Every gift sends a message. For instance, if you give someone a new cell phone what you’re really saying is: “Now you have to pick up anytime I call.” Jewelry says: “Your acceptance of this present requires you to forgive me for up to three offenses.” A blender says: “Next time I visit I expect a well-blended daiquiri.” Don’t disappoint your friends or family with a gift that sends the wrong message. Learn the language of gift giving with this handy Gift Translator. Here is a list of gifts and what you’re really saying by giving them…
The Gift: Fruit Cake
Translation: You seem to be a person of non-discriminating taste.
Consider instead: Wall art. This gift says: “You are very cultured and have great taste in art.” For wall art to fit any gift budget visit any Pictures Plus location and browse their selection of Publisher’s Specials.
The Gift: A Toaster
Translation: Perhaps you can use this toaster I received as a gift last year.
The Gift: A Tool Set
Translation: Maybe now you can finally fix that leaky faucet.
Consider instead: A framed photo. A framed photo says: “I love you even though you neglect the ‘Honey Do’ list.” Visit any Pictures Plus store to browse our wide selection of ready-made frames.
The Gift: A Vacuum Cleaner
Translation: Perhaps you should consider cleaning your floors once in a while
Consider instead: A custom frame. A custom frame says: “You’re a special person and you deserve something much better than a vacuum cleaner.” Remember: the Design Consultants at Pictures Plus can frame just about anything. Bring in any special memento and they will work with you to create a beautiful display solution.
The Gift: Wine
Translation: I know you don’t know much about wine so you’ll automatically assume this is a good vintage.
Consider instead: A print on canvas. A print on canvas says: “Here’s a one-of-a-kind work of art for a one-of-a-kind loved one.”
Still don’t know what to get? Remember: if in doubt, just pick up a gift from Pictures Plus. We have a wide selection of gifts you can customize or personalize for your loved one that deserves nothing less than a one-of-a-kind gift. Happy Holidays!