Gifts make people feel loved – and this applies not just to the receiver, but to the giver of the gift as well. Giving gifts is something special and it takes effort, time, and of course money on the part of the giver. If you are giving gifts, make sure that the receiver will be able to acknowledge and know that it is you who have given that item. Here are some things that you must place on your gift tag.
-The name of the receiver – This ensures that your gift will not be given or taken away by the wrong person. If you are having exchange gifts where gifts are randomly paced on the table, or if you have gifts placed under the Christmas tree – do not rush, but rather you may want to ensure that the name of the recipient is there.
-The name of the giver – Especially on events where the receiver will be giving thank you notes later on (such as in weddings), make sure you indicate your name so that it would be easier to refer to it in the future. If you can make your message handwritten or if you can make the whole gift tag handwritten, then it is even better.
-Your message – Write a brief but meaningful and sincere message. You may use the basic greetings but if you can insert a line or two of a personal message and what you really want to say to the receiver, then it is a lot better. As for the tips, make sure you write ‘Best Wishes’ instead of congratulations during weddings; but ‘Congratulations’ instead of good luck on graduation gifts. These two are the most common mistakes people make. While they both mean well, some may think of an underlying message hen you interchange the two greetings.
-The date the gift is given. As some people keep the gift tags they receive for sentimental reasons, make sure that you write the date of the event itself, not the date you’ve prepared them, especially if you’ve prepared them days or weeks ahead.
On top of it all, remember to securely place the gift tag on the gift. Even if you have the full information, it would be useless if the tag will be accidentally removed. Now that you have everything set, always remember that a smile and a personal greeting or wish coming from you that the recipient will hear is something that will complete the gift. So be sincere and make your greeting heartfelt because the material thing is something that can be easily bought while your thoughts and wishes is something that will make everything more special.
These tips apply to all gift-giving occasion, whether it is a relative’s birthday, a colleagues wedding, or your boyfriend or husband. Remember that just because you are already together or close that you need not put gift tags. Again, remember that some people will keep these tags for sentimental reasons.