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Your 1-minute-a-week shortcut to
always having awesome gift ideas well in advance.
My attempt to make you smile
before getting to today’s gift ideas
Hi gift-givers! Better Gift Coach has been required by regulators to warn you about the possible side effects of regularly reading this newsletter. Consider yourself warned…
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One-ish more thing(s)
before today’s gift ideas
Believe it or not, there are exactly 5 months until Christmas!
In last week’s email, I asked the community “When do you begin your holiday gift brainstorming?”
What month do you think was the most popular answer?
See under the P.S. section to find out.
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Gift idea time! Here’s a story of a
great gift to spark your creativity
The “anonymous joy" Gift:
Why this gift is great
Material gift + experience
Indirectly a gift for more than just the recipient
Reminds the recipient of goodness in life during a bad time
Under these circumstances, the bar for what constitutes a good gift is low
Gift stands out because it’s not given when all of the other gifts for this occasion would be given
As with 🎁 Keeping connected - Fairy Godmother Style, a series of gifts offers the recipient something to look forward to and extends the duration of the gift-recipient experience
Brainstorming your version of this gift
Consider that this same gift given non-anonymously would have still been a very meaningful gift.
Before sending an anonymous gift (or gifts), consider the recipient's privacy and emotional state. You don’t want to intrude on their personal space or cause discomfort.
In addition to bereavement events, anonymous gifting can be well-received for other occasions as well.
To limit the time you spend on selecting gifts, consider a subscription gift service where you can more or less set it and forget it (see 🎁 Nurture a relationship on autopilot)
Many online retailers offer ways for you to deliver items as gifts which allow you to further conceal your identity. Here’s an article detailing how to send gifts anonymously via Amazon, E-Bay, USPS, and more.
Making this gift happen
If you choose to give someone an anonymous gift, how will you conceal your identity as the gift-giver? ____
Do you know a child (or adult) who is going through a rough patch and could use regular pick-me-ups? ____
Spread some love! Share this gift idea
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Share the stories of your best gifts
Please reply to this email ~ or ~ click the button below if you have stories of awesome gifts that you can share with the community that fall under the below topics:
Handwritten letter as a gift
Any memorable gift you’ve received or given
Your input helps others brainstorm
Have you ever given an anonymous gift to a friend or family member?
Answer to see the rest of the community's response.
My attempt to send
you off with a smile
Cheers to all you anonymous gift-givers,
Better Gift Coach
P.S. Seriously, if you have a story of an anonymous gift received (or given) please reply and share it! I love these stories. Thanks!
Community Survey Findings
In last week’s email, I asked you all “When do you begin your holiday gift brainstorming?” In case you missed them, below are the results.
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