ok, the best present i ever got was a pair of vintage mens pajamas from the goodwill balled up and stuffed in my high school locker by my two best friends. 25 cents! this gift guide is for people who don`t know you as well. the co-worker whose name you drew, the secret santa, the teacher, the in-law. the funny thing about this particular gift guide is the soap; i don`t actually like the smell of L`Occitane products, but whenever i`ve received one as a present (from a student, or my MIL for example) i felt extremely valued. it`s weird but it`s like a low-budget high class gift. so even though i`m not a fan of the actual product, i still value the brand as an excellent go-to gift. i think the key to giving gifts (which i learned from living in japan) is to keep them small and unintrusive, not too expensive but high quality, relatively style-neutral, and something the person can actually use. i think this goes the extra mile of showing respect to the person you are giving the gift to. not pictured here but also wise as a present along the same lines of L`Occitane, is Godiva. You can buy a box of Godiva carre for about ten bucks, but the impression is one of quality and value. and who on earth is not going to use and enjoy a box of Godiva chocolates.