The holiday season is rapidly approaching. And that means you better get crackin’ if you want to pull off the perfect gift list for everyone in your life. Now, it might seem a bit early to be thinking about Christmas. But being the early bird means you can enjoy the holidays without stress. And with enjoyment and fun. All it takes is just a little planning ahead of time.
Here are some helpful ideas for choosing the perfect Christmas gift list for everyone you know. And yes, even those friends who are challenging to shop for or don’t like receiving gifts as much as others.
For Your Life Partner
Life partners don’t just get the basics — they get you. They know you inside and out and understand what you need and want in life. They’ve also been there through all the ups and downs with you, so they’re the best person to ask for advice. However, that doesn’t mean you have to buy them the most expensive gift you can find. Instead, shop for your partner’s interests and hobbies. Or look for romantic gifts.
If you know someone who loves traveling, you might plan a weekend away for the two of you. And if you want to upgrade your gift-giving game, consider finding a creative way to wrap your gift. For example, you could try wrapping your partner’s favorite candy or a sweet treat with personalised wrapping paper and a bow. Or you could wrap their gift with a custom printed label.
For Your Best Friend In The World
There’s a good chance that your best friend in the world — or, at least, someone you consider your best friend in the world — doesn’t get a ton of presents throughout the year. This can be tough to navigate, but luckily, there are a few tricks you can use to make shopping for your BFF a little easier. First, try looking for gifts for your friend’s interests and hobbies. If your friend loves animals, you might find a cute stuffed animal or a pet food subscription that they could enjoy. Your other option is to shop for your BFF’s favorite things and experiences. If they love coffee, find a subscription to a roasting company that sends them fresh beans throughout the year.
For Your Parents Or Grandparents
If your parents or grandparents are in their 60s or older, they might not like receiving gifts. Or they might be super tricky to buy for. That’s completely normal! Fortunately, there are still a few ways you can make gift-giving much easier. First, shop for your grandparents’ or parents’ interests and hobbies. If your parents love fishing, you could find a gift card to a local bait shop that they could use. Another way to make it more meaningful for your grandparents or parents to open your gifts is by adding a handwritten note. Tell them what present you got, why you chose that gift, or just tell them you love them. Being sentimental makes for excellent gifts for family members.
For Your Favorite Siblings
Siblings are bound to have some rivalries when it comes to who gets to receive the most gifts. But that doesn’t mean you have to get into it. Instead, you can use this as an excuse to get your siblings a gift they’ll love, no matter the occasion. If you know one of your siblings loves to travel, you could find a gift card to a local hostel. Shop for your younger sister’s favorite color or your older brother’s favorite sports team. You could also shop for your siblings’ by looking for gifts related to their culture or interests. For example, if your older brother loves to cook, you could shop for a set of cooking utensils or a book, like a cultural guide to Mexican cooking.
For The Loved One Who Has Everything
It’s hard to shop for someone who has everything. But fortunately, there are still a few gifts you can get for this friend that will mean a lot to them. Try looking for gifts related to their interests, hobbies, or personal passions. And use your favourite memories to inform your decisions. You could also look for gifts related to your friend’s family and culture. Make sure your gift doesn’t take away from the person who has everything. But you also want to ensure the gift you got them isn’t too expensive. Your loved one who has everything wants to feel loved, but you don’t want them to feel obligated to buy something just as expensive.
For The Young Ones
If you’re shopping for a relative or friend who’s younger than you, you might need to be a little more creative with your gift-giving approach. That said, a few rules should hold true when you’re starting to shop for the younger generation. First, you’ll want to keep a few key elements in mind. Such as their interests and hobbies, what they already have, and their current obsessions. Like if they love trains, get them Live steam locos for their collection. By being mindful of what they already have, you can avoid buying them something they won’t need or want.
On the other hand, having an open mind about what they’re interested in can go a long way. You can also take inspiration from your own past experiences to see what your younger relatives or friends are into. It’s a great way to bridge the gap between you and your loved ones!
For Someone You Don’t Know That Well
If you don’t really know someone well, you might be hesitant to shop for them as a gift. Fortunately, there are still a few ways you can make it easier to shop for your friend without knowing them well. First, you can shop for your friend’s interests and hobbies by looking for gifts related to their culture or family. For example, if your friend is Chinese, you could shop for a gift related to Chinese traditions, like a guide to Chinese culture. Another important tip when shopping for a friend you don’t know well is ensuring your present is under £20. You don’t want to make your friend feel obligated to accept your gift, but you also don’t want to spend too much money on a gift that is too cheap.
For The Person Who Lives And Breathes Christmas
If you’ve never really thought about gifts for the person who lives and breathes Christmas, you’re doing yourself a disservice. This person is the one who will probably get the most gifts during the season. To make shopping for this person easier, shop for gifts related to their interests, hobbies, or passions. If your friend loves to travel, you could find a gift card to a travel website or a guidebook related to that passion. And use their heritage. Like if your friend is Irish, you could shop for a piece of Irish-related memorabilia, like a bottle opener that reads, “May the road rise up to meet you.”
For The Person Who Hates The Holiday
You may have one friend who just doesn’t enjoy Christmas at all — even though they love all the other parts of the holiday season. You can still show them that you care by gifting them something they can use, even if it’s not a perfect fit for their tastes. A cooking or baking magazine subscription so they can keep themselves busy during the next 12 months. Or a journal, blank notebook, or other journaling accessories for them to write in throughout the year. These make perfect gifts that will be received well because they’ll actually use them. And you can’t go wrong with an indulgent gift like wine, chocolate, or other treats they can enjoy during the year.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Everyone On Your Gift List
While stocking stuffers are great for bringing a little bit of joy to everyday life, they’re especially great for people on your gift list who don’t receive many gifts (or any gifts at all, for that matter). These stocking stuffer ideas are perfect for anyone on your gift list, no matter who they are.
- A gift card for a restaurant, coffee shop, or grocery store so they can treat themselves to a delicious lunch or snack.
- A book subscription so they can receive a new book every month.
- A gift card to a store they frequent or would like to visit.
- A set of pampering products for the cold weather.
Wrapping presents can be a fun activity to do with friends or family. But it can also be a real pain in the butt if you’re unprepared for it. Thankfully, there are some great tips you can use to make wrapping presents more fun and less stressful for you and your friends.
- Pick out wrapping paper that’s a little more extravagant than the rest of your wrapping paper. This will make the gift look a little more special than the others you’ve also wrapped.
- Have a friend help you wrap the presents as a team. This will make it easier for you to help keep track of who has what and when.
- Keep track of who has what and help your friends if they get stuck on what to do with the present they have left to wrap.
- Label every present in case you lose track of what is for who.
Christmas is a magical time of the year that brings people together to celebrate with family and friends. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this season is a fantastic time to get in the holiday spirit by picking presents, spending time with loved ones, and enjoying some good food. Getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping is easy. But with a bit of preparation and patience, you’ll be able to find the perfect Christmas gift for everyone on your list this year.