Giving someone a great holiday gift can certainly brighten their day. But if you’re like many people, you may be drawing a blank on what to get a friend, relative, or coworker. Here are a few gift ideas to get you started!
1. A Comfy Hoodie
Who doesn’t love a soft, comfortable hoodie? This is a gift almost anyone will appreciate, and they’ll think of you every time they put it on. Hoodies are also perfect for personalization. Choose one with your loved one’s favorite sports team, the name of the college they attended, or just a funny slogan. You can also choose a fleece-lined option for the friend who loves cozy things!
If you have a general idea of someone’s taste, you can pick out a great piece of jewelry. If you want to customize the gift a bit, you might consider an engraving or a monogram necklace. You can also honor someone’s heritage: someone of Irish descent might appreciate Celtic jewelry, while someone of Native American descent might appreciate authentic Native-made jewelry.
3. Gourmet Candy
If you know someone with a sweet tooth, treat them to candy that’s a cut above what you can get at the local grocery store. Some companies offer monthly subscriptions where you receive a box of different candies each month. Or if you want to give a one-time gift, most makers of gourmet candy will be able to ship almost anywhere in the world. You might consider made-from-scratch fudge, gourmet dark chocolates, or even vintage-style rock candy!
4. An Instant Camera
If you were around when Polaroids were in their heyday, you probably remember how nice it was to hold a brand-new photo in your hand. Now, instant cameras are making a real comeback. These smaller models can snap a photo and immediately print it. Some are even small enough that you can wear them on a lanyard around your neck. And unlike film for older Polaroid cameras, the film for modern instant cameras is easy to find and purchase.
If your loved one is a writer, you know that a nice journal will be greatly appreciated. But even if someone doesn’t like to write, a quality journal can be put to use as a planner. You aren’t limited to blank journals, either: some people prefer journals that include daily prompts. Gratitude journals that encourage people to write down what they’re thankful for have also become popular in recent years.
6. Coffee Accessories
Whether your loved one likes pour-over coffee, brew from a French press, or even instant coffee, coffee-related gifts are always appreciated. Coffee aficionados might like a handheld milk frother that makes it easy to make homemade lattes and cappuccinos even if you don’t have an espresso machine with a built-in steam wand.
If you know someone who prefers cold coffee, an at-home cold brew maker is a great choice. This pitcher lets you easily make batches of cold brew in your fridge.
7. Bath Sets
Everyone loves a good shower or bath. And since shampoo, body wash, etc. are things that need to be replaced on a regular basis, bath sets are quite a useful gift. If your loved one likes a certain scent or a certain brand, let that be a guide when making your selection. You can choose a set that’s already been put together by the manufacturer or assemble a gift set of your own.
8. Travel Mugs
Travel mugs are another useful gift, as they’re incredibly effective when it comes to keeping hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. They’re also spill-proof, making them perfect for that cup of coffee or tea before work.
If you want a similar gift for a friend who works from home, consider the smart mug! This nifty cup can be temperature-controlled via an app. So if you’re slow when sipping a hot drink, the mug can keep it at your preferred temperature for as long as you like.
Hopefully, you now have some ideas of what to get your special someone this holiday season. The gifts above are easy to find, and many of them are easy on your wallet, too!