Top Trends in Global Gifting to Be Aware Of – Giving a gift can be a tricky aspect of relationship building to get right. We all have times when we are expected to give a gift, and no one wants to give a dud one. Here are some of the rising trends in gift giving that you need to be aware of and that will make your next gift more appropriate and, therefore, more appreciated by the recipient.
Green and Eco-Friendly
There has been a marked increase in the demand for greener and more sustainable gifts. The buyers want to know where the gift comes from, that it can be recycled, and that there has been little to no waste in the manufacturing of the product. No longer is the excess packaging appreciated, and unless there is a green angle or aspect to the gift, then it simply won’t fit into the current trend in gifting. Look for certified eco-friendly gifts, such as recycled glass vases and compost bins. They’re all the rage and, as such, there is a wide range of options available.
The gift that’s been bought locally and not had to travel around the world is one that will be appreciated by all. Local has become widely loved and gifts from small local producers have become some of the most sought-after gifts for all occasions. Look for a local arts and crafts fair or a farmers’ market, where you will be able to find the perfect, locally made gift and, as such, support local small businesses in your area.
Bespoke and Personalised
The bespoke and personalised gift has become the best-recognised way to present something special to someone. Writing the person’s name or engraving a few special lines of prose or poetry on the gift just makes it that extra special. The bespoke or personalised gift has also become somewhat expected and prized, as they’re the best gifts to get and show the level of thought and attention to detail put in by the giver.
Cut flowers and potted plants meet many of the other criteria. To send flowers is generally local and green if the flowers haven’t travelled too far. They are fantastic gifts in that they serve to brighten up any space and the right plants will also help to purify the air in the room. Look for local and in-season, indigenous flowers, or the specific variety that the recipient has noted they like. They should always come with specific care instructions to make it easy for their new owner to be able to look after them and keep them going for as long as possible.
The wrong gift can damage a growing relationship and, as such, you should be aware of these growing trends. Many will not accept gifts that don’t meet some of these criteria and, as such, it is a must to either find out first or simply ensure that you follow the trends in gifting as have been discussed in this article.