December 11, 2015

How to Pick the Perfect Gift?

Disclosure: I was recently asked by The J.M Smucker Company to create some unique tips for using Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee and I wanted to share it with you.

How to pick the perfect gift?

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I have been told for many years that I am an expert in gift giving. I guess it is a skill, but I like to think it is from being observant and listening to people. We all know I like to shop on a budget, so I go for thoughtful gifts over expensive gifts. I remember in college one of the best gifts I ever received was a silver coffee pot. It was from a second-hand shop and given to me by a friend of mine that I taught school with; I still have it 20 years later. It was sweet since I do drink a lot of tea and coffee. It was fancy, and it was something I didn’t have. It was also a gift that came with a great book. I find that there isn’t anything better than a good cup of coffee, comfy couch, and a book. Now that I am out of college I actually take the time to look for the right coffee. There are so many varieties, Americano, latte, decaf, espresso, French vanilla, caramel, hazelnut and more.

It just so happens that 20 years later I have a friend who is also a teacher, who also loves to read and write a good book, and low and behold she is from Rhode Island. If you follow my site, you know my husband is from Rhode Island. It is, in fact, the home of Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee. I am 100% sure that is the only brand of coffee she drinks. She says it runs through her veins. I personally think she drinks so much of it that it has no choice. I decided I would make her the ultimate gift basket for a fellow coffee drinking, book loving, writer. I wanted her to know that my gift was all about the things she loves.

I headed to Walmart to gather my supplies and her life line. She really does need coffee. I know people say they need coffee and are joking, but she isn’t. I decided I would make a writer’s kit since she is working on a book. I also know that during the holidays we reflect on all the holidays before the one that is present. We think about our childhood, the good times, and the bad. We remember the snow, Santa, presents, and being present. We think back to the trimming of the tree, secret Santa gifts, and ugly holiday sweater themes. We think back to our friends back then and today. We think about the holiday, and we live for this day. This day is the one we are grateful to have. She has a family now and a house of her own. She has deadlines, groceries to buy, a phone to answer, and kids to mind. It was my turn to remind her that it all about her for a couple of hours.

#DunkinToTheRescue for the perfect gift. This is what I bought her and why:

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I bought her things to set up her desk. She is working on her first of many novels. I bought her pens, and pencils, erasers, sticky notes, and a journal. I bought her a book and a phrase for her desk, and I bought her some of her favorite Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee. I want her to know that I support her dream and remind her I am behind her today and tomorrow.

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When you buy people gifts remember it is about thinking about who they are. What is important to them. What will bring back memories for them. What will they find comfort in. I make sure the gifts I get are special and say to the person that I bought it for them because I care about them, and I support their dream or goal. I want to buy my friends gifts that say to them that they are important to me and their happiness is extremely important to me. I would also like to point out that Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee at Walmart always fits, always tastes good, and it smells divine! It is the perfect gift for the friends in your life. It is the perfect gift for the person that you aren’t sure what to buy. I also made a pink basket for my child’s teacher. It has everything she needs to make her desk space cheerful. The possibilities are endless when you start with a great gift. Hope your holiday is filled with love, joy, and that you always have enough Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee on hand.

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Walmart has a variety of flavors, roasts and seasonal items for every Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee fan, they even have Seasonal flavors perfect for the Holidays. And before you head over to Walmart, make sure to grab this coupon >>> $1.00 off via Ibotta on Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee exclusively at Walmart.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dunkin’ Donuts® . The opinions and text are all mine.

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