I have three brothers and two sisters so come from a good sized family. This has always made finding inspiration for the numerous birthdays and Christmas presents …. interesting. Now we are older the majority of us are married, have or are having children and of course the numbers get bigger by the year. Looking for gifts isn’t getting easier! I have to be careful to remember what I got for who and when otherwise people get the same two years running.
I’m an internet shopper when it comes to gift buying. Yes, ideally I do like to support local businesses however we live in a rural Yorkshire town which simply doesn’t haven’t enough shops to help us find what we need all the time. The beauty of using the internet of course for gift shopping is that all of the hard work is done for you. There is no driving or travelling, no elbowing your way around or in my case trying to concentrate when you have two tired and hungry children in tow.
I like online stores that host a range of gift items such as these Yankee Candles and a load of other items; a sort of online department store where I can browse and find inspiration. I like to view a mix of items for boys and girls (or Men and Women now that we are all adults!) which has gift ideas with different price ranges. I don’t have a set price I keep to but instead like to look for something that suits the person (not as easy it sounds when you have five siblings that are so different!).
Gift buying for me can either be great fun or a really drag. I prefer to keep it fun and so sites like these which compile gift ideas for me yet don’t cost an absolute fortune or have too much of the same sort of things are ideal for me.
My question for you all today is this: Where do you go for gift inspiration? Do you have an app for that? Do you ask the recipient what they want? (We sometimes do at Christmas), are you an online browser like myself or do you have a different way of finding gift ideas?
Brothers and sisters…..if you are reading this, I like the Kipling Bags
*Written in collaboration with the mentioned business yet true to my thoughts, feeling and experiences.