Christmas is fast approaching, and you want to give a high-tech gift? Yes, but what to give to grandparents, grandchildren, mother-in-law or spouse? So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our best tips to avoid missing out and make sure you please.
1. Survey the field
Rather than trying to surprise you at all costs and risk making a mistake, try to get the person you want to give a gift to talk to you- whenever possible. Ask them about their passions to try and find out what they would like or need.
For example, is your partner a photo enthusiast? Point out that it’s been a while since you’ve seen her with her hybrid camera in hand; maybe she’ll drop a few hints, like “my memory card is full, I need to empty it” or “my tripod sucks, it’s annoying me”. So here are two ideas for gifts, an external hard drive or a new, faster, larger capacity memory card to save your photos or a new tripod.
2. Tailor your gift to the person who will receive it
Giving a wired headset to someone who has an iPhone 14 or a Galaxy S22 Ultra may not be a good idea, as these phones do not have jacks. Instead, consider Bluetooth headphones or, better still, True Wireless headphones, which are very popular at the moment. Similarly, there’s no need to buy a high-tech camera for someone who just wants to take pictures from time to time without getting caught up, as it’s likely to remain in a cupboard. To cut a long story short, think about the purpose of your gift, and don’t select it as if it’s for you but for the person you’re giving it to. Just because you prefer Android tablets doesn’t mean you can’t give an iPad to an Apple fan!
3. Don’t wait until the last few days!
Honestly, have you ever waited until the last week of December to do your Christmas shopping, at the risk of finding yourself with a reduced choice? The risk is that you make a default choice that is more likely to be disappointing.
Not to mention that the closer you get to the fateful date of the 24th, the more likely you are to find yourself at a loss in the event of a stock shortage or delivery problem. Latecomers can also opt for 1-hour shop pick-up.
4. Avoid gifts that are too “branded
The purple helmet that makes you fall in love with it will not necessarily be to the taste of the person you are giving it to and may end up on a gift resale site the day after Christmas! Similarly, pink is no longer necessary in the sanctity of our modern little girls, not to mention mothers who are often more and more resistant to this gender marker.
If the classic colours (black, white, grey) are favoured by manufacturers, it’s not because they want to; it’s simply because they are the ones that consumers often end up buying, even when they find that blue ultraportable “so pretty”!
5. Quality rather than quantity!
There is often a tendency to give several small gifts, sometimes chosen in haste. Instead of giving lots of small, useless gifts, concentrate on one more qualitative one while staying within the budget you have set; you will see that you will have a much better chance of pleasing people!
You can also get together with other members of your family- or friend – and buy the gift of their dreams that was previously out of your reach. And instead of opting for a standard gift package, why not personalize it with a design of your own (there are thousands of suggestions on the net)? It’s always a pleasure!
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