Giving great gifts is easier than you think. Just follow a few simple rules.
Some people are better at gift giving than others. Their secret? They know that the perfect gift is something the person needs or would love - in other words, a gift with meaning that proves that they know their recipient only too well.
KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
Finding the ideal gift isn’t always easy. Even the most imaginative of gift givers can fall into the trap of buying loved ones what they would like to receive. Just because you love books, doesn’t mean you will find the ideal present for your partner in a book shop! At GiftGenies.com you can search for great gift ideas by recipient, occasion, age, relationship, category and of course, price so that you always find the perfect gift. We've cherry picked the best gift ideas from a mind boggling number of sites, so all you have to do is follow the link to an online store where you can buy it instantly. Alternatively you can create a shortlist of gift suggestions while you can forward to friends or family for advice. We show all the delivery costs up front so you know exactly how much you will have to pay whichever website you use.
Of course, it doesn’t matter what you give someone, if it doesn’t arrive on time. Presents presented months after the event are like Christmas cards that arrive in January. Get organised: make a note of important birthdays and anniversaries and flag them in your diary three weeks before the event. Shopping for gifts when you have plenty of time is enjoyable, shopping for gifts when you've left it till the last minute is about as much fun as a trip to the dentist. As a last resort, check out our 'panic button' for last minute gift ideas you can buy in an instant.
MAKE SURE YOUR PRESENTS ARE PRESENTABLE
Presentation is nine tenths of the game. It doesn’t matter how thoughtful or sexy the present is, a beautifully presented gift will trump it every time. Most online stores will wrap your gifts for you or you can do it yourself. Stock up on tissue paper and a roll of ribbon or get creative - pages of magazines, particularly if they feature something relevant to your giver, will score high points on the gift giving radar.