Gift Ideas For Holidays
Gift ideas for holidays: The holidays are indeed a magical time. It’s finally some free time to travel, visit friends or just stay at home and enjoy some much-needed time with the family. Only one more thing can make this period even more special; gifts! Whether you are receiving or planning on giving, it is always such an exciting feeling. Can you just picture how children’s face light up when they find their gifts under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning? Now, imagine that happening every time the family is gathered together on a holiday. *squeals*.
This goes without saying that giving gifts during the long end of the year holiday is the norm. Plus, this is probably the only time the whole family can gather together in one place. Also, a gift during Christmas usually incorporates what we know the person wants. Still, it’s not a bad idea to give gifts on other holidays; putting smiles on the face of our loved ones is all the motivation we need.
First of all, we need to determine what people love about gifts so we can get the most ideal one. People love when
- The gift is useful.
- It is thoughtful.
- It fits their style.
- It is the right size.
- It is not entirely similar to something they already have.
- It does not require additional coupling or work to get it ready for use.
Therefore, to get anyone a gift, you have your work cut out for you. There should be adequate research (and maybe some stalking too) to get what is ideal.
There are however some factors to consider before splashing out on that awesome gift ideas. Some of them include
Making a list
It is always nice to get gifts for as many people as possible but making a priority list would help to keep our head clear and above water in the decision-making process.
Make a budget
It is best to always fix some money aside and know that this is the money you are spending on gifts. Making a budget and staying within your plan should be the goal always.
Focus on the occasion
In this case, the gift is to be given during the holiday. This is not an occasion like a birthday or an anniversary where there is a fanfare and the gifts are usually unwrapped in front of all the people present there. The idea here is that the particular occasion should affect the gift e.g. a holiday gift would be different from a birthday gift. From its delivery, wrappings (or lack of), unveiling and choices, the difference is clear.
There are three major categories of gifts that can be given during the holiday and they are
1. Custom gifts
These are the typical gifts we know; buying a particular gift for an individual. You would need to incorporate the information you know about them to get the ideal gift. Their likes, interests, even their reaction to former gifts would give you a good hint on what is best. Usually, a person’s age range might even be the biggest hint.
A typical teenager, for example, would require an exciting gift. In this day and age where everything is digital, the ideal thing would be to get a game console, a new phone or any of the latest gadgets. But why not try something just a little different? If the teenager is a music fan, then a personalized amp doormat with his favorite music quote sprawled on it. A science nerd would value an informative periodic table wallpaper that he can easily peruse in his room. A very creative child can be given a virtual pet for fun too. A stylish teenager can be given a gift like hair accessories or necklaces. Turn it up by giving the teenager what they would like in a new, fun and creative way.
2. Couple gifts
These are the gifts you can give to a couple who are either your family members, coworkers or friends. These gifts may be unisexual or something equally useful for the couple. Most people’s idea of a couple gift is some “useful” household appliance or cutlery set which they may already have something similar to (breaks one of our ideal gift rules above). So, in terms of a holiday gift, you should have other more interesting ideas.
Imagine a “date night idea box” guaranteed to give this couple kinky and interesting ideas on how to spend time together more judiciously. So, even after the holiday, this gift can still be very much useful. Remember to give this type of gift only to a couple you are close to and you would certainly be remembered for it.
3. Family gifts
These are not your typical gifts; they aren’t meant for a particular person or couple only. These are gifts bought to be enjoyed and used by all members of the household. Because of this, there is more flexibility when choosing. This, however, doesn’t make the process of choosing easier. Under this category, gifts that could possibly increase the bond between the family members are the first choice.
These types of gifts are typically presented to the head of the house or the most elderly person who can ensure the gift is properly utilized. A typical example is an interactive and all-inclusive board game. Nothing gets one fully into the holidays like a family game.
And at the end of it all, this game can be kept for use till the next family holiday gathering, or even used by anyone sparingly but returned in time for the holidays. Either way, this form of gift provides real entertainment and value to everyone involved.
In conclusion, it is always good to gift people around you as it tends to improve relationships. The best approach is to give them what they want but taking it a little step, extra is not always a bad idea. Taking an idea from what they would expect and turning it into something even grander would ensure you are known for your creativity. In addition, everyone benefits and still remains happy. So, go out there, be creative and get those you love awesome gifts for any holiday.