The holidays are a favorite time of the year for many people. The festivities, all of the bright colors and warm cheer make the season a happy experience. Shopping is part of that experience. It’s so much fun to find the gift that brings a smile to someone’s face.
And it’s easier than you might think to accomplish that. All you have to do is know what kinds of gifts are best to buy for the people on your list. Even those who are hard to buy for won’t be – once you have a few ideas on what to get.
Best Gifts for Women
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Women don’t all have the exact same taste, but some gifts have universal appeal – and those are the gifts that you want to buy. It can help if you know the person well enough to know what they like to spend their time doing.
For example, most women wouldn’t appreciate getting a tool kit as a gift. However, if there’s a woman you’re shopping for who loves working on building things or home repair, then a tool kit for women would be the perfect gift.
You can be sneaky about it when you pose questions about what they like to spend their time doing. Some women enjoy sewing or knitting. Others are avid book readers.
Some are musicians, some are real estate agents or pilots or doctors. Wherever a woman invests her time and her passion, you can bet you’ll find a gift suitable in that category that she’ll love.
Women love things like handbags, wine, or gifts that pamper them such as ones that provide a spa like experience. You can put together a decorative basket filled with items like a sleep mask, night cream, candles, bodywash, chocolate, a book and some relaxing music.
But jewelry is always a great idea to give as a gift for women who love accessories. One of the most popular types of jewelry are earrings because they’re so universal. Just make sure you buy hypoallergenic ones if the person is allergic to certain metals.
The 14 Karat White Gold Cushion Cut 2.00 Carats Tanzanite Stud Earrings make a beautiful gift. Or you choose the popular Two-Tone Diamond Accent Twisted Hoop Earrings.
If you’re buying for a woman who can’t wear jewelry, but loves perfume, that’s a good option for you instead. One perfume that’s been out for awhile but is still a top selling fragrance is the Beyonce Heat ByBeyonce For Women Eau De Parfum Spray.
Some women have their own signature perfumes that they like to stick to and they don’t veer from that. So if you don’t want to buy gifts that are too personal, then you can choose a gift such as a tablet like the All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet, 8″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB that can be used to listen to music, read books and will be linked with Alexa, which is Amazon’s voice service.
Best Gifts for Men
For some reason, when shopping for men, many people go for the useful gift such as an electric razor. While a beard trimmer is a good idea for a gift, most men still have that inner thrill seeker and they enjoy gifts that are fun just as much as anyone else does.
You can buy things like wallets or scarves if you want to get a practical gift. You can also buy sunglasses or books and a lot of men will be thrilled to receive those items.
But to make the holiday gift one he’ll really enjoy, give him something that he can play with. Many men are huge video game players. They love to play their favorite games and it’s their way of relaxing from the stress that they deal with.
One of the best things you can do for a guy is to give him a gift that’s in the category of something he loves to do. If he is a gamer, then you’ll want to find out what can kind of gaming console he has and buy one of the latest releases for that system.
If he has a PlayStation 4, then Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is one of the hottest releases that you can get for him. If the gaming console is an Xbox One, and he likes racing, then the Forza Motorsport 6 Deluxe Edition is a good choice. Another good game for the Xbox One that’s pretty popular is the Battlefield 1.
The key to picking the right video game is knowing what types of games he enjoys playing. If he’s not into battle type games, then Call of Duty won’t be one that he’ll enjoy.
For men who love remote controlled devices, you could get a vehicle such as a car or helicopter, but if you want to get him one he’ll really love, consider getting a drone. Drones are fun aerial vehicles that can be used for photography, taking videos or for performing stunts.
One of the more popular drones is the Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with an HD 2.0 MP camera for model Syma X5C 2.4G 6. It can be used inside or outside and can easily perform stunts.
The QCopter drone that has an HD Camera with LED Lights and is green in color, comes with a bonus battery and two times the flight time. It’s known as one of the best quadcopter drones for sale.
If the man that you want to buy a gift for is into entertainment and enjoys streaming media, then you might want to consider something like the All-New Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote.
For men who like to stream media – especially music – you might want to consider getting a pair of good quality headphones. Bose is a name you can trust when it comes to headphones and the Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear Headphones II Style is one of the best models that you can buy for clarity and durability.
Best Gifts for Kids of All Ages
When it comes to buying gifts for kids, many adults aren’t sure what to buy. There are choices that range from indoor gifts to outdoor gifts, from ones that are technology based gifts tothose that don’t require technology.
Kids love to play games. You’ll see a lot of games on the market, but when you inspect the requirements for the games, you’ll often see that some type of smartphone is required – or some other piece of technology like a gaming console.
Since all kids don’t have smartphones and you may not be sure if a kid already has a certain video game or not, one of the best things that you can do is to buy a regular game. There are plenty of those that you can get.
Kids of all ages are basically the same at heart when it comes to games. They love to learn and they want to enjoy themselves while they do it. There are limitless suggestions for gift giving ideas in games when it comes to kids.
You can buy learning kits that allow kids to learn and explore. You can also buy games that are fun while at the same time tap into a child’s curiosity and thirst for knowledge.
One of these kits is in the form of a game that up to six kids at once can play. That kit is the ROCK ON! Geology Game with Rock & Mineral Collection and using this game, kids learn how to match rocks with the cards. This game is suitable for kids as young as preschool age and on up.
There’s also the Mega Gemstone Mine – Dig Up 15 Real Gems with NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC that’s a great geology learning game. Another kit you can buy is the Smithsonian Diggin’ Up Dinosaurs T-Rex.
Sometimes, kids just want to play games that make them laugh. And everyone from preschool kids to high school kids will have a blast with a gift of Hasbro Pie Face! Game.
Another fun game for kids of all ages is the Googly Eyes Game – a family drawing game with crazy, vision-altering glasses. This one is a laugh out loud game of drawing and guessing that’s fun for young kids as well as teenagers.
The Educational Insights Robot Face Race is a game of assembling robotic parts to complete a robot that’s suitable for kids of all ages. The top selling game for kids twelve and up is called Smart Ass.
This is a game which encourages kids to think fast and be the first to shout out the answer to the clues. Some toys you can buy encourage a child to learn as well as improves his hand and eye coordination such as building kits like any of the ones offered by LEGO.
If you know you’re buying a gift for a child who isn’t into playing games or building things, then you can stick with gifts that are always on the hot list like skateboards or a ripstick.
A good skateboard would be the Merkapa Skull Designs Complete 22″ Skateboard which has a good anti-slip feature as well as high rebound wheels. For a ripstick, you’d want to select one of the Razor RipStik Ripster.
Best Gifts for Friends and Coworkers
Everyone has friends and coworkers whose company they enjoy. You might be thinking about what kinds of things you could get them that they would love. If you have a lot of friends and coworkers, then you might also be thinking about items you could buy that won’t leave you broke.
One thing that you can buy for friends or family is a copy of a book that you’ve read and you think they’ll like, too. Books are nice gift items and if your friend or coworker only reads eBooks, then you get a gift card to an eBook retailer for them.
Notecards that have funny, whimsical images or messages or that are personalized are good gifts for friends and coworkers, too. Pens make good gift items for coworkers and so do items such as candles.
If you’re not sure what to get a coworker, one of the most popular gifts to get is a gift basket. You can find gift baskets in all different varieties like the Chocolate, Caramel and Crunch Grand Gift Basket or the Broadway Basketeers Gourmet Gift Basket. You can also give gifts of gourmet coffee or a tea collection.
You can give the gift of humor without spending over your budget. Funny calendars make great gifts for coworkers or friends alike. Look for ones that feature characters like Maxine in the 2017 Maxine Funny Cranky Humor Desktop or Wall Daily Cartoon Comic Calendar.
While not everyone may be a coffee drinker, you will have friends and coworkers who drink hot tea or cocoa. This is why giving a gift of a travel mug or a coffee mug that is plain, decorative or funny is a good idea – such as the Funny Mug – My Name Is Inigo Montoya.
Sometimes, people have items that they collect. You can look for something that would add to their collection. People collect animal figurines like owls or pigs or inspirational figurines such as angels.
One of the most popular figurine collections is the Willow Tree line. Within this line, you can find figurines depicting various emotions or life scenes. For example, there’s one for friends, which is the Willow Tree Friendship figurine.
You can buy your friends things like movies or CDs that you know they’ll like. You can also get things like sweaters or blankets to keep them warm during the colder holiday months.
Best Gifts for Pets
Pets are like members of the family. They bring people joy and happiness. They can offer comfort. They make us laugh, they enrich our lives and when it comes to the holidays, we can’t imagine not giving them a special gift the same way that we give to the people we also love.
When you’re buying a gift for a pet, you have several different categories that you can choose from. Since you want a pet to be comfortable all year around, one of the first gift choices that you might want to consider buying is a new pet bed.
One that you can get that’s good – whether the pet is a dog or a cat – is the nap pet bed by FurHaven which has an egg-crate mattress that’s orthopedic and is water-resistant, too. This bed is perfect for supporting the pet’s bones and joints and helps give your pet a better night’s sleep.
Just like people, dogs love to get special treats and during the holidays, you can give a pet the gift of treats that are good for him – such as the Milk-Bone MaroSnacks Dog Treats.
Of course, cats don’t like dog treats, but they love catnip. You can find this in a wide selection of choices. Some of these choices can be found in the toys that cats love to play with like the SmartyKat Skitter Critters Cat Toy Catnip Mice.
Cats will play for hours with these mice toys. When the cat swats at the mouse, the toy will scoot away and the cat will then pounce on it. But what cats also love just as much as they catnip is climbing.
They’ll climb into windowsills, onto the back of the sofa or the bookshelves or anywhere else that there’s a horizontal surface for them. You can indulge their love of climbing by giving the gift of the Go Pet Club Cat Tree Furniture or the Armarkat Cat tree Furniture Condo.
Like cats, dogs love to play, too. The number one bestselling toy for dogs is the KONG Cozie Dog Squeaky Toy, which you can get in a variety of characters such as a moose, a squirrel, an elephant and more. Some other ideas for gifts for pets that you can get are items such as sweaters, dog socks, chew bones, balls, or chase toys for cats.