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3 Tips for Gift Shopping With a Personal Touch

Have you ever found yourself in need of a gift for someone in your life but with no idea of what to get? How many times did you wind up just getting them a gift card or giving cash? Sure, money is nice, but there isn’t much that’s personal about gifting somebody a 20 dollar bill.


The truth is we can get so caught up in making sure that we give a gift that we don’t really think too much about something that our special someone may really enjoy that comes straight from the heart. Here are some ideas of how to add that personal touch the next time you’re in need of a present and the opportunity to let somebody know how much they mean to you.

1. Knowing Their Interests and Hobbies



Whether it is a spouse, family member, friend, or co-worker, you probably have an idea of what that person likes to do in their spare time. Knowing these hobbies and activities is actually a gateway to figuring out the best gift to them. If someone in your life is into knitting, it could be as simple as getting them some extra supplies or a specialty craft that they could enjoy figuring out, like needlepoint. They don’t have to be a pro to enjoy the gift—hobbyists love investing in their craft as much as a pro does.


If someone is interested in a sport, odds are they already have the equipment, so think outside the box of something they would like. If they are a golfer, some personalized balls or monogrammed towels would deliver a nice touch, and assure they get utilized while they’re out on the course. Splurging for clubs wouldn’t make sense, unless that special someone has brought up being on the hunt for one particular driver or iron, maybe even a putter.


If the gift getter is a bit of a gourmand and enjoys being in the kitchen, consider a new tool or appliance that could help them in their cooking, or maybe figure out a way to make their kitchen experience a bit easier. You could reach out to an appliance repair specialist or technician to fix an appliance that is interrupting their hobby, like a refrigerator that isn’t staying cold, an oven that appears to be having some troubles or a dishwasher that is doing everything but washing the dishes. Having working appliances will help a home chef get the most out of their culinary exploits.


If that special person is a gamer, appliance repair could be needed to fix the television they use, or for their gaming system in general. Any appliance repair service could actually provide a solid present that someone will greatly appreciate because it shows you’re paying attention to what brings them joy.

2. Sentimental Value



The best gifts can truly be from the heart, and could be linked to a special relationship you have with that person. If it’s your best friend, it could be something associated with a favorite road trip or vacation you took together years ago. If it’s your significant other, you can plan a trip surrounding your first date or an important anniversary that means a lot to both of you.


Often times, a simple framed photo can mean the world to someone to signify just how much of an impact you have had on each other’s lives. Collecting photographs from over the years on a hard drive could be a bit out of date, but you could have more storage space by looking into cloud storage for photographers. This backup is easily accessible for anyone with an internet connection to wirelessly keep run of the photographs on your smartphone and other cameras.


These easy uploads, even available through mobile apps, can allow you to remotely access your pictures, while being able to give your family and friends access to folders and albums. Cloud backup allows you to go back in time through old photographs and videos to relive some of the best shared experiences.


When it comes to picking just one of the many photographs with sentimental value, you may want to opt for access to that online storage instead to go along with a gift tied to the date and time of that picture. Even if it is something cheesy you remember from that day or when you took the picture, the laughter and joy will be the best way to show someone just how much you think about them.

3. Listening Carefully



How often do you talk to this person that you are buying a gift for? Regardless of frequency, truly listen to what they are saying because sometimes there could be an underlying hint in their voice. This may especially be true around the holidays, their birthday, or any other significant dates in your relationship.


Beyond those little hints, they could mention something that is bringing them a lot of joy and they are finding fun. They could also reveal some personal struggles and issues, like maybe that they are suffering from insomnia, or having issues with anxiety recently. Perhaps a spa day could be one way to help them relax, or even the prospect of using CBD from cannabis plants based on some of its suggested benefits.


Delta Effex offers the Delta 8 vape, which offers something a bit different from the usual CBD oil or edible products. Delta 8 THC is a powerful cannabinoid native to the cannabis flower. Delta 8 THC is an isomer of CBD, which is a derivative of hemp and CBD, a cannabinoid found in hemp. Effectively, Delta 8 vapes and other products are sort of a middle ground between hemp, CBD and THC, which is the ingredient in cannabis plants that is associated with marijuana’s psychoactive effects.


According to The National Cancer Institute, Delta 8 THC is defined as “an analogue of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with antiemetic, anxiolytic, appetite-stimulating, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.” They also stated that “this agent exhibits a lower psychotropic potency than Delta-9-THC, the primary form of THC found in cannabis.”


You may want to recommend CBD or Delta 8 vapes to a friend if they are having difficulties with relaxing, but wanting to avoid anything with an overly intoxicating effect. This form of legal hemp shows that you want their health to be at its best, and a true care for their wellbeing.


Shopping for the ones we love is hard—we want to make sure we’re getting something they’ll cherish but also something they’ll need and use. There are plenty of options, but it’s a good idea to start with hobbies, memories, and wellness. Getting an appliance for someone who loves to cook, finding a way to share all the photographs on a cloud photo storage service or gallery, and offering to navigate trying THC or CBD, are great ways of investing in your relationship.