Christmas is a wonderful time to show your love and thanks to friends and family, and the life that you’ve built with them. But with managing chores, errands, and parties, it can get pretty difficult to know what to buy for those who are on your nice list. Here’s some ideas for the housewife in a jam when looking at presents for your beloved, kids, friends, and others that you may be giving to.
If your husband is a sports lover – and many of them are – it isn’t hard to know who his favorite team is. But many men will always have a soft spot for the team of their alma mater. Let him relive his glory days of college sports by getting him a jersey or shirt from his college team. You can also take the shirt and roll it tightly to fit in a matching mug, so your hubby can really enjoy supporting his team.
You can’t forget the one whom you spend your girls’ dates with; your best friend is definitely high on your list and you’ll want to get her something perfect. By now, you’re probably quite familiar with her style and wardrobe, so pay attention and look for jewelry pieces that you know would compliment her and her outfits. Find a nice edgy cuff bracelet and tell her you saw it and thought it would look great with the new blouse she bought. She’ll appreciate the gift, and the fact that you remembered and thought about her personal style.
These days, gifts for kids can be confusing and expensive. Game consoles, talking dolls, robotic dogs; kids are even asking for things like iPods and cell phones! A lot of these items, however, don’t really bring anything for a child’s imagination, or foster good interactions with others, and they can really rack up a heavy receipt. There’s nothing wrong with good, classic board games; trust me on this one. Your kids (or nieces and nephews) may be less than enthusiastic at first, but if you start playing with them, it’ll soon become a weekly event where the whole family can enjoy each other’s company. And many board games promote good sportsmanship, confidence, and learning!
When you’re stuck for last-minute presents, or you want to bring something with you when you visit a friend or family member’s home, scented candles are a pleasant addition that you add to someone’s house. If you’re giving the candle before the holidays are over, go for warm, delicious scents that incorporate cinnamon. If it’s a larger candle, try crisp, clean scents like green tea that can be used all year and appreciated by men and women; flowery or fruit-heavy scents are enjoyable for most women, but if they have husbands that will frequent the place where the candle will be lit, it might go unused.
Happy shopping and have a very Merry Christmas!
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