It’s the holiday season and between thoughts of mistletoe and colored lights, most of us are shopping for gifts. However, gift giving can be very stressful. Will it fit them? Will it work in their home? Will they even like it? How do we make better choices when it comes to selecting gifts?
Marie Kondo has ideas on how to choose gifts that will spark joy. For starters, she suggests thinking about the recipient’s lifestyle.
Now, before I search for a gift, I imagine what would spark joy based on the recipient’s lifestyle. I recall specific details about their daily routines, living quarters, and interests: How much space do they have? What activities do they like to do? What objects do they treasure?
Once I’ve considered the details of their day-to-day lives, I can search in earnest.
She also provides an important perspective on not getting attached to the ultimate fate of the gift.
The true purpose of a gift is to be received – whether or not it’s used and loved for years to come is besides the point.
Learn more about how Marie picks gifts on her web site.
Plus, if you want to learn more about Marie’s approach to receiving gifts, please reread my blog post on the topic from 2018.