Biggest mistakes we do when we choose Christmas presents
December is the month dedicated to gifts and to spending as much time as we can near family and friends. On this occasion scientists analyzed people’s behavior when buying presents for family, friends or colleagues.
One of the biggest mistakes is not taking into account what those around you like. Some mistakes can be repaired as there are many companies which accept giving back the products you bought while others don’t receive them.
Many people buy gadgets or expensive clothes as gifts but not everybody likes these kinds of presents. Some people appreciate a concert invitation or a voucher to a spa.
You don’t know what to buy but you don’t choose the most practical alternative. Buying a bouquet of flowers without thinking that a flowerpot lasts longer.
Some people buy clothes, decorations or other gifts they like not realizing that this is a big mistake. Tastes are different so the disappointment of the one receiving the gift might be big.
Some people think that a gift is appropriate if it is expensive but those receiving a gift don’t know the price.
In case you know you don’t have the same tastes as your friend, a gift card containing a certain amount of money is a wise alternative.
Avoid buying art objects, Christmas decorations or furniture pieces. Some of them may not be useful or adequate to the taste of those you buy them for.
In conclusion, what to buy for your dear ones?
Plan a day where you do things your friend/colleague likes doing: go to a movie, offer him a professional massage voucher, go to a football game if your friend is addicted to this kind of sport.
If your dear friend likes sweets try preparing his/her favorite cookie. He likes a certain band? Buy him a ticket to one of the band’s concerts or give him a CD or a t-shirt of them.
A special dinner is always a good idea for a friend/boyfriend or family member. If you don’t have money to go to a restaurant prepare it at home. The effort will be much appreciated.