This Christmas: no repeat gifts, no returns and, most importantly, no disappointments. With this holiday pledge, you’re going to give friends, family and co-workers gifts that will truly blow them away. The following gift giving tree guide offers 12 gift ideas for everyone on your list, all of which are guaranteed to bring happiness and make you the best gift giver ever.
Long-Distance Loved One
Flowers aren’t just for Valentine’s Day or saying you’re sorry. Fresh red roses or silk red poinsettias accented with glass ball ornaments, jingle bells or candy canes are bundles of holiday cheer you can send to friends or family who are miles away. Get into the spirit of the season and make a long-distance loved one smile with a surprise bouquet of Christmas flowers.
A true die-hard music lover travels the country and never misses Coachella, Austin City Limits or Bonnaroo. Life isn’t a constant musical festival though. Luckily, Marley’s headphones are the next best thing to a live music experience. Shop TheHouseOfMarley.com to find high-end headphones with best-in-class acoustics and custom engineering.
The holidays can be a stressful time, which is why your beloved beauty queen deserves world-class spa-like treatment. Pamper your special someone with the Pretty & Pink Mimosa, Sweet Pea Natural Serenity Spa or Fields of Lavender gift sets. Relaxing with a soothing floral-scented bath can help a gal rejuvenate from the busy holiday season. The Kiwi Melon Spa & Gourmet set, including creamy body butter and sweet cookies, will take her on a refreshing tropical escape.
Dad Who Wants The Next Cool Thing
First it was the MP3 docking station and Garmin GPS. Then it was the digital weather station and electric wine bottle opener. If your dad is the type who loves “Skymall Magazine” and always has his eye on the next cool thing, mark him down for the Nest Learning Thermostat, an energy-saving smart thermostat that programs itself according to your home and personal schedule. Dad can even download the Nest app and control the temperature from his phone.
It started with Movember and a little facial fuzz, but then it continued into the holiday season and became a legitimate man’s beard―attracting the envy of his friends, male co-workers and buff bros at the gym. Now that the beard has grown into its full potential, it needs some manscaping (an area your brother knows nothing about). That’s where you come in with Billy Jealousy’s Beard Envy, a styling kit that will turn him into an irresistible debonair gentleman. His girlfriend will thank you.
It’s stereotypical, yet accurate: a man feels most masculine when he is sitting beside a campfire in nature, working on his car in the garage, tossing around a football and unleashing his mad grilling skills on the backyard patio. If the main man in your life loves to cook (and eat!), stuff his stocking with grilling necessities. The Dean & Deluca Grilling Gourmet set includes all of the essential flavors for dominating the grill, including worcestershire sauce, barbecue rub and mesquite & stout ale mustard. The Dean & Deluca Gourmet Selections, filled with delicious snacks like Classic Reserve Cheddar, Onion Flatbread and Italian Dry Salami, offers a whole spread of appetizers to enjoy as the grill warms up.
If your girlfriend’s favorite time of day is happy hour and her best accessory is a glass of wine, get her a vino-themed gift for the GNO Christmas exchange. Start with a collection of stemless wine glasses. Then throw in a Corkcicle wine chiller and the Quintessential Reds Wine Gift Set or Napa Trio. Cozying up to the fire with a glass of signature red from France or fruity Sauvignon Blanc is an intoxicatingly perfect way to start the new year. Bottoms up!
The Corporate Client
While you’re swamped with Christmas decorating, baking and entertaining, don’t forget to impress the corporate client. Acknowledge your top business partners with holiday sweets like the Chocolate Dip Delights Happy Holidays Chocolate Dipped Tower or Mrs. Fields Holiday Cookie Tin with 48 Nibblers. For more savory than sweet, send a Hickory Farms Here’s to the Holidays gift―that way, your client can snack on delectable cheese and sausage washed down by a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.
The wayward hipster in your life is about to add another stamp to his passport and explore #Amsterdam2015. Give this solo traveler a Christmas gift that complements his everlasting sense of wanderlust and adventurous spirit. Check out Herschel Supply Company’s collection of various durable traveling bags in stylish prints and patterns equipped to carry the essentials while wandering through an offbeat metropolis.
The beauty of the holiday season centers around giving, but receiving is nice too. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, which is why you shouldn’t feel bad about asking Santa for the exquisite white gold diamond pendant and earring set. But if diamonds are outside of this year’s Christmas budget, a Genuine Amethyst Floral Sterling Silver Pendant or Lavender Glass Pendant are just as dazzling to show off at the New Years Eve party.
Shopping for an adrenaline junkie who rock climbs in Colorado and rafts down the Alaskan Alsek River? Well, this Christmas, a Kindle won’t do. For this intrepid adventurer, life is all about experience. Send this thrill seeker off to drive a racecar, learn to fly a plane or ride a Harley Davidson―a once-in-a-lifetime adventure is incomparable to a wrapped-up button-down work shirt or spiffy watch.
Sending seasons greetings? A Live Mini Christmas Tree will decoratively brighten and warm the home of your loved one with a festive glow. For more homemaking gifting ideas, the Click & Grow Smartpot Strawberry Grow Kit accents the home with indoor greenery, and even grows real fresh strawberries for a delicious breakfast or dessert. And if that special someone loves to cook, the FTD Rosemary Riches Tree by Better Homes and Gardens can add fresh herb flavors to recipes and take culinary creations to the next level.