Since time memorial, human beings have been known to gift one another to celebrate various occasions that mark important transitions in life. Sometimes, we simply do it to appreciate one another. This has not changed even a single bit and still happens to be the norm in all cultures worldwide. However, in the range of gifts given, some will definitely recur many times in your lifetime because they are important hallmarks of major events, both in your life and in the lives of your loved ones. These include wedding gifts, baby shower gifts, birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, anniversary gifts, and spiritual gifts.
With this in mind, you have to agree to the fact that what you may sometimes wish to have for a gift during such events may not be thought of by the gift-givers. So, what does this lead to? You end up with gifts that you may not have good use for, thus making them a nuisance instead of being the blessing that they were intended to be.
To solve this puzzle, gift lists, or commonly known as wish lists, can help you with telling your gift-givers what you would like them to bring you for the particular occasion. This will ensure you only have what you need for gifts — which is a win-win for both the receiver and the giver of the gift. Besides, it helps ensure that there is no duplication of gifts given so that you do not have too much of a particular gift item.
Let us have a look at some of the gift lists that you will surely have to prepare in your lifetime:
Wedding Gift Lists
Weddings are the celebration of a marriage and are very significant markers of the genesis of a family, which is the basic unit of any society. If you are preparing a wish list for your wedding, there are two major factors that you have to consider:
- The economic status of the gift-givers: Your list should be all inclusive. Essentially, the items in the list should include both the pricey and economical items so that everyone attending the wedding may have something to give regardless of their financial endowments.
- What you will need for your marriage: Whether you want gifts for your honeymoon, or household needs, you should communicate this through your gift list
Christmas is that time of the year that you get to meet your loved ones after a year-long separation. Your gift list should therefore include what you would like your loved ones to bring you during this festive season. It may be that watch that you have admired throughout the years or perhaps the gaming system you saw at your buddy’s place. Just make sure that the items in your list are affordable. It is never too early to start buying presents either, as you will find major Christmas sales after the season.
Baby Shower Gift Lists
Babies are a blessing and indeed cute creatures. They attract a large number of gifts. Your baby should not be an exception. So, what are some of the items that you may consider in your list? Baby furniture, baby formula, baby lotions, infant car seat, baby medical supplies and even those adorable undershirts should form part of your list. The items should be able to serve your baby for the first and second years of his/her life, not just the first month.