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Making the word “gifting” mainstream

It’s a special post for me – I’m officially a domain owner now, so from now on, my blog will be named Gifting Basics.

Being a foreigner generally makes you quite safe with your word choices. Even after spending years in the UK, I still struggle to understand most of their idioms. English language is particularly tricky, with urban meanings and Londonisms bombarding me from every direction.

Despite all this, I felt really strongly about using the word “gifting” versus “gift giving” (is it just me, or it sounds quite odd? Try saying it really quickly!). Gifting is a forgotten, neglected word that has a meaning way beyond the act of presenting a gift to someone.

It’s a permanent state of mind, where you are open to the wishes of the people around you, ready to make their days brighter, even if you don’t feel that jolly yourself.

This is my permanent state of mind, and I’m proud to be able to share it not only with my loved ones, but with you, too.

So here’s my promise: this blog will not be just about how to select beautiful gifts, it will cover much more.

Do you know how to thank for gifts? It can be awkward sometimes, if that gift is a miss, right? O if it’s too expensive, or from a person you don’t like…

What questions do you need to ask, in order to choose a perfect gift? When does a hint become too straigtforward and ruins your birthday suprise?

How to teach yourself to become less last-minute with gifts?

What do you do, if you can’t afford a gift you think that person deserves?

All these questions would not be answered by a gift guru, who only considers gifts as objects that you give on special occassions.

By using the word “gifting”, I’m planning to expand the usual boundaries and get to the bottom of the most human gift-related issues.

Stay tuned!

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Currently living and working in London, I dedicate a few hours every week to share my gifting knowledge, accumulated over the years of epic gift fails and unexpected triumphs. I'm much better at giving personal recommendations than trying to be generic, so feel free to drop me a line.


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    • Hey there! Thank you so so much for such kind words – glad to know I’m actually searchable on Yahoo, that’s a pleasant surprise in itself 🙂 When you have more time, feel free to suggest topics or ask for an individual recommendation (it’s much more fun giving personalised advice). Have a great week!

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