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Gift Buying tips by personal shopper Celena Gill - Presentation Tips and Universal Tips for Gift-Giving
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I am Salina Gill. I am a professional image consultant and a personal shopper. Today, we are talking about how to buy the perfect gift?
Let's take about presentation tips and some universal buying tips. From presenting a gift you wanted to be special to that person. So there are varieties of ways to present a gift. You can give gift bags this is the easiest way to present a gift. If it was a special occasion like a birth day, happy birthday, now with some tissue, some ribbon add a great gift bag or just any occasion where you want to give someone a gift. It doesn’t have to be a slogan it can be one monochrome bag, also nice tissue paper. Also, what about special occasion or Valentines Day, this nice little heart will do. Just stick that gift inside and you're good to go.
But if you're traditional you want a wrap. You see because I'm wrapping paper, you can also get some special wrapping paper too. This wrapping paper happens to say happy birthday, so you don’t have to get this any old design, you can get special paper or special messages on markings. I prefer the gift bags, they're so much easier for me, save time and they're convenient or you stick a bow. If the persons is not really into their frilliness of it or just the look of the gift and you know they like simplicity, you can put a bow on it they'll appreciate the gift and won’t mind the bow.
Now a day they even have gift boxes that you can buy. Get a little butterfly in it, you don’t do anything just stick the gift in there put a name tag on it you might even want to put a bow on it but this is great. Time saving, convenient and they can use the box over again. Now, let's talk about some universe and mind tips. Here are some very important rules to buying, you just can't buy anything and I don’t want you to go out there and waste your money and have a unhappy gift for safe you know. You want to stay from those ladies path and trends. Sometimes if you buy that trend, buy that skirt or buy that book that mesmerized at or 214 trends, the person might not appreciate it in future. Buy something that’s timeless and classic for that person and not just something that everybody has, make it special and meaningful to that person.
We also don’t want to buy a gift just for cheekiness of forth or for as irony. Like one of those smart T-shirts that says you know “I'm a model, I can't eat” or “I'm too thin” or something silly. Give something that they can appreciate. If it’s a gag gift make sure it’s a gag gift make sure the person knows they're receiving a gag gift and make sure they understand it’s a gag gift. If it was actually a real gift you want to use a gift that has meaning, a gift that’s special to that person, a gift that they’ll appreciate later and they’ll just remember you for it and have the good memories of the person not the bad memories.
Also, while you're doing your research think about that person that researching about. Think about the gift that you want to give to that person, think about the person what he or she likes, their interest, their hobbies, their dislikes, the things that they really want to do with their lives and they're goals. And then more specifically give with the gift the better the gift would be for that person. Also, be creative, you don’t always have to buy the standard ring, scarf, book, CD etcetera. You can do something like give to charity if they have a favorite charity how about making a contribution to that charity. If they have a pet how about a gift for their pet and not for them, those who have pets they treat their pets like kids. And they treat their pets, pets like kids they want you to treat their pets like kids. So you give the pet a gift. Or how about if they have a child, give a contribution to that child scholarship fund or maybe to their savings account. You don’t always have to give a standard gift. Maybe, homemade new to score, maybe an album full of pictures that gives—that has memories of all the good things in their lives.
But you don’t have to just give them something that you bought from the store, something you saw on the show. Be creative with your time, with your energy and with your money. Also, keep it very simple, give them what they ask for. Don’t just get something you want and you want to see them like at you because you think they’ll be happy with it. Sometimes what you think they’ll happy with, they’ll hate. So definitely gift them what they want and listen to them, keep it simple, don’t go over the top if they're not at over the top person. If they are over top, over the top person go way over the top. But definitely keep it simple for that person that you have in mind.
Stay within your budget also. Make sure that you create a budget for the gift, you don’t want to go bankrupt over a gift. You don’t want to spend too little on the gift sometimes when you have and have to spend on someone who is special to you in their lives. Make sure you have enough money, make sure you think about the gift and be creative with the gift. That way no matter the gift cost it will so much more valuable to that person. Also, if you really don’t know what to get, get a gift card if the universal solvent to any problem. Just get a gift card and go to, go take it to their favorite store, they can get anything they want. Basically the gift card will give them the freedom to buy what they really want and you don’t have to really ask or be in or thinking about what they really want for a gift. It would be no confusion and no room for era and then give exactly what they want and they’ll thank you in the end.
Always, include a gift receipt regardless on what you get them. Because if they don’t like it and that something you research you thought they really would like but they don’t like it at least they have the opportunity to bring it back to the store and get something they really like. You always want to give that person the option because even though you put your time and your in thought into the project or into the gift sometimes you really don’t hit the mark. So if you don’t hit the mark at least add a gift receipt and they can take it back to get things that they really want.
Also, sometimes get something for yourself. Now if you get someone a gift, give a gift to yourself not every occasion but make yourself feel a little good about what you're doing. Giving someone a gift is a wonderful thing. And less than you know, you thinking of them and that there is someone in your life whose special to them or special to you. And also get yourself a gift to remind yourself that you're special to yourself. And now that you have the tools to go in and buy the perfect gift without being stressed remember this three things budget, find out the persons interest and do your research. Unless go out there and shop and we’ll see you later.