The holidays are over but there are still plenty of times during the year where one needs to buy gifts for family and friends. Figuring out what to buy for whom can at times be challenging. This is especially true if your list contains people with a wide variety of tastes, interests, and personalities. This gift guide not only gives you a basic idea of how to shop for different personalities, but it also gives you some suggestions for making it a bit easier.
Shopping for an artist is challenging, unless you know for sure which mediums they work in. If you don’t, you can still make this holiday season an amazing shopping and gift giving experience. For example, if they are in need of new furnishings for their studio, you can give them a gift card for an online furniture store, or, you can give them a gift card for their favorite art supply store. That way, they can go on a mini-shopping spree and pick out exactly what they need or want.
There is no such thing as having too many kitchen tools, as many cooks and chefs might say, but they have to be the right ones in order to get the job done. If you are unsure what the chefs in your life need, consider giving them a gift card to their favorite supply stores. Additional ideas include oven-to-table stoneware cookery, full sets of kitchen shears, cookbook holders, and miniature herb garden starter sets for window sills.
Rather than watching television or staying glued to a video game, why not pick up some new board games for the family who loves spending time together? This gift is simple to pick out considering how many new board games are hitting the market each season. And, if the family is full of video game buffs, there are a number of board games that have been converted into video games for the most popular consoles. Whether it’s for a family game night around the kitchen table or a video game night around the console, you’ve got this gift covered.
In some circles, gift giving and romance go hand-in-hand. Ideas of sweet chocolates, wine, and boxes of stemware immediately come to mind. However, what if you’re shopping for a romantic who doesn’t drink or like chocolate? You could make it cute by giving them a personalized pillow or piece of art from ABC Home, or you could make it a bit more serious by giving them a gift certificate for a massage. Other ideas include gift packages for trips, depending on your budget, as well as gift baskets suited to the couple’s interests. For example, if they like a quiet night in with a movie, create a gift basket with popcorn, snacks, sodas, and movies from their wish list.
What do you get for someone who is always on the go? You could pick up some new luggage pieces for them to stow away all of their things, a day planner to house all of their travel documents, mesh carrying cases to help keep items flat in their suitcases, or even a large map with push pins so they can mark all the places that they’ve visited.
Shopping for many different personalities doesn’t have to be hard, especially when you try to simplify things a little bit. When thinking too hard about a gift, the joy of giving can easily be lost. Rather than stressing over what to give the person who is the most challenging to shop for, think about how you can make his or her life more enriched based on their favorite hobbies.