Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Absolute Keys To Ascertaining The Perfect Christmas Gift

by Emily Latimer

Have you decided what to get that "special someone" on your Christmas List this year? Are you going to wait till the last minute and get the "same ole' same ole'"? The good news is that there is still time to find that perfect gift. Let us help you out with some gift giving suggestions:

a) Do you remember the Boy Scout motto "Always be prepared"? This works on those camping trips in the woods, but it also works when you are compiling your Christmas List as well. From today moving forward, whenever you are around that "special someone", take note of what they say and do. This is especially true if you happen to go shopping with them. They will often give you hints and clues as to what they would like to receive for Christmas. Such as:

"Hmmm...what a great idea".

"If money grew on trees..."

"This is a great idea, but it would be better if it was in red".

Make a mental note of comments such as these and remember to write them down when you get the chance. These little comments are gems when it comes to ascertaining the perfect gift to get him or her.

b) Does that "special someone" have a favorite hobby or pastime? Do they enjoy following a particular sports team, or partake of a particular hobby? If so, there is often something that you can get them to help them enjoy their pastime all that more. The key is, what is it? Even if you are not an expert on their pastime, there is someone out there who is. You could call up your local hobby store, or perhaps post a question on an internet forum. Ask them "what is the perfect gift for someone who enjoys "...fill in the blank..."? People love to talk about their hobbies, and I'm sure they would love to help you out.

c) Friends are a literal goldmine of information on people. You could always ask their closest friends for gift giving suggestions. Before you ask though, it's often a good idea to have some sample gift giving suggestions of your own. Why? If you pose this question to someone you will be putting them on the spot and they could draw a blank. By having some gift ideas of your own you will "jog their memory" a bit. Let's try an example. If you are going to ask your daughter's close friends for some gift suggestions, you could have some pictures that you have cut from an old catalog on potential gift ideas. Why the picture? Well, a picture is worth a thousand words, so it can spur on even more potential gift ideas. Her friends might be reminded of something she said would really like.

So, there you have it...some simple ideas to get you started in determining that perfect gift for people on your Christmas List. Want more specifics? How about the "Hot Items" for Christmas this year? If so, check out the blog: - 39969

About the Author:
If you want to find out more about Christmas, then visit Emily Latimer's site on how to choose the best Christmas Gift for your needs.

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