An Unconventional Way to Find the Perfect Gift

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Everyone has a person on their list who is nearly impossible to shop for, and since no one has yet invented a Santa letter interception service, coming up with ideas can be tedious and cumbersome. While a Google search might be my first start, I've actually had some help this season from an unexpected place.

Pinterest! A Pinterest search has been my secret holiday weapon.

Here's my formula for success:

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RELEVANT INTEREST OF RECIPIENT + "GIFT" = VISUAL SHOPPING WIN.

Here are some recent searches that resulted in actual purchases for my friends and family:

  • Beard gifts
  • Doctor Who gift
  • Public radio gift

It makes total sense that this would work. Heck, how many times have I made an impulse purchase because of a pin that came across my feed? (Way more times than I care to admit...) Have you ever used Pinterest for finding gifts? What tricks have you found worked best?

(Image credits: Bethany Nauert; Pinterest)