5 Tips To Help You Pick Out The Perfect Christmas Gifts For Friends and Family


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Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the year.

I love getting creative when buying and making gifts for people. Sometimes finding the right gift is hard, especially when the person you’re shopping for already has everything! I’ve put together a list of 5 things that will help you pick out the perfect gifts for your friends and family. Let’s get shopping!

#1 When in doubt get crafty

When I absolutely have no clue what to get someone, my “go to” gift is something handmade. Trust me, handmade gifts never fail…and If you’re someone who considers themselves creatively inept (like my fiancé),😁 a simple card or hand-written note can do the trick ( bonus points if you use glitter glue).

#2 Look at past gives you’ve received from them

This definitely won’t apply to EVERY gift you’ve ever received, but sometimes a person’s interests will influence the gifts they buy you. Here’s an example, one year my aunt bought me a book on spirituality, and since I had never mentioned an interest in that topic, I figured out that she most likely enjoyed the book and wanted me to also read it. My aunt is also a proud dog mom, so when this Christmas rolled around I bought her a book called “The Dharma of Dogs: Our Best Friends As Spiritual Teachers.” Two things I know she loves, in one gift.

#3 Think about their day-to-day life

Do you know they take yoga classes? Are they always losing their keys? Perhaps they could use some yoga mat cleaner or a tile keychain tracker. If your gift will improve their life in some way, go for it. They’ll love you for it!

#4 Do you share any inside jokes?

If you’re trying to find a gift for a friend but don’t necessarily know what they’d like, try to think about the times you’ve laughed together. Do you guys have an inside joke? Or a funny memory they’re sure to remember? Opt for a gift that will make them laugh. They will smile every time they think about it. 😊

#5 Go for the Gift Card

If you’re really at your wit’s end on what to get someone, just go ahead and get them a gift card! This may seem like a no-brainer, but after searching tirelessly for the perfect gift, it’s an option many of us forget. Pro-tip: purchase a gift certificate from one of their favorite local stores!

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