Holiday Hacks: Things That You Can Give to Your Loved Ones This Christmas

The Thanksgiving celebrations are over. Snow is falling and covering many trees, roads, and roofs in a sea of white. Carols—both joyful and poignant—are heard almost everywhere. The air is crisper, and the weather is cooler. Christmas is just around the corner!

Of course, Christmas will not ever be complete without giving (and receiving) presents. Thus, if you still have not gotten around to shopping or even just making a list of what you want to give everyone this year, check out some great gift suggestions below:

Something for Homebodies

Be it your homemaker mom, retired grandparent, or binge-watcher best friend, you probably know someone who loves spending most of their time at home. This Christmas, give them a gift that will make their stay at home more enjoyable. If your mom, for example, likes to spruce up the house, buy her a home décor item, such as an abstract painting, a decorative candle lantern, or a digital picture frame. For your grandparents, you can get them some books and Merino wool knit blankets from Lane and Mae for when they are reading in front of the fireplace. Your friend who is into TV marathons will surely appreciate a popcorn maker, flannel pajamas, or a universal remote controller.

Something for Fitness Buffs

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You might also have fitness buffs in your life. Being fit is key to leading a healthy lifestyle, so why not support the buffs by giving them something that they can use when they exercise? If your dad is a runner or cyclist, you can give him some Dri-FIT shirts and shorts or one of those smartwatches that monitor heart rate and track the pace and distance covered. Help your sister complete her home gym and get her some kettlebells, a fitness mat, or an exercise ball. If playing sports is his way of keeping in shape, your brother can use a new pair of basketball kicks or sports gear, such as a baseball glove and tennis racket.

Something for Food Lovers

Lastly, since everybody loves food, you cannot go wrong with food items for Christmas presents. Make sure that you know everyone’s favorite. That way, the food you will give will not go to waste. While you can buy the items, you can make the gifts extra special by cooking or baking them yourself. The aunts and uncles with a sweet tooth will love a red velvet cake for sure. Alternatively, if the person enjoys cooking or baking, get them some items for these activities. A set of measuring cups and spoons, a blender, or a recipe book, for instance, can be excellent gift ideas for your significant other.

In the end, Christmas is indeed in the air! What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by making your gift list and buying presents for everyone? However, if you are just about to get started on Christmas shopping, these gift suggestions will make the task much easier for you. If you need help, you can always look for more recommendations online.