Updated: Dec 13, 2019
While you could always reference our 5 Steps to the Perfect Gift it may be a little harder to find something for the person who “has it all” or would prefer something less “materialistic”.
For your special someone who speaks the love language of quality time these are the steps to find the perfect “giftsperience”.
Know Your Budget
We touched a bit on this in the gift guide, but knowing your budget is always an essential step. Research shows the enjoyment of a gift does not correlate to the price, so don’t feel you need to break the bank to get a happy receiver. Often it is the thoughtfulness or sentiment that creates the biggest impact.
You also don’t want to go overboard and feel resentment about spending too much later.
There are plenty of options to still give your loved one a special experience without breaking the bank. You can find hundreds of local deals on Groupon, for example. Or if you prefer to go the DIY route, you could gift them some canvases, paint, and wine to do their own at home paint & sip. You can even play an episode of Bob Ross or a tutorial on YouTube if you need instruction or inspiration.
Know Your Recipient
Here are 3 quick ways straight from our guide to find out what to get your super special someone:
Spend time checking out their social media pages and see if they are posting about anything they think is cool or a place they want to go or feel inspired by. This will give you insight into a possible gift idea and make you look like a mind reader.
Next time you call or text, ask questions to see what they’ve been up to lately or any exciting plans they have coming up. The responses can be the perfect light bulb to figure out what they’re currently enjoying and help to identify the perfect gift.
The next time you’re out and about window shopping or driving around look for when their eyes light up or they linger a little longer on an item or if they shout “OH I’ve been wanting to go to that restaurant!”
Keep It Simple
Like we said before, you don’t have to break the bank to give someone a special experience. If you can afford those $300 concert tickets then go for it. But if it means not buying groceries next week, opt for something a little more budget-friendly instead. For instance, if you know they have been dying to see the new Wes Anderson movie, give them the gift of movie tickets and a gift card for concessions. Plus- you can usually pick up movie ticket bundles at your local Costco, if you’re a member.
Make sure the gift doesn’t require them to pay out of pocket
This is so, so important! A well thought out gift means the most and the last thing you’d want is for their gift to actually cost them money. Really take the time to plan out all the steps of the event. Will they need to pay for parking? Hotel? Uber? All of these factors need to be considered when you’re planning out your giftsperience.
We hope this has helped spark some ideas for the person “who has it all” in your life! What has been the best experience that you have ever been gifted? Do you have more ideas to share with us? We’d love to read them in the comments below!
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