Describe a gift you’d like to buy for your friend

Describe a gift you’d like to buy for your friend

You should say:

  • What gift you want to buy
  • Who you’d like to give it to
  • Why you’d to buy a gift
  • Why you’ve chosen that gift

Sample Answer

A few weeks ago, one of my close friends moved into a new apartment. So it’s perfectly natural that she wants to present her new home to her friends, and for this, she’s going to throw a housewarming party next month.

When I received an invitation, my first thought was ‘Oh my God. What gift shall I give her?’ To me, choosing the perfect gift is always a daunting task ’cause I hate giving something that will go unappreciated. For me, it’s really important to give a gift a person is dreaming of. But the element of surprise is as important as the acceptance of the gift. That’s why I never ask a gift receiver about what they want or need directly. As a result, it usually takes time to find out what a person wants and find the perfect gift for them.

Fortunately, this time my friend literally saved me when she created a wishlist using Google Docs so that everyone can choose the gift of their choice and budget, but she won’t see what people are getting her ‘cause she set me as the owner of the spreadsheet. So she has no access to her own document. And we’ll be able to keep all activity a secret until she starts unwrapping presents. So nothing will ruin the surprise. What’s more, his system helps prevent the receipt of duplicate or unwanted gifts and allows us, gift-givers, to figure out which stores have the items she needs.

All I did was open the document, look through the whole list and choose the gift I liked the most. And it was also the one that fitted my gift budget. I’m going to buy her a flatware set for 6. It’s quite expensive. She told me she’d added some pricey items to the list but she doesn’t expect to get them. Just imagine how surprised and delighted she will be when I give her the gift that she expects the least.

part 3 – ‘Gifts’

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