LPT: When gifting to someone who is a long time hobbyist or expert in a particular skill, do NOT buy them a random gift related to that hobby/skill.

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Get a voucher for a particular shop that relates to the hobby. I crochet, I love a voucher from a wool shop.


I’ve been playing poker online and live tournaments for years and told my dad about how I cashed in first place in a few of these. For Christmas he bought me “Poker for Dummies”. Nice.


Yeah. I’m into astrophotography so if they have a spare £3k then fine, otherwise ask!


This. Ive played the drums for 22 years. If you buy me some sticks, or another affordable gift, they are almost certainly the wrong ones, and i have the right ones in abundance. Get me socks, ive got fuck all of them.