Home is still the best place to spend quality time with your loved ones. The most logical reasons to stay at home after working hours and even on weekends are currently up—going out for dinner or strolling in malls may sound risky for your health due to the dreaded spread of a new virus; road traffic remains horrible wherever you go, and there are just too many TV shows and movies that are streamed online for binge-watching.
Thus, this love season, it would be ideal to give your home-loving partner a present that will further make spending precious moments at home worthwhile. There is no excuse for giving a special gift to a homebody. “Gift-giving is an act of self-gratification,” said Claudine Rodriguez, brand manager of Alessi, a house of Italian designer crafts and products. “It is a good way of strengthening relationships,” she added.
To serve as a guide to those who intend to give something special to their loved ones this love month and beyond, Rodriguez offers five simple tips on how to choose and give presents that would surely be appreciated.
Make a list of the things and interests that define the personality of your special someone. This activity will get you started on the usually tedious and confusing process of thinking of and choosing the perfect present for your partner.
Identify the specific needs of the person. Useful items are always appreciated and valued. Giving a highly useful tool or equipment will render the impression that you are mindful to his/her priorities and requirements.
Find something unique. You will impress that special person more if you would buy him/her an item that can never be easily found and bought in the supermarket or department store. “At Alessi, we have a wide range of products that can be perfect as presents because those last a lifetime,” Rodriguez said. Among the top-recommended items for the love month are corkscrews by Alessandro and/or Anna G., Mirriam Mirri heart-shaped mugs, or heart-shaped coffee spoons. Check out more unique items at Alessi.com.
Get creative with the packaging. First impressions last. Build the excitement by making sure the present you bought is creatively wrapped or packaged. Fortunately, most of the specialty items available as gift ideas are already packed beautifully so you wouldn’t have to be stressed out in wrapping those up.
Include a little bit of yourself. How about putting a hand-written notecard that comes with the gift? Nothing goes more romantic than sincere words of love and recognition that are written with your penmanship.
Alessi is a world-renowned brand that is best known for its unique and creative Italian designs. Check out its exquisite items that are best as gift ideas at Alessi’s flagship store at Bonifacio High Street and at Conlins Elements stores in Greenbelt 5.