Monday, October 28, 2013

Tips for Finding the Perfect Christmas Gift

With only 50-some odd days left, have you found the perfect gifts for family, friends, loved ones, and acquaintances? It’s that time of year when we are all dealing with a last-minute struggle to purchase gifts for family and friends, only to realize that you have no idea what to buy. What does this result in? Usually less than stellar gift ideas that end up either in the back of the recipient’s closet collecting dust or is eventually re-gifted to someone else. How many times have you had to plaster a fake smile on your face and thank your Aunt Millie for yet another porcelain cat? You don’t want to end up like your dear old Aunt Millie, do you? Well, check out our ideas for choosing the best possible Christmas gift!

Pay Attention
Look at the items your family and friends are currently buying for themselves. Listen to their conversations about what they like and what they are looking for. These tactics will help you gain insight into what people want.

Never Wait until the Last Minute
If you wait until Christmas Eve to do all your shopping, don’t be surprised to find mostly empty shelves and little stock left. This brings us to our next point…

It is Never Too Early to Start Shopping
If you are walking around the mall in July and see the perfect gift to give someone, don’t hesitate to buy it right there and then! You’d be surprised how much Christmas shopping you can do when you aren't even thinking about it.

Use the Internet Whenever Possible
If you hate crowds, waiting in line, and want to get your shopping done as quickly as possible, shop online! Not only are you able to find everything you could ever want to buy, but you can also do price comparison at the same time to get the best deal. Just don’t forget to read about shipping policies to guarantee your order arrives before Santa does.

Gift Cards are NOT Taboo
Some people are just really, really hard to shop for. But if you know they like a certain store or genre of items, don’t hesitate to buy them a gift certificate. Contrary to popular belief, it won’t make you look lazy.

Don’t Go By Price Alone
Remember this – higher price doesn't always mean better quality of gift. You can buy something super expensive, but if the recipient doesn't like it, what was the use of spending all that money. Rather than go by price, go by what the person will cherish. Sometimes it is the cheapest thing on the shelf that a person is happiest to receive!

Yes, buying Christmas gifts can be daunting, but don’t worry because we are here to help you! We offer a huge selection of gifts perfect for Christmas! Be sure to check out our new arrivals and our monogram jewelry collection! When do you start shopping for Christmas? Do you have your own plan of action when it comes to buying gifts? Tell us more by leaving a comment below or tag us at @mynamenecklace! We would love to hear from you! Happy Christmas shopping!
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