It is that time of year again, Christmas is looming. Deciding or coming up with an idea of what to get people can be tricky. Fortunately, here are some ideas to get you started.
When buying gifts, how often do you take into consideration a gift for the entire family? It doesn’t have to be the most expensive gift in the world either. Take matching PJs for example. My kiddos (well, mostly my youngest now) love dressing up in similar or same outfits. Look online or go to a store and see if you can find matching Christmas pjs for the entire family. Lazy One offers a wide variety and they are surprisingly very affordable. You could also turn the entire family into bobbleheads for a funny and original gift. You can make bobbleheads from your own photos. This will definitely put a smile on everyone’s faces!
People sometimes make lazy moms present choices. Chocolate is a big contender for most common Mom present of all time. And while chocolate is lovely, if you take the time to consider what Moms want you might just find that perfect gift. Don’t head down the practical route though, the last thing you want to do is buy something that they could easily have bought themselves. Treat them, get them something they might not normally purchase. If your ‘Mom’ in this situation enjoys wearing earrings but rarely gets new ones then visit a jeweler and pick out a set that you think might suit them. Even it if isn’t the perfect pair of earrings the thought and consideration behind it are what truly counts.
If something like this is out of the question, then experience gifts are a great idea. Is there a band, comedian or show that loves and that you get as a present? If the answer to that is yes, then you know what you need to do. Just take a few extra minutes, do some research and you’ll find the perfect gift in no time at all.
Kids are often the easiest to buy presents for. Everything excites them and what they like is often heavily advertised, so you know exactly what it is. However, it is one thing to get them exactly what they have asked for like you are going down a big tick list, but it is another to get them things that they will love and use for a long time. A lot of the heavily marketed toys are things they likely won’t touch after Christmas day. With that in mind if you have a few children, then buying them something like a set of walkie-talkies might be a great idea. They can use them around the house, in the garden, at the park, or wherever really. Also if you keep one for yourself, you can use it rally them when it is dinner time.
Gifts for dads are often things like socks, alcohol, and electronics. However, if you step away from this slightly boring ideas, then you might find the perfect gift. Think about what he has been enjoying over the past year. Has he got a new TV show obsession and is there something related to that you could get him? It could be a big box set, or it could be some branded merchandise from the show. Presents like this show that you know a person and are that much more special. Dad’s are fairly easy to buy for as they are a bit like big kids (even if they deny it), so you can sometimes draw inspiration from your kids’ presents for a Dad one.
What are some other great gifts that you can think of to give to your family? Leave a comment below!