Picking The Perfect Christmas Gift by Alan Tutt http://www.KeysToPower.com
Christmas is such a wonderful time of year! With so many colored lights, sparkling tinsel, and pretty packages, it seems as though world has magically transformed into a glittering paradise. It's also a great time of year because everyone wants to show special people in their lives how much they are appreciated.
But have you ever sat down to think about what gifts to get that special someone in your life, and came up empty? Have you ever asked yourself question, "What should I get for this person?" and realized that you really didn't know what would make a good gift? It seems that every year I hear at least a couple of people mention that they are in this quandary.
There are two basic principles that I use in choosing gifts, and using these principles has always guaranteed a great gift.
The first principle is that I focus on what that person enjoys, and what challenges they have been facing. If I know that my special person enjoys going to movies as soon as they are released, then I know that movie passes will make a great gift. If my special person enjoys golf, then something related to that sport will usually be most welcome.
By same token, if I know that this person has been trying to do something with meager tools, then a gift of a better (or more specialized) tool will be chosen gift. This doesn't have to be an expensive tool, just right one. Maybe they need a basic set of handyman's tools, or maybe a glue gun for crafting.
Also on this same line of thinking would be situation that person you're shopping for has trouble in winter with dry heated air. A humidifier (or even a vaporizer) would be received with shouts of joy. Maybe they have trouble with allergies in summer. An indoor air purifier (many are less than $50) could be best gift you could give.
And if that special person in your life is just floating aimlessly through life without a sense of direction or purpose, best gift could be gift of motivation or wisdom. Books are great gifts, especially if you know what receiver is trying to do with their life (or would like to do with their life if they knew how). Along same line are recordings, self-development courses, and videos.