It’s down to the last minute, crunch time. You procrastinated all week..no, all MONTH long and you still don’t have anything for mother’s day, father’s day or your Aunt’s birthday. What about the office party next week? Or what about your girlfriend??? Here are some tips to analyze your situation and to make the most out of a last minute gift purchase.
What does the person like?
Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? Don’t think in terms of gifts, though. Think in terms of what you know this person likes to use, do, read or cook with. Do they have a hobby? Do they enjoy doing something outside? Focus on what they like to do, then think of a gift that will match that description. It normally doesn’t have to be a big gift either, something small to accommodate their hobby or likes will be generously received as it was given.
Should it be a big present or small present?
I’m not talking size here either, folks. Money. Do you spend a lot or a little. If the last minute gift is for your grandparents, then you don’t have to spend a lot. Consider something of a keepsake value that your grandparents would like to have. They can NEVER have to many picture frames with you and your family in it. Trust me.
However, if the person you are buying the subject matter for is your girlfriend or wife, boyfriend or husband, think again. If you have a remarkably down to earth mate, who doesn’t believe in materialistic goods, then you are one lucky person. Focus on a keepsake gift as well. What do they like? Do they read ? Have they been talking about a particular book for the longest time that they haven’t had a chance to read yet? What about sports? The cost of a minor league ticket to a ball game is fairly inexpensive these days. Your boyfriend or husband may appreciate that.
If they are of the materialistic type, good luck. Do NOT spend a ton of money on something until you think it through. Body skincare products, tennis bracelets, and necklaces go a long way to show that you put some thought into a gift.
Or try getting away for a weekend. The cost of a nice hotel room will seem like the perfect get a way gift that didn’t take to much effort to do- lift the call and make the last minute reservations now!
Either way, a last minute gift is not something hard to find. Don’t get overwhelmed by what you have to do, instead, take a deep breath- get a card for them, something they like and something that shows that you put some thought into it. That’s really what the gift should symbolize.