Can you believe we are already almost through November? Christmas will soon be here, and that means planning which foods to serve, solidifying travel plans, and getting started on Christmas gift shopping. Luckily, I’ve come up with an awesome list of trendy presents that will cater to every loved one you’re looking for.
1. Subscription Services
Arguably one of the hottest gift themes this year is any one of the many subscription services that seem to pop up daily. Whether you’re shopping for someone who loves makeup, dogs, wine, or gardening, you’re sure to find a subscription box that they would love to receive. For the woman who loves to get all glammed up, BirchBox is a sure bet. They will send the lucky lady samples of the best beauty products out there every month. Searching for the fellas of the family? Ponder on a subscription to a box of geek-approved products every month, filled with the items he will love; comic books, toys, and graphic t-shirts will definitely make him smile come Christmas morning.
2. Tech Items
There’s never a shortage of new tech items that you can find for the tech lover in your life. Perhaps you’ll really blow them away with a new iPhone 6s, or maybe it will be those hoverboards that you’ve likely seen everyone using in your town. If you know a guy or gal that uses e-cigs, buy them something from www.njoy.com and make their day.
3. Experiment With Experience
Even the hardest of people to shop for can be won over with the gift of experience. Instead of finding a material item they may or may not forget about in a month’s time, grant them the gift of amazing memories. Use Excitations.com to find awesome experience gifts, like a day on a horse in your very own polo lesson, a ride in a fighter pilot, or even a private belly dancing instruction.
4. Candles with a Twist
Candles are a common gift, especially for those ladies that you can’t seem to pin down the right present for. Give your candle a unique twist that will breathe some life back into this sometimes less than exciting gift. Champagne scents, candles that allow you to set the amount of hours they burn, and candles that reveal statues as they melt down are all perfect examples of candle gifts with a fun twist.
5. The Pop Culture Junkie
If you have a pop culture junkie in the family who would rather spend time with their favorite television shows than the family during the holidays, then find the perfect item to play to their television sensibilities. For “Game of Thrones” fans, a sweatshirt with “Winter is coming” threaded into the front is sure to be a hit. You likely know someone who was a “Parks and Rec” super fan. Get them the perfect Leslie Knope-inspired memorabilia, like a framed portrait of a Ron Swanson quote or a shirt featuring Lil’ Sebastian. Don’t understand these phrases? Don’t worry, the Parks and Rec fan definitely will—and yours will likely be their favorite gift.
6. Unique Items
We’re not all crafting kings and queens, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give our special people some unique, handmade gift items this Christmas. Peruse Etsy.com for options upon options of jewelry, home décor, and more. If you order soon you’ll most likely receive your items before Christmas, and some of the items will even come gift wrapped. Talk about taking a load off. Many of the options will even allow you to personalize your gift, and even if you didn’t make it yourself, it’s the thought that counts after all.
7. For the Kiddos
Of course I couldn’t leave the kids off this list! While toy tastes and present wishes differ from child to child, there are a few gift items that are looking like they’re going to be big hits this year. Squigz are simple, but sometimes it’s the simplest things in life that bring us the most joy. I’ve seen these used firsthand and let me tell you, kids love them. The suction cupped toys can be attached to each other or any other surface, and their soft rubbery texture makes them a safe buy for kids. For a more high-tech (and more expensive) option, check out the Meccanoid GS15KS. This robot is designed to learn movement by watching humans or being manipulated manually, and will definitely entertain more than just the kids this Christmas.