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 Perfect Your Skills at Gift Giving 
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Perfect Your Skills at Gift Giving
by: Mary OBryan



Trying to give a gift to the guy who has everything? Have a new friend who just hinted that it is her birthday and you just don’t know what to get her? Have a dad who never really looks pleased with what you got him for Christmas?

Gift giving is sometimes madding, many times exasperating and one of the most procrastinated things we human being do. For tips on becoming an expert gift giver, go to the link at the end of this article. If you have a limited time for gift giving, here are a few suggestions that are unique and not often thought of ideas when a gift is needed and you just don’t know what to get…

For a friend who loves wine and has you over for wine occassionly and still uses a plane wine opener there are so many great, easy openers that are unique: The Rabbit Corkscrew uncorks in 3 seconds, the Winemaster Corkscrew is for gadget lovers, The Travel Screwpull Corkscrew is great for a wine enthusiast who travels.

Price Range: 20 to 200$

For a friend who loves fresh flowers a Gift Certificate for a month, 3 months, 6 months at a florist shop near their home. If you know of one on the way home from their workplace that’s the one to get. Just make sure you have checked the place out and see that their arrangements are to your friend’s standards. Websites like Flowersonly.com will even delivery, on a monthly basis, the flowers or gift baskets you select from their webpage. If you are short on cash, long on caring… a single, perfect rose or favorite flower presented personally to a female will do the trick (NOT from the neighbor’s garden, from a legitimate florist), the florist can embelish it with some free greenery or babysbreath for accent. If it is a male you are getting the flowers for and you can get blue flowers, especially blue roses it is a great idea. 96% of men will tell you that blue is their favorite color. And for a female, remember with roses: Yellow = friendship, Red = love, White = true love. Be careful in this area.

Anniversary gifts from spouse to spouse are supposed to be personal. If it is for your mate and you don’t even know what to get them… seek therapy NOW. There are several books that give advise on questions to ask your spouse. You need at least one. That being said, for the rest of you gift givers, here is the list of anniversary gifts by year, traditionally:

Traditional List
• 1 year is a paper anniversary
• 2 years is a cotton anniversary
• 3 years is a leather anniversary
• 4 years is a linen anniversary
• 5 years is a wood anniversary
• 6 years is an iron anniversary
• 7 years is a wool anniversary
• 8 years is a bronze anniversary
• 9 years is a copper anniversary
• 10 years is a tin (or aluminium) anniversary
• 11 years is a steel anniversary
• 12 years is a silk anniversary
• 13 years is a lace anniversary
• 14 years is an ivory anniversary
• 15 years is a crystal anniversary
• 17 years is a turquoise anniversary
• 20 years is a china (porcelain) anniversary
• 25 years is a Silver Jubilee or silver wedding anniversary
• 30 years is a pearl anniversary
• 35 years is a coral (or jade) anniversary
• 40 years is a ruby anniversary
• 45 years is a sapphire anniversary
• 50 years is a Golden Jubilee - not to be confused with the 'golden birthday' (not at a fixed age)
• 55 years is an emerald anniversary
• 60 years is a Diamond Jubilee
• 65 years is a blue sapphire anniversary
• 70 years is a Platinum Jubilee.
• 75 years is a diamond wedding anniversary
• 80 years is an oak wedding anniversary
There are variations in some national traditions.

Gifts to rock their world:

For the man who has everything: A professional massage planned at work (call his boss and arrange the timing to not conflict with any important business)

For a hot relationship: An overnight stay at an “adult hotel” after a romantic dinner. (make sure the hotel is high class… not one where prostitutes get hourly rates.

For a couple with no money, but a TV set: Males, tell your woman you love her, wish you could give her the world, but can she accept at this time in the relationship your holding her hand during the shows and cuddling with her all night, breakfast in bed in the morning. Female: Get something that resembles ribbon, wrap it over the remote and tell him he gets to watch whatever he wants tonight with you sitting next to him and sharing the experience.

Gift Certificates are great for any occasion as long as you follow the rules:

Make it as specific as possible but broad enough to enjoy. Specific, something you know they like, NOT BECAUSE YOU LIKE IT, you can like it, just know that they like it. Know, don’t assume. If they go to the movies regulary, a pass to a theater with 21 screening would rock, passes to your favorite sub-titled french film would not rock.

If they are always brand name clothes shopping a gift certificate to a store that carries their brand of clothing would rock, a gift certificate to Walmart would not rock.

If they are into tools and do-it-yourself home projects, software of house “how to” such as Home Depot or This Old House would rock. Giving them a drill would not rock (unless you know they are looking for a drill and you know it is their favorite brand of drill).

These little things may seem obvious to those that gift all of the time and receive rave reactions. Bless you. But for those of you who feel you bumble and stumble through the gift giving process I hope this helped.

For More Free Information and Ideas and Places to Shop Visit: http://giftingknowledge.blogspot.com/


About The Author

Mary OBryan has gifted, taught how to gift and has made a career of choosing gifts for others for 20 years.


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