How to choose the perfect gift – in vacation

punga_cadouVacations. Running for gifts for loved ones – you cannot go back home without nothing special for them. Choosing the perfect gift for each and every special one in your life might not be as easy as you think.

When you go somewhere, family and close friends might expect to receive at least a gift, a small token to remind them about that place – and about you. For instance, if  a man is in another city for a while (a few days or longer) by himself, his wife might expect something when he gets back. And so will the kids – especially the kids. If that happens when traveling rather close to home, try to imagine what does a trip to another country or continent mean…

That little thing bought especially for your beloved ones makes all the difference in the world. It is a gesture showing affection and care for them.

But how to choose the perfect gift? Let’s see some tips and tricks that might help.

  • Think local. This is the first and the most important advice. Pick up something local, something that will remind everyone of that place you’ve been to. If you saw a museum, pick something specific. If you visit a cave, pick up some cards or something sold on the spot. If you visit a town renown for anything special (some color, a craft of some kind etc.) make sure you choose something like that.
  • Think special. Remember: you are choosing gifts for your beloved. This is not an obligation, this is something that should please you. You should buy these gifts with joy, thinking of how happy they’ll be when they get them.
  • Think small. You don’t necessarily have to get back home with three extra large suitcases. It’s the gesture that counts. If you choose wisely, the recipients will be delighted. You may choose a cup personalized with local monuments (or somehow else special) or you can pick up refrigerator magnets with local sights/monuments, a small jewelry box etc. and you still make a good impression.
  • Remember what their preferences are. Knowing the likes and dislikes of  each family member will help you a great deal in choosing the perfect memory-gift for each of them. If you love someone, you’re supposed to get to know that person very well in time. That comes natural, you don’t have to do something special. (Or do you?) Pay attention at what they like, what they say they like and what they look at in a… more special way. Remember those preferences.
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A gift that comes out of love makes all the difference in the world. I admit I like receiving such memory-gifts from my husband and I treasure them all. I also like to buy gifts for my family and friends and I am so happy when I see their faces as I hand them those gifts.

What do you generally choose as gift for your loved ones when in a vacation?


I’m offering public relations, communications and image counseling in everyday life and I have a PR agency – PRwave INTERNATIONAL. I am passionate about reading, blogging (I also have a blog in Romanian) and traveling. Follow me on Twitter - @violetaloredana (Romanian) and @TravelMoments.

2 thoughts on “How to choose the perfect gift – in vacation

  • 27 November, 2009 at 14:33

    I think that if you always focus on what would the other person want, you will get a good present. 😀

  • 28 November, 2009 at 11:55

    Not only the good present, but the perfect gift. You are right!


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