So, what constitutes the perfect gift? I have these three guiding principles that I always follow to help me procure the perfect item.
- It has to be something the person wouldn’t buy themselves. That’s the surprise part of the gift – the recipient loves the gift because it is thoughtful and truly a treat.
- It has to be functional. If there’s no real use for the gift, what’s the joy in receiving it (they’ll just be thinking about how quickly they can return it or who to re-gift it to)?
- It has to be beautiful. A gift has to be attractive and eye-catching, dazzling, in some way to the recipient. It adds to the experience of receiving the gift. Even if for just a moment, someone can truly feel in awe of the object; even something as simple as a top, a water bottle or tea pot.
So, with those three principles in mind, I figured I’d pull a list of great gifts together that check these boxes. Now the only question is, who is going to get what?