One of the main reasons we have the custom of giving and receiving presents at Christmas is to show our most loved ones how special they are to us. However, when you’ve picked out an absolutely perfect gift, simply handing it over just isn’t good enough. You can have a lot of fun with the “big reveal” itself, and it doesn’t have to take too much extra effort. Plus, you’ll also be giving everyone a great story to tell every time the person shows off their new items. Putting a little extra effort into the act of giving will make the big reveal all the more special and memorable. You don’t have to struggle to come up with creative ideas to present a Christmas gift. This article will get you covered for the festive holiday!
- Christmas Scavenger Hunt
If you’d like your friend, husband, or anyone else in the family, to work a little harder for their gift this year, try sending them on a Christmas Gift Scavenger Hunt. This scheme takes a little more work but can also double as a group activity during a party. Actually, it really depends on how long you want the scavenger hunt to last. Each clue in the hunt can lead to locations throughout the house and can include super fun Christmas-themed games and challenges to complete together before moving on to the next clue! The final clue, of course, will reveal the location of your actual gift, so you should make it a tough one. It is the perfect activity to add some fun holiday memories this season!
- Fake Packaging
It can be boring to be handed a wine-bottle-shaped gift that turns out to be just that. A bit of creative packaging can make your gift look like something completely different. A bit of subterfuge can go a long way, especially if you want to surprise the recipient! The trick here is to get disappointment from them that quickly turns to joy. Get an empty box from some utilitarian item that won’t excite the other person such as kitchen stuff, cleaning products, hardware tools or office supplies. When giving the box to your friends, they would think that you bought them something super unnecessary or meaningless. Of course, once they open the fake package, nestled deep within will be the real gift.
- The Great Divide
If your gift comes in several pieces hand it over at a few different times throughout the day. For instance, if your gift is a holiday package, the first bit would be £50 cash to spend (or in the currency of the country your friend is going to), the second bit would be the plane tickets and the third bit would be the hotel. Like a magician pulling a coin from the ear of an unsuspecting child, the recipient will never know what to expect next.
- The Discovery of the Christmas Gift
This is where you hide your gift somewhere the recipient will stumble upon it, getting a pleasant surprise. It needs to be somewhere your friend goes regularly. For example, hide the gift inside the bathroom cabinet, the sock drawer or the wardrobe. They will never expect to find their gift in such an extraordinary way!
- The Unlikely Delivery Person
During Christmas, chances are your loved one will be expecting a gift from you. This year perhaps you could give the task to your child, their best friend or a family member. Another way to do this is to ask your neighbour to pretend he got your postal delivery by mistake. The aim is to send them off track, make them think the gift giving is over and then surprise them with the most wonderful and carefully picked gift that they will fall in love with.
So there you go, the 5 special ways to present your Christmas gifts this season. Whichever idea you choose, make sure you don’t get caught! If you are going for the scavenger hunt, ensure that you don’t spread you clues before the actual hunt – this can ruin the surprise! The beauty of these suggestions is to receive genuine reaction and most importantly a very happy and excited one.