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’Tis the season to be gifting!
Just thinking about tracking down the perfect Christmas gift for each person on your list can bring on the winter blues. Luckily, we have some experience in the gifts department. (It’s in our name, after all!) Read on for a whole host of thoughtful gift ideas that will bring comfort and joy to your loved ones all year long.
We all have that one friend (or sister, or niece) who always seems to be impeccably put together and impossibly on-trend. All. The. Time. So what’s a gift-giving girl to do? You can “wow” her this Christmas (while staying on budget) by selecting a key accessory she can incorporate into her look.
Try chic but casual leather and silver bracelets she can dress up or down. Ours can even be personalized with her name or a sweet saying. A cozy and colourful scarf is a great choice to layer over any winter outfit – she’ll know all the latest ways to wrap it, loop it and tie it! Or choose a bejeweled pouch or wristlet in this season’s hottest hue: blush pink. Want to go all out? Pair one of these styles with a sleek and structured tote she’ll use every day.
For great gifts any guy will love, think of items he’d never buy for himself or special upgrades of everyday necessities. For example, a hands-free backpack or lunch cooler is a practical gift for him, but personalize it and fill it with his favourite snacks and brews for a truly thoughtful present he’ll use all year. A personalized money clip or wallet makes a great stocking stuffer, but you can elevate it to under-the-tree status with the addition of a gift card to his go-to coffee shop or app store. Even a utilitarian toiletries case becomes special (but still affordable) in a faux-leather finish with high-end shaving and grooming products tucked inside.
So decorate and gift accordingly! Because presentation is everything, choose a warm wood tray and pair it with wine, stem glasses, gourmet cheese and crackers. A personalized pillow or wall art can bring a special finishing touch to their holiday home décor. And help them cook up some tasty Christmas memories with a sweet apron set, cookie cutters and your favourite recipe – you can even bake up a batch to decorate and add to your gift!
The key to finding a gift that even the pickiest among us will love? Versatility! No matter their interests, everyone can find a million ways to use gifts like a colourful zippered pouch (tuck in jewelry, gift cards, fancy soaps, wrapped candies or fun socks) or a portable organizing system (perfect for a teacher, scrap-booker, new mom, artist, tech geek, traveler or pet owner). A great travel bag is the ideal piece for the frequent flier, business trips, weddings and events, cruises – even dance recitals! And look for products that include several pieces so he or she can use any or all of them to store craft supplies, pens and markers, phone chargers and cords. The possibilities are endless!
Once you choose the perfect gift, visit our personalization page for all the details about adding their name, monogram, Icon-It design or message to make it truly one-of-a-kind.