Christmas Gift Guide 2015
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Before you can relax on Christmas morning, you must likely spend hours on end shopping for that perfect gift to make a loved one smile. There is no need to be stumped this year, especially when you have so many excellent gifts at your fingertips.
Popular Christmas Gifts
Are you buying gifts for children this year? You can’t go wrong with books or a subscription to a fun magazine. Younger children also adore bath toys that they can play with to pass the time spent in the tub. Stimulating a child’s mind and creativity is always a good way to make a good impression.
Younger adults and teenagers can always use new bookbags and backpacks. Earbuds are also popular gifts because they allow teenagers to listen to music without bothering anybody else. They are also a great gift for anybody who uses public transportation regularly.
Were you invited over for Christmas this year? It could be time to please your host or hostess with a lovely gift, like personalized placemats. You can have your friend’s initials embroidered into the mats, or consider a set of glass coasters that can fit a photo for the host to display. Wouldn’t that be a great conversation piece?
Artistic prints that match the theme of your parent’s’ home are lovely. Picture frames are also an excellent choice. Adorning your loved one’s walls with beautiful art and photos of the family allows everybody to remember your thoughtful gifts.
Consumables and edibles are always the ticket to a lovely Christmas gift. A gift hamper full of delicious treats is always an appropriate gift, whether you are sending it to a staff member or your beloved. Top off the gift hamper with a lovely bottle of wine and a package of crackers and deli meats for a wonderful picnic outside.
Experiences are great gifts for the people you care about. Buy your loved one a relaxing massage or an exciting cooking class so you can learn a new cuisine. This is the ideal gift for somebody who does not value only the material goods in life. This is perfect for somebody who wants to pursue a passion or learn something they will know for a lifetime.
Not a fan of giving your loved ones consumable items for the holidays? Phone cases are popular gifts. People without smartphones are few and far between, and a phone case is the gift of protection. Your loved one won’t have to worry about dropping their expensive phone.
Dos and Don’ts of Christmas Gifts
When you select Christmas gifts for your loved ones, keep the following dos and don’ts in mind to avoid making a big mistake this holiday season.
– Do make sure to have a budget. You don’t want to go overboard with your spending, especially if you have a lot of people to shop for. This is where it is beneficial to make lists and set a monetary budget for each person.
– Do collect your receipt after the shopping trip. Gift receipts are always a good idea. If you are buying a gift, it is important that you don’t waste your money by refusing to pass along the receipt. Including a gift receipt does not reveal the amount of money you spent on the item, but it does allow your loved one to exchange it if they need to. Remember not to leave that price tag on!
– Do shop online whenever possible. Not only is it often cheaper, but online shopping also keeps you from delving into the crowds that often make shopping stressful.
– Do always shop with a list. You are much less likely to buy things you don’t actually need if you shop only the items on your list.
– Don’t feel afraid to make gifts of your own. Homemade gift items work very well, and they may even encourage people to love your gift all the more. Putting a lot of effort into your gift shows that you truly care.
– Don’t buy something without really thinking it through. You need to make sure that your gifts are ones that your recipients will adore, not generic.
– Don’t wait for the last minute. Not only does this prevent you from shopping online, but it also makes it much harder to get all the items you want at a good price. Plus, you won’t have to deal with the headache of last-minute shopping.
Giving gifts should not be a stressful ordeal. In fact, it should feel natural because you are giving somebody something out of the warmth of your own heart. Selecting a personalized gift for somebody you love shows just how much you care; don’t let them forget about the deep love you share this Christmas.