Choosing a gift is never easy. Whether you need one for your business partners, colleagues or just to treat someone very special. No matter who the receiver is, we face the question “What to gift?”
It is great if we know the interests or hobbies of the person, so we can opt for something from that range. At the same time, this approach is short cut and I can assure you that you won’t be the only one thinking along those lines. Let’s imagine that it is your birthday, and your friends and colleagues know that you love fishing. So, you may end up getting several rods. I am sure that there are different kinds of rods for each particular kind of fish. But did you feel special receiving those rods? Exactly, the main aim of giving presents is to show a person that you’ve been thinking about him or her.
Living in the era of ‘consumerism’ complicates the process of finding the right gift, especially if we are planning to surprise the receiver. Of course, it is possible to give a person something that they cannot afford for some reason. Unfortunately, such generosity is not always well-timed. Moreover, it can even be seen as an insult. Another point to consider is that we are moving towards ‘conscious’ consumption. It means that something small too might be the result of a person’s philosophy.
What to choose …
Nowadays even little kids have a phone or tablet, whereas an adult might have both plus a laptop. The IT industry has been rocketing in creating a vast number of apps that we use regularly. What I am trying to say is that a subscription to an app can be a winning gift. For instance, the pace of life in combo with daily stress at the workplace can negatively affect our sleep patterns. Here is the solution, an app that can help you to relax and fall asleep. I don’t know many people who would pay for such an app, but I am sure there are a lot who will appreciate getting it as a gift.
It is just a single example. But surfing online, you can come across so many useful applications with high-quality content serving different tastes. The choice is unbelievably rich, so the receiver will surely feel special to get a gift of this kind.
Another interesting fact about the human community is that we are becoming picture people. It also works in our favor when thinking of the right gift. Using different digital tools, you can create a customized theme for a phone, laptop, or desktop. Pics of special moments or trips turned into a collage with a thoughtful phrase won’t leave anyone upset. Moreover, the person will decide whether to print it or just keep it in digital format. Advanced users of modern technology can even go further and create a video story, that many people will consider as a unique and memorable gift.
The Bottom Line
I still remember times when hand-made gifts were on the top of heart-warming things. Nowadays they have been turned into digital made which is also cool. Enjoy or coffee while searching for a present or making a digital collage!