18 Aug

Holiday season is fast approaching. If you are looking for the best Christmas gift that you’d want to give to your significant other, now is the time to do so. Considering the CIFCA values and principles, you have every right to give them the coolest gift ever. Here are the following factors to consider that can help you in choosing the right gift for him or her.

Consider the time you’ve been together

Ask yourself, “How long have we been together?”. You know too well that giving a gift to someone who had been with you for over 5 years compared to someone you’ve recently dated for 3 months makes a big difference.

You need to balance everything. Think about expectation vs. reality. Do not overwhelm yourself with the fact that you are about to give a Christmas gift to your girlfriend or boyfriend. Keep things cool and you will most likely to find the appropriate gift to your significant someone.

Consider their family’s beliefs and traditions

You should also try to consider the beliefs and traditions of their family. In that way, you will know what they would expect from you. It can give you an idea as to what gift would you like to give him or her this Christmas. Perhaps their family does not bother about receiving and giving gifts anymore. Or perhaps his family believes in donating in charity instead of spending in fancy gifts. In that way, you will be able to meet their expectations and avoid disappointing them by breaking their values or beliefs even if it’s unintentional.

Consider your budget

Not all people can afford fancy things. Therefore, you should also consider your budget before you start shopping for gifts. It’s perfectly fine if you can’t afford the latest gadget that he really wanted to buy right now, or the perfect designer shoes that looks really good on her. You can always opt for something that is free but still feels intimate.

For example, you can gather your pictures together and create a scrapbook out of it. It’s the thought that counts, and the effort you’ve exerted into doing his gift. So, if you are really having financial problems right now, you might as well erase all ideas of what could be the possible material Christmas gift for him but start tapping your imagination. You have a lot of choices—from writing a poetry or song, creating a scrapbook, baking cookies, or simply giving her a bunch of her favorite flowers. No matter what is it, as long as it comes from you, your significant other will definitely appreciate it.

Now that you know the factors to consider in buying the coolest Christmas gift, you could either start shopping or start thinking of surprises that will not cost that much at all for your loved one. Above anything else, the most important thing that you can do is to make your boyfriend or girlfriend feel loved this Christmas.