It is nearly 12 am. You're browsing online. You still haven't found the perfect gift for your dad's birthday.
You think, "It's never easy to buy a gift for a parent that has everything!"
With the right plan, you can find the right gift!
Gift Giving: No Easy Task
It's easy to get caught up in self-doubt. This is normal. You ask yourself:
"Will Mom love this journal planner?"
"Dad doesn't own his garden tools does he?"
"This gift is pricey. I can't afford it. May as well not buy anything!"
Move past your doubts!
Gift-giving should be fun! When doubts set in, reframe your thinking and make a plan.
Give Gifts Like A Pro
Set a reasonable budget. Remember a gift doesn't need to be expensive to be special!
List your parent's interests.
Jot down items or experiences your parent might enjoy based on their interests.
Get unique! Make a hand-made gift.
Go in on it with someone — invite siblings and other family members to pitch in.
Most importantly, imagine the moment you surprise your parent!
Adriana is a college student on a budget. She's overwhelmed. She really wants to buy a gift to help her Mom relax and unwind. What should she do?
Gift An Item Or Experience
Imagine your dad loves to cook. Begin with a budget and jot down a few gift ideas.
You can gift an item:
A personalized apron that says "World's Best Chef & Dad"
A colorful, personalized book of family recipes
A hand-carved, wooden cutting board inscribed with your dad's initials
You can gift an experience:
A meal at a trendy restaurant with family and friends
A gift card to an online cooking class
Cooking a new recipe with your dad once a month
Remember that your parent will appreciate the effort you put in!
Be a gift giving pro!
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