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Parental Purchasing:

The Do's and Don'ts of Getting Presents for Family Members
By Expert Tips
Date: July 14 2017
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It is an exciting time when a special occasion is coming up, especially Christmas. Family members gather to celebrate and exchange gifts. As exciting as it is, getting presents for family members can sometimes be a rather challenging experience.

Gift-giving can be tricky. There is a set of rules that we all carry within ourselves and these determine what kind of presents we give, how much money we spend and who gets which present. This guide will help you with your gift shopping experience a lot easier. Keep reading for the do’s and don’ts of getting gifts for your family members.

Start planning early

To avoid last minute gift shopping stress, start planning and thinking of what you want to get for your family members early. You can browse through different online gift sites to find the perfect gifts for your family. For instance, if you are looking to buy gifts for your dad or brother, there are online shops that offer unique gifts for men. You do not only get variety of gifts to choose from, you can also get your gifts delivered to your door step very quickly.

Remember everyone on your list

If you have a big family, an important question to ask is, “who is included in my gift list?”. Do you want to buy gifts only for your immediate family, or do you want to include your extended family? Think about this and write down a list of names. Ensure that you get a gift for everyone on that list and do not miss anyone out. For example, if your sister has 4 kids, you do not want to show up to a Christmas morning gift exchange with only 3 presents.

Give the right gifts

One of the biggest mistakes made by people when buying gifts is buying a present that they themselves would enjoy, rather than something the person they are buying for would like. It is important to think about what every family member likes. Remember that not everyone is the same. Put some thought into different gifts for your family members. Find out their hobbies and interests and think about what define them as people. For instance, if your brother likes sports, you can get him sports clothing or different sports equipment that he might need.

Do not overspend

Gift-giving can sometimes be very costly, especially if you have a very big family.

If you feel that giving selectively may be unfair on certain family members, you should think about cutting down costs. You do not have to buy extravagant presents for everyone.

Set aside a budget for every gift.

By doing this, you can avoid overspending unnecessarily. Consider personalized gifts. Not only are they more affordable, they are also usually more meaningful and special. In fact, if you can’t afford a gift, a heartfelt holiday card can go a very long way and usually holds a special value.

Do not see gift-giving as a contest or obligation

It is very important to remember that gift-giving is neither a contest nor an obligation. You should not buy a gift for a family member in order to receive one from them. It should be a genuine gesture. Similarly, your gifts need not match the quantity or cost-point of the gifts of other family members’. For instance, if your sister buys an expensive gift for your mom, it does not mean that you have to match that or buy an even more expensive gift. Gift-giving is not a competition.

Getting gifts for family members can be difficult but if you follow this guide, your gift-giving experience will be a positive and joyous one.


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