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  1. Markus + Micah says

    Beautiful post. Adore how thoughtful it is. We enjoy giving presents, too. But with my sisters, sometimes they tell me what they want or I ask them what they want. Makes life easy but no surprise.

  2. Helen says

    Absolutely agree that getting to know the person is essential is picking out the right gift. IF you don’t don’t know what they like or don’t like, then how can you choose a gift for them? lol
    I like your statement about — “pick a gift that makes their eyes roll’ — I was actually taught to pick a gift that I would like but I hated that. I mean, why buy something for someone else that I would want. Also people have different tastes. Regardless of whether or not I like or not, they might and that is most important. Should always cater to their interests.

    • Shelly DS says

      Exactly! Picking something you like isn’t always the best solution for the reason you mentioned. Unless of course you are picking your own gift to give someone who will wrap it and give it back to you 😅

  3. Delicate and brutal says

    Yes getting to know the person’s likes and dislikes is key to gift giving. I also used the “what do you think about bkank item” as a way of determining what gifts to buy. I always keep an open ear for things people talk about a lot as a way of picking gifts. G and I are open books with each other. We will just outright share links to gifts we would like 😄

    • Shelly DS says

      That’s next level, I love that! Don’t you want to be surprised though? I love it when I get surprised with something nice every once in a while 😊

      • Delicate and brutal says

        We still always get each other a gift that is a surprise. Usually it’s a fun silly gift like funny underwear 😂 We do surprise sentimental gifts for our anniversary.

    • Shelly DS says

      I’m with you on not buying a lot of gifts this year. This covid thing has made it simple like that! At least on my end.
      Thanks for reading 💖

  4. annmary0723 says

    these are great tips! I also love planing beforehand, I mean waay before, whenever I hear my friend saying “oh I’d love to have this thing” I constantly write that somewhere to remember for the upcoming occasion

  5. Lady B says

    I love these ideas. I totally agree with strolling the mall together. I’m going to be posting about something similar with gift giving, this week! 🤗 I’ve learned a lot more when having trouble with my hubby that communication on a regular basis plays a huge part in my struggle with buying him gifts. You’d think after being together a total of 22 years that I’ve got him down to a science, not quite!🤦🏽‍♀️😩🤣

    • Shelly DS says

      Lol people are always changing, so you will never know a person completely. I guess that’s the fun part? You seem to take pride and really enjoy the little adventures you throw together!
      I’m excited to red your post! 😊

      • Lady B says

        Yes, and he changes or what we love to say “evolves” OFTEN! I do enjoy making each moment special and memorable! Thank you!

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