4 Questions that Will Lead You to the Perfect Gift for Anyone
How Would He Treat Himself?
"My dad loves lobster but thinks it's too pricey," says Deschene, "so I bought him a pair of lobsters and wrapped up a butter dish with a note that said, 'Your gift is in the fridge.' It was one of his favorite presents."
What Does She Need?
Use your sleuthing skills: "Years ago, a filmmaker friend had a big premiere, but he was going to wear old, scuffed shoes because he couldn't afford new ones," says O editor at large and renowned gift giver Gayle King. "So I found his size and bought him a pair. You would've thought I'd given him a car."
What Does He Dream Of?
"Look for a class on a subject that interests him, like photography or cooking," says Veronica Chambers of the blog GiftyMcGifty.com. "A few sessions with a life coach can also be a fabulous gift."
What Makes Her Feel at Home?
"I like to give a soft, glamorous faux-fur throw," says Chambers. "It says, 'I love you, and I want you to be warm.'" In the accompanying card, tell her just that.