There are many different categories of presents and you can purchase pretty much anything in stores these days. The reason that everything has been commercialized and become so convenient has also removed the human element from them to a great extent. There are presents that have little to no personal effect to them which have become very popular choices of mementos today. Here is how you can change a typical ordinary present into something really extraordinary.
Give it thought and importance
What is the token of appreciation that you had in mind? A perfect coffee mug gift perhaps because that is the easiest present to get ever? Well, it’s actually not a bad idea for a token. But remember, that when you give something to somebody you do so because you care about that person and you appreciate their presence in your life. Therefore put some thought into it. Maybe you can print something of the both of you on it or you can fill it up with lovely goodies that the receiver will appreciate or you can attach a handmade card to it. Either way, add some thought and importance to your present.
Combine technology with love
You can give something technological like umbrella gifts to somebody who you know loves these gadgets. But still, you are just giving them a store present straight off the shelf. Where is the personal touch that will make it extraordinary? Besides how much special can you make a pen drive right? Wrong. Why not download and fill the drive with their favourite songs or movies or even better yet, why not have a clip of the both of you having fun saved in it so that when they open it they receive a pleasant surprise. It’s not about what you spend it’s about how you think.
Make it DIY
As much as possibly opt for DIY presents. If the person is into eco-friendly stuff make sure that the card you make uses recycled paper. If they like wood, make them a small and easy to make handmade table so decorate their room with. If they like sweets, bake them your best batch of brownies or cookies. The more you do it from scratch the bigger the value that it will have in the eyes of the receiver because they can see how much time and energy you put into it. There is only one recipe to make an extraordinary present out of something ordinary; a generous serving of love garnished with enough appreciation. Make sure you think about originality and affection when you pick your next present.