How to choose the best gifts
The perfect presents should reflect the passions or interests of the pals and paramours you’re gifting them to. But even if you know your giftee well, roadblocks abound. That great gift could be out of stock — or, worse, out of your budget. Save ahead of the event and keep an ear out for hints about their needs, wants or hobbies.
Find out what they like
Even if it’s for someone you talk to regularly, your gift could help them discover something new.
In a pinch, a gift card for their favorite retailer can make for shopping without the guilt of spending.
Use your head
A mistake some people make is buying a gift they themselves would like, instead of what their recipient would enjoy.
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