I am a huge advocate of gifting experiences over stuff (unless that stuff has received more than a few hints and will be remarkably well used--*ahem* Harry Potter boxed set *ahem*). Tickets to a concert, family memberships to local attractions, and that pottery class down the street are wonderful ways to celebrate your loved ones! But what about for those loved ones who do all the things? You know them. They’re so strong and hardworking—and they would love to be seen and supported more than anything this holiday season. The answer?
Gift them professional organizing services!
You can absolutely gift someone the experience of working with a professional organizer without offending them or completely missing the mark. Help someone love their space even more or meet their New Year’s goals by adhering to the following tips for gifting professional organizing services this holiday season:
1. Listen Up
Pay attention! Does the person you’re considering gifting professional organization services to drop hints that this is something they’d enjoy receiving? If your intended recipient has expressed overwhelm at clutter, a desire to shift toward a more minimal lifestyle, or an outright desire to work with a professional organizer, then go for it! If you’re gifting services because you think the intended recipient should be more organized, pump the breaks—you’re risking insulting them with your gift. Not sure and want to test the waters? Casually bring up a SORT Social media post (you can even talk about how cool it is to have this kind of service available in the OKC metro) and carefully observe their response. If they’re intrigued, gift away!
2. Gift the Right Amount
You’ll want to gift enough to cover the full expense of services. Filling out the gift certificate form and scheduling a phone call with a professional organizer can go a long way in helping you determine the right package and price. But don’t go overboard! Unless your recipient has expressly stated that they’d like to make a 6-month commitment, a Maintenance SORT Package might be a little much. Stick to a few hours or one full day to test the waters. If your recipient loves the service, then you can always purchase another larger package for their birthday or the next upcoming holiday!
3. Print the Certificate for In-Person Gifting
If you’re going to see the recipient in person, print the certificate on cardstock and pair it with a card or a home-related gift (think a small storage solution, a plant, or a candle). When giving gift cards or certificates, a general rule is to give a small something in addition to elevate that certificate’s presentation. Trust me, they’ll love the gift, and they’ll appreciate the pairing.
Are you considering gifting professional organizing services this holiday season? I’d love to help you give the perfect gift! Fill out the gift certificate contact form with no commitment and I’ll be in touch quickly to help you choose the perfect amount to delight your gift recipient.
P.S. A Budget SORT Package can help someone tackle that closet they always complain about! Find out more about the Budget SORT in this blog post.
SORT Organization Services provides professional organizing services in-person to the Oklahoma City Metro area. We help our customers streamline and manage their belongings in ways that best serve their needs through custom organization by a professional organizer.
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