The holidays are finally here, and if you’re like many people, you’ve left the bulk of your shopping down to the wire. While it’s best to try to find personalized gifts for the individual, sometimes things are so last minute that we find ourselves searching for a gift idea that anyone would love. With all the stress of the season, coming up with gift ideas can be a struggle; keep reading if you need inspiration for holiday gifts anyone would love waiting under the Christmas tree this year.
The holidays fall in one of the coldest times of the year, no matter where you are in the country. While warm weather essentials like sweaters and coats can make a great present, someone’s style is very individual, which sometimes makes giving clothing as a gift difficult. However, scarves and accessories for cold weather can make the perfect gift, especially when they’re in decadent cashmere. Neutral colors make the best gifts as they match various styles and outfits – black, navy blue, cream, or gray.
Whether the person you’re shopping for has a sweet tooth or not, who doesn’t love delicious milk chocolates? A box of fine chocolates is the perfect gift for not only under the tree, Christmas Eve, or a Hostess present to one of the many parties you’ll be heading to this season. Decadent chocolates aren’t just for adults; give your child a taste for the finer things in life by adding a box of delicious chocolates to their gift list this year. Traditionally, boxes of fine chocolates are packaged beautifully, so you don’t have to worry about gift wrapping either – that’s a holiday win/win!
We all want to be pampered, especially during the holiday season. While the holidays are certainly a magical time of year, a lot needs to be done to make that magic happen. Everyone will enjoy a gift certificate to a local spa. While this gift is a bit of a splurge because most treatments and services at spas are expensive, if it’s within your budget to give the gift of a day of relaxation, this one will always be a home run!
Speaking of life getting hectic, there are so many lists during the holiday season outside of the naughty and nice lists. Take some things off the plate of your gift recipients by signing them up for subscription services that will make their lives easier. Whether it’s kitty litter, wine, meal delivery services, or even streaming services, the gift of subscriptions can lighten their financial and mental burden during this time of year. You can also consider a monthly coffee subscription to help your loved ones maintain their caffeine levels and save them from crowded coffee shops. The subscription will also give them a much-needed break from the chaos and help them enjoy a peaceful cup of their favorite brew.
The Gift of Time
You don’t have to be on a budget to give a gift that costs you nothing but can also be priceless to the person you give it to. Offering to give your time to another person to help with things they need to do around their home, watch their children, or visit with them can be life-changing. This gift costs absolutely nothing to you and can make a significant impact on someone’s life. If you have people on your list that are elderly or new parents, consider the gift of time.
It doesn’t matter your age, gender, or background; everyone loves to feel pampered. Gift baskets full of self-care items are great to have on hand at the last minute, not only for the holidays but for other events or birthdays that could come up throughout the year. Curate a beautiful basket with pampering products like relaxing lotions, eye masks, silk robes, and hair conditioning treatments. When you feel good, you look good; this gift can give the gift of confidence to whoever receives it.
Shopping for Christmas presents shouldn’t be something that stresses you out as you’re preparing for the holiday season, but if you’ve left things to the last minute, it can feel like crunch time. By choosing one of the gift ideas mentioned above, you’ll be sure to give a gift the recipient will love no matter who they are and use. Give yourself the gift of less stress this season. Happy holidays!