3 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Shopping For A Holiday Gift

3 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Shopping For A Holiday Gift

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There is one thing that makes holidays like Christmas worth waiting for; gifts. You want to impress your loved ones, so, you plan it before that day to ensure you have everything in order. The day comes, everything goes as planned and you say, I did it. But after a few days, you come to realize you made a big mistake. You wasted a lot of money, your kid, wife, husband, parent or friend isn’t using the gift you gave him or her or the worst, you left out the most important things, and now you can’t afford them. Here are some of 3 common mistakes people make when shopping for gifts and how you can avoid them.

  • Competing

If you hang around an extended family a lot, then you know how tough the competition can sometimes be. Everyone is fighting for the top position. Everyone wants to buy an expensive gift simply because someone did. Trust me; you don’t want to go this way. By doing this, you might end up spending a lot on something that won’t make the person you are targeting with your gift happy only to regret later. Focus on what the person you are targeting with your gift wishes. Whether you can get it by spending $10 or $200, go for it.


  • Overspending

Gifts aren’t a must. They just show your good intentions. So, don’t force it. You don’t have to buy someone a gift of 10,000 dollars on his or her birthday because they did the same to you on your birthday. Ask, yourself this question, what if you can’t afford it? It isn’t worth it plus it makes the person receiving the gift uncomfortable. Remember this.  Gifts aren’t measured by the amount of dollars you spend. Try talking to the recipient before that day comes and find out what he or she likes most and if you can afford it, buy it. It is worth more than spending thousands on a diamond jewellery.

  • Buying a gift the last minute

Buying a wrong gift, spending a lot and more comes as a result of shopping the last minute. If the recipient is sensitive, then chances that you might conflict are high. You don’t want to find yourself in this situation. A gift is one sign that shows how much you care. How will you look when you arrive with a $1000 necklace when all the recipient wishes for is an IPhone? He or she can mistake you for not caring. To avoid this from happening, have everything in reminder such as birthdays, Anniversaries and any other special occasion. You can do this easily using your phones reminder app.


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