December is finally upon us. One of the busiest months to organize, decorate, and shop for the holidays. It’s the last month of the decade. So, why not go out with a big bang with presents this year?
Shopping for presents can be a burden whether it’s for your lover, coworker, or a family member you got in a game of Secret Santa. Shopping for presents is quite hard.
Asking a person what they want for Christmas is for the best since you’re hitting the bull’s eye. Although, asking is also a way of not truly knowing a person and their interest. You cannot get the best of both worlds. However, there’s an alternative way to get people to tell you what they want and need with simple questions. A wishlist.
A wishlist consists of items a person may want or need. The wishlist is given to the purchaser or buyer — in this case, a family member, partner, friend or coworker, to gift to the author. Yet, this wishlist is a bit different. We are breaking down the wants and needs of the author with questions that are worth thinking about.
Let’s start with the basic questions.
- What are your hobbies?
- What are your interests?
- What’re your favorite snacks?
- What are your favorite sports teams?
The general questions are easy to answer as it is easy to shop for. For instance, for individuals who like to read and write, an intriguing book like Three Women by Lisa Taddeo or a journal would do it. Snacks can be thrown into the bag or basket for decoration or to fill up the missing spaces. The fourth question can bring in a lot of ideas such as jerseys, coolers, mugs, flags and the list goes on. In a way, the general questions are icebreakers.
This pair of questions set a division between wants and needs.
- What do you want?
- What do you need?
The two questions take time to reflect on what a person really wants and what they really need. At times, the person might take into consideration to switch the two for fun. A person might really want a home appliance, but they really need a new designer bag. Overall, the questions can give off an idea for a present. It doesn’t have to be expensive, it can be duped.
To have fun with the wishlist, add “Would You Rather…” questions.
- Would you rather wear or hear your present?
- Would you rather want a travel size or large size present?
- Would you rather want a short or long-lasting present?
You can go completely out the blue with the “Would You Rather…” questions. The idea is to shorten down the ideal present without giving too much away. It’s broad and quick to answer.
Christmas presents don’t have to be expensive, it can be made at home. It’s thoughtful. The holiday brings people together after nostalgic feelings. Whether it’s for a friend, co-worker, or a family member, a present from you will be meaningful.
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