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The Ultimate Guide to Buying Christmas Gifts

| Shirlyn Ting

As the holiday season looms, many of you may be wondering what Christmas gifts to buy for your loved ones. With COVID-19 limiting our ability to meet all our friends and family members, a gift is the perfect way to tell someone you cherish them. If you’re considering playing it simple and getting an Isetan voucher or Starbucks gift card, we’re here to tell you that you should probably reconsider.

Gift giving is a love language in itself, and in fact can bring you closer to that person than before. Not only does a personalized gift last significantly longer in the memory of the recipient, it also reiterates the amount of value that you place in the relationship, and that you’re glad to have them in your life. 

If you’re racking your brains searching for the best Christmas gift ideas, take a look below for some of our suggestions!

What to consider when buying Christmas gifts

There are many things to consider when thinking about what to buy for Christmas gifts, with some factors more important than others.

1. Budget

Whether you’re on a student's budget or a professional with a steady income – planning and budgeting is an important part of the process. Choosing a budget that you’re comfortable with is one of the most important aspects of gift giving.  Having a budget that’s too low may limit your choices, but having a budget that’s too high could have a long lasting impact on your wallet. 

As a rule of thumb, you can consider setting aside an amount that you’re comfortable with spending for the entire holiday season. From there, start to assign individual amounts to different people with just a little wiggle room. By doing so, you can safely buy all your gifts without worrying about the cost.

2. Relationship with recipient

The closer the relationship you have with the recipient, the more personalized the gift should be. If you’re hunting for the perfect present for your partner or your best friend, try examining their hobbies, interests, and personalities to get a sense of what they might enjoy.

If you’re getting something for an acquaintance such as a neighbour or colleague, you can consider something a little bit more generic (e.g., cups), but with a personal touch such as a design that would compliment their personality.

3. Frills and experiences 

You’re not just giving someone a present: you’re giving them an experience. Therefore, adding frills like a card, a bouquet of flowers, or even thoughtful gift wrapping can go the extra mile in making that person appreciate the present just a little bit more. 

If you can’t decide on what kind, think about what kind of decor they like, what their personality is, or even what their love languages are. Also remember: less is more, so be sure not to overdo it!

4. Return policy

Sometimes, the gift that we give someone may not be well received, and there’s no shame in that because it happens. So, make sure to double check the store's return policy before picking up the gift and letting the recipient know.  

By doing so, you can save yourself the awkward exchange and let them get something they may enjoy more. Plus, they’d definitely appreciate the thought which would still strengthen the relationship you have with them.   

Consider gifting flowers or hampers for Christmas at Floristique

Some classic gifts that are pretty hard to beat are a thoughtful, uplifting bouquet of flowers or a personalised gift hamper.  If you’re having trouble deciding, take a look at our other blog posts and our available selection!

Floristique provides you with one of the best florist delivery services in Singapore, and you can trust that our deliveries are both efficient and delivered in perfect condition. If you’re keen to learn more, contact us at +65 8031 9620 to get your gifting needs sorted today!



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