*Shopping Made Simple: Gift Buying

Monday, August 21, 2017
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Buying for your other half or anyone who is a little picky can be tricky, especially if you feel like you’ve exhausted all your options. Trying to think outside the box and come up with quirky, novel ideas is hard enough without also factoring in a budget and finding something that they’ll actually like. If your partner has got a birthday coming up or you’re super organised, and you’re already starting to plan for Christmas *I know I am...*, here are some tips to make shopping simple.

Channel their interests
When your other half gets paid, what do they spend their money on? What do they devote their spare time to? If they had a day off work, what would they do with those precious hours? If you can answer these questions without hesitating, it should be easy to find presents they’ll love. If they enjoy shopping and they’re always on the lookout for trendy new additions to their wardrobe, you could treat them to a shopping spree, choose a new shirt for the collection or go for something unique like some customised trainers. If they’re a food and drink connoisseur, you could order a personalised hip flask, put a hamper of all their favourite treats together or even book a wine tasting class. If they’re a mad footie fan, you could order a signed shirt or book tickets to go and watch a game together. Think carefully about what they love when you’re coming up with ideas and this should stand you in good stead.

Make memories
Shopping for a partner can be really tough, and sometimes, it’s impossible to break the mould of socks, trainers, and aftershave if you restrict yourself to items that you can physically buy in a shop. Instead of buying a mountain of things, why not make memories and gift your partner an experience, a weekend away or even a romantic holiday? Depending on your budget, you could go glamping in the meadows, hire a beach hut for the day or channel your inner adventurer and escape to a national park for a weekend. You could put your feet up and relax with a spa break, set their pulse racing with a track day or get dressed up for a day at the races. I cannot recommend visiting Chester and York enough as well as the bustling city of London.

Shop around for deals and discounts online. It’s particularly beneficial to compare prices if you’re booking trips, flights or hotels. If you can’t narrow down the options, you could create a collection of dates or trips. Use numbered mini envelopes to provide details of each date. You don’t have to crazy and spend a fortune. You can mix and match days out or a night away with simple things like a night in with a takeaway and a DVD or a picnic in the park.

When it comes to buying gifts for your other half, you want to show that you care and you’ve put a lot of effort into present buying. If you find shopping stressful, hopefully, this guide will give you inspiration and help you to come up with some ideas your partner will absolutely love.

What are your favourite kind of gifts to buy for others? What are your go-to gift ideas? 

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17 comments

  1. I find it easy to buy for my other half whereas I don't think he"d say the same about me! X

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  2. I tend to do a lot of my shopping online but occasionally we make a day of buying something special in London xxx

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  3. I love the idea of gifting experiences!

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  4. I suck at gift buying but will defo keep gifting an experience in mind - making memories is so important!

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  5. I know my other half finds it hard to buy for me because I never know what I want x

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  6. I like the idea of buying someone an experience although have never done it!x

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  7. Such good tips! I think gifts where you're creating memories are always the best!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  8. Such a lovely post! I love giving presents which mean something to who I am giving it too, something they will remember us by and smile :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  9. I love buying presents for my OH but not sure he feels the same 😂

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  10. I love giving presents and do 99.9% of my shopping online xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  11. I love buying gifts for other people but have to admit I'm not very good at it haha x

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  12. I love giving more unique, handmade gifts from sellers on Esty rather than things I know they'll probably receive from others.

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  13. I am so terrible at buying for family. They change their minds about what they want all the time. I love gifting though, I like to see the look on their faces when they open it up x

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  14. I always shop around and find discount codes.

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  15. My gift ideas change all the time, I find books make such nice gifts!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  16. I love shopping for other people - I just love shopping haha! Any excuse!

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