Physically going out and getting holiday gifts isn’t the hard part – it’s figuring out what to get everyone that takes the most effort. You know the drill – you wander around the mall hoping that some special item will catch your eye that’s perfect for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list. Instead of wishing the right gift comes along, consider any of these ideas that may be perfect for family and friends:
For the sports fan
Dry erase fantasy draft board: Both girls and guys are into fantasy football, baseball, basketball, hockey, etc. these days. Make the drafting process easier with a dry erase fantasy draft board.
College team doormat: If your loved one still follows their alma mater, consider getting them an NCAA college doormat in the team of their choice.
For the traveler
Noise-cancelling headphones: If this person loves to travel, it’s likely that they spend more than enough time in cars, planes, trains and busses. Rather than listening to their seatmate chat away about what they had for lunch, give them the gift of complete solitude with noise-cancelling headphones.
A wall map: Maps make for trendy home decor. You can have one framed and put red dots or pushpins next to the places that your friend or family member has been. This is a wonderful way for the person on your list to recall all of their travel memories.
For the coffee addict
Heated travel mug: When the weather gets cold, your coffee shouldn’t have to follow suit. Get the person on your list who’s addicted to coffee a heated travel mug so they can always enjoy a hot cup of joe wherever they are.
Chocolate-covered coffee beans: Add a little sweetness to your coffee lover’s holiday by presenting them with this treat. You can put the chocolate-covered beans in a burlap bag and tie it up with some ribbon. Then search through your holiday cards, choose your favorite and attach it to the bag for a sweet gift.
For the nature lover
DVD collection of “Planet Earth:” Let this person on your list explore various locations on Earth by getting lost in this truly amazing nature-inspired TV series.
Potted succulents: Succulents are very easy to care for and look wonderfully rustic when placed on a kitchen table or windowsill.
For the college student
Food gift card: Never underestimate the value of getting free food as a college student. Gift cards to Chipotle, Potbelly, Wendy’s, etc., will most certainly be appreciated.
Laptop sleeve: It’s likely that the college student on your list will be transporting their laptop back and forth from the library, their dorm or a local coffee shop. Ensure that their laptop stays in good shape with a decorative laptop sleeve.