The holiday season is upon us. Along with the holiday cheer and excitement comes the anxiety and the nerve-racking process of finding the right presents for your loved ones. If you are tired of always doing the shopping at the last minute, start preparing on time and thinking about your options. To make it a bit easier for you, we gathered some awesome gift ideas that you should definitely take into consideration and surprise those close to you with something unique.
Surprise your bookworm with a good read
In case you don’t know that much about books but still want to do something nice for the bookworm in your life, you can look online to see which titles are popular and highly-rated. If you know their favourite genres, this whole process will be much easier for you. Another thing to consider is getting a first edition of their favourite book or a collection of works from the author they appreciate the most. On the other hand, who says that you have to get them a book? Have you considered getting them a nice bookshelf where they can neatly organize everything? This will be especially handy for those friends that keep running out of space and stack books on the floor.
Spice up the cook’s life
If a person in your life loves to cook, this makes your job of finding the right present for them so much easier. Start by checking out their kitchen to see if they’re missing some key tools and pay attention when they talk about what they want but can’t get right away. Whether it’s some type of pot, pan or utensil or something bigger like a waffle machine or ice cream maker, see where you can find that item and how much it costs. If you can’t afford it on your own, ask some friends to take part and surprise your loved one. On a smaller scale, you can also find collections of various spices that they might not own and ensure their next meal is on a whole new level. Last but not least, if they’re still a beginner but super eager to learn, consider getting them a few cookbooks so that they can become better with every passing day.
Make someone’s life a bit sweeter
People with a sweet tooth are usually easy to shop for but that doesn’t mean that you should just get them whatever candy you see in a nearby market. Put some effort into it as there are so many ways how sweets are sold these days, such as chocolate bouquets. These usually include various types of yummy chocolates in the form of hearts, stars and balls. However, if you’re shopping for a man that loves a quality drink in addition to sweets, you can find interesting chocolate Christmas gifts. For instance, there are also chocolate bouquets that come with a bottle of Champagne, Scotch whisky, red or white wine and even beer. On the other hand, some bouquets offer a plush teddy bear besides the sweets, which is perfect for kids.
Warm up those that are always cold
We all know at least one person that is always cold. To make sure they feel nice and toasty during the winter holidays, consider a gift that will warm them up in no time. For example, you can get them a cosy and fluffy blanket that will ensure they are never cold in their own home. Also, a pair of comfy, faux shearling slippers is a good idea. For when they leave the house, you can think along the lines of cold-weather proof leggings, cute leg-warmers, beanies and scarves. Cups that keep their beverages warm for hours and silly hand warmers for their mouse pad will all surely be appreciated.
Crack those inside jokes
If you’ve been friends for a long time, you must have some inside jokes. In that case, this is a great way to come up with a unique present. Look for printing services and find someone who can put this joke on a shirt, cap or mug. It can also be a nickname or some secret code you share. If you’re creative, artistic and skillful, you can also do it on your own. For example, get a canvas and paint something funny or meaningful to both of you or do some embroidery to convey the same message.
Think about their pets
We all know what the most important part of a pet owner’s life is. So, seeing as how they tend to care more about their pets than themselves, why not opt for a present that involves their furry little friend? For instance, you can look into a toy, a special snack or even a subscription box that includes all sorts of items. However, if you don’t want to risk it and get the wrong thing, you can also use a picture of their pet and create something unique for your friend. For instance, surprising them with a necklace pendant or a keychain in the shape of their beloved dog or cat will surely strengthen your bond. Plus, if there are no such services nearby, you can just put the pet’s face on a mug or pillow or simply print and frame a huge photo.
Personalise it for that special person
Finally, a gift that never fails is something personalised. While getting someone a piece of jewellery is nice, they’ll be way more excited about it if it’s personalised especially for them. Writing their name, a special date or a heartfelt message will surely sweep them off their feet. It doesn’t have to be only jewellery – you can go for a monogrammed purse or wallet in case they are not big fans of bling.
It can be quite easy to find the right present for the people in your life – you just need to pay attention to the things they like and mention they might need. Any of the aforementioned gifts is sure to thrill your loved ones seeing as how anything that comes from the heart is appreciated. Happy holidays!