December – the last month of the year and its absolutely wonderful to end it with Christmas and New Year festivities. Parties and get-togethers with family and friends add more cheer to this year-end wintry month. The cherry on the cake to these celebrations are gifts. Christmas or New Year gifts for your loved ones are not only a great way to augment the occasion but also a wonderful way to thank them for being with you through the past year and wishing for the same heartfelt togetherness in the coming year.
However, finding that perfect gift in the midst of planning a social get together at home or visiting a friend’s place for a party can be a bit taxing, especially if you are in short of ideas. If you are, then do not fret. Just spare a few minutes and continue reading below and you might just stumble upon some cool ideas that will help you pick the right gift for your dear HER or HIM.
HIM can be your brother, friend, father, boyfriend or husband. Gifting HIM also means that men like receiving gifts. Contrary to popular belief that men generally like gifting, they also equally enjoy receiving gifts, especially when it is what they were looking to buy for themselves.
Now if your HIM is your father, brother or even a friend then you might have a fair idea of his likes and dislikes. Wallets, travel bag, belts, watches, a favourite sweet or chocolate box, mobile phone related accessories, jackets/shirts, champagne bottle, a book or CD that HE might be looking for, greeting cards etc. are some of the gift ideas for HIM.
If your HIM is your boyfriend or husband, then you can make this Christmas and New Year more special by giving a personal touch through a personalized gift item. Dropping a subtle question on a thing he might have longed for, is a smart way to know before planning to buy a gift. Following this, depending on his likes/preferences and your budget, you can think of more gift ideas. For example,
MUSIC GIFTS: If your HIM is a music freak, then gifting something on the lines of an iPod, an electronic instrument, a personalised domino set, tickets to a music concert, an audio CD with a compilation of his favourite songs or artist/s seems a good idea.
GROOMING GIFTS: You can gift your HIM a new look this holiday season through some readily available men’s grooming products in the market. If your HIM is into styling and grooming, then there is a range of lotions, shower gels, deodorants, colognes, trimmers and electric shavers available. You can make a small hamper out of it to show your thoughtfulness and utility of your heartfelt gifts. To know more, you can check out Amazon or Nykaa for grooming products for men.
OUDOORSY GIFTS: If your HIM is an Outdoor enthusiast, then there is nothing like it. Depending on his preferred outdoor activity or a sport he likes, you can gift him a pair of hiking or running shoes, a sleeping bag that is ideal for a weekend backpacking trip or a windproof jacket. Amazon, Flipkart and Decathlon may help you a great deal in realizing your plan.
Gifting can be quite a task, if you are trying to find a perfect gift for HER which is thoughtful, useful yet not pinching a hole in your pocket. Do not worry while trying to find a wonderful balance between the two and treating your favourite ladies (your mom, sister, friend, girlfriend or wife) with something special on this holiday season.
Chocolate hampers, assorted sweets, flowers, cakes, soft toys, cookie hampers, gift box containing aromatic candles, personalized mugs/calendars/frames etc. are some gift items you can think for friends who are girls. Similarly for relations who are closer than friends, you can add a branded handbag, an ethnic or party outfit or her favourite book/CD to the list with a handmade New Year greeting or note attached to it. You can also look for:
BEAUTY GIFTS: If you want HER to squeal in delight, then a beauty hamper is the best bet. A 6-set eye-shadow palette, a spa gift hamper, a face care kit, a professional makeup concealer kit, a nail polish set or maybe even an appointment to a salon can do the trick. You can check for some really good discounts at Nykaa, Purplle, Flipkart or Jabong before making your pick.
FASHION JEWELRY: “I love jewelry – rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces you name it” – Sofia Vergara, says it all. Be it ethnic, chic or funky, a girl can never say enough when it comes to her jewellery collection. Add a thoughtful gift from your end this New Year by presenting HER an engraved ring, a personalised pendant chain or a charm bracelet. You can make your pick from a wonderful collection of bling jewelry, couple rings or romantic heart jewelry from Stylehoops.