Christmas and Chanukah are right around the corner, and Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just days away. It seems like the perfect time to do a little gift shopping, don't you think?
I LOVE buying people gifts. It's one of my favorite things to do! I listen all year to my loved ones and whenever they mention, even in passing, something they really want, I note it in my brain (or in my Notes App) and remember it for special occasions! So I thought I'd put together a list of some of my favorite gifts for the holiday season and hopefully you find something you hadn't thought of before. Let's get started!
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Gifts For Significant Others
First off: Why did I do a separate category for significant others? Because something you might buy for your husband or wife might be too intimate for a non-married relationship. And I know how hard it can be to figure out what's appropriate for someone you're dating! But if one of these gifts seems perfect for your spouse, go for it!
For a boyfriend, noise-cancelling headphones are a great gift. If he travels a lot or works from a coffee shop, it will be even more helpful to own a pair, but even if he just likes listening to podcasts and music, it's nice to have noise-cancelling capabilities! There are more expensive options than the ones I linked below, but it may not be entirely appropriate to spend $300 on a significant other (depending on how serious the relationship is).
My next suggestion is a nice watch. Men look great in watches, and so few men wear them anymore. It's a very masculine gift, and one that he'll appreciate. Plus, every time he checks the time, he'll think of you!
What should you buy for a girlfriend? A beautiful pair of crystal hoop earrings is the perfect gift. They are subtle but classic, and they really go with everything. She'll appreciate having a go-to pair of earrings, and because she can wear them with everything, she'll wear them often.
CRYSTAL HOOP EARRINGS:
Is your girlfriend into makeup at all? She might appreciate a nice eyeshadow palette or lipstick set. I linked some options below that are very wearable, so any woman could make use of them. It's nice to give your girlfriend a gift that accentuates her femininity!
Gifts For Spouses
Gifts for spouses are a little bit different than gifts for significant others. You can buy them things to wear around the house and things that you know they'll appreciate since you live with them. Also, consider that you might want to wait to go all in on a romantic gift now because you still have your anniversary to consider!
Let's start off with gifts for husbands. My husband LOVES board games, and I've come to discover that many men enjoy playing them. I think they can be a pretty safe bet as a gift. If you decide to pair the game with a bag of chips, a six-pack of beers, and a playlist, you're giving him the gift of "game night" which is so much fun! And he'll appreciate the gesture if you demonstrate that you have an evening planned.
This next gift is SO. COOL. If you're husband is a bourbon, scotch, or whiskey man, he'll appreciate these decanters and glass sets. They look awesome as display pieces - one is more classic, the other is more for a man cave. But getting your husband a gift that he would never think to get himself is a safe bet.
Shower speaker? He'll love it. Trust me.
I know that a beanie seems like a simple gift, but I think buying someone clothes and unique jewelry (not just hoops, like mentioned above) is a very intimate display of affection. It means that you know someone well enough to determine their tastes. So a nice hat in your husband's favorite color can be a really nice gift.
A nice pair of slippers makes all the difference. When it's cold outside, it is the best feeling to wake up in the morning and put on some comfy slippers before walking around. Wives are on their feet most of the day, and it's nice to have a pair of shoes that are just yummy!
To go with the slippers? A plush robe! Wearing a warm robe is so comfy, and it's a nice gift from a husband to a wife. If you pair the robe with some hot chocolate or coffee, it will be the perfect combination for a weekend morning!
Buying a coat for your wife is a wonderful gift. It means you know her style well enough to choose the perfect outerwear for her. Going with something classic is probably your best bet, though, if you're feeling worried about choosing something. But she'll really appreciate the thoughtfulness of such a fashionable gift!
If you're really looking to splurge on a lovely gift for your wife, a beautiful pendant that is unique to her is a beautiful gift. Choose something that you want to see on her or that she would love, and write her a note to go with it. She'll wear it all the time!
Gifts For Parents
Buying gifts for your parents can be tricky. What would they really want? What do they really need? And what can you give them that they don't already have? I've got you covered.
Your mother works so hard. Give her the gift of a relaxed spa night. Buy her a bath caddy that she can rest her wine and book on, then pair it with bath salts and candles. If you put the whole thing together in a basket, you can add different things to make it even more spa-like (a loufa! a book! bathbombs!) and show your mother that you know she needs a night off.
SPA NIGHT ACCOUTREMENTS:
You know who else works hard? Your dad. But he doesn't want a bath. Instead, get him this back massager. This specific Amazon find has gotten tons of positive reviews, and he'll love how easy it is to use!
And if we're talking about reducing your dad's stress, I'm sure having a backup battery for his phone would really calm him down. Get him a portable one that he can carry around with him wherever he goes without worrying.
Gifts For In-Laws
Finding something for your in-laws can be a little tricky. Read on for some good ideas.
A beautiful, feminine mug with an assortment of teas is the perfect gift for your mother-in-law. It shows some forethought and also gives her something that she can look forward to using more than once. It's sweet AND thoughtful.
MUGS AND TEA:
A scarf for your father-in-law is an easy gift. You can choose something neutral that you can be assured he'll like, or choose something that's more unique to him. Men don't often replace their scarves, so it's nice to select one for him to add to his selection.
This is a unique gift! Does your sister-in-law get gel manicures? Then she probably hates the removal process. It can really weaken your nails, which is a huge pain. Buy her this acetone steam removal gel nail polish remover! She'll love it. It is SO useful and I can only imagine how grateful she'll be to save her nails.
NAIL POLISH REMOVER:
Does your brother-in-law have a lot going on? A leather agenda might be the perfect gift for him. It's classic, masculine, and helpful. He can use it every day to record his plans, and he can use it for extra cash or whatever else he might need to store. But if he's not a leather agenda kind of guy, a library kit might be more his bag. This will allow him to create his own library so that he if he lends out his books to friends and never gets them back, he has a record of who borrowed what, when! Cool gift, right?
LEATHER AGENDA AND LIBRARY KIT:
Gifts For Siblings
I think the best people to buy sassy and funny gifts for are your siblings. Get them something that will make them laugh but they'll also use. Here are my suggestions.
As you have probably figured out by now, I like giving people multiple physical gifts so that they can have the gift of an experience. For example, a funny mug, a book, and a soft blanket gives the perfect "night-in" experience to your sister! I think this mug is cute, and this Sophie Kinsella book is one of my favorite novels. It's a lot of fun and barrel of laughs. Then choose whichever blanket you think your sister will like the most, and there you have it! Instant gift.
GIRL'S NIGHT IN:
If your brother travels at all, he probably needs a new bag to carry his laptop in and other travel items. Get him a backpack or a duffel bag that's cool and sturdy. He'll appreciate it every time he steps foot in an airport.
If you want to get your brother something that will crack him up, this desk-punching-bag will do the trick. He'll love it and maybe even use it more than you might think!
DESK PUNCHING BAG:
And that's it! I hope you guys enjoyed my gift guide and found something on here to buy a loved one. Let me know what you're planning on purchasing in the comments below!
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