Tips for Checking Off All the People on Your List

Have any hard-to-shop-for people on your list this year? Not sure what to get them? Well hello there! I’m here to help.

About 80% of my family does not like to make Christmas lists and always say “Oh I don’t need anything.” It’s the holidays! So if you’re like me and still want to get them a little somethin’ somethin’, you’ve come to the right place. Let the brainstorming commence!

Be Creative

Originality and/or creativity is a winning quality for a gift. If you give them something unique, which I know is easier said than done, then it will more likely leave a lasting impression. If you’ve got a lot of people to shop for, creative gifts or DIYs are great because they aren’t as likely to stretch the budget.

Small Businesses: Your Unique Gift Headquarters

Need some help with finding that unique gift? Shop small! Local small businesses and online stores have such a wide variety of unique gifts that it is almost too easy to find something whoever you’re shopping for will love. Plus, it’s always rewarding to shop small during the holidays. If you missed Small Business Saturday, still consider shopping local to mark off some of those hard to buy for people on your list.

Little Gifts Can Mean a Lot

When it comes to gift giving, size really is irrelevant. Some of my personal favorite gifts I have received are extremely small. Even if you don’t think the gift costs enough to compare to a larger gift, it actually could be just as nice or even more meaningful than a larger present.

Don’t Be Afraid to Give a Gift Card

I think the biggest misunderstanding about Christmas shopping is that gift cards are a big no-no. Although they may seem like the easiest and most impersonal gift you could give, there is a lot of potential to turn a gift card into a thoughtful gift.

For example, instead of getting a generic gift card that can be spent anywhere, get them a gift card to their favorite restaurant and pair it with a candle, flowers, a mug, a photograph, a homemade card, or, hey! How about that gift card? All you need to do is add a little personal touch to make it special.

If you’re not the crafty kind or you can’t think of a small gift they’d like to pair with the gift card, take a little extra time to wrap up the gift card like a present.

Believe it or not, taking the time wrap something even as small as a gift card shows that the gift has been thought out, not just something that was thrown into the card last-minute. It can really make all the difference.

Think Outside the Box

Not sure what they might like? Think about generic things that people enjoy doing and get a little crafty with it. Like movies. Who doesn’t enjoy a good movie? Either go pick up a couple classics in the five-buck movie bin at Walmart or the latest blockbuster and wrap it up with some popcorn and candy. Then voila! Instant stay-at-home movie night.

Go to the Expert: Pinterest

Pinterest was practically created for this very reason, to help solve the annual holiday shopping crisis of “What do I get them?” Pinterest has so many brilliant ideas to help with all your tough-to-buy-for folks that it makes it almost too easy.

I’ve compiled a few of my favorite gift ideas from Pinterest here, so feel free to take a look if you need some inspiration.

Hopefully, this might have been helpful to somebody who needs a little inspiration for buying gifts for everyone this Christmas!

I may come out with a small holiday gift guide if anybody would be interested, as they are some of my favorite posts to read during the holiday season so I would love to write one!

Also if you have any tips for coming up with gift ideas for those challenging people to buy for, comment them down below!

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