There are so many wonderful things about the holiday season. The gorgeous winter weather, lazy evenings with family, and the joy of giving gifts. There is so much love that goes into planning and giving the perfect gifts to your loved ones, and the happiness on their face when they unwrap their presents is the most beautiful feeling. Many of us plan weeks in advance for the holiday season gifts, carefully considering everyone’s likes and dislikes and choosing the perfect item.
However, the majority of us are so caught up with everyday routine and stress that we barely get time to think about holiday gifts. Luckily, there is a way to avoid being that person who rushes to Walmart at the last hour to pick random gifts. All you need is a little planning to pick thoughtful gifts that will bring your friends and family joy.
In this article, we will share our bevy of tips to help you create joyful gifts that everyone will cherish. Let’s get started.
One of the most difficult things to figure out when planning your gifts is what is appropriate and what isn’t. You have different levels of friendship and intimacy with people, and it is very important to gift appropriately. For instance, a dress may be a fantastic gift for a close friend or family member, but if you give it to a coworker, things might feel awkward.
An easy tip to help you out of such conundrums is “when in doubt, pick the hamper.” Christmas gift hampers are fantastic holiday gifts. Not only do they have a variety of seasonal delights such as chocolates, wine, and other delicious edibles, but they are appropriate for gifting to anyone! From your mom to your daughter’s preschool teacher, everyone will love receiving a gift hamper.
By picking a gift that is one-size-fits-all, you can also avoid having to give individual attention to each gift and can just order the same thing for everybody. Hey, when you have the perfect gift, what’s the need to look for alternatives?
A huge part of the excitement that is associated with receiving gifts is the beautiful wrapping that they come packed in. From pretty patterns to colorful ribbons, gift wrapping really elevates the entire experience of giving and receiving gifts. If there’s one thing you should do this holiday season – consider improving your wrapping game. We promise you the season of gifting will be like none other you’ve experienced in the past!
Buy beautiful wrapping papers and other supplies such as bows, washi tapes, dried flowers, and ribbons, and start doing your research on creative wrapping techniques. There are many simple YouTube videos you can refer to for this. Try different shapes and styles for each gift you have. With thoughtful wrapping, even if your gift doesn’t stand out, the effort put into planning and executing it will be visible in the wrapping.
Remember how cards were such an important part of our lives as children? From receiving birthday cards from the entire family to sending season greetings to all your friends and loved ones, cards were an important activity. However, with social media and mobile phones becoming common, people have all but forgotten about the tradition of greeting cards. Well, you can ask anyone, and they’ll tell you that no amount of social media wishes can make up for one handwritten card.
An easy way to be a thoughtful gift giver this season is to write greeting cards to your loved ones and send them along with their gifts. By penning down your feelings and sharing your favorite memories in writing, you will give your family and friends a unique gift that is like no other and one that they shall cherish for years to come. If you want to make a personal effort, greeting cards are your best option.
Another gift that is becoming exceedingly popular these days is experience. A lot of people today don’t have the time or utility for physical gifts. While they will thank you for the dinner set or the hair straightener you give them, chances are your gift will eventually just be regifted. A great way to give something meaningful is to give an experience. You may be a little confused, so let us guide you. An experience can be anything from an activity to an event in which a person can participate.
For instance, a lot of Swifties were gifted tickets to the Eras Tour as their holiday presents. This way, the gift giver didn’t have to prepare the gift, and the gift receiver got a free ticket to a concert they were dying to go to. You can gift concert tickets, massage vouchers, airline miles, or anything at all that you think the receiver will enjoy as an experience.
If you’ve got the time on hand, there is nothing quite like a personalized gift. Personalized gifts have been around from the beginning of time. In fact, they may have been the very first type of gifts ever given. A personalized gift is something made specifically for the intended person. For instance, a set of embroidered hand towels with the family name is a personalized gift, as is a name-engraved wallet.
Any item that you make or have made for the gift receiver is a personalized gift, and it is an extremely intimate present. There are many websites and pages that make personalized gifts, such as paintings and stationery or clothes. However, special kinds are made by hand or at least where you participate in the production process.
Even if you can’t do personalized gifts for everyone, we recommend curating personalized gifts for your close family and friends. Giving your loved ones something that they will cherish for years to come really is invaluable.
There you have it, our top five tips for creating joyful gifts. With these tips in hand, you can create and plan amazing gifts this holiday season that will have you named as the top gifter this year, right next to Santa Claus himself. So what are you waiting for? Get an early start and be the gifter we know you are! Happy holidays!