Are you wondering what to get your loved ones this Christmas? If you’re the type to wring your hands in the weeks leading up to the holidays and procrastinate while you try to figure out what to get that special someone, before heading to the mall in a panic on Christmas Eve, it’s time to change your ways. Consider checking out this Christmas Toy Price Monitor if you’re shopping for young children, and here are some tips for those who need to do some serious shopping for their adult friends and family members this Christmas:
Vouchers often get a bad rap as presents, which is a shame, because many people actually prefer to receive vouchers than a gift which may not be suitable (or wanted). In my opinion, giving someone a voucher is actually more thoughtful, since it shows that you care about them and want them to be completely, 100% happy with their gift.
I’m not saying you should get them a random voucher to a random store. Think about their hobbies and interests and choose your voucher accordingly and you may just be the favourite friend or relation this Christmas. That means gifting your teenage nieces and nephews with a voucher to a popular electronic store or clothes shop, giving your mum a voucher for a massage or facial, and thinking carefully about the type of shopping each person would like to do. Check out My Voucher Codes for some awesome voucher options.
How do you gift someone with a hobby? Easy. We all have things we’re interested in trying or achieving, and you may have heard your loved one mention that they want to learn a new language, take music lessons, or take up a new sport.
This is when you show how much you pay attention, and be that person to get them off the couch and enrolled in a new class. Check that they have the time free first, and if it’s something you’ve been wanting to learn as well, why not go along at the same time each week? You’ll be able to take time out of your busy schedule to bond with your friend or family member, while learning a new skill and having fun. Win/win.
A Day Out
It can be a little depressing once the holidays are over and everyone has to go back to work and normal life. No more stuffing yourself with delicious food and giving each other gifts. That’s why a day out is such a great idea. Buy a pretty card and commit to offering that person a “day out”. You can either leave the day up to them, and do whatever they please, or surprise them with tickets to their favourite band, a show, a fancy dinner, or a crazy activity like bungy jumping. The best part of this gift is that you’ll be doing it together after the holidays, so it gives you both something to look forward to.