Making a list and checkin' it twice!
Are you making that Christmas list and checkin' it twice because you have no idea what to give people this Christmas? I don't know about you but this has been one of the toughest years to figure out what to gift people. It could be because there's so many things to choose from, along with figuring out who is appropriate to gift to.
The holidays are always a bit sporadic and sometimes they come before you can even think. Therefore, I wanted to help and list of some of my favorite gift ideas for family, friends, and even your dear old boss.
If you have a massive family (like I do) gifting can be a bit difficult. I feel like the older you get there's this unseen pressure that you have to out do siblings, or other family members, by gifting the best gift. Honestly, that isn't true. You family loves you and they're probably just happy to be around you for the holidays. However, you still want to feel festive and gift them something that they will love. For parents, I normally gift my mom and dad something together. This way it can be a bit more extravagant but be something they can both use. Last year I got them a knife set from Target. It was under 50 dollars and it's something they could utilize in their everyday life. Not only is it a safe choice but it is also something that they can use daily!
For the significant other, especially if this is your first Christmas together, can be hard and a bit scary. You never know whether to gift high, low, or in the middle. The best thing to do is be honest. Ask your significant other to list three things that they really want. Out of those three things you can choose which to get. That way it's still a surprise but they can be content with what they receive. However, if you're a veteran dater, or simply don't want to ruin any surprises, a cheat solution is to check out their amazon carts or lists. I cannot tell you how many gifts I've found for my husband that way.
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Ladies, if you're having a hard time finding something nice for your guy I suggest a nice briefcase. This is perfect for all age groups whether they be in school or in the working world.
Friends can be a bit tricky especially if you have a lot of them all in different groups. One of the things that my friend group does is small little white elephants. Now, you may say that's so vague how do I go about doing that? It's simple, create a budget that everyone has to follow. The norm is at least 20.00, that way no one is left with a smaller or cheaper gift. You know your friend group, they may be goofy, or polite, or glitzy. Customize the gift so you know that no matter who receives the gift they will still enjoy it. Everyone gets a gift and no one is left out. I like to inspire others and my friend group so I gave out a book allows them to list the things that they want to do everyday. This way they can slowly become inspired for the new year.
This one is a catch twenty-two (As my mother would say). I would only gift my boss something if you feel like you have that type of relationship. I've been in situations where I have great bosses, and we exchanged rather lavish gifts. However, I've also had bosses where gift-giving would would make them uncomfortable. The safe choice: always go for a Starbucks gift card. It's the perfect memento, everyone loves their morning beverage, and it just gives them the notion that you appreciate them.
All in all, don't stress out over gifts. The holidays are meant to celebrate the time that you spend with one another. Appreciate your family, friends, and the people that inspire you everyday. I hope that my Holiday Guide could help shed some light for you this Christmas Holiday! Also, my hat is from the Lovely Target. It can also be a great little gift for those Harry Potter fans out there. My star sweater and skirt (found similar one) is also from Target and can be a perfect outfit to snuggle into during the Christmas time!
Until next time be merry and bright!