We’d all like to be better gift givers. There’s nothing quite like seeing your loved one’s face light up when they open something you’ve given them. They won’t have to tell you how they feel, because the story is right there in their smile. Lucky for you, you don’t have to break the bank to give your loved one something that they’ll love. By using the right services and doing a little homework, you can give a gift that’ll be remembered for years to come.

Where you get your gift from is almost just as important as what gift you get, in terms of thrifty giving. Etsy gives you access to a variety of creatives whose work would otherwise be limited to craft fairs and specialty shops. If this will take a personal touch, then Etsy is the way to go. However, if you know exactly what you want to get already, then newer apps and services like Wish are the way to go. They offer super low prices across the board and even give you valuable gifts just for signing up. Shipping can take a bit longer, but the value makes it worth it.

It’s an old saying, but it’s still true: It’s the thought that counts. If you want a gift that’ll be remembered for years to come, it probably won’t be the latest thing that everyone’s getting. It’ll be something personal that speaks to who they are as a person, the kind of gift that will make them ask, “How did you know?” Engage them in conversation. Ask about their favorite books, movies, and TV shows. If you give them something that caters to their likes while also being personal, you’ll be a gift-giving legend.

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