Attention: scientists have found out what a perfect New Year's gift is. And by the way, it does not have to be expensive. All information is in front of you.
Are you used to postpone the purchase of gifts until the last? Many do not like the New Year holidays because everyone needs to give something. Yes, and wisely.
Often the problem is not so much how to save, but how to choose a really good gift. Attempts to predict what your friend, relative or colleague wants to receive may be futile. And if your surprise is unsuccessful, then you don’t know and understand the person you are trying to please.
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A recent study published in
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, it has been shown that most of us prefer gifts that somehow reflect the personality of the donor.
The experiment involved 122 people. All of them took as a gift the music in itunes from their friends. As a result, those who received music tracks appropriate to the taste of the donor were very pleased. For those who the donor tried to “tune in” when choosing music, the gift received did not bring much joy.
Other publication -
- published useful advice for young couples who are going to celebrate their first New Year together.
According to scientific research, giving each other expensive gifts at the very beginning of a relationship is wrong. Such an act overstates expectations: if in the future the surprises from the “second half” become cheaper, it will be perceived as a cooling of the senses. In addition, a very expensive gift - jewelry, a car, a ticket - at the beginning of a relationship, many women can be perceived as a "bribe" with a hint of sexual relations, and not a gift from the bottom of my heart.
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Together with the gift we accept the symbol that stands behind it.
For example, a donated suitcase can “hint” to the recipient about frequent travels, and a watch - that it would be nice to keep track of time and not be late for meetings. Therefore, even good, at first glance, gifts are often given or rejected. For example, a facial skin care product can be an insulting gift for you if you have been struggling with acne for a long time, and a deodorant donated is unlikely to delight someone who sweats a lot.
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Surprise can also demonstrate your superiority if its recipient cannot respond with such a gift - for financial reasons, for example - and will certainly feel indebted.
Although sometimes even a return gift can be perceived as hostile - they say, returned it. In order to prevent this, some families stipulate a limit on the value of New Year's gifts in advance.
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Gifts that evoke warm memories are special. These are hereditary things or those objects that used to belong to some famous person.
They can also remind you of some pleasant event or period of life.
DIY gifts require more time and creative efforts from the donor. Such a surprise may not have a monetary value, but it will certainly be valuable to the recipient.
Gifts brought from other countries are gaining more and more popularity. If this thing is not available in the whole country, it is difficult to value it with money.
An exotic gift is always unique, and in order to get it, the donor had to make a lot of efforts - to bring from afar or pre-order on a foreign website.
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The surprise is that no one is waiting for him, including the recipient himself, and lies in how much an unusual gift you can choose and / or what an original way to present it.
When wishes are attached to a gift - for example, related to a given item - its value increases, because you thought your congratulations well.
When people know each other well (desires, interests, addictions), the chance to "get to the point" with a New Year's gift and present something that the recipient had long dreamed of, but could not afford very high.