Finding the right present is not so simple, or at least not for me. I love to make presents, but the thing is, that i only love to make good presents. And good presents are hard to find…
Why? Because what i think will make a good present for you, may be not a good present for you at all. I don’t know if you really thought about it- one knows it per default actually, but i think it’s difficult to apply: The good present for you is not a good present for someone else, the good present for someone else is what he thinks is a good present for you, because he also thinks, that the good present for him will make a good present for you.
It’s actually not so complicated as I made it sound. It’s just like that: i go to get a present for someone, i want it to be good- so i search for a thing, that i find good and i think, that the person will find good too. So a compromise between my opinion and his. But in many cases the things, that will be a great present for that person, are actually things, that i don’t think that will make a good present at all, because they wouldn’t come in consideration for me- so i don’t look at them or not consider them at all.
So- if you can, next time you go for a present, try to look only from the viewpoint of the person, that the present is for and not from a combination of yours and his viewpoint. Seeing the real joy in his eyes will give it all back to you 😉