The best gifts are something that someone likes... but wouldn’t get for themselves.
Achieving this fine line is easier said than done. Mostly, it comes from listening and observing the things that the gift recipient has expressed interest in. If those things are the likes of creative accessories, fine art, the field of science, and mind-bending puzzles, then you’re in luck. We have all of those unique gifts just waiting for you in My Modern Met Store.
So, how do you find the perfect gift for someone? It’s no small feat—gift giving can be stressful, but it can bring you a whole lot of joy in making another person happy as well.
Here are three tips that will help.
1. Consider your gift recipient. What are their interests? What is their personality?
Before you start shopping, think about the personality of your gift recipient. What are some of the things they like to do in their free time? Maybe they like to be outdoors and go for a hike on the weekends, or they love to travel and explore a new city. If they are artistically inclined, perhaps they enjoy painting workshops or checking out the latest exhibition at an art museum. Try making a list of what this person likes to better determine their personality.
2. Think about the past.
To understand what your recipient might want now, look to the past and consider gifts they’ve previously received and loved. You can even take it farther back than that. Depending on how well you know them, think about how they liked to spend their time as a kid. Did they love playing games? Working on a puzzle? Drawing? Painting? A gift that recalls their past can bring on a powerful emotion—nostalgia.
3. Consider: What does this person need?
Sometimes, someone will need something but just never buy it for themselves. This is where you come in! If your gift recipient is always talking about how drab their office desk is, find them something fun to decorate it. Or maybe they want to start making things again but are feeling a creative block. Regardless of the situation, be mindful of what your friend or family member says and you just might find inspiration for your next gift.