Winter is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming, the wonderful time of family gatherings, delicious food, parties, and, of course, presents. Although the latter is perhaps most people’s favorite part, it is also the most challenging and demanding especially if you’re not too sure about the interests of the receiver of the gift. Whether you’re looking for a fancy present for someone in your family or a practical one for a work colleague whose name you’ve picked out of the bowl for Secret Santa, here are a few gift ideas for this holiday season.
Scented heat pillow
If you know that one of your friends or family members suffers from insomnia or if you want to make a thoughtful present to someone whom you’re not sure what to buy, a scented heat pillow might be just the right thing for you. As the name states, this pillow is stuffed with aromatic herbs and grains such as lavender and barley that help to relax and fall asleep faster. The greatest thing about it is that it is microwavable so it can be warmed up and used to relax muscles, treat headaches, and simply calm down after a long day.
There is no better time to hide in a big, comfy sweater than winter, so it would be a crime to not include this garment in the gift guide. Forget about ugly Christmas sweaters: your present has to be elegant, versatile, and high-quality so that it can be enjoyed for many Christmas parties to come. The most famous piece of Celtic clothing, the Irish sweater, matches the description perfectly since it keeps you warm and protected and it also features distinctive patterns and traditional Irish stitches that make it look more intriguing. If you don’t live in a region with cold winters, apart from the Irish sweater, Celtic clothing as these on gaelsong has plenty of other more lightweight tops to choose from so that you know for sure that your present will be a useful one.
Gift cards are the primary example that a basic present is often the best one. They have a bad reputation as an unoriginal, unthoughtful gift that requires no effort or imagination, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. In many cases, gift cards can help the receiver save up money while still enjoying something they really like or try out things that they’ve never thought they would. A card for their favorite coffee shop or arts and crafts store will be more than welcomed, while one to a ceramic store or an escape room will make them live a new experience.
I know what you’re thinking: who in the right mind would find a cookbook an appropriate Christmas gift idea? But wait, there’s a twist – make this present as interesting and original as possible. Do you know their favorite game or TV-show? Perfect, you’re halfway to giving them the best present of their lives. There are plenty of cookbooks with meals from Friends, Downton Abbey, Supernatural, Gilmore Girls, and even SIMS. Snoop Dog’s From Crook to Cook may also make a wonderful present for someone with a sense of humor. Another idea would be to look online for really old cookbooks, for example for those with recipes from the Great Depression or even 1890s.