9 Reasons Why Scented Items are the Best Gifts You Can Give
One of the most exciting moments in life is receiving or opening a gift. Happy hormones spike up, and we feel delighted beyond explanation. But finding the perfect gift is like going through a labyrinth of nuances on what the recipient thinks, needs, and likes.
In an article published in 2016, psychologists concluded that gift-givers often opt for the 'wow-factor' of the gift while recipients prefer receiving practical items that are more useful and durable than 'wow-some.'
If only there was an easy way out.
Wait, what if there is?
After a while of pondering, I have concluded that scented items are the best gifts anyone can give. Perhaps except kids. Here are nine reasons why I believe scent-infused gifts can take the stress out of gift-giving.
Let's narrow down scented gifts into these items: scented candles, wax melts, essential oils, reed diffusers, and body cream or lotion. All of these and more are available at my store.
1. You Can Never Have Too Many
Say you bought a shirt you've always wanted as an early birthday present for yourself. On your birthday, you receive the same exact shirt. Of course, you can have two, but it is not very smart to keep both. You will probably give away one to a friend.
This is not true of scented gifts. One can never have too many aromatic candles. They're consumable so having an extra is a good idea.
2. They Act as Decorations Too
Even if you don't know a person's preferences, scented gifts are still a great option because they don't actually have to use them. Scented candles, wax melts, and reed diffusers make great decorations and add a certain pizzazz to any room.
3. Scents are Therapeutic
Research after research such as this one continues to prove how aromatherapy hacks our brain's chemistry to make us feel better. Giving aromatherapeutic gifts is like a way of saying, "I care about you and your mental health.", words we all want to hear, but we rarely say.
4. There is a Scent for Everybody
There is a common misconception that these items are too feminine and guys would not usually like them. It's called a 'misconception' for a reason. I know many loyal customers who are guys, and they use the products for themselves regularly. Sure, some scents may come off as too feminine, especially the fruity ones. But now, there are already coffee and chocolate-scented gifts. Not to mention cool-smelling flavors such as cinnamon and mint.
5. They are Affordable
One of the best reasons why scented presents are the best is that you don't have to break the bank to paint smiles on your recipients' faces. Aromatherapy products are adorable, affordable, and long-lasting. Scented candles can last for weeks, even when used every day. Wax melts burn even longer, and reed diffusers don't ever run out. Kidding, of course, but they do last for a long, long time.
6. They Don’t Go Bad
Last week, while reorganizing our home library, I found a two-year-old orange-scented candle. I dusted it off and lit it up, and it still worked its magic like it's brand new. Even if your recipient does not see a need for it now, scented gifts can last for a year without going bad.
7. They Can Be Passed On
In a very unlikely case that the person really does not like scented gifts, they can give it to someone else who would appreciate the present—like 99% of the population. Kidding again! But I have yet to meet anyone who does not like scented gifts.
8. They're a Great Gift for Any Occasion
Scented gifts can be part of a thematic set of gifts or can be on their own. No matter what milestone anyone is celebrating, scented presents are appropriate. Also, you can choose good scents or flavors for specific seasons.
9. It’s Not a Too Much to Ask For
According to psychologists from the study cited above, we are happiest when we receive gifts we specifically ask for. Scented gifts are not too much of a hassle for gift-givers because they're available everywhere (and here on my website), and they don't hurt the pockets.
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