Clothing is one of the most popular gifts that people give for all kinds of occasions. Birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, baby showers, you name it, and you might be tempted to give someone an article of clothing of some kind for any one of those occasions. There are a few things you should keep in mind when you do give apparel or accessories as gifts for the person you are giving them to really be able to use them.
Before you buy personal items of clothing for someone, like underwear or lingerie, you need to be on a pretty informal basis. Items like these should only be given to a husband or wife or perhaps a boyfriend or girlfriend unless perhaps you have a son going off to college in serious need of some new boxers!
For anyone else you might wish to give things sweaters, shirts or even slacks, you must know the precise sizes to give, and a knowledge of their taste in clothing is usually a good thing to know too. If you choose to give an item like those to someone, the best thing to do is keep it simple. Buying simple styles in solid colors means that it will have no weird design or print that they could dislike. Always keep the sales receipt just in case they need to return it because it does not fit or they still just do not like it. If you are going to give personal items like clothing for a gift, be prepared to be offended unless you are sure they are going to like it. If you are gifting someone with a specific hobby like cooking or painting, aprons or smocks can be a good choice, as they can be donated to Pick Up Please if not wanted in the end.
Clothes swap parties do come with some rules. When arriving at the party, you need to bring some items with you that you would be proud to pass on. If it does not have a label on it must still be in good condition. Also, you can take away clothes for free, but the rule of etiquette is only to take away the same number of items that you have brought. You will find some high street clothing, but if you are lucky and also arrive promptly you will be able to find some designer clothing and accessories too!
The best items of clothing to give as gifts to people that you are not sure about are simple things that most people can always use. Plain t-shirts, socks, hats and gloves, scarves, sweatshirts, ties and things of that nature are usually good gifts especially for Christmas or occasions that occur during the winter time. These are everyday apparel items that everyone uses and can be purchased in solid colors that they will not likely object to. When you go to the trouble of giving someone a gift, you want to be reasonably sure it is something they will use and that the trouble you went to and the money you spent will not be for nothing.