Giving gifts, whether there is an occasion or not, is a beautiful thing to do. Most of the time, it simply aims for the other person’s happiness and appreciation. However, it’s not really easy to choose a gift for somebody. For instance, how will you choose a gift to give for a backcountry traveler?
Taking this question into consideration, you will know what to give if you really think about the person. Many say that gifts are good as long as it comes from the heart. This means that if you truly think of that person and you feel that he/she will like this kind of thing, then why don’t you buy it, wrap it up, and send it to that person?
Of course, this is easier said than done. It’s hard to choose gifts. That’s why, we present here a few tips to give the perfect backcountry gift:
1. Think of that person.
If you’re thinking of buying a gift for a person, you should first think of what he/she likes. You can’t possibly buy something you like for another person, since you’re not sure whether he/she will like it not.
Humans have different taste and preferences. What you like may not be appealing to the other person. So, if you’re trying to look for the “perfect gift”, you should consider what that person likes.
If the other person is a backcountry traveler, you ought to ask yourself some of these questions, “What does that person like?” “What does that person need?” “Does that person prefer bags or gear?” and so on.
2. Choose one of good quality.
If you’ve decided what thing you will give as a gift to that person (who is a backcountry traveler), then you could have decided along the lines of backcountry gear, clothes, and other necessities.
If you have, then you ought to choose that which is of good quality. It doesn’t have to be expensive, as long as it is sturdy and can be used several times. You have to think of a gear, which you yourself will use.
Actually, there’s nothing wrong with buying something inexpensive, as long as your intentions are good. However, buying something just for the sake of giving a gift is kind of rude.
So, think twice before choosing and try to find something which will surely help that person in making the most out of his/her next backcountry adventure.
3. Try giving a gift certificate.
If you are still indecisive in choosing which gift to give, then you can opt for giving a gift certificate. There’s nothing wrong with giving such a thing.
In fact, it might actually be quite considerate since most of us prefer to use things which we personally chose. If you think like this, then you can simply get a gift certificate, put it in an envelope and mail it to the person you’re giving a gift to.
He/ She can then go to the store and choose something he/she likes instead. This way, you know that he/she likes the gift and will definitely use and treasure it.
4. Buy from a friendly retailer.
On the other hand, if you bought the gift yourself (either it’s a gear, clothes, and etc.), make sure that you bought that from a customer-friendly retailer. They should also have good policies on returns. This will be an advantage to you and to the one you’re giving a gift to.
Not only will it be pleasant when you’re buying, it will also be fine when the person you’re giving the gift to exchanges the product for another or returns the gift. Moreover, it will be good to be hassle-free when that recipient makes complains about damage products.
5. Find the perfect opportunity.
Lastly, you have to think of the timing of your gift. Thinking of the next possible opportunities when you’ll travel will help in making choices about your choice of gift.
For instance, if you’re going on a skiing trip to the Alps in the next holiday, you can buy some skiing gear for your companion. This will give him/her a chance to appreciate the gift by using it on the trip.
Following these five simple tips will definitely let you down. Not only will it be easier for you to choose the “perfect” gift, more importantly, it will make the recipient happier knowing that you’ve thought of him/her well.
So, what are you waiting for? Start thinking!