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It is normally around this time of year that we all start to fret and panic about what to get others for Christmas. Buying presents is something that nobody really knows how to do as confidently as we might like, and in general you will need to practice and develop the skill of gift-giving in order to make sure that you get it just right. Of course, you will find that choosing the ideal gift is hard if you aren’t even sure where to begin. But fortunately, there are some things that you can bear in mind which should help you when you are trying to find the perfect presents for all of your loved ones. In this article, we are going to look at some of the things that you might want to consider doing to try and improve your own gift buying skills. As long as you consider the following, you should find that it is easier than you think to buy gifts for people.

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Consider Their Interests

One of the easiest ways to work out what to buy for someone is to think about what kind of thing they tend to enjoy as a pastime or interest. If you happen to know what their interests are, you can work out what they’d like or need (and which they hopefully don’t already have) which relates to their hobbies and interests. It could be that they have a particular sport that they like to play, that they read a certain kind of book, or just that they have a favourite brand of gin. Whatever it is, you can then use that information to think of a gift that will work for them, based on finding something that relates to that sport, or that particular author, or the ultimate gift for people who love gin. Consider their interests, and you will have much more luck in finding the perfect present!

Ask Them

We often don’t like to ask because it seems to ruin the surprise, but the truth is that asking someone what they would like is still the best way to ensure that they are not going to be disappointed, and as such it is definitely something that you will want to consider. Asking someone what they want might not even mean that you get them that exact thing, but just that you get a general idea of the kind of things they like to receive as gifts. You can then go off and find something similar which they’re not expecting but which they should hopefully enjoy all the same. You can also try to ask them sneakily and secretly, so that they don’t realise you’re actually asking about presents. His & Hers loves doing a bit of festive detective work to source the ideal gift!

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Speak With Their Loved Ones

Another option for giving the perfect gift is to join up with other people and buy something that the gift recipient will enjoy. They’ll have the added benefit of knowing that people who care about them have all joined forces to get them something special. This is a great way to ensure that your budget goes further and to make someone very happy this Christmas.

We’re very proud to bring you this feature in association with Skratkz Posters. For more festive inspiration, please pay a visit to our lifestyle page.

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