For someone who has everything…tickets to the theatre or a concert. I am be bias since I work for a theatre but there is something magical about escaping for an evening to a show. For example, one year my husband’s Christmas gift was tickets to see Pentatonix together in concert. We had a wonderful time driving to Seattle, dinner, and the show. Time together + memorable experience = win!
For someone who you want to give a gift that continues after Christmas…subscription box. It’s always fun to continue Christmas giving into February. Many subscription services allow to purchase gift versions ranging from one month to a year. My personal favorites are Julep, Birchbox, or Dollar Shave Club.
- Julep nail polish lasts a week plus on my nails. Amazing colors and coverage that give me an opportunity to feel professional and express my mood.
- Birchbox and Ipsy are very similar in my mind and both great. $10 a month for premium trial size beauty products delivered each month. I like Birchbox’s reward system better but Ipsy often gives larger products so it depends on what you like.
- Dollar Shave Club has the best razor on the planet. My husband and I share a subscription. You can purchase extra handles so we have two handles and razor blades arrives in the mail every other month.
For your niece, nephew, adorable cute kid…a book. I know many parents who prefer for their kids to not receive too many toys for Christmas. However I have not known a parent to turn down an age appropriate correct reading level book. My favorite I recently saw was Lost My Name which allows you to customize the adventure to the child’s name. The six year old who in me, who never had her name spelled right, is super excited for this book! If you are concerned please make sure to ask the parent’s opinion, but it’s a good alternative to the season’s hottest hard to get toy.
For your neighbor or family friend…cookie mix or quick bread. Some of my favorite memories growing up were making gifts for the neighbors and families from church. Loaves of pumpkin bread or a mason jar M&M cookie mix are easy to produce in mass and have a fun homemade touch. Pinterest is your best friend in this regard!
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