As we get older, it seems like it only gets more expensive to spread the holiday cheer between our friends and family members. Did you just sign up for a Secret Santa and have NO idea what to get them? Or is it your first Christmas as a couple and you’re trying to figure out what to get your significant other and how much to spend? Check out our suggestions below and be sure to comment with any additional great ideas! Let’s build a holiday list that’ll help us all out!
Budget: Under $50
Ladies: A great smelling candle set
While this may seem like a cop out, a great set of candles can change the ambiance of a room. Whether she uses them for decoration around the apartment/house or as a part of her nightly routine, candles can be a great gift that she’ll make use of! Check out stores like Marshalls or HomeGoods for some great bargain deals on scented candles.
Men: A crewneck sweatshirt.
Is there a brand that he loves or lack thereof? Crewnecks are a great gift because they range in style color and are really versatile pieces to own! Check out his alma mater’s book store if there’s one you that you can get there or check out some of the trendier ones. Check out Banana Republic, Macy’s or J. Crew for some great options.
Grab bag option: Amazon gift card in an insulated portable water bottle/canister.
This is a great gift for pretty much anyone. Whether they love water, coffee, tea or hot cocoa, something that can be easily stored, spill-proof and get you 10 cents off your drink at your favorite café will always be appreciated. Pair that with a gift card to amazon, and they not only get a physical gift but they also get to choose something that they really need.
Budget: Under $100
Ladies: Portable speaker
This may be a surprising option but let’s be honest, what woman do you know that doesn’t love to jam out to a good playlist whether in the shower, getting dressed or cooking. Solve her problems of sticking her phone in a cup or carrying her laptop everywhere and get her a nice portable speaker that will bring her favorite song (or podcast) to her. Check out Amazon, Target or Walmart for different types of portable speakers.
Men: Skin/hair care travel kit
Whether he is bearded or takes pride in taking care of his mane, a travel kit with a few of his favorite products (mini sized) plus a brush, comb and razor will set this fella up for a win every time.
Grab bag: Massage
We all complain about being stressed and/or tense but very rarely do anything about it. Be the savior of the day and give them the one thing they want but can never rationalize buying… a 60 or 90-minute massage. They will thank you later!
Budget: Under $250
Ladies: A durable stylish bag (purse, book-bag, satchel etc)
This is perfect for the woman that is always on the go and needs a bag that’ll last and keep her stylish. It’s hard for her to let go of the bag that has been with her through thick and thin but when pens start falling out the sides it’s time for something new. You can purchase your lady a nice stylish handbag from Amazon, Marshalls, TJ Maxx and a slew of other stores without breaking the bank.
Men: Concert/Festival tickets
Is his favorite musician coming to town? Are tickets going on sale to the festival he’s been talking about for a while? Grab those tickets and surprise him! Even better, coordinate with a friend of his so he can have a guy’s trip and #livehisbestlife.
Grab bag option: Away suitcase
We’ve written a few articles about these great suitcases, so why not gift these to your favorite traveler or to anyone. A great, durable suitcase always comes in handy whether you’re jet setting across the country, moving out of town or taking a road trip. Help them ease the load.
Budget: Under $500
Help her either live out her Instagram photographer dreams or capture the moments that matter most without a phone in hand. It’s also great for someone who wants to start a hobby or become more creative without having to create something from scratch.
Men: Tickets for 2 to his favorite teams sporting event
There’s nothing like having great seats to your watch your team (hopefully) dominate. It’ll be a night he won’t forget and the option to share it with someone is great too!
Grab bag option:Roundtrip flight voucher
This right here is my favorite. A roundtrip (for upto $500) would be my dream gift. TBH (to be honest) I could probably squeeze at least 2 round trips out of that. This is truly a gift that keeps on giving.
Three women going through life.