“Christmas is the season of joy, of gift-giving, and of families united.”Norman Vincent Peale
With Christmas coming up, gift-giving will be on almost everyone’s to-do list and might even be considered a source of stress. The process of choosing, purchasing, wrapping, then finally giving a gift can be overwhelming for an introvert. It doesn’t have to be. Everyone loves a well thought-out present. It makes them feel special and loved. Who doesn’t want that?
1. Play Detective
Listen closely to your loved ones. Did they break their…I don’t know, favorite pen? Buy them a prettier engraved one from Etsy. Did they casually mention that they could use a new pair of gold earrings? BINGO. Just listen. They’ll be astonished and happy that you remembered what they said when they open your gift.
2. Find Their Personal Niche
Ask yourself questions about them. Stalk their social media, even. Guide conversations toward their hobbies and personal life and you’ll find tons of inspiration. Watch for what makes their eyes light up. For example, if they’re a bookworm, buy them cute bookmarks or a book subscription service. If they’re a baking junkie, get them recipe books or a baking kit. If they enjoy hiking, gift them hiking tools or a new backpack. You get the point. Target the main thing they are known for or that they enjoy the most and run with that.
3. If All Else Fails…Food
If you can’t play detective or find their personal niche, revert to the one thing all humans have in common: stomachs. Obviously, Christmas cookies or some seasonal treat would be appropriate, but if you want to go the extra mile, bake them yourself and make sure to mention it. I linked some recipes below for inspiration.https://www.pinterest.com/pin/70437485500105/ https://www.pinterest.com/pin/9781324181225074/ https://www.pinterest.com/pin/844493669174705/ https://www.pinterest.com/pin/145874475420905413/