Hmmmm. While I suppose there is some truth to that saying, the task of choosing the right gift to give can be very overwhelming.
The best gifts I have ever bought were ones that were never planned. In some cases the person wasn’t even on my list to get a gift for. I love it when I am out and about, minding my own business, and all of a sudden I see something that automatically makes me think of someone in my life – friend, relative, new acquaintance – and the first thought that goes through my mind is: That would be the perfect gift for that person. It is always an item that reminds me of that person’s uniqueness, their specific likes, their personality. And it always seems that I find this perfect gift when I am least expecting it.
This happened to me last weekend when I attended the Vancouver Farmer’s Market for the first time. It seems that our friends had been after us to go every weekend since it opened this year, but I kept sticking my head in the sand and refused to go. Then I heard that there were fresh berries and they were amazing…so I went…and that is when it happened. I found the perfect gift. We were walking along and there was this display that had garden art made from old rusty tools and then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw it…the most perfect gift. It was a very simple gift, a colored wine bottle that was melted flat so that it looked like a cutting board and it came with a color coordinated cheese knife. It was the most adorable serving platter for a cheese ball that I had ever seen AND as soon as I saw it an automatic connection was made in my brain between that item and the person that it would be perfect for. And voila I now know what I am getting that person for Christmas. I love it when that happens, unfortunately it doesn’t happen very often.
This whole experience got me to thinking. How do you choose the perfect gift for someone? Especially when the pressure is on because the event is right around the corner and you are running out of time. Leave us a comment and let us know how you select the perfect gift. And then keep your eyes open for a future blog that will list the top suggestions.