With the Christmas season fast approaching once again, many of us are worrying about what to give to ‘that someone special’ as it seems that all too often most have just about everything they need. You might therefore be interested to know that there is now an actual formula which supposedly can help you pick that perfect gift!
Many of us struggle to find that present which is worthy of someone you hold highly, this formula might be worth a try if you have previously exhausted all your ideas over past Christmases. This new report reckons that Christmas Joy is as simple as: (L x 2) + 0 + E2 – PD + EM = PP (L = listening, O = observation, E = effort, PD = personal desire, EM = empathy, and PP = PERFECT PRESENT.
Karen Pine is the Professor of Psychology who devised the present formula and once you get used to using it, it really could help you work out what is that perfect gift for your loved ones. Of course once you have used the formula, and you have come up with an idea such as a Smart Phone, then you have to decide which one to buy! That will come down to your bankroll and sourcing which version is the best value for your available cash, plus what apps your loved one might want such as phone casino or the very latest in music apps. Whatever you do intend to buy using this formula can make your life a lot easier at a time of year where everyone seems to be in a rush.
- L x 2: We should listen to the person we want to buy for as we can garner quite a few hints that they may be putting out and if you concentrate doubly hard (x 2) you will learn how to pick up on the clue that are a little more subtle and quite possibly subconsciously given by your loved one. Often if you listen to what they intend to buy someone else helps as they might like those things themselves.
- O = observation and if you keep a close eye on who you are wanting to buy for they might reveal what makes them happy, so watch them whilst you are out shopping, browsing the internet or simply window shopping. Often at these times people will look at things they hope to own one day, and remember the more that person returns to look at it, the more they probably like it so you would be onto a winner
- E2: The amount of effort that goes into finding a gift for that special someone really does effect the value to the person it is intended for. Remember this effort is not just about the amount of time you spent online or trawling the shops, it is about putting that extra mile in when considering the person, their likes and their dislikes. Being given a present that has obviously had no thought put into actually devalues the present. For instance if you were going to buy an iPad, loading it with photographs and places that are important to the recipient loves makes a great gift into a fantastic one.
- PD: This is for personal desire, and watch out for this as it can really mess up your gift choice. At times we tend to buy something we, ourselves like, possibly over estimating what we actually know of the other person and this personal desire often overrides our observation and listening stages.
- EM: This is the empathetic stage and if you have the ability to know someone else’s emotions you might also be able to imagine what they would like as the perfect present shows a degree of feeling, that you have put yourself into the shoes of your loved one and have tried very hard to come up with something that suits them down to the ground. Cost does not have to be great when choosing a perfect present as long as a lot of thought has gone into finding it.