Holiday Gift Ideas
I’ve got a few top picks for gift ideas this holiday season, and because this is my blog and there’s not a darn thing you can do about it, I’m going to share them with you!
Everyone loves a time-tested favorite, and they’re usually the safe way to go when you’ve got someone you’re unsure what to get. You might want to avoid cliche gifts that the person has expressed time and time again that they despise. For example, fruit cake. I hate fruit cake, so please don’t get me any. I enjoy cologne, socks, dress clothes for work, gift cards, and cash from the people who don’t know what I want. For a woman, you might try similar items (maybe perfume instead of cologne) because most of those are pretty unisex. Be careful that your gifts don’t portray an offensive message: for example, if you know someone with a weight problem, don’t buy them Slim Fast.
Gift baskets are an excellent way to be a safe gift-giver and a customized gift basket can show thoughtfulness. The basket can be filled with gourmet foods, baby items, items with a theme such as items from Texas. You could get gift baskets with men’s items or Christmas gift baskets for women. A personal favorite of mine would be a basket full of chocolate stuff, but since I’m diabetic, it has to be sugar-free chocolate.
For those closer to you, you probably already know when they drop hints if they are eye-balling something special. This season’s holiday hits will likely include: The new Verizon LGVX 10000 iPhone-wannabe phone, Apple iPod Touch, Apple iPhone, the new iMac, HD-DVD players, X-Box 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii & DS Lite, HDTVs, and the usual huge assortment of digital cameras and mp3 players.
When you go out shopping, check sites like Google Product Search to try and get the best prices. Do your research online, find the best price, and then go out to the store and see the item in person before you purchase online.