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Tips for Holiday Gifting

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Are you the type of person who enjoys giving gifts or gives gifts for the holidays? Giving gifts is a good way to express love to others and to show them you care, which is why we’ve decided to share with you some holiday gifting tips in this week’s Driscoll Place Blog.

Make It Personal

You’ve probably received a gift that you may not have liked, but have you ever wondered why that was? Chances are, the gift you received was not actually something that fit your personality. We all have our likes and dislikes, and part of giving a great gift is finding out what the recipient is actually going to like. Ask close friends and family of the person you’re buying a gift for to get a good idea of what to get, or, you could take the bold approach and ask the recipient directly. 

Start Early

Don’t wait for all of the good gifts to get snatched up. Start early for gift shopping. The earlier you go, the more selection you’re going to have in finding the perfect gift for your loved ones. Additionally, you may be able to find better deals the earlier you go. Avoid the stress of last-minute shopping and ensure that you’re getting gifts that people want by starting as early as possible. 

Don’t Go Overboard 

Though it may be tempting to give extravagant gifts, you’re going to want to know whether your recipient would appreciate it. Many people may be flattered and appreciative in getting an expensive gift, but there will be people who feel awkward and embarrassed about receiving something expensive. Understanding the types of gifts your recipient enjoys will help prevent you from going overboard. Remember: it’s the thought that counts, not the price tag. 

Do you have any holiday gift tips? Share them with our Houston, TX apartment community!