How not to miscalculate with a gift for the New year

Note: scientists have figured out what is the perfect Christmas gift. And by the way, it should not necessarily be expensive. All the information in front of you.

Used to put off buying gifts until the last? Many do not love the Christmas holidays because all have something to give. Yes, and wisely. Often the problem is not so much how to save, how much choice is really a good gift. Attempts to predict what wishes to your friend, relative or colleague, may be futile. And if your surprise is spoiled, so you do not know and understand the person you are trying to please.
How not to miscalculate with a gift for the New year
A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, showed that the majority of us prefer those gifts that somehow reflect the personality of the giver. The experiment involved 122 people. They all took the gift of music in Itunes from their friends. As a result, those who received music tracks, matching the tastes of the donor, was very pleased. The same, by whom the donor was trying to “adjust” when selecting music, the gift did not bring great joy.

Another publication — the Daily Mail — has published useful advice for young couples who are about to celebrate their first New year together. According to scientific research, to give each other expensive gifts in the beginning of the relationship wrong. Such an act raises expectations: if in the future the surprises from the “second half” will be cheaper, it will be perceived as a cooling of feelings. In addition, a very expensive gift, the jewelry, the car, the trip in the beginning of a relationship many women can be seen as a “bribe” with a hint of a sexual relationship, not a gift from the heart.

— The longer people know each other, the “more” can be their gifts, the less you can make a memorable surprises. At the same time to choose the gift is still must be very careful. For example, be careful with the gift set if it’s a gift darling, and the second is significantly cheaper. The availability of cheap things can knock the recipient’s confused and he’ll underestimate an expensive gift, because you had to buy something else.

Adrian Furnham, professor of psychology at University                                                                        College London, President of the International Society                                                                         for the Study of Individual Differences

What can “tell” gift

How not to miscalculate with a gift for the New year
Together with present we accept the symbol that it stands for. For example, donated a suitcase can “hint” to the recipient in the frequent travel, a wrist watch that would be nice to keep track of time and not be late for the meeting. So even good, at first glance, gifts are often re-given or waived. For example, the means to care for the skin may be offensive to you gift if you have been struggling with acne and donated deodorant is unlikely to cause delight in someone who sweats a lot.

— We often want to give something that will be useful and will not gather dust on the shelves. But consider for a moment how many times your friend or colleague to receive such a gift from others? Reaching for a bottle of whiskey for his boss, just imagine how many more bottles he will get in this New year… And try to be a little more original.
Adrian Furnham, professor of psychology at University                                                                        College London, President of the International Society                                                                         for the Study of Individual Differences

How not to miscalculate with a gift for the New year
The surprise may demonstrate your superiority in that case, if the recipient will not be able to answer such a gift — for example for financial reasons — and will feel in debt. Although sometimes even a return gift may be perceived to be hostile — like, returned. To prevent this, some families stipulate in advance the price limit for Christmas gifts.

— According to statistics, the so-called intangible surprises do only 2-3% of cases, although they are easier to surprise and please. But the clothes or shoes is one of the most popular gifts, including for the New year. He is also one of the most “speaking”. The choice of an appropriate model always depends on several factors: gender, age, style and position of the recipient. Therefore, the donated thing great can “tell” about how she sees the recipient is the one who gave it to me. But to choose wisely in the present something from clothes or shoes is not easy — too easy to make a mistake with the size and color, not to mention the style.

 

Adrian Furnham, professor of psychology at University                                                                        College London, President of the International Society                                                                         for the Study of Individual Differences

6 ideas for the perfect gift for the New year

How not to miscalculate with a gift for the New year

A gift with a story

Gifts, causing warm memories special. It is a hereditary thing or those things which had previously belonged to some well-known personalities. They can also remind you of some pleasant event or period of life.

Handmade

Gifts, hand made, require the giver more time and creative effort. Such a surprise might not have monetary value, but will be valuable for the recipient.

Exotic gift

Gifts brought from other countries, gaining more and more popularity. If this thing is not in the whole country, it is difficult to assess by money. An exotic gift is always unique, and to get it, the donor had to put a lot of effort to bring from afar or pre-order on foreign website.

How not to miscalculate with a gift for the New year

Surprise

The surprise is so good that no one is waiting, including the recipient, and is how unusual gift will be able to choose and/or some original way to present it.

Sincere congratulations

When attached to gift suggestions — such as that associated with the donated item — the value increases because you have carefully considered his congratulations.

The right thing

When people know each other (desires, interests, preferences), the chance to “hit the spot” new year’s gift to present what the recipient had long dreamed of, but could not afford, is very high.

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