There’s a genuine pleasure to giving and receiving a gift. Throughout the year, we have plenty of opportunities to give, whether that be birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s day or any other special occasion, each requiring new and exciting gift ideas.
The act of giving can be a very personal experience, that’s what makes it so rewarding. It involves knowing the person and understanding what they might like – or don’t like. Somebody who doesn’t want surprises, definitely doesn’t want you to spring a big party on them for example. This can lead us into that dreaded moment when someone really doesn’t like their gift. You can see it on their face, and the voice takes a new tone as they pretend how much they love it.
Despite our best efforts, choosing a gift for another person can be extremely hard. Even the most discerning of shoppers can be daunted by the task. So, whilst nothing can replace the thought and personal attention that goes into giving a great gift, we have decided to put together a short list to help you with ideas.
Whilst you’re shopping for your perfect gift, consider how you can also donate to your favourite charities at the same time for no extra cost. TheGivingMachine, a free website for giving and fundraising, provides for you an innovative online platform and plenty of ideas. Read here to find out how TheGivingMachine works.