It’s the red and green season and also the time to shop for gifts for your loved ones. Need help with what to get? We’re here to help.
First things first, start early. The last thing you want to do is wait until the last minute before you begin shopping; not only will the rush be crazy, you are less likely to find a worthy gift by this time. Also, contrary to the practices of other countries, prices in Nigeria tend to go up when it gets closer to Christmas. At this point, they know you are desperate. If you are one of the latecomers, expect to spend almost twice, if not more, of your initial budget.
Secondly, pay close attention. Chances are that your partner is already giving you hints about what they prefer the most for a Christmas gift. Unless you’re getting them something you think they need and you’re sure they would appreciate it, don’t just assume, and don’t get them generic gifts. Pay attention to your conversations in this period; a hint or two should drop. Is there anything your partner might have mentioned in passing that they needed but are yet to get? Pull a surprise and get it for them as a gift.
If you have a female partner, you have a long list of options; a skincare set, a box of perfume, scented candles and diffuser, shoes, bags, a spa session, wigs, jewellery, a portrait of her, a phone, etc. The list goes on and on. If you’re still clueless or what they are hinting is way beyond your budget, don’t worry, we’ve got your back still.
For male partners, you’re not as limited as you think either. You can get a great pair of shoes, a spa session, perfume and diffusers, a phone, a portrait, a PlayStation, shirts, wallets, wristwatches, a beard kit, etc.
However, you must know that while these gifts are good, not all are suitable for your partner. You must think in line with what you know is their preferred choice.
Lastly, if your partner runs a business, get them something you think their business needs for expansion. For instance, if your partner is a baker, get her an extra oven or an industrial one.
To score super extra points, add handwritten notes to your gifts; there’s just nothing cuter! It lets them know that it’s not a generic gift, but you were thinking of them when you got it.