Whether you’re looking for a birthday gift, anniversary gift, or “just because” gift for him, finding the right item to express just the right message isn’t easy. We’re here to help with this easy guide to help you find the a great gift he’ll love.
How to discover what to gift
Some people are easy to find gifts for—and some aren’t. For those who fall into that second category, the effort and level of thoughtfulness put into finding a gift can sometimes feel overwhelming.
While GiftNow can alleviate the pressures that are sometimes associated with giving “the perfect gift,” here are a few starter tips to help you discover a great gift for him.
1. Start with his hobbies.
Does he live for outdoorsy weekend adventures, or is he more of a museum lover? Start your gifting journey with the broad strokes of what your recipient spends his time doing when he has nothing else to do, or even by thinking about hobbies he’s mentioned he’d like to devote more time to exploring. You just might uncover an item or experience that will demonstrate your belief in him.
2. Reflect on impactful moments or experiences you’ve had together.
Consider shared interests, hobbies, and moments that have contributed to those areas of connection between you and your recipient.
Have the same favorite band? Look for a new album or t-shirt. Binged an action movie marathon once upon a time? Check out new releases or an anthology in that genre. Whatever brings you together, use that as inspiration to uncover a great gift.
3. Focus on the surprise as much as the utility.
One common refrain about gifting states that the best gifts are things that the recipient will enjoy but would never buy for themself. Find a gift that falls somewhere on the scale between practical and outrageous so it will feel more like a treat.
4. Think back on gifts he’s given you.
People often give gifts they’d like to receive. If you’ve received a gift from your recipient in the past, use that as a clue to guide what you should buy, how much you should spend, etc.
5. Add a little personalization.
Finding a gift that is reflective of your recipient’s style, favorite color, right size, and more can be difficult. But there are some gifts that are easy to personalize. Consider his initials, favorite sports team, etc. and you could be one step closer to the right gift.
Hopefully, by now you’ve found an option you can be proud of gifting. If you’re still looking, these next two points of inspiration can help you dive a little deeper.
6. Ask around.
If none of the above steps have helped thus far, you can consider going with a more direct route of asking for help. Asking his family, a store clerk, or looking to forums (like this blog) for gift ideas can help you discover a great option without ruining the surprise.
7. Give the gift of choice.
Perhaps one of the best ways to give a great gift is to eliminate pressure from the recipient experience (and we don’t mean including a gift receipt). With GiftNow, any gift you send can be easily modified—meaning he can tweak the color or size if he wants to—or exchanged for a different item before it’s even sent. This option, the gift of choice, is perhaps the most foolproof way to make sure he loves his gift.
With these tips in hand, you should have a foundation for finding a great gift you can uplevel by using GiftNow.