FOR MY VALENTINE: Top 5 FABULOUS Gift-Giving Tips

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about the perfect gift for your sweetie! Simplify the process and make your gift REALLY stand out by keeping these few simple ideas in mind…..

1. WRAP

Entice the recipient by delighting them with the wrapping of  the gift.  Purchase a glitzy paper or box that represents “detail”.  This shows the recipient that you really care even before the gift is opened.   Also, select a lovely ribbon.  This could be ribbon that compliments the wrap itself or perhaps, it is a monogrammed ribbon. Then, finalize the gift with a  card that compliments the wrap.  I prefer a blank card that is made to relate to the wrap, and then I  write a personalized message.  This assures the recipient that I really care.

Martha Stewart Valentine's

For step-by-step instructions from Martha Stewart on creating the packages shown above, click HERE. To print out her basic gift card template, click HERE.

2. MAKE IT MEANINGFUL

Notice small and endearing qualites about the recipient.  Tailor your gift around those special traits.

  • For example, a person who loves to read may receive from me a lovely pair of reader glasses, rather than a book.  A book is certainly a wonderful present, but a fabulous pair of readers is much more creative! The glasses also demonstrate that a greater consideration was given when selecting their gift.
heart glasses

Look at these cute reading glasses from CuteReadingGlasses.com! Notice the heart cutouts on the arms!

3. PERSONALIZE

A monogram or an engraving shows you care.  Many items can be considered for monogramming or engraving.  For a gift of any occasion, “his and hers” pillowcases are always a wonderful choice. Stop by my retail shop, Knotting Hill Interiors, to select your favorite linens and the perfect monogram to compliment them.

monogrammed pillows

These lovely monogrammed pillows add personalization to this bedroom. Photo from Decor Pad.

4. KEEP A GIFT JOURNAL

Start a gift journal either in book form or on your Ipad or cellular device.  Jot down interesting things about the recipients on your list, and then, shop throughout the year.  Keep a constant list, and when you see something that reminds you of a person, go ahead and purchase it. This way your gifts are more meaningful, and you won’t be tempted to just buy something to get it out of the way.

journal

A journal, such as the one shown above from thisnext.com, is a great way to ensure perfect gift-giving for your loved ones.

5. ENJOY!

Gift giving has been proven to promote a connection with family and friends.  Ellen J. Langer, a Harvard pshychology professor says, “If I don’t let you give me a gift, then I am not encouraging you to think about me and think about the things that I like.  That doesn’t do service to the relationship”.   So, enjoy the process and the benefit of connecting with others!

NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE HELP WITH MAKING YOUR HOME EVEN MORE FABULOUS, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR AN IN-HOME OR ONLINE CONSULTATION  AT KIMBERLY@KNOTTINGHILLINTERIORS.COM

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Stylish, sophisticated and dramatic, Kimberly Grigg brings her unique talents to client’s homes across the country and to her retail boutique, Knotting Hill Interiors. An award winning retail boutique and an award winning full service design firm, Knotting Hill offers luxury interior design, renovation and remodeling services, custom design, childrens rooms and nurseries and accessorizing. The retail boutique sells fabric, home furnishings, retail design, lamps, accessories, art, upscale furniture consignment, gifts, fashion and jewelry. Voted “Best on the Beach” in both retail and design, our customers say that this place and this process is truly “enchanted”! Knotting Hill Interiors is based in Myrtle Beach South Carolina and has two locations at 7753 North Kings Hwy and 7751 North Kings Hwy.