Gift giving is an art. One needs to be tasteful, thoughtful and creative as well. Many a time, people becomes too much confused about what to present. They think about the presentation, etiquette and often seek help from professionals as well. Here are some tips on gift giving etiquettes. Have a look. Also, if you have any tip in your mind, please share below in the comment section.
1. Gift Items
This is the most important step in gift giving. First you need to jot down the various items, which you want to present. And, this you can do by understanding the needs, tastes and preferences of the individuals. You need to understand what he/she actually wants. Then, you need to take a call on whether you want to include a card also in the gift list. And what other things you wish to gift to him/her? Once the answers are received, go to the next step.
2. Concept of No-gifts
Many invitations say “No-gifts”. This is even more confusing. You don’t get to understand about exactly what to do. And, you may feel very awkward in not taking any gifts and going empty handed as well. In that case, it is advised to take some flowers or a bottle of wine with you.
The idea of re-gifting is okay. Don’t hesitate in it. But, you need to be a bit cautious and careful. Do not re gift an item, which is closed in the closet for several years. Also, do not re-gift personalized items, which were specifically made for you. Another important point is to remember to re-gift the item to the one, who is not far related to the individual, who presented you the gift.
4. Gift Wrapping
You can use many unique and creative things for gift wrapping. It may include some creative papers, food packaging materials, designer clothes or many more unusual things. Also, before gift wrapping, have a fair idea about which all items you want to include in the gift. Remember, the way you present your gift to your near one makes a huge difference. You can use a gift basket and a ribbon or some tissue papers and plastic wrap as well.
5. Gift Receipts
Many a time in several cases, we feel very awkward in providing the gift receipts along with the gifts. But, if we think practically, it is always advisable to provide the gift receipts along with the gifts. This way, the recipient can exchange the gift if they can’t use it and get something useful. So, without just thinking about the social norms, if you think a bit realistically, provide the gift receipts along with the gifts.
These are some of the essential gift giving etiquettes. Following them properly will help you to alleviate the huge confusion you have about presenting gifts. Most importantly while presenting a gift to anybody, always follow your heart. You’ll definitely succeed.