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The Art of Picking a Gift

 The Art of Picking a Gift

Giving someone a gift, especially when they do not expect you to, is a wonderful gesture that strengthens your relationship. But selecting the right gift requires a lot of hard work. It’s sort of an art, combined with a little bit of science as well. Usually people do not take the pains of finding a perfect gift and even if they do, most of them fail to predict what kind of gift the receiver would like to get. For example, there is a common perception that people like personalised greeting cards, but a recently concluded research proves quite the opposite.
Here are a few tips to keep at the back of your mind, next time you head out to find a gift for your loved one –
The key is to concentrate on what the receiver needs at the moment or would like to receive, instead of focusing on his/her personality traits. Put yourself in the shoes of the receiver and think, what are the things you really need at the moment? You do not need to focus on the personality or ideologies of the receiver, just give them what they might find useful according to their current circumstances.
While shopping for your romantic partner, do not try to be overly dramatic. Yes, you would want to gift them something that shows how much they mean to you and how brilliantly you know them as a person. But more often than not, these attempts tend to backfire. Don’t give them a gift which is a little too personalised, unless you are absolutely sure that it’ll be well received by your partner.

Divya Mangal

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