Gift Giving: Christmas Season

(Last Updated On: December 6, 2018 )

It's that time of the month, folks. Yup, Christmas season. For those of you who have not yet decided what you want to give your loved ones and let's be honest, wait till the last moment to shop (basically most of us) we have a few ideas for you.

Christmas is that time of year where happiness, carols and egg-nog surrounds you. However, with the eggnog and Christmas tree decorations you are surrounded with yet another thing: a hovering cloud of stressful gift shopping.

Now most of you will be familiar with the stress that comes with gift shopping, and if you're someone who usually does not take interest in the holiday but don't want to be branded evil (by all those kids if you're an aunt or uncle) or even your friends, who may perceive you as someone with serious stingy issues. To save you from losing friends or being a victim of eye-rolls the entire season, read ahead.

Breaking It Down:

For the Men

We are all lucky to be blessed with *some* men in our lives. Try opting for a standard, waterproof watch when thinking about what to get your father something. It’s a simple gift, which does not need much thought. A popular choice could be cologne. However, if you're one to give more personalized gifts, try getting your father or grandfather (or any man) something that would mean to them. Obviously since this depends entirely upon the liking of the people in your life; a jersey signed by their favorite sportsman or a sweater is easy to gift and something that'll come to use for pretty much anyone, to be honest

For the Women

Now there's this saying that goes around that it's harder to shop for women than it is for men. This could not be farther from the truth. Women are beings that are constantly expected to look good and keep up with expectations. Since the market knows this, there are a plethora of things you could give women including but not limited to: scarves, jewellery, apparel etc.

Now that we have a general idea of what could be given during Christmas, the following is our list of the best Christmas gifts you could give this season:

Homemade Candles

These warm scented candles are versatile in the way that they can be given to anyone. Easy to make at home, this option isn’t even pricey and is appreciated by everyone. Especially those settling in their new house or apartment.

Bath Bombs

Another gift you can make at home, and definitely creative in its own way. Colorful bath bombs are pleasing to look at and make bath time all the more fun.

Engraved Coffee Mugs

Have you seen the kind of mugs you gift your mom or dad on their birthdays that says “best dad in the world”? Yes, you’ve got the image. This gift is better in the way that you can add a personalized message of your own on the mug. To do this, purchase a copper mug to engrave on it or if you want a more standard option, go for a regular cup and have a printing company print whatever personalized message you have for the person in mind.

Embroidery Sweater

Many people just purchase a sweater but that’s no fun. Plus, if you want to personalize your gifts try embroidering them yourself. Not only will this be a cute gift but it’ll be a fun activity for you too!

A Fashionable Watch

Watches are very much needed by everyone, especially those who spend their time outside their houses more often. Appreciated by everyone, this is a gift that can’t go wrong.

A Painting

Who doesn’t like a beautiful piece of art? Colorful and aesthetically pleasing, this gift is delightful as it serves as a decoration and can be put up on walls in any part of the house/building.

Cologne/perfume

Whilst you may not know what kind of scent the person you’re purchasing for is into, you can’t really go wrong with this one. Plus, there are plenty of unisex perfumes in the market too in case you don’t want to be downright sexist.

Hair-care Products

This may be a little strange in a gift giving list but is it really? Hair care is something that can cost us loads but the gift doesn’t need to. Invest in an anti-frizz or moisturizing gel or spray for the person you’re purchasing the gift for. Although this may not convince you, the gift is mighty useful which is why it makes our list.

Gadget Accessories

Now you may not have the budget to purchase multiple gadgets but you do know that people already have their own. In this case, try purchasing gadget accessories such as a charging cable, a phone case or if you know the person plays video games get them that instead. This is one of the other things that simply can’t go wrong because of how useful they are.

Foosball Table

This added asset is just the thing you need in a house. Fun to play with and a step ahead from just another so called decoration, a foosball table doesn’t need to cost you much despite being a little pricier than others. Try gifting this to your brother for this season!

 That concludes our list of the ten best gifts to give for the season. Go out there and shop whilst you still can!