At Apollo Box we’re all about helping you find a unique gift for the people that you love! So we partnered with Miriam from Unique Gifts For Friends. She agreed to write a post that would help our users buy the perfect unique gift! Read on and learn 3 top tips for buying a unique gift!
Do you search endlessly for that perfect present? Are you someone who longs for that surprised reaction to someone opening your gift, feeling elated with what you chose for them? Finding the perfect unique gift can be challenging, especially if that person seems to have everything. It’s often hard to identify what would bring them joy and stand out from common gifts. You want it to be original and not something someone else would have thought of. So how do you find the PERFECT unique gift? If you think about these three things, shopping for a unique gift can be easy and fun!
Unique Gift Shopping Tip #1: Use Your Time Wisely
First, time is your friend. Scrambling at the last minute for a special and unique gift will leave you frustrated with your selection and you may end up buying something that doesn’t relate to the receiver. After many years of struggling with procrastination, I have finally learned that for big life moments, planning ahead is essential. In order to find the perfect unique gift, you need to begin the search at least 3-4 weeks ahead of time. If a gift you had your eye on is popular and often goes out of stock, which often happens with this Moon Light, you’ll have plenty of time to wait and won’t spend extra money on expedited shipping! For example, you can have custom made beach sand jewelry with a sentimental beach location, that takes 2-3 weeks to complete. By giving yourself enough time, the sky is the limit for giving a unique gift!
Unique Gift Shopping Tip #2: Keep it about The Gift Receiver and Not the Giver
Second, remember who you are shopping for – it is about them. Blindly searching online can be a big time waster and you will most likely end up buying a gift that you like! Admit it, we’ve all done it. You click on a kitchen accessory tool or a cool clock. Next thing you know, two hours have passed and you have 3 items in your shopping cart and no unique gift for your friend’s housewarming party. Focus on who you are buying for. It will save your time and your wallet.
Unique Gift Shopping Tip #3: Ask Questions
Third, keep your friends’ personality in mind. Ask yourself some questions to get clues to the PERFECT unique gift! For example, How well do you know them? Is he/she a jokester? Is she the practical type and appreciates useful tools to make life easier? Are they more of a sentimental person? What stage of life are they in? Do they party and bar hop? Or are they into quiet nights at home with friends? Do they have a hobby or some new interest that has inspired them? Is he a die hard sports fan? Maybe they just experienced the most incredible vacation, and a commemorative souvenir from the area would excite them. Do you have a long history with this person and share special inside jokes or commonalities? If you can answer these questions you may have great clues for the perfect unique gift!
The secret to finding a unique gift is to think ahead, stay focused on the person receiving the gift, and keep it in line with their personality or lifestyle. Do all of these things and you will be known as the best gift-giver in your circle of friend!
Miriam Deckert, is the founder of Unique Gifts For Friends.com and writes about meaningful, cool and unique gift ideas. To read more about gift ideas visit the blog and sign up for the newsletter on the website to receive specials and unique gift giving tips.
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Thanks for tips! It’s really hard to buy something unique every time. I always need some time before to think what gift suprised the most and of course be liked. The best I ever come up was buying a real star from kingdom of universe! When my sister saw a document with star named her name, her her facial expression said everything 🙂