Finding that perfect gift can be a challenge. Hunting for gifts can trigger stress this holiday season and suck the holly jolly right out of the season. The ideal gift will fit in with the recipient’s lifestyle and put a smile right on their face. These tips will empower you to give great gifts this holiday season.
Break Your Gift List Into Two Categories
If you are like most people, you have two sets of gifts to buy. You have the personal gift list for friends and family, and then the “other” people that you need to buy for co-workers, and the people that provide you with services all year long. Splitting your list will help you focus on giving great gifts this holiday.
Dividing the list will make it a lot easier to keep track of what you have purchased and how much you have left in your budget. Below you will find tips for both parts of your gifting list.
Personal Gifts for Loved Ones
When you are considering gifts for friends and family there is only one question you need to ask yourself; what is that person’s lifestyle all about? Giving personalized gifts that fit nicely in with someone’s lifestyle not only shows you are paying attention to their lifestyle, but it also means you will give a gift that matters to them and they will use it.
For example, if your sister is part of the 28% of Americans that have at one point or another practiced yoga, a complete Yoga kit with new mats, Yoga blocks, and an outfit will be greatly appreciated. You can apply this gift-giving idea to any person on your list. Buy gifts that fit in with that person’s lifestyle and you cannot go wrong.
If you are looking for a way to easily knock out your gift-giving list for the family, consider investing in a big gift that the entire family will use. For example, consider buying a pool for the family or a hot tub. About 17% of Americans own a pool or hot tub and report they love it.
If you can afford to go big this holiday season, booking a trip for the family is another great family gift. You do not have to choose a far-off destination to make a big impact. It can be a fun gift to give that you get to participate in as well.
Give an Experience
If some of your favorite people make concerts, theater-going, or sports events a staple in their lifestyle, giving a gift to the next event would be a great thoughtful gift. Buying event tickets is an easy way to give a thoughtful gift to everyone on your personal gift-giving list, even the people on your list that have everything.
For most people, it is more of a struggle to buy for the people they barely know than it is to buy for those near and dear to them. There are two things you can never go wrong with when giving holiday gifts to co-workers and others.
Everyone loves a seasonally appropriate floral arrangement. Floral arrangements with a holiday theme brighten up any space. They last about four to seven days and deliver a great amount of cheer.
Finally, if you are buying gifts for people, you do not know on a personal level, gift cards are always appreciated. For example, you want to do something nice for the person that keeps you looking your best at the salon or barber. A gift card to a fast-food restaurant is a great option.
While giving homemade food gifts is a nice gesture, it may backfire. Let’s say you are going to whip up a batch of Aunt Martha’s decadent peanut butter chocolate cookies. You package them up and hand them out only to find that X number of people have a food allergy. It is better to give gift cards and let people make their own choices.