Christmas shopping is far from a one size fits all approach. The gifts that you will be getting your parents will be different than the ones that you are getting your nieces and nephews, and if you’re shopping for a teenager? Good luck! If you are struggling with finding the right gifts to get, take some time to get creative and get gifts that are normally not thought of as Christmas gifts.
One way to determine what to get as gifts is to assess the practicality of the gift. Gifting someone a new set of dishes may not seem like a traditional Christmas gift, but for the couple that is just starting out on their own, it could be a very thoughtful and valuable gift. Getting practical gifts is especially good for older adults who may not need, or want, the newest fashion styles or tech gadgets. Getting practical gifts for loved ones may not be flashy, but you can rest assured that they will be put to use almost immediately.
Another great way to gift is to treat someone to an experience. For example, if you have the funds, you could plan out a vacation or trip for loved ones. This is a great idea for adult children to gift to their parents. If planning out a trip would cost too much, you can always go smaller. Treat your mother to a trip to one of New York City’s day spas for an afternoon of pampering and relaxation. If you are shopping for your father, treat him to a fishing trip, or something more in the vein of his interests.
Nothing beats seeing the joy on someone’s face on Christmas morning. This year, instead of getting the same gifts you always get, or following the trends, get creative and get a gift that is truly outside of the box.