Here are five great trends that you can follow to ensure that all of your holiday gifting goes smoothly this year. These will help you figure out the perfect Christmas gifts no matter the person, place or occasion.
Wreaths and Decorations. A very popular Christmas gifting trend has always been wreaths, ornaments for the tree and other types of decorations. Since these items go up around the house once a year and typically involve a family gathering complete with kids helping and all, these gifts take on a more traditional feeling. For example, giving a small child a Christmas tree decoration with their name and birthday engraved on it makes for a special time each year when the child hangs “their own” ornament on the tree. Anything that can become a part of family tradition is great, but keeping it seasonal will ensure that it becomes ingrained in the Christmas spirit each and every year.
Chocolates, Dried Fruits and Nuts. In many households, Christmas tends to extend into New Years, especially if the kids are out of school. This festive time in the house is typically exemplified by large gatherings of family, friends and loved ones. Whether you’re having a dinner party, a religious day or just gathering around the television to watch the game, having some snacks on hand that you don’t have to worry about spoiling is always a great idea. Showing up at holiday dinners with some dried fruits and nuts gives you a classy way to deliver a useful gift that everyone can appreciate throughout the holidays. Apricots, pistachios and cashews are typically “can’t miss” gifting ideas. For those who know that the person or family receiving the gift has a sweet tooth, nothing is as satisfying as some holiday chocolates, festively wrapped and guaranteed to please.
Technology. For the past two decades, technology has been one of the biggest Christmas gifting trends around. From laptops and tablets to gaming systems and mobile phones—all of the hottest new tech gear comes out right before Christmas because that’s when people are really looking to buy. Kids love having the latest gadgets just as much as adults do. Plus, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you can get some great deals on tech presents for the whole family if you plan ahead.
Stocking Stuffers. Stocking stuffers are a great way to get some inexpensive gift giving in while still giving some neat things that kids will appreciate. Look to some of the latest trends such as cartoons or games. For instance, Angry Birds toothbrushes and stamps make great stocking stuffers while slightly larger items such as Disney princess or superhero bags can be hung right over the stocking. Look towards the bigger ticket movies for hints about what children might be into. For instance, this year Thor, Spiderman and the Avengers are popular in Hollywood.
Gift Certificates. Finally, a great way to get someone a gift without having to decide on the exact item is with gift certificates. You can get them for just about any store, both brick-and-mortar or online. If you know the type of store the person you are gifting shops at, then you’re almost done with the gifting. Obviously, if it’s a child you can give a gift certificate to a toy store like Toys ‘R’ Us or Gamestop if they are in their teens. If you’re gifting to a house, try something like Bed Bath and Beyond. Alternatively, you can also get pre-paid debit cards that come with a set amount of money. The recipient can then spend the money anywhere, just like with a regular debit or credit card. Still, the upside to the traditional gift card is that you can often buy them online or in-store for less than they are worth. For instance, a $25 gift certificate might only cost you $20, so that’s essentially $5 for free.
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