~It Is The Thought That Counts~
Gift etiquette comes in handy at any time of the year. There are so
many occasions that will require one to send or bring a gift
a few simple rules, gifts can be the funnest, most thought provoking
parts of the event, evening or time of year. Remember it is not about
, it is about the person you are buying for.
We have all received gifts from those around us
that scream, "I just
threw this together" or "My friend gave this to me and I didn't like
it, so here you go." While there is the old adage, "It is the thought
", some gifts scream with the lack of
into them. Giving a gift is not about how much you spend
it is a true
of kindness. As you put thought into what you would like to give, think
about the relationship you have with that person, think about things
you have in common, think about the little things they say that reflect
their desires and dreams. As you do this, you will come up with a
perfect gift for that person.
Gift giving manners are shown when the gift is presented at the
It is a good practice to present the gift as you
arrive and are greeted by your host. Obviously, different events will
call for different types of gifts. Baby
shower gift manners
party gift etiquette
. Use your judgment and act
Appropriate gift manners are always required. At times when sympathy
is required, be
of the situation and the
people involved. There are times that you will need to be aware of
their feelings and give a gift that is well thought out.
Weddings are a time when gifts are given at different stages.
shower present etiquette
and the actual
are examples of what to expect when you are
involved in an
event such as this. Timing
Are there times when money
is an appropriate gift? Yes. Money
is good to
follow, as there are people who are (as weird as
it may sound) offended when they are given money as a gift. Wedding
gift amount etiquette
will help you determine how much to
spend or give to a happy couple.
College graduation gift etiquette
will show you the best way to celebrate that accomplishment. Using your
judgment in these situations will help you avoid this kind of
Should you send a gift if you cannot attend? Gift manners show that
if you are not attending the event you are not required to send a gift.
if you have the desire to do so to show the people you are thinking of
, you can't go wrong in sending a little something for
You can order flowers and have them delivered the same day or send a
heartfelt note with a
gift card to a local restaurant you know they frequent. If you
late with a gift, remember it is never too late to
Do you have some high school graduations coming up? Follow these tips on graduation gift giving
to make the best impression.
An important part of gift etiquette comes from the one who has received
the gift. Using thank you note etiquette
the gratitude you have felt when someone has thought of you.
If you are planning on personalizing a gift for someone, then these
rules for monogram
will help you make that special impact.
The etiquette of giving gifts is as simple as taking the time
put your wants aside
and think about the person receiving the gift. The gifts that are
cherished are the ones that the person receiving the gift knows that
the giver has been paying attention and listening to them. It truly is
the thought that counts