Tips for Getting the Right Christmas Gift for Everyone
It’s that time of the year again. Everybody’s favorite season of the year is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate Christmas than to showcase our love for each other through gifts and time spent together. We’re here to give you some tips about selecting the right gift for her, for him, for babies and young children, and for older kids. Check it out.
Gifts for her
I’m going to make a bold claim. Buying gifts for her is challenging only if you have not been paying attention. All you have to do is listen to what she is saying or talking about daily and you will be furnished with hints about what she wants or needs. She needs to be spoiled and shown that she is appreciated, so make sure that whatever you plan to get her is not generic or typical. Get her something out of the ordinary that she will remember even for years to come, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be an object. It could be a really meaningful experience that you share together, or even a full spa weekend. Listen and you will have your answer.
Gifts for him
I like to believe that men like gifts that are functional and offer some level of quality. I also think it’s pretty easy to narrow down your selection of possible gifts for him. Try using these guidelines:
- Observe him and recognize his needs and wants. What is his routine like, and does anything in his routine need changing or an upgrade perhaps?
- Try to remember what kind of stuff he usually talks about or buys for himself. Huge hints there, usually.
- No need to overthink your gift idea. Make an effort, yes, but don’t overthink it. Just ensure that whatever you plan to get is something that he will find useful and is of good quality.
Gifts for babies and young children
If you are not a parent yourself or are not familiar with handling babies or young children, you might want to run your gifting ideas by any parent you know to get a second, third, or even fourth opinion. Gifting babies and young kids can be exciting for both the parents and kid, and you want to ensure that you get something suitable for the age and the condition of the child. For instance, a necklace with a cute locket may be a nice gift, but you have to ensure that the child is not allergic to any material from the necklace or locket. Another example is getting a toy that is really cool, but for the wrong age - it might end up becoming an unintended teether for the baby. If you are thinking of apparel, also remember that kids outgrow their clothes within weeks or months. And if you are clueless about what to get, there is no harm in asking the parents if they need anything for the kid, or what kind of gift they would prefer for their child. Either way, here are some ideas:
- Toys that stimulate their senses - experts believe that babies and young children benefit a lot from toys that are able to stimulate their senses.
- Puzzles and other educational toys - this may be more suitable for young children instead of babies.
- Subscription plan or boxes - there are a ton of subscription boxes available in the market, check them out and add them to your options.
Gifts for older kids
Older kids usually already know their wants and needs, but the challenge could be finding out what they are. As tricky as it may seem, you could start by learning about their hobbies and interests. Find out what’s missing and fill in the blanks with your gift options. If you are the parent, this should be a breeze. But, if you are an outsider who doesn’t exactly have a relationship with the kid, consider speaking to their parents to get some insight about what their kid has been talking about, or what they have mentioned that they want. Depending on what kind of relationship you have with the kid, your gift options could range from something as simple as a gift card, to anything more personal like a specially ordered sports equipment or kit for a sport they play, or an engraved electronic device they would find useful.
Don’t forget to wrap your gifts. People love surprises, and even more so in the season of gifting. What’s important is that you are mindful of the gift and made an effort (even reading this article is an effort) to get them the best gift you could - and you remembered not to rule out delicious food. Food is always great.