Gift ideas for the holidays

Tissa Amaira

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A purple themed gift basket. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also creative and pleasing to the eye.

December, a month filled with widely celebrated holidays, is one of the most festive times of the year. Due to the vast celebrations, it’s no surprise that many people are looking forward to it. During this time of year, many holiday traditions call for gifts! Whether you celebrate one of these holidays or not, there’s nothing wrong with a little bit of giving. If you’re looking for presents last minute or on a budget, the next few items may be for you.

Personalized greeting cards
You can’t go wrong with this one; it’s a classic. These cards might already be lying around at your house. They’re also readily available at grocery stores, convenient stores and sometimes even at clothing stores for a low price. If you’re feeling creative you could even make one yourself. Write a little note on it and the card is ready to be sent! It may be simple, but the thought put into this little gift will be greatly appreciated and treasured by those who receive it.

Gift cards
From restaurants to streaming services, there are plenty of variations from many different platforms and companies that you can get. As simple as it sounds, getting a card from a store that your person likes can be very thoughtful. They typically range from $5 to $100, although some gift cards may be lower or higher in price. You don’t have to spend a large amount of money on these cards, so you’ll save your wallet from being emptied as well.

Themed gift baskets
Maybe the person you’re getting the gift for has a favorite color or sports team. If this is the case, then a themed basket might be the perfect gift for them. Choose a theme that you think they will like and build from there. You can get different items such as sweets, chips, gift cards, and many others to put into the basket. Pack all the items together into one creative bundle and you’ve got a gift basket.

Plant collecting is rising in popularity nowadays. Just like the other items on this list, you can find this gift in most stores. The price may vary depending on the plant you want to purchase, so keep that in mind. Cheap but popular plants that you can buy are succulents. They’re easy to take care of and add a splash of color into any living space.

Pre-made gift set
Select stores offer gift bundles for items that they sell. If you’re running out of ideas or lack creativity, but don’t mind spending a bit of money, this one’s for you. Like the themed gift basket, these sets often come with items of the same color or scent. Different stores such as bath and body works or sephora will have different prices (as always) so, choose wisely.

Gift Giving is a timeless tradition that everyone can participate in. Holiday season or not, gifts are almost always valued by those who receive them. It’s a thoughtful way to show people that you care about them and that they are important in your life.