A birthday is always a special occasion. Whether it is the birthday of your friend, or the birthday of your younger sibling, it is an eve of joy. But being humans, we often get careless in buying a birthday gift and end up purchasing something that the receiver does not appreciate whole-heatedly. This leads to self-embarrassment and we start to question ourselves –
- Being a friend how could not know about my friend’s choice?
- May be little research could have helped?
- How can I make things right?
Relax, such things do tend to happen from time to time and they are inevitable. We cannot stop them from happening completely but we can take precaution to make sure that they are not likely to happen.
Avoiding sending dis-satisfactory Birthday Gifts
The popular saying says that “prevention is always better than cure”. This saying holds especially true for choosing a birthday gift to send. Here are some pointers to keep in mind while choosing sending birthday gifts –
Setting a reminder for the important eve –
Setting a reminder alert on your phone, or marking it on your calendar, or jotting it down on your personal organizer, is always a good way to remember an important eve. This is to ensure that you do not forget about getting a gift, till it is the last moment, and that is where you are likely to make a mess of things in your hurry.
Observing the receivers likes and dislikes –
It is always appropriate to know about the birthday gift receiver’s likes and dislikes. This will make sure that the gift you get him or her is as per the preferences and does not disappoint in any way, After all, what greater disappointment is there than being disappointed by the gift you have given, especially a birthday gift.
Exploring the gift collection –
It is important to know about all the different gifts that are available for purchase. Just by visiting an online store page, you can see all that is available. Be sure to get what the receiver likes and gift it to him or her on birthday.
Be mindful to present the gift on time –
Sure, online birthday gift shopping is convenient and easy. You literally have to click a few times to get it and send it to the receiver. But you should always be mindful of the store’s delivery time. After all, sending gifts delayed subliminally tells the receiver that you have deliberately made sure that it is delayed, even though that is not true.