Buying Apparel for Gifts
Shopping for gifts can be a time consuming, oftentimes expensive
and frequently frustrating task. If you are finding that you are
facing the task of buying a gift, you will want to consider all
of your options. In this regard, you should give serious consideration
to buying apparel for gifts. Through this article, you will be provided
with some of the pros and cons associated with buying apparel for
Shopping Can Be Fun
It can be a lot of fun to go shopping and imagine your recipient
in the various outfits or articles of clothing on display. But if
you’re not purchasing a gift card to the person’s favorite store,
you have to be careful in your choices. Many people, especially
parents and grandparents, buy clothing they would like to see the
person in, rather than the clothing he or she would prefer to wear.
Even friends fall into that category, and give others clothing in
colors that will never look good on them.
Color is a Good Place to Start
If you simply must choose the clothing, color is a good place to
start. What colors does the person wear now? What colors does he
or she seem to avoid? And remember, sometimes people look horrendous
in clothing in their favorite color!
Don't Forget Size
Now you must have the size, and the best way is to check the tag
on their current clothing. If you’re a parent, this is easy. If
you’re a friend, you can call the parents of the person you want
to buy for, or you can weasel your way into checking the shirt tag
or asking a pants/skirt size. “Hey, you’re tag is sticking out of
your sweater, let me tuck it back in,” is always a good excuse to
Pick the Store that the Recipient Likes
Now the store. So she likes Hot Topic even though you wouldn’t
be caught dead in there? So be it. Go to Hot Topic and look for
a design she might like in the color range and size you decided
upon. He might like to shop at Abercrombie, a place where you can
never find anything to fit. Go there and take your color and size
Ask Around, Get Feedback and Suggestions
If you’re buying for a friend and you’re in doubt, ask other friends
or the parents of your recipient. They are usually ready to help.
If you’re a parent, you always have the option of taking the person
shopping. An outing with lunch or dinner might be a way to reconnect
during your busy lives.