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How to find the perfect last-minute gift

Written by Fiona

July 13 2020

It’s a it of an art form when gift giving. To find the perfect gift, you have to have a degree of knowledge about the person that you are buying for. If you know their interests, hobbies and what stores they generally shop at, you can generally find a gift that they will appreciate. You can only find the right gift, though, if you have enough time to do so.

Unfortunately, from time to time an occasion will come up at the last minute where you must give a gift. Sometimes, too, an event or occasion will slip your mind leaving you with very little time to find an appropriate gift for someone. You don’t want to risk offending anyone by arriving empty-handed, but how do you find a last-minute gift without much time? 

Consider How Well You Know the Person

The first thing you will want to think about when trying to find a last-minute gift is how close you are with the person you are getting a gift for. Is this a friend of a friend who invited you to their birthday party? If so, you don’t need to put more thought into the gift you bring than is necessary.

In such circumstances, you can’t go wrong with something one of the gift cards available at Gift Vouchers. Although it might seem a bit generic, everyone appreciates a voucher to one of their favourite shops.

If, on the other hand, the gift you are searching for is to be given to someone with whom you have a closer relationship, you will need to put a bit more thought into it.

Think About the Occasion

When you need to find a last-minute gift that has a bit more thought behind it, start by considering the occasion. It might be easier to find inspiration for a gift when you take into account whether the event you are attending is a birthday party, a bridal shower, or some other occasion. 

For something like a bridal shower, you can’t go wrong with a gift that the bride can use to treat herself a bit like a set of fragrant candles. Such a gift is simple and can be found at a variety of shops, so you don’t have to waste any time running around from store to store.

Take Hobbies and Interests into Account

When you are looking for a last-minute gift, chances are that you don’t have loads of time to spend perusing a large number of shops searching for the perfect gift. When this is the case, it helps to be able to narrow your shopping down to one speciality store. 

Think about the hobbies and interests that the person you are shopping for has. Is your friend all about DIY and crafting? Head to a craft store and find something that they can use for their next project. Are they all about the music? Go to a music store and see if you can find something there that they will love. 

If they enjoy outdoor activities, then think about their favourite sport or hobby and match that with a gift according to your budget.

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