The holiday season is here! Although this year is turning out vastly different than what we expected, there are still many reasons to celebrate and what better way than by showing your love and gratitude to loved ones! There are so many ways to show appreciation to loved ones, especially over the holidays. This can be through gatherings, thoughtful cards and phone calls, or even a special, one-of-a-kind gift.
With restrictions in place, many of us will probably be spending the holidays at home, away from family – making a thoughtful card or unique gift even more special this year. It could make all the difference in adding a little sparkle to someone’s holiday. Now, a special gift doesn’t have to be extravagant. Most of us have tighter budgets than usual these days and are already stretched over the holiday season. There are budget-friendly gifts that friends and family will love and can find useful! Or even make your own gift to add a little extra personality.
To help you find that perfect holiday gift, we’ve listed a few of our favorite ideas.
Shatterproof water bottle
Whether you’re stuck inside or out on your next adventure, you need to stay hydrated. This is why Glasstic is the perfect gift any time of the year. Glasstic combines the durability of plastic with the benefits of glass, making it great for all ages and most activities. It’s a great gift for those adventure takers, yoga lovers, kids in school or even those relaxing at home. It’s also completely customizable with interchangeable style inserts, so you can dress up your Glasstic to match your personality, outfit or activity.
There are different phases of this pandemic. The stay-at-home orders have made many of us take on hobbies. There was the breadmaking phase, plant buying phase, and even the candle making phase. For those of us who took on making candles, now is the time to show off that talent! Want to still join in on the fun? Medium posted a how-to guide for the quarantine candle beginner.
Buying gift baskets can get expensive, but they can be cheap to make and easy to leave at a doorstep as a special surprise for loved ones. Grab your favorite items like a bottle of wine, Glasstic bottle, or a box of chocolates and make a basket. Country Living provided a few themes that might be the perfect basket for your friend or family member.
Custom family portrait
Hire an artist to create a custom family portrait based on a favorite family memory. This can be expensive, but there are cheap options on Etsy, depending on what you’re looking for. This could be a portrait with you and the dogs, or all the relatives. This thoughtful gift will support an independent artist and it’ll be a unique gift your loved one won’t forget.
Bottle of wine
Wine is always a go-to gift. Whether it’s celebrating an accomplishment, birthday or holiday, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of wine. The hard part? Everyone has their own preferences. Vinepair provided a few tips and tricks in getting a bottle that everyone will love. Some ideas include buying something unique or unexpected that they might not buy for themselves, go for a bottle made locally, or champagne (maybe even some OJ to make mimosas).
Gift card to their favorite restaurant
Support your favorite local business! The holidays and the pandemic have been tough on everyone, but local businesses have definitely struggled, with many temporarily (or permanently) closing. This is a great way to support local and get a great meal.
No matter the gift this holiday season, remember to keep your loved ones close. Call them up and keep them in mind. Happy holidays and see you in 2021!