Let’s face it, not everyone likes buying gifts. Many people
dread the idea of going out and finding appropriate gifts for
the people on their list. For many it is a daunting task, no
matter what the occasion or type of gifts you’re choosing
— birthday gifts, wedding gifts, graduation gifts, corporate
gifts, anniversary gifts, or the mother of all gifts:
Gift-giving does come with a lot of pressures, Will the gift be
suitable? Will the receiver like the gift? Is the gift
appropriate for the occasion? Is the gift too expensive?
Or too cheap?
Finding the right gift for a family member, a co-worker, a
boss or a loved one can sometimes be a harrowing experience.
One loaded with mishaps and pitfalls at every turn; it is
not an easy or pleasant job in most cases. Choose the
wrong gift and you can land yourself in a lot of hot water
or cause embarrassment for all concerned.
Certain occasions or seasons compound the problem by multiplying
the number of people we have to get gifts for. A wedding is one
occasion that quickly comes to mind, especially for the bride
and groom or their families… it is a happy occasion celebrated
by gift giving from numerous parties. Those invited, have to
bring a gift for the bride and groom, the lucky couple has to
get gifts for the bridesmaids, best man, flower children…
One way many couples have solved the problem of gift giving is
opening up a registered list with a popular store or business.
Relatives and friends can check this registry list and buy
something for the happy couple and then scratch their gift
off the list. Complex problem, simple solution.
The creation of a wish list can solve many of the problems of
unwanted or duplicate gifts. It is an ideal solution and have
become very popular just for that reason. It also takes a lot
of stress off the gift-givers, assuring them their gift is
appropriate and will be appreciated.
The idea of a wish list is carried over into another one of
our special occasions: Christmas. Basically a simple ‘Letter
to Santa’ is a child’s wish list telling a parent what they
want for Christmas or from Santa.
It is basically the same creature as the wedding registry,
more or less. Basically, your child’s Santa’s wish list does
solve your gift giving problem. Follow your child’s wish list
and you will certainly have a more Peaceful Holiday Season.
Of course, prudent parents always limit the number of items,
telling them even Santa has share out his gifts evenly with
all the boys and girls!
For older children, one solution would be to use an online
Wish List through a site like Amazon or other websites
and have family members give a gift from this wish list.
Amazon also has a handy online Gift Organizer that anyone
can use to keep track of all your gift giving chores.
Again, a simple solution to all your gift-giving woes and
For those running a business, large or small, finding
appropriate gifts for all your employees can be a major
task. Again, setting up some kind of wish list and letting
your employees choose their own gift from an arranged list
can solve many of the tricky issues of gift giving in the
Regardless of who you’re giving a gift to or the occasion,
it is always a good practice to organize all your gift
giving in some way. Whether it is making a registry gift
list for the happy bride and groom, a Santa’s list or letter
for the excited child or an online wish list for an older
teen or employee, organizing your gift giving process will
solve a lot of your problems.
By using a simple wish list and a gift organizer you can
take control of your gift giving and proceed in an orderly
manner. These handy tools will be especially appreciated on
hectic occasions like weddings and the Christmas Holidays.
They make it easier for you to look forward to your next
celebration or festive season without too much worry or stress.
They put the joy back into gift giving.