The Fall and Winter holidays can be a whirlwind for your gift shopping list. Right after Halloween is the flurry of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve decorations and gift sets that are shining for your attention. With the holidays just around the corner and your, it begs the question – where do I start?
Luckily, we’ve created a How-To guide to help you organize your holiday gift shopping list for the best presents for the people in your life:
Find the Best Holiday Gift for Family
Holiday gift shopping for family can be difficult. Chances are you know their lifestyle, hobbies, interests, even their favorite colors. It can feel like information overload, leaving you with a blank holiday gift list. Having watched you grow older and attended life milestones, family members will know you the deepest. Give a gift that holds personal meaning.
Start by brainstorming a list of favorite memories or inside jokes that you’ve shared with family members. Did you see your favorite team win the World Series with your son? They may love an autographed baseball glove from their favorite player. Perhaps you have a funny first date story with your husband? Gift the perfume that she wore on the first date.
Holiday Gifts for Coworkers and Clients
Depending on your profession, it may be a good idea to consider giving a gift to your coworkers and clients. Spending 40-hours a week in an office and you’re bound to know your colleagues, especially if they’re your partner. Clients will always appreciate a tasteful holiday gift and it may help you stay memorable.
The key to a memorable gift is to make sure that is speaks uniquely to your relationship. Reflect back on any recurring conversational themes you may have. Does your client always talk about their love for golf? Then consider gifting a high-quality set of clubs. Is there a favorite Italian restaurant that you and your coworkers go to for lunch? They may love a cook book on authentic Italian recipes.
Finding a Holiday Gift for Friends
The saying goes, “a good friend is hard to find”, but that doesn’t mean finding a gift has to be. Friends tend to share the same interests that you have, which makes finding a gift a lot of fun. Holiday gifts for friends should be enjoyable, sharing the fun of the holiday season.
Make a list of things that you and your friends enjoy together. Then breakdown your shared interests into topics. Is there a movie that you and your friend are always quoting? Consider gifting a holiday tin of Gourmet Popcorn by Popcorn Palace. The tins come in gallon sizes to fit an array of flavor combinations, from Milk Chocolate Drizzle to Chicago Chic® and Brown Sugar Caramel to Fruit Rainbow, perfect for even the pickiest of eaters.