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Teaming up to give dream gifts
Your 1-minute-a-week shortcut to
always having awesome gift ideas well in advance.
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My attempt to make you smile
before getting to today’s gift ideas
Hi gift-givers! This newsletter inspires you to think outside the box to unlock better gift-giving opportunities.
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before today’s gift ideas
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Gift idea time! Here’s a story of a
great gift to spark your creativity
The “pooling funds" Gift:
Why this gift is great
Prioritizes the gift-recipient’s happiness over anything else
Helps check off mutual gift-recipient’s from other people’s gift lists too
Unlocks better gift-giving opportunities that you couldn’t pursue alone
The additional effort to coordinate multiple parties and make this gift happen make it extra thoughtful and meaningful
Brainstorming your version of this gift
📕BGC Playbook for Pooling Funds Gifts:
Identify their dream gifts - Pay attention to potential gifts on their wish list that are out of the reach of your resources alone. You can even just help everyone (the gift-recipient & other potential group gift-givers) by being like my mom and just asking them to identify their dream gifts
Find collaborators - Identify & reach out to potential contributors to the gift and gauge their interest in combining resources to make this gift happen. Eventually, you’ll have to solidify those contributor commitments.
Make it happen with transparency - Take the lead in seeing this gift to the finish line. This will likely have you collecting money, buying, receiving, and wrapping the gift. You should also be regularly communicating your progress with all of the contributors to put their minds at ease.
Give credit - Ensure anyone who contributed receives credit for their contribution
Because I think group gifts are awesome, here are other great, MOSTLY FREE, group gift ideas in which the parties contribute something other than money:
Making this gift happen
[see the playbook above]
For making this and other gifts happen, consider BGC’s playbook for confident gift-giving that saves you time & stress: 4-Step Playbook for Giving Better Gifts in a Busy World. Interested, but not sure? Here’s a free preview of the playbook.
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Share the stories of your best gifts
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My attempt to send
you off with a smile
Cheers to thinking outside the (gift)box,
Better Gift Coach
P.S. I dare you to email me with some background info on the most difficult person on your holiday gift list. I’m eager for the challenge to help you brainstorm gift ideas for them.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the poll from 🎁Classic, simple, inexpensive gift of thoughtfulness
Here’s what everyone should keep in mind when brainstorming thoughtful gifts:
Nearly 50% of respondents said an annual reflections letter gift would be one of their favorite gifts
Another 35% replied that they’d at least enjoy this gift
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