Getting the perfect gift for your loved ones can often feel like an impossible task. They say that it’s the thought that counts, but not everyone is equipped to figure out what somebody else wants. Sure, wish lists have made the whole ordeal a lot easier, but what if you’re looking to surprise them? As we come out of the pandemic that had us spend so much time indoors and forced us to miss out on celebrating several important milestones with our loved ones, the pressure is really on this year.
There are a variety of avenues you can consider when thinking of the perfect gift. It could be helpful, thoughtful, funny, or memorable. Whichever way you choose to go, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best holiday present ideas to guarantee a happy holiday season.
Technology has come an incredibly long way in significantly making our lives easier. There are so many products on the market, and you’re guaranteed to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Tech makes for a great gift and is one of the most common items people usually have on their wish lists. So long as you put a lot of thought into how your gift will be useful to them, your present will be used and remembered for years to come. Here’s a shortlist of some of the most popular gifts for this category:
- Smart TV/ Streaming devices
- Virtual assistants
- E-book readers
- Gaming consoles
Meals shared during the holiday season are some of the most memorable times we’ve spent with our loved ones. You can’t go wrong by giving out treats that they’re guaranteed to enjoy. Consumable presents do have certain logistical factors you may want to consider, though. If you’re giving out your gifts ahead of time, you may want to skip this one for food items that can perish quickly.
This is one of the greatest options for last-minute holiday shopping, though. Your present will still be fresh by the time the recipient opens it up to enjoy them. Of course, certain foods keep well that can also be considered. Here are some of the most popular food items given out during the holidays:
- Sweet treats (cookies, biscuits, chocolates, brownies, cakes, etc.)
- Variety packs of spices or hot sauces
- Hot chocolate or coffee
- Snacks (popcorn, gourmet chips, specialty crackers, etc.)
Gifts for the home
Gifts that can be used or displayed at home are a great gift idea. They appeal to individuals who live alone or have their own families. Though every home’s style is different, it’s essential to consider their design preferences or stick to something neutral, valuable, or memorable. Neutral options are safe bets to make sure you don’t clash with their aesthetics. Practical gifts like bottle openers or an elevated set of coasters make sure your gift isn’t just put to the side.
Memorable gifts such as specific prints, paintings, or custom printed home décor items pay an homage to your shared history with your loved ones. Putting a personalized twist on these presents can make it that much more special. These are also great conversation starters. Seeing your gift displayed in your friend or family’s home is a great feeling. Here are just some presents to look into for the home:
- Art (prints, paintings or photos, etc.)
- Totes or reusable bags
- Favorite scented candles
- Kitchen sets (pots and pans, knives, utensils, wine glasses, etc.)
- Meaningful statues or figurines
Clothing and accessories
Clothing items are another great gift idea for the holidays. This appeals to men, women, and children of all ages. Everyone’s fashion sense changes with the seasons, so it’s important to remember the color palette or style of whoever you’re shopping for in mind. Clothing during the holidays can sometimes be a hit or miss. We’re here to say that this can be more than a unique Christmas sweater.
Focusing on basics instead of statement pieces can help heighten your chances of your gift matching their style. Everybody needs basics and chances are that if you get their size right then, they’ll love your present. You can also go for something a little easier to pick out, like shoes or accessories.
- Jackets or coats
- Watches for men and women
These are just some examples of gifts you could get your loved ones. Look over the list and see which matches each individual you hold near and dear to guide you on securing that perfect present. It’s the season of giving, and going that extra mile to ensure you’re giving them something they’ll love makes for a lot of happy memories.