Good gift-giving is an art. The perfect present can strengthen social ties, demonstrate that you care and bring joy — to both yourself and to the people you're gifting to!
And when better to start practicing thoughtful gift-giving than during the season of giving itself? Christmas gifts are a customary that commands careful thought and consideration. As a gifting company, we know a thing or two about building gifts so here is our simple guide to gifting:
1. Plan Ahead
Planning your gifts ahead of time helps you get organised and reduces stress. But it's also a chance for you to reflect on what gift-giving means to you and how you want to convey your appreciation for your loved ones to them. Or you could leave it to us and get one of our one-off gift boxes that have interesting treats handpicked for your recipient. There’s even a gift box called Appreciation (below), a gender-neutral gift that’s perfect to show someone you appreciate them!
2. Buy treats that your receiver will buy
Gifts are for the receiver, which means that you need to really think about who they are, what they love, and what they value when buying a gift for them!
Consider their hobbies, interests and love languages. Think about what makes them smile or light up with happiness. Or, even better, what they've wanted for a long time but haven't yet had the chance to get!
Check out our 'Build A Box' range, which has an array of treats that your receiver might need! But for a queen a.k.a mum or the matriarch figure in your life, give her the Royal Treatment (below) because why not, she just deserves it!
Of if you have a teen, the December Teen Box (below) and maybe even boxes in the subsequent months may be worth buying for them! Our last Teen Treats Box of the year has SEVEN timely treats for your teen, while the Teen Moon Box has TEN treats, including the 16-pack Crimson Organics Mini Organic Cotton! It's the perfect gift that keeps on giving, period!
3. Why not spend more?
Speaking of which, studies say that spending money on others promotes happiness. So, while it's important to look after yourself, remember there are benefits to being more generous to those around you too!
So go on, spend that cash on dad or the hubby and get them this Luxe Blokes Bundle (below), which is chock-a-block with a smorgasbord of yummy treats for the tummy as well as his skin! Because he’s worth it!
4. Gift cards are not bad
The truth is though, sometimes gift-giving can be wasteful. We occasionally get it wrong or we can spend $100 on something that's worth far less than $100 to the recipient in terms of need or want. One thing that has the same value for everybody, though, is cash. While gifting cash is popular on some occasions, it's not for everyone and can be interpreted as lazy or even offensive. So, what’s the next best thing?
Gift cards! And did you know, MyTreat offers gift cards from $25 NZD to $250 NZD! Now, that’s a way better option than a rushed or poorly chosen gift!
But if you really want to impress, you can opt to buy gift vouchers for a whole year worth of subscription to MyTreat boxes! You can choose the amount you want to gift a lucky recipient, from as low as $38.95 or as high as $779.40
5. Give a gift to yourself
Still, when all is said and done, MyTreat is all about treating yourself! The festive season can be a stressful time with all that gift-giving, gatherings and work that is to be done before the year ends. Which is why it's more important than ever for you to take care of your own mental and physical health, even as you try to master the art of thoughtful gift-giving.
Consider treating yourself by subscribing to our monthly boxes, with treats that encourage you to carve out those needed me-time moments for the New Year ahead!