Science has taught us that giving to others can actually make us happier than spending the same amount of money on ourselves. Gifts make everyone happier and the world a better place. The feedback we receive every day from happy customers proves this to be true.
But there is a small problem. Before this happiness, there can be a lot of stress
Finding the perfect gift for someone is HARD. Especially when it's your mother-in-law who " wants nothing this year "
No more problems, because we are here to save you! At IONIQ SHOP , we've seen customers select, send, and receive hundreds of thousands of gifts in our online gift exchanges, and we've learned a thing or two (or twelve) about what makes a great gift.
Here's the ultimate guide to finding the perfect gift for everyone
- Take it all in: Make a list of all the things the person cares about and the things that define who they are
Make this list long and spend at least two full minutes writing down as many things as you can. Brainstorm something that goes with each item on this list, big or small. You don't have to give all of these gifts, but you're going to find some cool quirky gift ideas you wouldn't have otherwise, and when you combine a few, your recipient will appreciate how personal and personal you were. attentive. He likes Doctor Maboul and is also a nerd in grammar? It's done. Do you like manga or anime and are you also interested in cooking? Here is a great starting point. Obsessed with Dragon Ball ? Get him a DBZ- inspired art print or T-shirt. Your friend loves science fiction and is also interested in men's fashion, so give him an original gift perfectly suited to his needs. You can sort all products in our store by interest to easily find something for anyone...
- Look into the past
A friend received an original coffee mug commemorating a special moment, and such a small and simple gift brought tears to her eyes. Someone last year donated a beautiful large canvas for him to display in his childhood home. Maybe someone on your list recently graduated from college, and you could frame their diploma to show it off. Or give him a nostalgic gift inspired by his world of games from his childhood.
- Ask yourself what this person needs and prepare a package
The key is to think more broadly about that person's needs, goals, and aspirations . What does a super busy businessman need to be successful? Time, probably. There are tons of products out there to help people manage their lives more effectively . You could even ask other people you know for their professional advice. Do you have a sister in nursing school? Prepare a student nurse survival kit as a birthday present! Pick one thing, and rather than trying to find a perfect gift, gather several small gifts around that topic.
- stalk someone
If all else fails, stalk! Most people have a wishlist on Amazon, and they'll be quite surprised and delighted if you found exactly what they wanted without even asking - and maybe even forgot they wanted it themselves. . Scour their Facebook history for clues. If they have a Pinterest account, it's a gold mine of all their tastes and whatever they want. If you know their username, you can see what kinds of things they've posted and commented on before, and they might even have a wishlist of quirky items!
- Make this original gift an unusual event
Be creative with packaging ! Rather than giving them a gift in plain wrapping paper, turn it into an experience they'll appreciate. Hide his gift and send him on a treasure hunt to find it. Rather than giving her a gift card, hide a secret message in a Twilight book that sends her to the gift card code. Or sew her gift into a giant stuffed animal so she has to operate on it to get it back. And never underestimate the fun of unwrapping presents. Sometimes quantity can mean quality, when it comes to a bunch of small, individually wrapped items.
- Now, literally give him an unforgettable experience
She loves Harry Potter but already has the book, the movie and the poster? Buy him tickets to see the show. One of my all-time favorite gifts I got was a step-by-step mystery guide that sent my gift to a restaurant I was invited to dine at, and in that gift was also, an invitation to the concert of my favorite singer, right after the meal!
- make them laugh
Don't just give away a Kindle . Give your friend a Kindle hidden inside a copy of Steve Jobs ' autobiography . Know someone who loves potatoes? Give it to him in 5 kilos. Give them a hilarious t-shirt or something completely new like shark fin ice cube trays, 3D dinosaur cookie cutters or a unicorn shard dispenser.
- Give the gift of learning
Is there anything they want to learn to do? Make it happen! Last year, a friend was able to go to racing school as part of her secret dream of becoming a racing driver. Another friend gave her partner everything he needed to learn to play the guitar as a gift. Help them realize a lifelong dream .
- Give the gift that keeps on giving
Sign them up for an annual subscription, a worldwide tea tasting service for example – you can even deliver them socks, ties and other paraphernalia every month . Go back to the list you made in point 1 and determine which of these lists can be turned into a subscription . This will keep them thinking of you throughout the year and appreciating your gift even after the original Christmas gift collecting experience wears off.
- be charitable
Does someone on your list REALLY have everything he or she needs? I don't believe you, but that's okay, because there are plenty of other people who don't have everything they need. Find something they are passionate about, then donate to that cause. Did she volunteer in Haiti? Donate to the charity she went there with. Is he a dog lover? Make a donation for the SPA . There are thousands of charities that help get teens off the streets, cure cancer, rehabilitate drug addicts, and more. Donate to a cause that matters in their name. This year, on the occasion of Arbor Day, IONIQ SHOP planted nearly 170 trees in the name of their partnership in the forest of Pézarches located in the town of the same name, in the department of Seine-et-Marne, in sixty kilometers from Paris. Bill Gates also made headlines by donating to charity in the name of his Christmas holiday twinning.
Start choosing the perfect gift now. Visit our online store IONIQ SHOP and browse our gift gallery for inspiration!