Whether you’re shopping for Fathers Day, a birthday or something else altogether buying the perfect present for a loved one is tough. It is easy to assume that big, expensive are best but actually in our experience it is gifts that have had thought put into them that go down the best. Here is our guide to buying the perfect gift for a loved one:
Buy Something They Love
You know the person you’re buying for best, so get them something you know they are going to love. Thinking outside of the box is a great way to do this. Art makes a really good present, especially if you really think about what the person is going to like. Wall art comes in all shapes and sizes which means that you can really get them something that they are going to enjoy. Canvas prints of their favourite animal or a tapestry influenced by their favourite colours for example. Maybe they would appreciate a food gift? an experience day? or something completely different?
Listen Out For Subtle Hints
People are often keen to tell us the things that they love but don’t always come right out and say it. That doesn’t matter, it just means you have to listen carefully to what someone is telling you – as often they will tell you what to buy them even without you asking. For example, they might tell you that they feel their bedroom is too drab or that they wish they could decorate their living room. These are great hints and tell you that something for the home would make the perfect present. Don’t worry, no one is expecting you to fully decorate their whole room for them but what about some posters to brighten up their bedroom?
Shop On A Budget
One of the nicest things about buying presents that you know someone is going to love is that you don’t have to go all out and spend a fortune. Presents that are bought with love in mind do all the talking rather than you needing to make a big expensive, grand gesture. Art is something that you can really shop for on a budget which is why it really does help you when it comes to buying the perfect gift for a loved one
Remember that buying presents is never about how much you spend – and even if you can only afford a contribution to a piece of art it really is the thought that counts. However, if you do have a little more to spend on art as gifts why not treat yourself to something while you’re shopping too?
If you could buy any piece of art, what would you choose?