“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” is not just a line in a song.
Christmas time is the best time of the year — there is no wonder.
Houses are delicately covered in twinkling lights, the scent of Christmas tree fills the air. And the best part of Christmas is the time spent with your loved ones. Reuniting after time apart is the best Christmas present one could ask for. How can you not be happy seeing Christmas is coming close?
But this is also the most frustrating time of the year when it comes to gifts. A ton of gift ideas you have to think of. Gifts for Mom. Gifts for Dad. Gifts for Wife. Gifts for Husband. Gifts for Boyfriend. Gifts for Pets. Even gifts for who you don’t know well.
Moreover, we usually receive responses along the lines of “Surprise me!” from our friends and family member as well when I ask them “what do you want for Christmas?”.
The end result is a lot of stressed out people who are desperately searching for gifts and tricking them into focusing too much on the fears, prejudices, and costs.
At this point, you may forget “Gifts for yourself” or even you don’t know what you want for Christmas?
So, for all the people who usually face this problem can just go through this guide of mine as we did stumble across a number of great gift ideas that could be gifted to you and some that could be gifted to families too.
Without further ado, jump in the first idea.
What Do You Want for Christmas?
Take A Look At The Person You Are Before You Decide!
There are different types of people in the world. You have a unique personality and style. You think and feel differently than others do. Your likes and dislikes are not exactly the same as other people. This helps sort through the ideas significantly. Let’s take a few interests that are very common among the general population.
For The Fitness Buff
Staying fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not easy during the holidays. For anyone who’s making a health-positive Christmas’s resolution, the right gift can help them hit the ground running.
We always have a few people in our family or in our friend circle who is a fitness buff. Their whole day is about maintaining a right diet and a right exercise routine. These people appreciate Christmas gifts that fit in with their way of life so don’t try gifting them a gift coupon to KFC.
So if you’re the fitness buff or you know someone who fits the profile, you may want to look at some of these awesome Christmas gift ideas.
Nayoya Acupressure Mat
Nayoya stimulates the body’s production of endorphins, that bring on a calming, soothing allover effect. This mat can be used to treat soreness, stress, fatigue and pain in the feet, neck back and joints, muscles. It’s an essential tool for overall health and wellness.
A fitness tracker
This is a great idea if they don’t already have one. This tracker allows people to keep track of their activity in the day and to track the amount of calories that they burn.
This is the great gift to give a fitness buff because it helps reduce the amount of oil used in cooking while simultaneously allowing the person to enjoy fried food.
Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells
Each dumbbell adjusts from 5 to over 50 pounds, combining 15 sets of weights into one. This is a right gift for men who always want to get fit and gain their dream weight. It’s a great way to fit an entire weight training system into a small space.
Vibram Men’s V-Run Running Shoe
V-Run is the best overall five fingers for running and walking. The “barefoot running” revolution calls for a change in traditional, restrictive running shoes. It is a well evolved minimal running shoe, with a great combination of durable outer and light minimal design and inner materials.
For Cooking Lovers
Baker’s Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan
Ever notice how the edges of brownies seem to be the chewiest parts? Well, this serpentine-designed baking pan creates a pan full of edges! The batter will settle evenly throughout the pan during baking, so you get evenly baked brownies every time.
Zoku Quick Pop Maker, White
If near instant satisfaction is your style, this Zoku quick pop maker is for you. Make pops in as little as seven minutes each, and can make up to 9 pops in a row before refreezing. The kit enables you to make cream-fillled, striped and yogurt pop varieties. Great with juices, smoothies, or your own recipe flare with multiple colours, layers, designs, and patterns.
Sunbeam FPSBDMM921 Mini Donut Maker, Blue
Wake up to the smell of freshly-baked donuts with Sunbeam’s mini donut maker. This mini donut maker does the job beautifully, that it’s simplicity and fast creation of donuts is evil, pure evil. Uniquely designed donut holes creates 7 delicious donuts in under 4 minutes. The uniquely shaped baking surface ensures you get perfect rings every time.
Blendtec Total Blender Classic, with FourSide Jar, Black
The Blendtec Total Blender has a three horse-power motor connected to a two-prong stainless-steel blade. It also comes with the exclusive technology that makes blending simple: When you push a cycle button, the Total Blender Classic automatically speeds up and slows down, then shuts off when the cycle is complete. Use one of the six preset options to blend the perfect texture for ice cream or frozen yogurt, sauces, dips, dressings, batters, soups, syrups, juice, and smoothies.
For Outdoor Enthusiast
Coleman Classic Propane Stove
This Coleman grill is simple to use, and the two burners provide enough space for a breakfast of eggs, bacon, and pancakes for the entire campsite. Just keep in mind to bring enough propane with you.
SPOT 3 Satellite GPS Messenger – Orange
Few things are scarier to me than the idea of being lost in the woods and without a cell signal. With this SPOT tracker, help will always be just the push of a button away.
For DIY lovers
There’re a number of pre-prepared DIY kits are available in the market. Take a look at some of them below.
- DIY Print Shop Classic : Table top screen printing kit
- Me & my BIG ideas : Lacey Charm Album Box Kit
- Homemade Gin Kit
When it comes to DIY work, it’s a lack if we forget power tools. These tools are used in wood and wood products industry. In order to find out which of these make good Christmas gifts, you need to know what the person owns or wants. To know that, try to pretend you’re in their garage and ask them”What do you want for Christmas?”. You may get your answer.
Most of the time, if you give someone who is working in a garage, these gifts maybe fit to their needs: saws, Drills, screwdrivers, and pliers, are equipment which is essential in almost all DIY carpentry projects.
For The Craft Lover
Let’s take a look at some of the most loved gifts that my grandma really adores as a craft lover:
- Yarn/Thread: These yarns are used for all different kinds of crafts. Make sure you know which craft the yarn you pick out is used.
- Needles: Each craft has a different kind of needle and these needles cannot be interchanged. These come in all sizes and shapes. If you aren’t really sure then it may be wise to go for a set. After all you can never have too many needles or hooks.
- Design Pattern Books: The craving for fresh new pastures is great and that is precisely why a design/pattern book makes a great Christmas gift.
- Wooden Yarn Bowl: This keeps the yarn from rolling all over the floor. It is a simple and yet is a great invention. My grandma loved it when I gave it to her last Christmas.
Fossi is an American lifestyle brand, Fossil is very well known for producing beautiful watches. This watch is a class Fossil ES1967, that’s a beautiful gift for fashionista. The brilliant stones and beautifully beveled lugs add an unexpected finishing touch to a morden-day vintage look. The outer layer of the watch has a top ring with crystals set in it.
Sterling Silver Italian Rhodium Plated Bombay Mesh Bracelet
This bracelet is beautiful! You can layer it with another bracelet or wear it alone and make a statement. This bracelet is made in Italy surprising beauty, curved design in the center and manufacturing technique of the ablest, known as wicks. While pure silver can be combined with many different kinds of metals, sterling silver is created when combining pure silver with copper. Sterling silver jewelry is the composition is of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper. This has been found to be a great combination for maintaining the silver’s durability without harming its sparkle.
For the Geeks
In today’s world, almost everyone has mobile phone, laptops and all the other gadgets. So it’s not much to say that most of people who use these devices daily are the geeks.
That being said, It’s never useless when you give someone these devices. You can check my personal suggest below.
The Solar Powered And Anti-Theft Backpack
The backpack comes with a USB port and a solar panel which helps you charge your mobile everywhere. The best part of the solar powered and anti-theft backpack is that it uses green energy and it’s equipped with a anti-theft. So This Christmas gift is perfect for travelers or people who are continuously on the move.
3D printers are the new fad. By using a metal 3D printer, you can make all the cool stuff using one. The best part about it is the fact that everything you make is durable! It’s not much to say that metal 3D printers are the stuff of a geek’s dreams. Today’s world can replicate almost anything by using a 3D printer.
The Motorized Stand/Sit Computer Desk
Being the geeks their are, people is always playing around their PC/laptop most of the time. That lead to some health problems and Deep Vein Thrombosis (popularly known as DVT).
The Motorized Stand/Sit Computer desks allow people to adjust the height of the table according to the position that they are in. It enables they to use the table comfortably if they are in a standing position. The table helps with a number of posture related issues. In fact, I think it is time that I bought one for myself too. It is a perfect addition to my ‘What do you want for Christmas’ list.
Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas
There are so many instances that you may need a last minute Christmas gift idea. Christmas is the time of year when there is so much going on that you might have forgotten to buy a present for that third cousin twice removed, or best friend’s sister’s boyfriend, that you found out at the last minute was stopping buy to wish you happy holidays. That’s when you may have to rely on all of your ingenuity and creativity in order to come of with a gift idea for that person.
What could you possibly get someone that you may have only met once or twice in your entire life? You don’t want to seem cheap, and yet, you really don’t have the ability to go out and buy this person a Sony Smart LED TV. You must now compromise with yourself, and figure out something that says “Hello and Happy Holidays, you wonderful person,” while NOT saying “I have no idea who you are and would prefer not to know you any better.”
A last minute Christmas gift idea that says you didn’t take the time to even consider them would be something along the lines of the ever famous fruit cake. The chances are though, that you will get this present back within a few years as it passes hands from one person to another as a last minute gift idea. No, you should stay away from the fruit cake. These are never a good idea unless the person you are giving them to actually enjoys fruit cakes and asks for them by name.
You should try looking for small useful gifts such as: Smartphone accessories, Funky outfits for the gym and wine glasses. Check with others and see if this person is getting anything that requires batteries. You can then go out and find the biggest pack you can afford. Even if they don’t have a present that needs them, they will usually come in handy at some time in the future. Maybe a trip to your local dollar store would grant you that last minute Christmas gift idea. They usually have something cute or useful that you can find to give as a gift.
When in doubt, give that person something impersonal, like a gift card from Amazon. That way they can get the gift that they would want, and you don’t have to even consider what they might or might not like. This always makes them feel special and takes a load of stress off of you too. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the online forms and they can be used immediately. The happy recipient can begin their shopping adventure as soon as they walk in the door. With any luck, they will never know this was a last minute Christmas gift idea.