I’d have to admit, I was never much of a planner, but with all the crazy holidays, work, family, and life, having a set Christmas Gift Guide Planning List is such a relief! After many years of shopping for family, friends, and co-workers, I found that the most expensive gift doesn’t necessarily win you extra brownie points, and you certainly don’t want to show off either. It will only elude a sense of ‘I’m better than you,’ and you don’t want that. We have to remind ourselves that it’s not about expensive gifts, and more of ‘the thought that counts,’ or just simply being around great company.
However, everyone needs a guide once in a while, so let’s see what you can get with a nice budget.
For me, shopping for kids is super easy. I usually ask my daughter, nieces, and nephews what they want for Christmas a month in advanced. You just have to know what they like at the moment since their mood of liking things do get a little bi-polar. But as far as trends go, we all know that Frozen characters and several superheroes will warm their little hearts.
For the Men in your life-Under $50
I’d have to say this is the toughest one for me. Every single year, I have no idea what my husband wants. And ladies, you know when you ask them, they always say ‘nothing.’ Well, for me at least, so it makes it much more difficult. What I did different this year was have him forward me his Amazon wish list. This helped me a great deal to complete my order. Every man is different, but they all need some type of tools for minor repairs, or can use a new wallet or money clip every now and then. Remember, men are simple, and don’t expect a whole lot.
For the Women in your life-Under $50
I may be speaking for myself, but I think in general, women are pretty open to anything, as well as being more likely to return or exchange things. Whether it’s home décor, cookware, socks, jewelry, accessories, or shoes, we’re happy. But be sure to always include a gift receipt. And you can probably get more than a couple of items for under $50.
Parents and Grandparents-$Under $50
I think the older generation appreciates anything. From my experiences, they love framed photographs, or albums of their families because some families can’t get together all the time. It’s about the treasured moments, or something that they can remember you by. DIY gifts from grandchildren are also an option.
This price can vary, but $10 works. You can get a variety of small items like nail polish, or small accessories that add up to this amount, or one simple gift to show that you’re still around and thinking of them. I’m obsessed with warm socks, so I get my close friends socks every year. They love it because it keeps their feet warm. This should be an easy one to cross off your list.
Bosses and Co-workers-Under $10
This list should be a no-hassle one, too. Believe it or not, a novelty mug and a card can put this list away. You can even fill the mug with goodies. If you work in an office, fun desk accessories are always a hit. Or you can just simply bring a homemade treat for everyone! You don’t want to outdo yourself because your co-workers or bosses may just have something small for you as well. Don’t give too much, and don’t expect too much back!
Well folks, thanks for checking out my Christmas Gift Guide. Share with me your gift ideas in the comment section below. See our Living5x5 Christmas Gifts Pinterest page for more inspiration!
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