Holidays & Celebrations Anniversaries

Buying a Wedding Or Anniversary Gift

Published at 03/28/2012 18:19:46


Have you ever noticed that its easy to buy something for yourself, but when it comes to buying items for other people, it can seem nearly impossible to find the right gift? This is especially true when it comes to events such as gifts for weddings and anniversaries. You hate to spend a great deal of money on something if you're not sure the recipient is going to thoroughly enjoy it, or simply pretend to like it and stuff it in their closet for all of eternity. If you're looking for the perfect gift wedding anniversary or other major event, here are a few helpful tips.

First, set a price point. The amount of money you spend on the person you are buying the gift wedding anniversary present for should directly correlate to how close you are with this person. If they are your immediate family or best friend, obviously you're going to want to spend a little more. However, if they are a coworker or distant cousin, you can get away with spending much less.

Next, find out if there is a gift wedding anniversary registry. If so, this can make finding the right present much simpler. Go to the stores listed on the registry and, generally, there will be a kiosk where you can enter the gift recipients information. The registry will show which gifts the recipient wants and which gifts have already been purchased. Often, you can review gift registries online as well.

If you'd prefer to buy something that is more personal, consider purchasing a gift wedding anniversary present from an antique shop. Often, you can find memorable gifts ranging from antique crystal to precious metal keepsakes, intricate vases and much more. These gifts might cost a little more, but they will also likely be a one of a kind present.

Another tip for buying a gift wedding anniversary present is to consider gift cards. When people get married, have an anniversary or any other sort of major life event, they are going to receive many gifts from loved ones. Sometimes they may end up getting many of the same gifts and will likely end up with a few returns and exchanges. By giving them a gift card, you can avoid the mistake of giving the wrong gift.

Finally, remember the old cliché .its the thought that counts. While some people may feel obligated to spend big on expensive items, it is often the more meaningful gifts that will be remembered. If you are on an extremely small budget, you may even want to consider making your own gift wedding anniversary present.

Of course, you should never be afraid to come out and ask what someone wants as a gift wedding anniversary present. Even though it wont be a surprise, it saves you both the trouble of ending up with the wrong gift. Remember, if it was your wedding or anniversary, then you would probably want people to ask you what you wanted for your big day.