be a perfect gift. If they love camping, you could consider getting them a survival kit. Identify gift ideas that will make their lives run more efficiently.

A gift they will use every other time will always remind them of your love every time they use it. You do not want them to tuck away the gifts you give them in a corner and forget about them and the memories.

Personalize gifts


Gifts carry more meaning and sentimentality when they have a personal touch. Offer things that have some attachment to the memory of what you are celebrating. Inscribe personalized messages on gifts. Gift-giving is a heartwarming way to show your loved ones how much they mean to you, and personalizing the gifts takes the process a notch higher.

Wrapping up


With gifting, the occasion dictates what kind of gift will be most welcome. Also, it depends on your relationship with your loved ones. You cannot give the same kind of gift to your grandma and your best friend. Remember, it doesn’t have to be expensive. A creative gift tailored to your loved one will do the magic!

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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