I’m on a gift guide kick this week. I created four lists on Etsy to help my readers find the best handmade and Catholic gifts for men, women, children and extended family and friends. But it wasn’t enough. Who was left? Then I started thinking about all those trendy bloggers talking about their Myers Briggs personality types and I thought, Eureka! I can make a gift guide for ENFJs like myself.
ENFJs are described as outgoing, energetic, imaginative, forward thinking, sympathetic, ethical, organized and ambitious. We also tend to seek affirmation from outside ourselves. (This explains why at least once a month I whine about blogging and page views.) We put a lot of thought into the gifts we give and we want thoughtful gifts in return. If all you can think to buy for us is a Snuggie or Chia Pet, please save your money. If you’ve got an ENFJ on your Christmas list, pay attention to these seven suggestions and visit my Pinterest board for even more ideas.
Give to a charity in our name.
We love to help others realize their full potential so if you give money to say, Heifer International, we’ll be over joyed. If you’re not certain what charities we support, ask our spouse or donate to our parish.
Whether it’s as a family burning the midnight oil over Risk, or hosting friends for cocktails and a rousing game of Mr. T, we enjoy board games where fun trumps competition.
We’re always taking casseroles to a potluck, six packs to a tailgate or frozen meals to a new mom. Now we can color coordinate our cooler with our outfit or serving pieces. Everything matching makes us feel all warm inside, just like a good tuna noodle bake.
ENFJs love to laugh and will appreciate a funny t-shirt, card or meme on our Facebook wall. We will gladly wear a ‘Fun Guy’ shirt in public, snort laugh every time someone notices it and then try to explain it if they don’t get it.
Personalized notecards or simply a personal note
We still write thank you cards and personalized stationary would seem more precious than jewels to us. But if money’s tight, a spontaneously delivered and heart-felt note written to us on notebook paper is sure to be tucked away in a keepsake box for years to come.
If you stick it in a locket, we’ll probably kiss you.
ViewMaster of photos
Taking photos and presenting them in a new and creative way will entertain us for hours, and we’re certain to keep the ViewMaster handy to show anyone and everyone who stops by. Grandma, homeschool moms, the UPS man: everyone will have to take a look.
Personalized book-plate or stamp
ENFJs love to read and we’re quick to loan our favorites or ask to borrow something that looks good from a friends shelf. Everything else in our house is properly labeled so why not our paperbacks as well?
Any ENFJs out there disagree? What would you add? If you fall somewhere else on the Myers Briggs scale, why not create your own gift guide to help the rest of us out. (And if you were struggling for a Seven Quick Takes idea, you’re welcome.) Once you’ve finished window shopping, be sure to swing back to INTP Jen’s for more taking off.