When you think of buying Christmas presents for your family, are you immediately filled with dread? You don’t want to spend a fortune, and you want to get everyone something that they’ll actually use. You could always go with the necessities, such as socks and pajamas, but that won’t make for very happy kids. Instead, be more thoughtful in your gifts, and you’ll find that your family will love what you get them.
There is no end to the possibilities when you choose to purchase monthly subscriptions for your family members. If you have a child that loves to read, then look into monthly book subscriptions. If your husband loves all things bacon, then purchase a bacon-of-the-month club subscription. If you don’t want to pay for an extended subscription, then contact the company and let them know you only want to purchase it for a few months. Then, your loved one can keep it going if they want to.
It can be hard to narrow down what to get your family members, so go with a gift basket when that happens to you. Purchase quality designed holiday baskets that your loved one can use after the holidays are over. Then, start filling them up. Don’t put things in the baskets just to put things in them. Choose items your loved one will like and will actually use. Consider getting candy, makeup, video games, snacks, drinks, or even gift cards. Your family member will be excited to get a gift that keeps on giving as they go through everything.
Do you have family members that don’t want anything purchased for them? If any of your loved ones want complete control over their gifts, consider getting them gift cards. You might feel bad about not getting them an actual present, but it’s much more thoughtful to go with what they want than to get something you hope they want, just for the sake of buying a present.