It’s that time of year again where you dig deep to come up with the best gifts for everyone on your list. But if you’re finding it becomes more of a challenge each holiday season with more choices than ever, you’re not alone.
Add in those people who are hard to shop for and those who buy what they want when they want it and you face a serious conundrum. Despite all that, know that there are always holiday gift options for everyone on your list, even for the most challenging shopping scenarios.
While the world is full of amazing gifts and fantastic bargains, here are four ideas to get your holiday shopping started.
1. Small Kitchen Appliances
Whether your gift recipient loves cooking and all the latest gear, or they’re trying to find inspiration in the kitchen, the right small-kitchen appliances can create the perfect conditions for anyone. Take a look at some top small-kitchen appliances for cooks of all levels of interest and skill:
- Mixers and attachments in a variety of styles and speeds to make everything from smooth mashed potatoes to premium cake batter
- Electric grills, skillets and griddles to make everything from steaks to pancakes
- Coffee makers that offer single-cup, French press and multi-cup capacities
2. Winter Clothing, Coats and More
If the ones you know and love live in colder winter climates, consider buying them a new coat or boots from their favorite brand. You might choose something that they wouldn’t ordinarily buy for themselves, and when you rely on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from top brands, you certainly can’t go wrong.
Once you find out their style preferences and overall level of sophistication, it’s time to start shopping. Here are a few ideas for the best in winter clothing:
- Waterproof and ultra-warm hiking boots that offer optimal support when trudging through snow and slush
- A versatile three-in-one hooded jacket with reflective technology and plenty of pocket space
- A warm winter hat, like a cuffed beanie, to keep that special someone warm from the top down
3. Electronic Readers
Most people prefer buying their own smartphones and computer systems, but you can still support their penchant for tech devices with a reader. Whether your friend or family member loves skimming PDFs or reading electronic books, the variety of reading device options is amazing. Here are a few of the top readers out there:
- The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite offers an eight-week battery life with normal use and a crisp reading experience.
- The Barnes & Noble Nook 7″ is a terrific option due to its attractive price, real-life support potential in stores, massive storage potential with a microSD card and an easy-to-use pre-installed browsing app
- The Sony DPT-RP1/B Digital Paper is perfect for professional go-getters since this device features fantastic functions for work settings and makes reading documents, taking notes and drawing simple.
4. Services Your Friend or Family Member Will Love and Use
Sometimes the best gift comes in the form of a service. If your friend or family member prefers experiences over products, here are a few ideas they may appreciate:
- A massage from a top local massage therapist
- A haircut and color from their favorite stylist
- Car detailing from a high-quality car care provider
Making a List and Checking It Twice
Ultimately, this list should help you realize the number and variety of holiday gift ideas out there to help you find a gift for someone you care about. Your favorite reader, cook, winter adventurer or experience seeker is sure to appreciate several of the ideas on this list.