During this time of year everyone starts to think about the holidays and may even begin planning out how they will tackle all the many aspects that go into making a holiday occasions run smoothly while still bringing everyone a lot of joy. However, the idea that it has to be stressful is wrong though. The whole point of the holidays is to be happy and giving and receiving gratitude from those around you. One of the best ways you can do that, is to strive to give gifts that will truly make someone happy. These are usually something that is useful, highly coveted, or special to this person in some way. I am usually the one in my family who comes up with group gift ideas for my two other siblings, so I have a lot of experience to go on. If you are struggling for ideas this holiday season, here are some great options for friends and family of any age.
Gifts for Mom
Most moms appreciate something sentimental. One of the best gifts that I ever gave my mom was when my siblings and I took all the old VHS tapes that had our home videos on them, and had them transferred to DVD’s. She absolutely loved it because she knew that one day she would no longer be able to watch the VHS tapes because of lack of equipment and deterioration. We even found a coupon online for a service that picked them up and dropped them off at any UPS location. She was so happy that she said it could count for her birthday present too.
Gifts for Your Sister
My sister is a little bit of a fashion junky and always like to be stylish no matter where she is going. She has so many clothes already and it can be so hard to find the right size when you are shopping for someone else, without the ability to try something on you often end up with an item that needs to be returned. My best way to get around this is to stick to accessories. This year I plan to get her a beautiful watch from Fossil. There are some great sales right now and she will love the sleek, classic look.
Gifts for Grandma
I feel like my grandma is always so hard to shop for. She hates clutter and has pretty much everything that she needs. She is older so she isn’t very active so I can’t really get her anything that requires leaving her house because that is like giving her the gift of a pain in the butt task. I finally decided to get her one of those digital picture frames that you can load with a bunch of photos that will display them in a rotation. She absolutely loved it.
Gifts for Baby
It depends how old the baby is but to be honest, you are really getting the gift for their parent. The child will most likely forget about whatever you gave them until they are a little older and can remember holidays like this. One cute idea I saw recently was to get mother daughter or mother son matching outfits of some kind. These can be so cute and might be as simple as matching hats for the whole family.