Saturday, December 15, 2012

Review: The How and What of Gift Giving by Antonio Hajden

The How and What of Gift GivingTitle: The How and What of Gift Giving
The Ultimate Guide to Presenting Your Gifts Meaningfully
Author: Antonio Hajden
Publisher:  Self Published
Published: September 14, 2012
Format: Kindle
Pages: 47
Source: Author let me know the book was
free to download on Amazon during
a promotional period
Read: December 3, 2012 
In A Few Words: Full of good resources
My Rating: 4 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis:
Every once in a while we get stumped by an approaching gift-giving occasion. Don't know what to get and how to present it - it creates a sort of emotional crisis. This book aims to help you generate new, fresh ideas for gifting occasions, focusing You on creating a fun and memorable experience; rather than just guiding you on what to buy.

Inside this book you'll discover:

What are the general gifting occasions and common/acceptable gifts for each of them.

How to approach gift giving to maximize fun (both your own, and your recipient's) and minimize frustration.

How to design a good experience for the recipient, even when giving something as simple and impersonal as money.

A number of ways and how-to tips on creating the experience if you just want a quick solution without over-thinking. Supplemented with links to tutorials, guides and sites that can help you out.

Types of gifts to avoid, and more..

Melissa's Musings:

Have you ever thought about the fact that we seem to give gifts for almost every holiday and or occasion? It's surprising once you look at the list in this books just how often we give gifts. We give for holidays like Easter, Christmas, Birthdays. Then there are weddings, graduations, gifts just because, goodbye gifts, the list goes on and on.

If you get stuck when thinking about what  to get for someone this book has solutions for just about every holiday or occasion. The great thing about this book is that there are a lot of websites sprinkled throughout so if you need to do some last minute shopping and are short on time, you can definitely check these out and they're listed all in one spot.

There are also a lot of fun and creative ideas for just when and how to give your gifts.

Some of the gift ideas didn't really seem to fit, like giving your mother a velvet nightgown for Mother's day as a luxurious gift. I don't quite see that as being luxurious but rather itchy, but that's just me.

If you're stuck on creative gifts to give or you need an idea of just what kind of gift to give for a certain holiday or occasion, or you just need some quick last minute ideas for Christmas, this is a great book.

Have you finished your holiday shopping yet, or are you still looking for the perfect gift for someone?

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