How To Find The Right Gift With Less Than A Week To Spare
Time is running out and you haven't found the right gift for
that special someone yet. Giving cash is completely out of the
question. What do you do?
First of all calm down. You cannot think in a paniced state of
mind. Second, sit down and pull out a pen and paper. This
article will walk you through the process of how to find the
right gift with less than a week.
There are three keys to finding the perfect gift. 1. A few days
to shop around 2. Plenty of gas 3. Good knowledge of what the
When choosing a gift remember that the rule of thumb is to give
them what they want. Avoid choosing a gift merely because you or
someone else wants them to have or use it. Have your recipients
taste in mind. Think of items that are compatible with that
Do your research. Take time to consult with their friends and
get advice not only on an item but its quality, brand name and
manufacturing. Your recipient like most of us is brand
sensitive. Therefore although the product falls in the category
of what is liked or needed remember to find out what brand the
recipient prefers. Simply ask a friend or relative not only what
they'd like but what brand they prefer.
Although when shopping for a gift it's best to start early,
perhaps weeks or months before presentation, you can find the
right gift right under your nose. Pick up newspapers and
magazines articles to familiarize yourself with who's selling
what and when. Take note of out-of-season items on sale. Make
good use of coupon books and vouchers. By in bulk if you plan on
giving the same item to several recipients. Consider how easy it
would be to gift-wrap the item. If that's just not possible tie
a bow around it and put it in a flashy gift bag.
If time constraints prevent you from being able to shop around
consider ordering you item online and having it shipped
overnight. Print out the receipt, white out the cost. Copy the
receipt and tie it with a bow or place it in a greeting card. If
your item is large and you're concerned about damage consider
giving a store issued gift card instead.
Store issued gift cards are not only time savers but they offer
the recipient the option to shop for the item they really want.
It is essential to know what stores your recipient likes to
shop. For that reason store specific gift cards may not be the
preferred gift for some. The simple solution is giving them a
prepaid debit gift card.
Mark Askew, founder of Prepaid-Gift-Card.Fima
rk.net, says, "Debit gift cards are gaining wide appeal for
those who want to please and save time and gas shopping for
friends and family. Debit gift cards allow the recipient to shop
for what they like where they like and when they like."
The value range of Prepaid Debit Gift Cards is from $25 - $500,
while other card issuers allow amounts up to $2999. The card
comes with a special activation code and while some can be
redeemed for cash at ATM's other cannot. If the full amount is
not spent by the expiration date the remaining balance is mailed
to the recipient or originator.
Debit card issuers now offer ways to personalize the card with
the individuals name embossed on the front face. Other companies
such as Home Grown Greeting Cards at GreetingCards.Fimark.n
et offer custom made greeting cards with the recipients name
on the front and a personal message printed inside. The greeting
card also has an extra page with a gift card insert pocket for
gift card insertion.
If time is of the essence and you have little opportunity to
discretely find out what it is your recipient really likes or
where they prefer to shop prepaid gifts cards are the best last
minute solution most recipients enjoy receiving.