If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet then now is the time. Christmas shopping isn’t like buying tickets to a concert or event, as the day draws near the retailers charge more and more money for an item you could’ve purchased at a fraction of the price. Most times I would encourage you to spread your Christmas shopping throughout the year. This method is great for picking up seasonal deals as well as spreading out your expenses. However, procrastination is common for most people, and last minute Christmas shopping is rampant during December, so do yourself a favor and get moving now! If you are procrastinating due to a lack of gift ideas, then allow me to help with the suggestions below.
Do you find that your children are the most difficult to shop for? When their babies they are happy playing with empty boxes, and as they grow into adults they tend to like receiving cold hard cash so they can buy what they want themselves. The difficulty lies within those pre-teen to teenage years. This is why I think kids bikes are the perfect Christmas gift for children. This is the first real independence a child has, the first time they experience true mobility, and the last time before receiving their drivers license. Even young children are enamored with their first bikes, be it a tricycle with training wheels, or their first two-wheeler. Bikes are a popular option, and often times can take some assembly, so don’t delay and go comparison shop them today.
While adult children are much easier to shop for, it’s the older generation, like our parents and grandparents that pose more difficulty. What do you buy for people that have enough money to buy for themselves? That is a routine question I hear every year. This is where gifts from the heart are more appropriate as well as appreciated. Family photo albums and custom wall art photo gifts of loved ones go a long way, especially for relatives that live far away. Or perhaps you have been holding on to mementos that have been long forgotten by a special someone, in which case you can cleverly frame or engrave it. Sometimes even a simple hallmark card with a special message and a thoughtful note can be enough. We often think that the amount of money we spend is the way into someone’s heart, and that couldn’t be further from the truth.