Gift Giving Etiquette
Picking the Perfect Gift

How many times have you struggled with choosing an appropriate gift? Follow these simple gift giving etiquette rules to help guide your process. As they always say, it is the thought that counts. So the first step with gift giving is to think.





If you are like me, I used to dread the gift giving decision. How am I suppose to know what this person wants? My wife always picked out the perfect gift for me, but the other way around? Always a challenge! There is the "stupid husband technique", you know where you go into a lady's clothing store with your list of sizes and bang around a little until, thankfully, a sales person comes over to offer help. From there, you turn over your list, and viola!, your shopping is done ... you have your gifts that will be "just perfect" (so you think) and you just made the sales lady's season.

Okay so not really ideal, so see below for a more practical way of picking out the perfect gift for a number of different occasions.

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Appropriate gift etiquette provides you a simple two step process for deciding on the right level of gifting. What value, how to know you made the right choose, and other simple clues provided to you by the gift-ee to help you with the decision. There is nothing better than that excited reaction when the person receiving the gift opens your perfect present.

Someone you know has a graduation coming? Graduation gift etiquette will help you determine what the appropriate gift should be. Be it a kindergarten, high school, college, or something in between, know what is expected.

Just heard of someone dear getting engaged? Let bridal shower gift etiquette and wedding gift etiquette serve as your guide in getting these very important gift opportunities just right.

The baby is on the way! Baby shower gift etiquette and baptism gift etiquette will help with the gift decision for the new arrival. Whether you are the parent, grandparent, god parent, or a dear friend, make sure your gift is appropriate for the new arrival!

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Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. A time to reach out to those who make your life a little more special. Christmas card etiquette will help you with deciding who should be on the list, who should be removed, as you extend your holiday greetings during this extremely hectic time.

The passing of someone dear and close is a hard time for everyone. Sympathy gift etiquette will help you through this very delicate and sad occasion. Say you really care with an appropriate gesture at this very sad time.

Gift giving etiquette addresses that process of saying you really care for most any occasion. If you have some pointers, share them here!


Gift Giving Etiquette

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