This article will show you how to choose a gift that touches a man or a woman – every time, without fail.
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Vikram Rana talks about the best way to choose a gift that touches a man or a woman, so you make your gift recipient happy all the time!
Vikram Rana is the Marketing Manager at LiftnGift and has served as the Head of Conversion Marketing at Planet Web Solution. He’s an expert in inbound marketing and lead generation.
Whether it’s for a birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any other special occasion, finding a suitable gift is not always easy. Trying to choose a gift that touches a man or a woman and keeping it a surprise is even more difficult.
So, while giving a gift that pleases is rewarding, searching for the ideal present itself is often stressful.
So, how do you find the gift that really touches the man or woman you want to please? How do you find the perfect gift? Check out the points below.
Unless you know the gift recipient very well, finding the perfect gift is no easy task.
If you’re buying something for your spouse, your best friend, a family member or a colleague, you probably know their tastes and style. In that case, things are simple. You just choose a gift that meets their expectations, and you’re golden.
But if you don’t know the person very well, or if your goal is to surprise them, then things get a bit tricky for two main reasons.
On the one hand, if you give a gift they don’t like, then you disappoint them – and yourself. On the other hand, simply asking them what they want means you won’t be able to surprise them – and surprise is one of the best parts of gift-giving.
So, how can you succeed in surprising someone? How do you choose a gift that touches a man or a woman?
To give you the best chance of finding that gift, you just need to ask yourself the questions below.
The right questions to ask, so you can choose a gift that touches a man or a woman
Want to find a gift idea that’s sure to please? Yes, it’s entirely possible! You just need to ask the right questions:
- Who is the gift for? What are their tastes, passions and needs?
- Are there any mistakes you can avoid when choosing a gift for this particular person?
In short, you will understand that to find the ideal gift, the first essential step is to understand that particular person’s desires and interests.
Question #1: Who are you giving the gift to?
Your choice of gift will depend on the following three things:
1. Your type of relationship with the recipient
You can choose a romantic gift to say “I love you” to your spouse or boyfriend. For a member of your family or your close friends, you could add a touch of humor. But for a colleague or a superior, it’s better to avoid familiarity.
2. The gender of the recipient
This isn’t nearly as important now as it used to be. However, sometimes giving a gift based on the gender of the recipient can really make a difference.
For example, your niece is a girly girl who loves all things sparkly. You could give her a decidedly feminine gift like a bag, a piece of jewelry, a watch, a makeup product, a decorative item, etc.
3. The age of the person
Tastes and desires change with age.
So, your friend may be touched by a colorful and trendy gift when she was a 20-year-old young woman. But now that she’s in her 30s, she might prefer something a bit more sedate.
In any case, as each one is unique, the choice of a gift reflecting the personality and passions of the recipient will always hit the mark. In other words, with this type of gift, you will easily touch the heart of that person, whether it’s a man or a woman.
Question #2: What mistakes should you avoid?
When it comes to gift-giving, you may be tempted to give something you would like to receive one day. But honestly, unless you have the same tastes and passions as the recipient, this is a big mistake!
Another mistake you could make is to ignore the personality, the tastes and the style of that special person. For example, if you want to give your wife a surprise gift, first make sure that she actually likes surprises!
Also, some people are very vocal about what they want. If somebody tells you they love the Game of Thrones, don’t buy them the Lord of the Rings series (unless you know they like it too). Otherwise, you’ll just disappoint them. In other words, if they say they like product X, don’t offer them product Y.
Also, avoid hiding a haphazardly chosen last-minute gift under beautiful gift wrapping. The disappointment could be even greater!
And finally, remember that when it comes to gifts, price isn’t always a factor. An expensive gift will not necessarily be more appreciated than a cheap but well-thought-out present.
Original gift choices (for a woman or a man)
Instead of a gift in the form of an object, you could offer a unique experience instead. Here are some ideas for gift boxes, to enjoy alone or in pairs, for people who love:
1. Cooking and gastronomy: home chef, romantic dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant, gastronomic weekend in a castle, culinary workshop (cooking or pastry lessons).
2. Beauty & well-being treatments: Thalasso or balneotherapy stay in Spa alone or for two anywhere in your city, relaxing massage sessions and body or facial treatment, and makeup course.
3. Leisure and outings: show tickets, photoshoot, creative workshop, music or pottery lessons.
4. Driving course gift box: driving a legendary car (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, etc.), driving course on the road or on the circuit, karting, motorbike, quad;
5. Gift box for nature activities: hiking, zip-lining, horse riding, spelunking.
6. Gift box for aerial activities: parachute jumping, bungee jumping, microlight flights.
7. Gift box for fancy nights in: Wine, streaming subscriptions, etc.
In short, with a gift box, you’re not just giving a simple gift. Depending on the type of gift box chosen, you could also offer an experience rich in emotions, adrenaline and/or discoveries – whatever your budget!