Do you have everything checked off on your Christmas list? Hopefully, you’ve already completed purchasing all the gifts you need since Christmas is only days away. Everyone, like you, has their own gift giving tradition that they uphold every Christmas, but has it ever crossed your mind what people think of your gifts?
The Christmas Gift You Gave Says A Lot About You
Ok, so knowing what people think of your Christmas gift may be an easy task to do because you can always ask them to find out. Let’s skip this and move on to something a little trickier: what do your gifts say about you?
It’s interesting to think about what kind of impression you leave on people when you give them a certain gift. Here’s a short list of typical gifts people receive plus what kind of impression people form when they receive this kind of gift:
Who gives money during Christmas? A lot of individuals, especially Asians. The Chinese, for example, commonly give out red envelopes, with money in them, to little kids. It’s considered as a sign of sharing, and imparting good luck to the young ones.
Money can have a negative impression on some people, but it’s the most practical gift to give. That’s exactly what this gift tells people about you – you are practical, sensible and a little bit strict.
2. Cool Gifts
Cool gifts are a general term for gifts that the receiver has always wanted. This can include the newest edition of the Jordan sneakers, makeup items, an iPhone7 and so on. It can be anything.
When you give out cool gifts – the impression that people get is that you’re a person who made an effort to give them what they wanted. Because effort was put into saving money to buy the gift, searching for the gift, wrapping the gift and so on, they’ll obviously think that they are an important part of your life, and will only think good things about you.
Please be reminded that cool gifts don’t have to be expensive. Cool gifts can be DIY items that you worked hard to make. They will still have the same effect on people.
3. “Half-Baked” Gifts
You know what a half-baked gift is? It’s exactly what the term implies. You didn’t really put any thought into the gift. You just bought it for the sake of giving something.
Take a look at what most companies give their employees – mugs, pens, umbrellas and so on. These gifts are also appreciated, but half-baked gifts don’t really have much of a positive impact on the people you give them to.
What people think is that gift-giving for you is like a chore – something you don’t like doing, but have to.
Remember everyone, your choice of gifts should come from the heart. Don’t over analyze what the receiver needs. For all you know, the perfect gift for the person you’re thinking of right now is some time from you. Happy Holidays! For more relationship and dating advice, check out the rest of our posts from our blog.