You remember the look. You saw it last year. The look on the face of your significant other when they opened that gift you thought would make their Christmas – controlled disappointment while their mind searched for potential excuses to return the gift as soon as possible. That's right, you flopped last year. We understand your struggle. Finding the right techie gift is tough. Yet, with our help this Christmas, you're going to shop like an all-star. We've found gifts like the Xbox One, Fugoo and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 that will place a perma-grin on the faces of those you care about, and leave them in awe of your gift-giving awesomeness. Plus, we've written articles on the best Christmas gifts, as well as other tips to guide you to become the ultimate gift giver.
If you want to be on your way to knocking Santa off his perch as top Christmas gift giver, then you'll want to choose gifts based upon the recipient's interests. Don't think of gift giving as a chore; rather, think of it as a chance to demonstrate how much the recipient means to you. No matter who you're shopping for, you should find a gift that meets the following criteria:
No matter how old we get, excitement still comes when we're about to open a gift – a feeling of overwhelming joy that accompanies tearing off wrapping paper and seeing exactly what we wanted in our hands. The only better feeling comes from being the person who gave that perfect present to a loved one. Even budget-friendly Christmas presents will get this WOW! reaction if you select them with the receiver in mind. Don't simply check items off a shopping list. Give your loved ones something they haven't even thought of but that you know they'd love. That will surely earn a WOW! on Christmas morning.
The value of the gift isn't measured in the amount of money you spend but in the thought you put into choosing the right item for the receiver. If the present isn't something the recipient would use, there is little value to the gift. We're not advocating socks and underwear as the only example of pragmatic gift giving. There needs to be a fun factor involved in presents. Yet, a gift that is used long after the Christmas tree comes down will go a long ways towards cementing your place as a Christmas gift-giving all-star.
Nothing demonstrates your thoughtfulness more than a personalized Christmas gift. Engraving a sentimental message on an iPad or simply writing a heartwarming inscription inside a book cover lets the recipient know that they hold a special place in your heart and thoughts.
Customizing a Christmas present is always a major plus. Getting an iPad case with the logo of your loved one's favorite sports team, or loading a Kindle Fire with novels from the recipient's favorite author lets the receiver know you're thinking about them. It also helps you to know that when they use the gift in the future, they will be thinking of you.
With this gift-giving guide, you'll be the hero of Christmas morning. As you make your holiday game plan, remember to have in mind the gift's recipient. Getting something they value, that is meaningful and personal, will surely get that WOW! reaction every gift-giver craves. You will be well on your way to a wonderful holiday season, looking forward to spending time with family and friends, knowing you have found thoughtful gadget gifts they’ll love.