16 November 2015
Festive offering from Linen Drawer . . .
It is almost Christmas and many of us are still scrambling around trying to choose the perfect gift for a friend or relative.
What do they want? What do they need? What can we buy them?
We can spend hours in shops asking ourselves these questions. There is however another way to select the perfect gift. It may involve changing our perception of what gift giving is all about.
The problem may be that we think about giving gifts as the exchange of physical objects. A useful alternative is to think of a gift as communication. When you give a gift to someone, what you are actually doing is speaking to them. You buy, make or discover a gift that says something to the receiver. They receive the gift, and if they are perceptive, they understand your message. Of course this is obvious, but somehow we forget it when it comes to choosing gifts - particularly festive gifts when the world around us is filled with tinsel and hype. We focus on the object or the need, then possibly check what message it conveys.
If you harness this thinking when you choose gifts, you can quickly move towards the perfect gift. Ask yourself first, "What do I want to say to this person?"
Then move on to "What can I give that will communicate this?"
This is opposite to the more common "What can I buy them?" and then "What will they think of it?"
Choosing a gift has never been easier... Especially not with Linen Drawer.
So, should you want to spoil your family or a friend, click here to check out our range of gifts on our website! You might find the perfect gift for your loved one.