How to do it? Very simple! Talk and offer an alternative in the form of a more traditional gift, which may well be anything, depending on your capabilities and tastes of your counterpart. Dreams, learn, ask, offers Perhaps the person you intend to present a gift, an offer to see the front of any valuable or not, the thing's eyes light up more than the offer to have a puppy or kitten. In this case, you can no doubt that the campaign for a living gift must be postponed. It is better to present to an inanimate object, the one thing that really really will appreciate your friend. In addition, you can be sure that after a while you will not asked to pick up a gift back, and everything will be completely satisfied and happy, because to get rid of unnecessary or annoying things a lot easier than from a living being, which, moreover, quickly gets used to his master.
Well, If, despite all your efforts and persuasion, however, still continue to expect a gift is the caudate or feathered friend, then so be it. But in this case, be very persistent, and precise try to find out how the future should look like a gift, not limited to platitudes. Requirements for the appearance of a pet, perhaps, the most important point. Remember that your negligence in this matter may be worth nothing essentially blameless life. After all, not knowing what we want and the inability to articulate their desires – they are different things, and often have to deal with his inability to tell what you want.