Here are a few more pieces of advice that I try to follow:
- Plan Ahead. Not always as easy as it sounds, but I almost always give better, more thoughtful gifts when I think about what the person wants about a month before I give it. This is especially helpful when buying a gift online--which I like do.
- Include a nice handwritten note with the card. Some people from whom I have received gifts always give me such nice handwritten notes inside the card that I look forward to opening the card as much as I do the gift! I try to follow in their example and write something personal to the recipient. It's not always easy to think of something to say, but just remember, anything is better than just a signature--even if the card seems to say it all.
You're turn! I would love to hear a little piece of advice from a great gift giver as yourself!