Yeah, it’s all cute giving out “expensive” and “worthy” gifts to your loved one, but some gifts have hidden price costs the recipients may not be ready to deal with. What are these gifts, and what are the hidden costs? Well, hidden cost, in this context, doesn’t mean the receiver will pay an additional fee to receive the gifted item. Let’s get through this, and you’d understand better.
Holiday Gifts That Come With Additional Cost For The User(s)
1. Car Gift
Getting a car for someone you love as a gift is amazing; however, the person receiving the gift would be subjected to future expenses such as insuring the vehicle, fueling it, and keeping up with the maintenance & repairs.
This type of gift may not be the best for an unemployed young adult, and they may find it difficult to keep up with the cost of owning and driving a car. Notwithstanding, a car gift is one of the greatest things you can gift to someone.
2. Plane Tickets
Surprising? Well, when gifting someone a plane ticket, be sure that the person can take care of the other bills, especially if the destination is a getaway location for vacation. Paying for someone’s flight ticket to an expensive destination without catering for the rest of the costs can make the entire goodwill present appear appalling.
You would need to know the financial capability of someone before gifting them just a flight ticket without additional monetary support to carter for other needs such as booking a reservation, food, souvenirs, and others. If the person can’t handle all these expenses, it’s better not to give them a flight ticket.
3. Tech Gifts
While tech gifts are the most common thing to gift someone, in some cases, the receiver may not be buoyant enough to handle, use, or implement the first. Tech gifts include smartphones, tablets, laptops, video game consoles, and all of those electrical gadgets you could get for a teenager or adult.
These gifts look so innocent and “perfect,” but have you considered their upfront costs? Such as subscribing for data, buying games to play on the console, getting stands for the electrical device(s), first-time setup cost, and other clauses? Well, there are ways to save on some of these things – the receiver could get a discounted mobile data plan and also buy video games at discounted prices.
However, you should look upfront and consider if the receiver has enough to carter for the costs of owning and using that tech device or gadget you’re about to give them.
It’s understandable if this list seems weird to you. Pets? How are they a bad gift? No one is saying pets are a bad gift; this post is only addressing an uncommon view of buying these stuff for some individuals who probably aren’t “rich” enough to deal with the upfront cost of using or owing such gifts.
Pets are awesome, lovely, and all that good. But have you considered if the receiver can afford the pet’s meals, vaccination, and upkeep? How about the physical and emotional effects of owning the particular pet? Animals can be a huge emotional and physical responsibility; not everyone is ready for that.
These types of gifts can mean so much to a lot of people, but the upfront cost of owing them could be traumatizing. You should consider the upfront cost before giving out these gifts.