Bamboo Gifts – The Perfect Gift

Did you know that Bamboo is the perfect gift for all occasions? Whether for birthdays, anniversaries, or any other special holiday, your bamboo gifts will be remembered for many years.

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‘Tis the season to find the perfect gift for your loved ones, your friends, or perhaps a gift exchange you may have been coerced to join!  As the holidays approach, it can be stressful finding the perfect gift for whatever situation can be stressful.  However, if you are equipped with some knowledge of gift-giving etiquette, it can make the process a lot easier.

We all have those awkward situations of dealing with everyone’s different interpretation of gift-giving.  There are those who show up to every party with a bottle of wine or some other gift for the host.  Others feel comfortable with a simple hello and thank you.  Which is right?

Following are some rules and tips for proper gift-giving etiquette and why it is important.

Gift-Giving Rules

The Proper Gift Exchange

When you are given a gift, generally, you want to have one to give in return.  This is not always the case.  There are situations when people give gifts not expecting anything in return.  Examples of these situations are when you are celebrating someone else and/or their accomplishments such as birthdays, weddings, and graduations.  Just a thank you note will suffice if it is any of these situations.

The Gift of Equality

If someone gifts you something expensive, must you do the same in return?  Many people feel pressured to give a gift of equal of greater value to the one that was gifted to them when placed in a situation where they have received a gift and are expected to give one in return.  This is an incorrect assumption to which you must not fall prey.  Always remember, it is the meaning of the gift, not the dollar value.  Next time you find yourself in one of these situations, keep that in mind.

Group Gifting

We’ve all had it happen.  You give a gift to a co-worker and now you are overcome with guilt for not sharing gifts with the rest of the office.  The question we must all face:  if you give to one person in a group of friends, do you have to give to everyone in the group?  It is natural to feel uncomfortable in this scenario, but you shouldn’t.  It really comes down to your relationship to the other party.  Keep in mind, if you are visibly excluding someone while gifting others, then it might be the best option to gift the rest of the group, or consider not gifting at all.  Even better, exchange your gifts in private.

Proper Party Etiquette

It is proper gift-giving etiquette to show up with some sort of token of gratitude for the host – they have opened their home to you and that should be acknowledged.  This does not have to be a big gift, just something that serves as a sign of appreciation.  Depending on your relationship with the host, this can be done in the form of flowers, a beautiful, scented candle, or, if your relationship with the host is on a more personal level, perhaps a beautiful throw blanket

Gift Giving Tips

The Recipient

Of course, when giving a gift, it is most important to think about who will be receiving it.  Keep in mind, since the gift is for them, it should be chosen according to their particular personality and what they like.  Is the one receiving the gift a family member, close friend, or significant other?  Are they someone who enjoys big extravagant gifts, or someone who prefers functional, yet luxurious gifts such a Bamboo Sheets?  When choosing the right gift for someone, these are valuable thoughts to keep in mind.

Choosing the Gift

If we were to take a survey, it would be safe to say that the majority of respondents would prefer gifts that are personalized.  Think back to a special memory you share with the recipient.  Perhaps it will be a photo collage, or a sweater you caught them staring at, or those incredibly soft Bamboo Towels they’ve been wishing for; whatever it is, make sure the bamboo gifts have meaning.

The Nature of the Gift

When giving a gift, it is important to keep in mind that not everyone celebrates the same holidays.  What is the nature of the gift you are giving?  Are you welcoming new neighbors to the neighborhood with a loaf of homemade bread, or giving a Christmas present to that special friend?  Cultural sensitivity is critical when gift-giving.  No one wants to hurt anyone’s feelings or be thought of as rude.

What to Do When You Have Forgotten a Gift

Let’s face it; we’ve all done it.  We all get caught up in the busyness of life and unintentionally forget to send a gift.  Perhaps it was your friend’s baby shower, or your sister’s fortieth birthday, however, regardless of the situation, forgetting a gift can be awkward.  Finding the right way to make up for forgetfulness can be painful when it comes to gift-giving.  Before you begin to panic, keep in mind that a late gift is better than no gift.  Write your best apologetic note to your friend, attach it to the Panda Baby Gift Essentials gift, and send it off knowing that all should be forgiven.

There should be joy in giving gifts.  Hopefully, this guide will help you navigate through the unwanted stress of gifting.  Now, go forward and enjoy the magical holiday season that is upon us.  Bamboo gifts are perfect for your family, friends, or even yourself.

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