A Thinking Person’s Gift Guide By Personality Type
We specialise in finding unique, innovative and exceptional gifts. Products so good that you really don’t want to give them away. We also want to help you find the perfect present for your loved ones. There are lots of ways to strategise on gift giving, by price or by activity, for example.
Those guides are on the way, but we wanted to start with something a little different for those of you who like to put some thought into gift buying, but get it done quickly. To do this, we’ve borrowed some personality types from psychology (Carl Jung if you’re curious). We’ve outlined these characters and suggested our pick of exceptional gifts for them.
It’s simple really – read the brief descriptions and work out who on your gift list matches which personality type. We’ve curated a collection full to the brim with perfect gifts for each one. So then check out our collections and stick them in your wish-list.
Analysts embrace rationality; excelling in intellectual and technological pursuits. The Thinking trait makes Analysts exacting, and the Intuitive trait lets them apply their minds to almost anything. With their imaginations aiding calculated, strategic thinking they love experimenting and testing boundaries.
Analysts embrace rationality and impartiality, love intellectual debates and often work in scientific or technological fields. At the same time they are fiercely independent, yet open-minded and strong-willed. They are much more about what works than what is going to satisfy everyone. With their imaginations aiding calculated, creative thinking they love experimenting and testing boundaries. These personality traits make Analysts excellent strategic thinkers, but can cause difficulties when it comes to social or romantic pursuits.
Whilst Analysts are not always the easiest to get on with, we love them for their strength of belief and spirit of the character, and have a phenomenal selection of gifts to choose from:
Diplomats focus on empathy and cooperation, shining in diplomacy and counselling. People belonging to this group are cooperative and imaginative, often playing the role of harmonizers in their workplace or social circles. These traits make Diplomats warm, empathic and influential individuals, but also cause issues when there is a need to rely exclusively on cold rationality or make difficult decisions.
They are the friends that are loyal and always there, so show them some love with a thoughtfully selected gift from the collection:
Sentinels tend to be cooperative and highly practical. They embrace and create order, security and stability wherever they are. People belonging to this group are hard working, meticulous and traditional. They excel in logistical or administrative fields, especially those that rely on clear hierarchies and rules. These personality types stick to their plans and do not shy away from difficult tasks – however, they can also be inflexible and reluctant to accept different points of view.
We all have a Sentinel in our lives and often, if you are not one, they are the foundation you rely on. We’ve picked a selection of gifts ranging from the practical to the fun which we know they are going to love:
These people are the most spontaneous of all. They also share the ability to connect with their surroundings in a way that is beyond reach of other personalities. Explorers are utilitarian and practical, shining in situations that require quick reaction and ability to think quickly. They are masters of tools and techniques, using them in many different ways. This ranges from mastering physical tools to influencing and motivating other people . Unsurprisingly, these personality types are irreplaceable in crises but their risk-taking nature can push them towards dangerous endeavours or focusing on sensual pleasures.
No doubt there’s an Explorer on your mind whether they are near or far. Our selection of gifts for Explorers have travel and adventure as a common theme. Make sure they are prepared for any exploration:
This is our first gift guide of the festive season and we’ve started with a gift guide to get the brain cells working so you’re prepared with gifts for the most important people on your list. If you need any help identifying what type of person you’re buying for then pick up the phone and call us for a personal shopping experience: +44 (0)203 735 9002
Otherwise, browse the full curated selection of just over 1,000 products on site. We keep our range concise to make it easy to find the perfect gift to enhance the lives of those you love.