Try “My Perfect Present” Free on iTunes & Google Play

Trying to find the perfect present for everyone on your Christmas list just got a lot easier with The Lakeside Collection’s “My Perfect Present” App. Available for a free download right now on iTunes and Google Play. We’ve also included an online version so you can try out “My Perfect Present” on Lakeside.com right now.

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How “My Perfect Present” Works

“My Perfect Present” helps you find the right gift for the family and friends in your life in just a few clicks. First it breaks down your Christmas shopping list into simple categories to narrow your search. That means you’ll be able to shop for everyone, whether it’s an Adult Man, a Young Adult Girl, a 6-to-8 year old Boy or the tiny Baby in your life. In a few clicks, the App uses the information you provide to create a series of questions that will narrow your search even more. Read on to learn how the App uses all these questions to form a profile.

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Let’s say you’re shopping for the Adult Man. Some of the questions that might pop up will be something like: “Which of these cars best describes him?” or “Where would he spend his dream vacation?” The clever App uses your answers to determine whether they’re an Outdoorsman, Sports Enthusiast and more! All that’s left to do is click on “Shop Gifts” to see the top products Lakeside recommends for the Adult Man you described. Then repeat the process for every single person on your shopping list. The best part about using the App is that you’ll be able to find gifts you probably haven’t seen before, expertly selected to fit your holiday needs.

Where to Download “My Perfect Present”

“My Perfect Present” can be downloaded on iTunes, Google Play, or just explored here on Lakeside.com.

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The Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and that means it is time to express your love for the special people in your life. The Lakeside Collection has plenty of gift ideas if you are not sure of just what to get. Personalize a photo frame just for them, or a piece of jewelry they can wear every day. A whimsical mug might make them laugh, or read up on new ideas on how to be romantic. Here is The Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items of the Week.

Display a cherished moment in a special way with this Personalized Holiday Photo Frame.

Display a cherished moment in a special way with this Personalized Holiday Photo Frame.

This Love Pendant Gift-Boxed Set is the perfect way to show someone how special they are to you.

This Love Pendant Gift-Boxed Set is the perfect way to show someone how special they are to you.

The colorful and fun design of the Whimsical Mason Jar Mug adds a festive touch to any day spent with the girls.

The colorful and fun design of the Whimsical Mason Jar Mug adds a festive touch to any day spent with the girls.

Transform your relationship into a vibrant, exciting love affair with 1001 Ways To Be Romantic.

Transform your relationship into a vibrant, exciting love affair with 1001 Ways To Be Romantic.

Gift Giving Guide: 5 Tips to Finding the Perfect Gift

Perfect-Christmas-GiftFinding the perfect gift for that special someone in your life is always a struggle. That’s where we come in. Through years of trial (and sometimes error) we’ve uncovered some universal truths when it comes to gift giving. We’ve learned that expensive does not always mean best. And that trends only matter in commercials. We strive to help you look past the easy option to help you find the right gift for the loved one in your life. In fact, if you follow these simple steps and we guarantee that you’ll find that perfect gift.

1. Pay Attention

This one is simple. Listen. If you listen closely, your special someone will subtly or, more likely, not-so-subtly hint at what they really want this year. Through the conversation, they will probably let you know what the perfect gift would be, even if they don’t know it themselves.

2. Do the Research

A good gift is timely, useful, and appreciated. A perfect gift is timeless, lasting, and unforgettable. The difference between a good gift and a perfect gift is the time spent researching. Taking the time to research will help you as you sit down to choose between two similar products, trips, concert tickets, etc. Reading reviews, consumer reports, and any other useful information can help to inform your decision.

3. Ask Their Friends

If you’re not sure what they would like, you can always use a lifeline. Ask their friends, their sister or brother’s, ask anyone who might be able to help. It doesn’t hurt to admit you need help. In fact, asking for help just illustrates that you care. Besides there are just some things that they’ll know that you won’t, and their advice could make all the difference.

4. Get Creative

The perfect gift doesn’t have to come with a price tag or be the hottest tech trend (unless they’re in to that sort of thing). Get creative with your gift and make the whole process an adventure. Maybe send them on a scavenger hunt, with clues scattered across town. Maybe you could plan a fun night out. As long as you put in the effort, you’re sure to show your love.

5. From the Heart

At the end of the day, the perfect gift comes from the heart. It’s not the most expensive or the most technologically advanced. But it is a gift that truly means something to the recipient. We encourage you not to “over-think” the gift, because the most important thing to remember is that the perfect gift comes from heart. If you put the time and effort in to selecting your gift, they’ll know. And they’ll love more for it. Finding the perfect gift is never easy. Until now. If you follow these 5 simple steps, you’re sure to find the absolute perfect gift for the loved one in your life. All that said if you’re stuck you could always give them cash. (Just kidding. You should never give them cash as a gift. Ever.)

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