When Should You Buy A Gift Voucher or a Physical Gift?

When Should You Buy A Gift Voucher or a Physical Gift?

When Should You Buy A Gift Voucher or a Physical Gift?

Are you looking for gift giving ideas and wondering whether to buy a gift voucher or a physical gift? It can be a tricky decision, but fear not, we're here to help!

The Recipient

Firstly, consider the recipient. Are they someone who would appreciate a specific, thoughtful gift, or would they prefer the flexibility of choosing their own present? For example, if your friend has a particular interest in a certain type of dog breed, you may want to buy them a book or a piece of merchandise related to that breed. However, if you're not sure what your friend needs or wants, a gift voucher could be the perfect choice.

The Occasion

Another thing to consider is the occasion. A physical gift is often more suitable for major life events, such as weddings, milestone birthdays, or anniversaries. However, for casual events such as a friend's housewarming party, a voucher can give the recipient the freedom to choose something that suits their new home decor or style.

However, there are some situations where gift vouchers may not be the best option. If the recipient is going through a difficult time, such as a bereavement or their dog is unwell, a physical gift that shows them you care and have thought about their situation may be more appreciated. At Doggy Hampers we have the dog Get Well Hamper just for this occasion.

Tips for making a Gift Voucher special

Ultimately, the decision on whether to buy a gift voucher or a physical gift depends on the person and the occasion. Whatever you decide to give, make sure it's presented with love and thoughtfulness. If you are buying a gift voucher online, consider contacting the company in advance to see if you they can send a physical gift voucher as well as a digital copy. Having something physical to hand your recipient for their occasion shows you've put thought into the timing of their event and it's not a last minute rush to buy something. Another tip to making your gift voucher special is to buy from local or small businesses that provide a service or a product you know your recipient would love. This shows that you've considered their interests and their locality when choosing their gift which will make life easier for them when it comes to redeeming their gift voucher.

We hope this guide has helped you navigate the world of gift giving and gift voucher etiquette. Remember, whether you choose to give a voucher or a present, it's the sentiment behind it that truly counts. Happy gifting!