Holiday Gift Guide

December 5, 2016

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The holidays are coming up, which means that it is time to start shopping for everyone on your list. While picking out gifts should be a fun and exciting experience that helps get you in the holiday spirit, the difficulties of finding something that fits each person can be a struggle. Whether you are picking out gifts for your mom, boyfriend, best friend, aunt, or co-worker, there should be something on this list that each of them would love to unwrap.


1) Headphones


If there is someone in your life who travels constantly or has a lengthy commute, headphones are the perfect gift. They are often something that we put off buying for ourselves, so they make a great gift for this very reason.


2) Cooking Class


A gift voucher for two people for a cooking class near you is both thoughtful and unique, and allows the two of you to bond over delicious, homemade food. Cooking classes help you learn new techniques and recipes, while meeting new people and trying new cuisines.


3) Perfume/Cologne Sampler from Sephora


Sephora offers sets of a few perfume and cologne vials as a trial kit. When you are finished trying out each scent, you can redeem the voucher and get a full sized perfume or cologne for free.


4) Spa Gift Card


The holidays tend to be very stressful with work, parties, shopping, and more piling up each hour. A spa gift card is a great present that forces its recipient to take some time for themselves to relax and unwind.


5) Books


While each person has their own reading style and favorite genre, picking out a fun coffee table book or biography is a thoughtful gift that lets that person know that you took the time to search for the perfect book.


6) Coffee Shop Gift Card


Most people buy a few cups of coffee a day, whether it be at Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, or a local coffee shop. Those daily cups add up and can cost a lot each week. A gift card to their favorite chain or local shop takes some stress off the holiday season.


7) DIY


There is no gift more thoughtful than making something from scratch. Head over to Pinterest and find homemade body scrubs, flower vases, home decor, and festive sweet treats.


8) Plan a Day


If you’re looking to bond with with someone, planning a day of events and activities is a great gift. Pick a restaurant, museum, shopping center, etc. and treat your friend or family member to a fun, action packed day.


9) Shaving Club Subscription


Razors are expensive and no fun to buy for yourself. Recently, monthly shaving subscriptions have been popping up everywhere online. These companies send you a box each month with a fresh razor and shaving cream, aftershave, etc. and would make a great gift for any man or woman.


10) Champagne or Favorite Alcohol


New Year’s Eve is only a few days away from Christmas, and there’s no better way to celebrate than popping open a nice bottle of champagne. A bottle of nice vodka, whiskey, or bourbon along with a box of chocolate is also a foolproof present.










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