Writing a gift note is a great way to show your appreciation for the person you’re giving the gift to. It’s also a fun way to practice your writing skills.
A gift note can be as short or as long as you like, but there are a few things you should keep in mind when you’re writing it. These tips will help you write the perfect gift note.
1. Know the Person You’re Giving the Gift To
Before you start writing your gift note, you need to know the person who’s receiving the gift. If you don’t, you won’t be able to write a note that’s appropriate for that person. You also need to think about what you want to say in the note. For example, if you’re sending a gift to your boss, you probably don’t want to write, “I hope you have a great day.” Instead, you should write something like, “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you.”
2. Think about What You Want to Say in the Gift Note
– Is the gift appropriate for the recipient? If you’re buying a gift for a coworker, for example, you may not want to buy a gift certificate to a fancy restaurant. Instead, a gift card to a fast-food restaurant may be more appropriate.
– If the Gift Is Not Appropriate for the Recipient: If the gift is not appropriate for your recipient, don’t give it to them. You may want to return it to the store where you bought it. If that’s not an option, you can ask the store to send the gift back to you. If the store won’t do that for you, call the store and ask them to send it back. You can also return the gift at a store that sells gift cards. For more information on gift cards, check out the section “Buying Gift Cards,” later in this chapter.
When you return a gift, you have to pay a restocking fee. The fee varies from store to store, so check with your local store to find out how much you’ll be charged. The fees can add up quickly, so be sure to shop around for the best deal. Also, make sure you get a receipt for the return. You’ll need that receipt when you file a return with the IRS.
## Buying gift cards
Gift cards are a great gift because they’re easy to give and can be used for a variety of things. They’re also a good way to save money because you can use the gift card for any store you want. Gift cards come in many different sizes, so you can choose the one that’s right for the gift recipient. Here are some of the different types of gift cards you can buy:
– Gift cards for a specific store, such as a grocery store, department store, or gas station.
## Making the Perfect Gift Basket
You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to make a beautiful gift basket. In this chapter, we show you how to create a gift basket that’s just right for any occasion. In addition, we give you tips on how to make sure that your gift basket contains the right kind of items. Finally, we explain how to package your gift so that it’s ready to give when it arrives at the recipient’s doorstep.
## Choosing the Right Type of Gift Baskets
You can buy gift baskets at most department stores, grocery stores, and discount stores. Some stores also sell gift baskets on their Web sites, and you can find gift baskets for sale on the Internet as well.
When you shop for gift baskets, look for the following types of baskets. Each type of basket has its own purpose, and each type is appropriate for a different type of occasion.
## Making the Most of Your Gift
Your gift may be the most important part of your gift giving, but it’s also the most difficult. You want your gift to be perfect, but you also want it to arrive on time and in good condition. To make sure your gift arrives in the best shape possible, follow these tips:
– Don’t wrap your gift until the last minute. Wrapping your gift before you put it in the box can make it hard to get out of the box. If your gift isn’t wrapped when you ship it, you run the risk of having it arrive in a crumpled, wrinkled, or otherwise damaged condition. If wrapping your gift is the last thing you do, put it off until the day before you ship your gift. That way, you’ll have plenty of time to wrap the gift and get it ready for shipping.
– Don’t put your gift in a box that’s already been used for something else. A box that has been used to ship something else may not be the right size for your gift, and it may be too small or too large. If you don’t know what kind of box to use, ask a store associate for help.
– Make sure that the box you use for shipping is large enough to hold your gift and that it has plenty of room in the bottom to keep your gift from shifting around during shipping. (If the box is too small, the gift may not arrive in the same condition as when you shipped it.)
– Be careful when you open the box to get your gift out of it. Don’t open it until you get to the gift-receiving person’s house. Opening the box before you get the gift to the person you’re giving it to can damage the gift or even cause it to be lost or stolen. (See the later section “Packing Your Gift” for tips on packing your gift.)
– If you want to make your gift extra special, wrap it in tissue paper or a pretty wrapping paper before you pack it. The tissue paper makes the gift look more expensive and the wrapping paper makes it look more like a gift you bought at a department store.