As the famous song goes, we’re getting closer to the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is just a few short months away, and it might be time to start thinking about gifts.
Presents are essential for the season: Statista.com revealed that people spent an average of $886 on Christmas presents in 2021. Prepping gifts ahead of time is crucial for enjoying the lead up to the big day and fending off that Christmas anxiety. Plus, planning things early means you can take advantage of Black Friday deals and much more.
If you’re still stumped on what to give this year, never fear. We’re here to ease that pain, and give you some fantastic ideas to enjoy the festive cheer.
You don’t have to shell out tons of money to make your loved ones happy. One of our articles at WrityWall.com stated that DIY items make great gift options because they have a personal touch and are made with love. If your loved one tends to be a bit sentimental, you can make your gift even more special by putting together a scrapbook filled with your favorite mementos. Simply paste your pictures on well-decorated pages, and you can both look back at your greatest memories together. Starting as early as now also gives you more time to make your scrapbook even more special!
Holiday-themed Playing Cards
Does your family or your friend group love playing card games during the holiday season? It’ll be a good idea to surprise them with some custom playing cards. TheSpruceCrafts.com points out that you can use a festive-themed 52-card deck to play a game of Hearts during family reunions, which requires three to seven players. Unlike most card games, the player with the lowest score wins here, so your family or friends will have a great time trying to avoid racking up points.
Personalized Poker Set
Card games are always popular, and poker is a game that almost everyone has heard of, so how about a personalized poker gift set? In fact, Poker.org explain how the mechanics are easy enough for you to pick up in a single afternoon, meaning even if your intended recipient isn’t a poker player, they won’t find it hard to learn. Maybe you’ll have introduced a future winner of the World Series of Poker to the game; imagine being the person who did that for your family!
Smart Pasta Maker
How many of us vow to eat better and raise our game when it comes to the post-holiday season diet? That’s right; it’s one of the New Year’s resolutions that seems to turn up each year, but that NBC mentions many people fail. But if you’re making your healthy pasta option, then maybe it could be something that becomes a staple rather than a barrier to success. That makes this a great gift that can be enjoyed all year-round.
Smart Portable Projector
This is a present for the movie lover: bringing a cinema into the home without the cost of that 75” large screen TV. Smart projectors are compact and almost as small as a coke can, but can project an image on a wall of around 100”. They allow you to stream from Netflix, YouTube, and more. The projector can also be connected to cinema surround kits for a truly immersive experience. You can get some great deals during Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays, so watch out for those!
All you really need is a bit of creativity to prepare a great gift and make your loved one feel happy and treasured. Plus, if you start prepping as early as now, you can ensure that you and your loved one have a perfectly happy, stress-free holiday season.