You should not gift: Anything fashion-related
You should gift: Gift cards and vouchers
It goes without saying that when you’re shopping for your fashion fanatic friend, you avoid giving anything fashion-related. Why? They either already have it, have too much of it, or will judge it. Give the apparel section a miss. Instead, go for something that has meaning, such as a unique piece from a non-profit organisation or a donation to a charity in their name.
For something more straightforward, a simple gift card from their favourite retailer will do. Let them decide the damage instead.
You should not gift: Cash
You should gift: An unforgettable experience
Giving cash to your fashion friends may seem like an easy way out, since they can use it to purchase anything their hearts desire. But we beg to differ. Nothing feels more impersonal (and at times, insincere) than simply packing dollars into a sealed envelope and handing it over. Plus, the more sensitive ones might feel you’re indirectly nitpicking on how fussy they are (read: they prefer the term selective).
Instead, go for something they might enjoy, such as pampering packages of massages and mani-pedis or unique experiences such as artisan candle-making workshops. Even an enjoyable meal works. Better yet, include yourself and organise a fun day out with your girlfriend. Trust us, she’d be more than appreciative of your efforts.
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