As the song goes, the holidays are indeed the most wonderful time of the year. The festive spirit is truly all around us. There are parties to attend, and the kids get so excited at the thought of hearing sleigh bells on the roof during the night. The holidays have a unique kind of magic to them… but they are also notoriously busy times of the year. With many gifts to buy, meals to prep and friends and family to find time to see, you’d be forgiven for feeling exhausted at the very thought of it!
To help ease some of the
Gifts for her: the foodie
Whether your girlfriends prefer baking or hosting dinner parties, if you’ve got a female friend or family member who loves her food, then a foodie gift could be the perfect thing. It’s one of the best gift ideas for her is she loves food!
A decorative spice rack, or new bit of kit, such as a blender, spiralizer or electronic scales, would be a welcome addition to any foodies kitchen. If you know for sure that they have a favorite type of food to prepare, why not put together a little hamper of nibbles and bits to put towards a meal? Do they love Mexican food? Then some organic avocados from your local farmers market, paired with grow-your-own chilies set, will put them in a great place to make their favorite quesadilla or enchilada meals.
Gifts for her: the accessorizer
What do you get the girl who has everything? Well, you’d surely be hard-pushed to find a woman who didn’t like receiving jewelry as a gift! It’s one of the best gift ideas for
Try to identify what her particular style is, be it boho chic, glam queen, color-crazy or simple minimalist, and splash out on a jewelry set that suits her style. Remember, boho chic doesn’t necessarily mean bangles, beads, and bracelets made of thread. Celtic pendants can be a truly classy way of having a story and symbolic meaning behind your accessories, without comprising on the glitz of real, handmade silver or gold. The perfect holiday gift!
Gifts for her: the bookworm
We’ve all got that one friend whose nose is permanently stuck in a book, and while they may have read most of the books you’ve ever heard of, signing them up to a unique subscription service, like a mail-order book club, is an excellent way of broadening even their reading repertoire.
Most of these book subscriptions come with added extras, such as tea bags or beauty products every month, making them the ideal gift that keeps on giving, all year round. It’s one of the best gift ideas ever!
Gifts for them: kids with imagination
Dreaming up amazing gift ideas for children is one of the most rewarding things you’ll do this year; the joy on their faces when they rip open the paper and see something they’ve always wanted is absolutely unforgettable.
However, too often the toys and games kids crave are somewhat devoid of imagination and rely too heavily on superficial TV or video games crazes. If you’re buying for a child with a lively imagination, a set of children’s books which you can read together will bring a smile to their face.
Kids also love to mimic the adults in their lives, and these days you can buy all sorts of fantastic role-playing sets. Who knew you could get your kids a model food truck? It’s the modern version of a play kitchen, and both girls and boys will get so much enjoyment out of pretending to prepare and serve their mobile catering treats!
Gifts for him: the adrenaline junkie
Without being too stereotypical, most men do get a kick out of doing crazy stuff, like driving fast cars, bungee junkie, jumping out of a plane, or competing in extreme team sports.
If you’ve got an adrenaline junkie in your life, a voucher for a skydive, monster truck driving lesson or high ropes experience might be just the ticket that gets their heart racing. It’s likely they wouldn’t spend the money on it themselves, which usually defines the perfect gift ideas, but they’d get such a thrill from taking part.
If this adrenaline junkie happens to be your partner, why not make their day by agreeing to go along with them? You never know, you might enjoy it a lot more than you’d expect!
Gifts for him: the well-groomed guy
Beards are here in a big way, and they don’t show any sign of disappearing anytime soon. In fact, the facial hair fashion now is to have a very well-groomed beard, complete with mustache wax to ensure it’s perfectly shaped.
Of course, men aren’t necessarily known for investing in top quality beauty and grooming products, making these sorts of purchases great additions to their holiday gift list. You may need to give them a bit of tuition as to how to use all their new goodies, but this will also provide you with a great opportunity to spend some quality time together.
Gifts for him: the techie
When someone is really into their technology, they generally have very specific wants and needs when it comes to new devices. As such, it’s quite the risk to invest heavily in a new tablet, a set of headphones or the latest TV without their prior input.
Yet, most big chain stores will do gift cards, or at least an extended returns period over the festive months, so it may be worth a chance if you know this techie well. If not, there’s always the option of gifting them a quality accessory, such as a leather tablet case, to complement the luxury devices they’ve already bought themselves.
Remember the holidays don’t have to be stressful
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