By: Della Lin
The holidays are almost here, and 2020 is less than a month away! This year has flown by. Before we enter a new decade, now is the season of gift giving, and sometimes it can be very stressful when trying to find the perfect present. If you have no idea what to get someone or if you need a last minute gift idea, I have got you covered. Here are some fun, thoughtful, and unique present ideas for the holidays and the new year.
There is always going to be someone who needs quality “me time”. They are always working very hard, and you never see them treat themselves to something nice once in a while. A nice gift would be a soft and silky robe. It would keep them warm and comfortable from cozy morning to cozy night. Another gift would be an essential oil diffuser. It can calm someone down and help them sleep and relax. To add something extra, you can throw in a couple of bath bombs or face masks. If you have a family member or friend who loves to cook, you can never go wrong with a wonderful cookbook. They will be able to discover new recipes and ingredients. Also, if you want to go the extra mile, you can sign them up for cooking classes. Experiential gifts are all the rage these days, and they will love the chance to learn how to cook a few new dishes. Now, if there is someone who loves to be artistic, a unique gift is a 3D pen. It produces mind-blowing works of three dimensional art. A simpler option would be a coloring book and a set of colored pencils, pens, or markers. There is nothing better than to spend some time sitting and relaxing while drawing or coloring. If they specifically like photography, you can gift them a ring light, which will provide a wonderful brightness to photos, or you can give them a tripod. We all have at least one friend who is obsessed with their phones and social media. A very simple gift for them is a new phone case, along with a popsocket. With a popsocket, they can take better selfies and drop their phones less often. On the contrary, we all know someone in our lives who loves books and is constantly reading. A unique gift for them is a folding book lamp. It is very pretty, and it will light up their world! Another fun gift would be cool bookends. It is a great way to accessorize their shelves, and it can also be decor for their room.
Finding a perfect gift for your best friend can be very challenging. Maybe you can gift them a personalized necklace or a polaroid camera. Getting a personalized necklace with their name or a special message engraved on it is always a reliable option. It is a great way to show how much this friendship means to you. By getting your friend a polaroid camera, they can now take photos of unforgettable experiences. They can make memories that will last for a lifetime. Some additional advice for a more unique gift-giving experience is to do a secret santa within your friend group. If you make one online, you can actually make wish lists. This way you can know exactly what your friends want for a gift.
Now, the hardest part: what to get for your family. It may seem impossible to get a meaningful gift for your parents and siblings since they all have done so much for you. But do not worry, I have some amazing ideas! One of the most thoughtful gifts for your parents is a custom star map print. You will enter in the date they met (or their anniversary), and a custom map of what the stars in the sky were like on that date is created. It is really super sweet and unique. Another option is to get them Amazon Prime. With Amazon Prime, they can now get free 2-day shipping on over 100 million products. Plus, they will be able to stream millions of songs, watch thousands of movies and tv shows, and so much more. For your older siblings, you can get them an Amazon Echo. They can have a personal assistant in their busy lives, and they can be more productive. For your younger siblings, you can simply just get some playful toys, like Legos or American Girl dolls. The holiday season is one traditionally marked by exchanging gifts with those we care about. Finding the perfect gift should not be stressful! It should all be about spreading joy and making memories that will last for a lifetime.
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