Gifting can be tricky. There’s nothing worse than the look on someone’s face when they open the gift box with another pair of holiday-themed socks inside. It’s a look of disappointment and mild horror. Let’s try to avoid that this year.
If you want to put a smile on someone’s face, get thoughtful gifts that will actually be put to good use. Here are our must-have gift selections to cover every person that’s not on the naughty list.
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For the cook in your life, there’s no better way to say both “Merry Christmas” and “Let’s stick to our New Year’s resolution” than with the Skinny Slow Cooker Recipes cookbook. Your favorite cook can learn to make super simple crockpot meals that are delicious and healthy. Each recipe is 500 calories or less per serving and include a detailed nutritional analysis.
Keep the little ones entertained for hours with this Personalized Color Activity Book. There’s a different activity on each page, and it’s packed with coloring, games, puzzles and more. This is a must-have for any parent that needs to keep the kids busy! This fun-filled book can be personalized with your child’s name throughout. How cute is that?
The Secret Garden Coloring Book for Adults
In recent studies, it’s been proven that coloring has the same effect as meditation. Give her a much-needed break from her hectic holiday schedule and encourage her creative side with the Secret Garden Coloring Book for adults. This book is 96-pages of pen-and-ink illustrations ready to be graced with her creativity.
For the man on your list that hard to shop for, get him something out of the ordinary. This 50-Year Calendar Paperweight is sure to impress him. This fun little 3” paperweight allows him to find any day of the week for any day for up to 50 years by lining up the dials, and the corresponding month is shown at the bottom.
For that person whose best friend is of the four-legged kind, this is perfect winter accessory. The Pawprints Scarf let’s them express their love for their furry friends in a fashionable way. It’s a silky, black and white, paw-patterned scarf that can be worn any which way you want. At 27” x 72”, the options are endless, and you can tie it a different way every day of the week!
What teachers will never tell you is that they don’t want another coffee mug for Christmas. Get them something practical and fun this year with these Kraft Gift Card Envelopes. These envelopes add festive cheer to an otherwise drab gift card. They come in a set of 12 with three different Yuletide designs.
The Wine Bottle Glass Cutting Board makes a memorable addition to any kitchen. We love it because it’s a beautiful work of art that looks great and is functional too. This tempered-glass conversation piece keeps scratches and stains off the counter. Personalize it with a surname at the top for that extra special touch.
For those that want to express their faith, the Good Morning God Resin Cross ornament is a touching daily inspiration piece. The 4” x 6” wooden cross is a wonderful reminder of God’s grace and can be hung anywhere.
Start a new holiday tradition with this Christmas jigsaw puzzle. The Christmas themed 1,000-piece puzzle will challenge any seasoned puzzler and will delight any jigsaw newbie. It’s festive and fun and will keep you occupied while you wait for Christmas dinner. And when you finish the puzzle, check out all the lovely old-timey holiday stamps!
For the wine lover in your life, the Day’s Pour Wine Glass is perfect for any occasion and can be used daily! Master the perfect pour with the guidelines on the glass that read “Easy Day,” “Tough Day,” and “Don’t Ask. Just Pour.”
We love the nostalgic feeling that this candy gives us. The tin box is full of classic childhood candy favorites like mini ribbons, straws and pillows. This’ll make anyone feel like a kid again.
For the one that loves keepsakes and collectibles, the Willow Tree Figurines are especially unforgettable. The Lots of Love figurine symbolizes caring, friendship and love, and the Good Cheer figurine conveys good wishes. The two together will light up any home and will provide a lasting memory for years to come.
If you need more ideas, head over to our online holiday gift guide.