You know who’s on your holiday gift list this season—it’s the friends you have on group text, your mom who you call every morning, and the special someone in your life. But if you’re still trying to figure out what to get them, I’m here to clue you in on some new ways to shop and some shopping missteps to avoid.
The mistake most people make is buying gifts that they personally love, instead of considering what the recipient would actually want. There are also some other mistakes you can avoid, as well as some tricks to follow to end up with a gift anyone is sure to love. Ahead, I’m breaking down the rules I follow to give a perfect gift every time. Scroll on to find out the 4 tricks I follow during for gift-giving over the holidays and shop pieces from my list.
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When in doubt, stick to what you know about the person you’re buying a gift for. Is their most loved designer Chanel? You can’t go wrong adding a new piece to their closet. Do they have a favorite restaurant? Get them the cookbook.
If you listen closely, you’ll pick up on gift-giving hints that people drop along the way. Whether they chat about shoes they spotted on a shopping trip or mention that they’ve been looking for the perfect travel tote, pay attention to these clues.