Arguably the most priceless of all gifts, gift cards are the way to go when you don’t know what to get anyone but want to make sure they find something they like. The only research you’d have to do is figuring out what stores the receiver visits. For a special treat, find out places they’d like to visit but don’t and gift them a truly decadent present.
For friends you know more about, buying a gift that compliments what they’re really into is a wonderful way to spark joy. Do they have a dog that they adore? Find them a doggie collar they might not otherwise buy themselves. Do they host wine-tasting parties? Get them a unique bottle opener that can also serve as a point of conversation.
If you’re a handy person and often create stuff, crafted gifts are always a holiday favorite. The first step is to simply decide what it is you like to do then extrapolate. If you’re a chef, put together some special spices or dry meals in a jar. If you knit, make cute winter wear. Nothing is more special than a gift that clearly took time and effort to make.
Finally, if you find yourself at an absolute loss as to what to get people on your list this year, pick something useful. Everyone uses pens or pencils. Magnets or sticky notes or coffee mugs are all things people use on a daily basis. As a plus, you can always personalize these and use them as a marketing tool.