Finding gifts for our loved ones can often be one of the trickiest things to do in the holiday season, especially when you feel overwhelmed with choices of what to get for everyone. To help you work out the perfect gift to bring a smile to your family members’ faces, read on for some great suggestions of meaningful presents to wrap up this year.
Choose something practical
A practical gift might not seem like the most exciting at first glance, but if chosen well, it can be something truly meaningful that reminds the recipient of their relationship with you, whenever they use the item.
When it comes to buying a practical gift, there is always something for everyone. Keen cooks might enjoy some exceptional kitchen tools and kitchenware that will stand the test of time, while an ardent DIY fan will always appreciate a well made tool to add to the cabinet. There are great practical options for kids too, such as beautiful stationery for school, or sporting equipment for a team member.
Gift a subscription
If you can’t find one item that you can decide on, you could instead choose to give someone a whole year of gifts. A subscription to something they would enjoy can be a brilliant gift for a family, and there are plenty of different kinds of subscriptions to choose from.
For fashion lovers, a magazine subscription might make a wonderful gift, while someone who loves life’s little luxuries may really adore a subscription from Scent Magic, for a regular variety of perfumes to enjoy.
Give them your time
A gift doesn’t always have to involve spending enormous amounts of money and long lines in store. Sometimes the most meaningful gifts a person can receive can be the most deceptively simple. A gift of time might not immediately seem like a lot, but for someone with a busy lifestyle, it can be a welcome treat.
There are many ways that you can offer someone more time and connection. Busy parents who are stressed and tired may appreciate a regular offer of a helping hand, or a chance to take a break themselves. For younger family members who might be feeling overlooked by adults’ working lives, the chance to spend quality time together doing a fun activity of their choice can be a great way to bond and make a valuable connection.
Make them something yourself
Homemade gifts are often associated with reams of sticky tape and misshapen ornaments, but they can actually be great gifts, when done well. Think of your skills and use them to create something special.
If you are an expert in the kitchen, some delicious homemade treats can make the perfect present, especially when presented well. Try making a hamper collection of jams, pickles, preserves, or baked goods. If woodwork is more your thing, you might like to craft a practical but beautifully made item that can be used around the home.