Christmas gift giving should be fun and thoughtful. Thereís absolutely no point whatsoever in buying a Christmas gift that isnít going to delight the recipient, itís a complete waste of your money and time if you buy something that you just havenít thought about, because it will only end up in the bin equivalent to throwing your money down the toilet, basically!
We present to you the doís and do notís of Christmas gift buying as we have seen through personal and public experience.
Make a list:
a) Consider who youíd like to buy presents for
b) Reconsider the first list thinking about whether the people on your list really need a gift from you and will they appreciate it? If the answer to each of the questions is no, then remove them from your Christmas gift buying list.
Consider your budget:
a) If youíre lucky enough in these recession stricken times not to have a budget to worry about then we envy you! However, if youíre one of us lowly people you need to consider the pennies (but not too much!)
b) Search markets and look at the sales on right now, this means you can spread your cash over the year and get some great bargains. Gifts usually have a tendency of getting hugely expensive nearer to Christmas so get your present buying kick started right now.
Spend time thinking about the recipientsí likes and dislikes:
a) Have they already got the gift?
b) Will they be able to use, keep or cherish the Christmas gift you have bought in the present or future?
c) What are the recipientsí hobbies and interests?
Go for an unusual gift, something out of the ordinary if you really canít think of anything or if the person you are Christmas gift shopping for has everything they need. Personalised Christmas Gifts make fabulous, fresh gift ideas so thatís something to consider. I found http://www.christmasgifts2u.co.uk
Look around for Christmas wrapping paper, your local shopping stores will more likely than not have some stock left over from last year, see if you can get your hands on some affordable wrapping paper and gift bags early on.