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Okay so your on the hunt for a gift for someone. Sometimes, it feels like it’s cracking a code to get in a Gringotts bank vault (Harry Potter reference, any Harry Potter lovers?) to get a gift right. You know the kind of gift that they don’t give you a half smile and say “thanks” but they just return it the next day.
So how do you get a good gift that doesn’t break the bank and that they will love? This is why understanding their personality type is so important.
If you don’t know their personality type, definitely check it out here at 16personalities.com.
So, without further adu, here’s the ultimate list of frugal gift ideas, based on your Myers Briggs Personality Type.
If INTJ’s love anything, it’s a love of efficiency and learning. If you can get them a gift that helps them acquire more knowledge while they are doing something else, that is the idea gift idea for them. How do you do that? Get your INTJ the gift of Audible! They will love you forever (or they will remember this and be slightly less annoyed the next time you interrupt their alone time).
ENFJ’s are the ultimate cheerleaders, givers and excellent at bringing people together. What better way to bring people together than is with wine and good friends! Giving them a great wine rack will give them so much joy (as well as their guests they invite into their home).
Much like their INTJ cousins, INFJ’s are thoughtful individuals that need a lot of time to reflect on their own and have a deep appreciation for learning. Giving them the gift of knowledge that they can acquire on their own will be ideal for them. Gift them a audible account and they will love you (even more than they already do!)
If there’s anything ENTPs love, it is intellectually simulating challenge. Giving them a gift that will not only challenge them intellectually but engage with others is key.
Given the fact that ENFP’s love…well just about everything, it can be hard to determine what to get them. ENFP’s tend to have a entrepreneurial streak about them. Equipping these free spirits with the tools to get them to where they want to go is ideal. Giving them something like a MacBook can be great because of their tendency to be creative (Apple has great programs for creatives).
ENTJ’s are well known for being incredibly goal-oriented. Giving them something like the productivity planner, that will help them with their organize, measure and scale their goals will be ideal for them.
INTP’s want to keep to themselves and explore their own thoughts in an unstructured manner. Giving them the outlet to do so is ideal. Giving them something like a blank journal will not only save on your wallet but give them the freedom to explore their own thoughts. :
ESFJ’s are naturally organized go getters of any organization or relationship. Giving them something that will help them keep their home organized (but in a fashionable way…obviously) is the ultimate gift for them.
ISFJ’s are incredibly nurturing individuals that love spending time with a few loved ones. Giving them something like a fun tea kettle will be ideal for them. Whether they want to be alone curdled up watching Netflix or talking with a close loved one, this is the ideal gift for them.
Just like their ENTJ cousins, ESTJ’s love accomplishing their goals in a controlled, organized and scalable manner. Giving them a productivity planner or something to organize their office is ideal for this person so that they can accomplish their goals.
ISTJ’s are incredibly pragmatic people. Giving them something that they can use in their daily lives they will appreciate. Give them something that is practical and a multipurpose where you can make tea or coffee, like a Keurig is ideal for this personality type.
These fun loving, free spirits love gifts that will involve their friends. Giving them something that will save them money by having people come over and still have fun is ideal for this personality type. Give them the gift of Karaoke! (You will save them so much money by ordering drinks at the bar!)
Given the fact that ISFP’s have an auxiliary function of extroverted sensing (meaning they have high sensory awareness and appreciation for their external environments) they have a natural aptitude for art. Give them the gift of art supplies is ideal for this individual. :
These high spirited go getters are not one to stay idle. They have high sensory awareness and appreciate all things outdoors. Give them something like a backpack so they can organize their outdoors endeavors is ideal for them.
All in all, these are some gift ideas for each personality type. If you still don’t see anything that you would like to give, I would highly recommend give the of Amazon Prime account. It’s perfect as last minute gifts (I know, I do it too). You’ll look like a hero for getting for them. Some of the benefits are FREE Two-Day Shipping, No minimum order size, Instant streaming on a lot movies and good tv shows, Unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists.