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5 Clothes Gift Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Buying someone sneakers that they have wanted for ages can be the perfect gift. That is until you realise you got them the wrong size!

It is not surprising that clothes are by far the most returned gift and this is because of how hard it is to buy them for someone else. This is why we created a list of things to consider when buying someone else a gift to avoid having them ask you for the store’s return policy.

Things to consider when buying someone else clothes

1. Their Preferred Style

It is vital that you know exactly what their style is before buying them any clothes. The easiest way to know that you are buying something that they would like to wear is by asking a common friend about the person’s style and making sure you both agree that the gift suits them.

2. Their Size

This might be an obvious one, but do not guess their size! Find creative ways to get their exact size by asking a sibling or by sneakily finding something similar and looking at a tag when you are at their house.

3. Time of the year

Unless you know that they are in love with the item, try to buy them something they can wear straight away. If you are buying them a coat in April, they might not get to enjoy it until November which takes the fun out of the gift.

4. Did they buy it themselves?

If you know someone who loves a certain item of clothing and you decide to get it for them, ensure that they have not already bought it for themselves. You can always just offer to buy it for them, but that does take some of the fun away from gift giving.

5. Interests and passions

If you are stuck on what kind of clothing they would enjoy, consider what kind of activities they like to do and buy them clothes for that. Rock Climbing shoes, running shorts or even a dress for their salsa class would be a solid choice for a gift.

Avoiding The Problem All Together

Even though you might have good intentions, you might still get a gift that will eventually be returned. The best way to avoid this is by giving them the choice of what gift they want. We offer an all-in-one fashion gift card which can be redeemed from a wide range of stores to allow people the flexibility to buy themselves the perfect gift.

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