The holiday season is marching towards us, and with it, comes immense financial stress. I do not hold to the idea that the holidays should wreck your bank account. That being said, there is a social contract that requires the giving and receiving of gifts so let’s get into it.
This festive flower is a good gift if you intend to gift it before Christmas Day, as it will last weeks in their home, given that they water it. I would recommend it for in-laws, grandparents and more distant relatives. Though it is good to note that they can be toxic to pets.
2. Purdy’s Chocolate
You can’t go wrong with chocolate. Purdy’s is a great option, as you can pick out just the right chocolates to match preference and they will go to extraordinary lengths to ensure no allergic reactions will ruin someones Christmas. ( We have a friend with a very aggressive peanut allergy and the sweet women in the shop where very careful and very helpful in putting together a safe box for him to enjoy. )
3. Knitted Mittens
Some of the best gifts are the practical ones. A good pair of mittens go a long way in our winter months and will be appreciated for years. I received a sturdy pair a few winters ago from my Aunt and couldn’t imagine heading out without them now!
4. Puzzle Books
A lot of people really enjoy curling up and doing some sudoku, crosswords or mind teasers every once and a while. A good puzzle book can be hours of relaxation and contentment for many. I would categorize this as a good “mom gift”.
5. A Bottle Of Top Shelf Booze
For the adults in your life who really enjoy sitting back with a glass. If you have an idea of what they generally drink, get the higher shelf option for them. Red wines, scotch, bourbon, liqueurs and cognacs make for excellent gifts that will always be deeply enjoyed.
6. An Instant Polaroid Camera
I would recommend this gift strongly for teenage girls who already have love for photography. This is a gift that could lead to a lifetime of joy in the arts, and many kept memories they will be able to keep forever.
7. Hot Sauce Sample Pack
These spicy gifts will absolutely be enjoyed! Every hot sauce enthusiast would love to test out different recipes to find the perfect one for their signature dish.
It may feel a little strange to gift a painting or sculpture you’ve made, but the time you put into the piece makes it only more special. If you don’t feel like painting, pick up a piece at your local art fair and support your local artists!
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9. Incredibly Comfortable Socks & Slippers
Nothing beats good wool socks on cold winter nights and warm, soft slippers to sneak around the house in the morning. Make it a whole set with a sturdy housecoat and you now have a perfect Sunday morning!
10. An Ultimate Beard Care Kit
Any man with a beard has struggled to keep it tame, well trimmed and has suffered incredibly discomfort any time they have had to shave any portion of it. A good shaving cream, beard oils and sturdy combs are the beginning of a great beard. Add some conditioners, shampoos and texturizers and whooo that beard will be beautiful.
11. An Art Kit
Children love to create, so why not enable them to do so? Sketch pads, watercolour paper, paints, inks and colouring pencils can make any plain day into an adventure into imagination. Many pre made kits are available in art stores, or put together a monogramed kit by shopping around a little!
This time old game is fun at any age. Children love to play it, and adults love to turn it into a drinking game. You can’t go wrong with this classic gift.
13. Model Car
Everyone has their favourite car, and luckily most have a die cut available painted and ready to gift.
Those are thirteen great gifts, and hopefully they helped you figure out what to get that tricky relative or friend. I hope everyone has a great holiday season, please drink responsibly and enjoy yourselves!
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