Although the summer has just concluded and the fall temperatures have just arrived, believe it or not, the holiday season will be here before we know it. Besides being the time of year for chestnuts roasting on an open fire and city sidewalks dressed in holiday style, the holiday season means plenty of holiday shopping.
As you begin to compose this year’s Christmas shopping list, the possibilities for gifts really are endless for your friends and loved ones. But one thing that many people always seem to give is clothing. On one hand, giving clothing as a present is a wonderful idea; after all, we always could use a new sweater or a jacket to get us through the harsh winter months ahead. But on the other hand, buying clothing for someone, even someone you are close to, can be challenging. Not only is it difficult to determine people’s individual tastes and styles, understanding someone’s preferred size and fit is an entirely different issue.
But just because buying clothing for someone can be occasionally difficult, if you know how to do it, apparel can be a gift everyone on your list would be happy to receive. Here are a few tips to remember when you are buying clothes as a gift:
Understand their Style
Think of the clothing that you see them in on a regular basis to get a sense of their personal style. If you need further inspiration, you can also check out their social media feeds to get some great outfit ideas.
Know their Size
There’s nothing worse than receiving apparel in the wrong size. Make sure you pick the right size rather than just assuming a size so your recipient knows you put an effort in picking their gift. Best if you can provide a gift receipt just in case it doesn’t fit.
Ask a Friend
Sometimes, buying clothing for someone is best done as a group activity. Ask around their circle of friends for tips on what to get them to ensure they receive the ideal holiday present.
It’s tempting to think that just because it’s the fall season, that you have plenty of time to come up with your holiday shopping list and check it twice. With the constant busy schedules we juggle in today’s world, the month of December will arrive quicker than we’d like. That’s why now is the time to come up with your holiday shopping list; and with these tips, everyone on your list would be thrilled to receive apparel that is in their taste and in their proper size.
Trust your friends at Shay Boutique to be your holiday elves this year; we carry a wide variety of trendy styles of women’s apparel and home decor that are sure to be wonderful presents. Visit us today at 30D N Williams Street in the heart of Crystal Lake or call 815-444-6460.