With the biggest shopping day of the year coming up the day after Thanksgiving, we thought you men out there might need a little guidance on holiday shopping. So regardless of if you are shopping on Black Friday, Christmas Eve, or at any point in between, we’ve put together a little plan to make things easier for you!
Girlfriend/Boyfriend: if you listen when she/he talks, it shouldn’t be too hard
Does she/he love old movies?
Have a private screening with her
Has she/he always wanted to see the Lincoln Memorial lit up at midnight?
Take her there!
Honestly, do something that shows you care and you’re golden.
Wife/Husband: NOT the same thing you always get her (follow guidelines for boyfriend/girlfriend’s gifts)
Mom/Dad: there are two categories, practical (things they need) and things of luxury (things would like but will never buy for themselves). With both categories factor in their interests: gardening, home improvement projects, sewing, cooking, parlor games, travel, gadget fanatic, etc. Odds are, your parents like at least one of these things, so factor this interest into focusing on a gift they will appreciate.
Co-Worker/Boss: based on jokes/conversations shared, get something small that applies. If you don’t have a cool boss give them a card/gift card combo, it can’t fail. Don’t go overboard with co-worker and boss gifts, usually something small is perfect.
Sister: a cute, unique piece of jewelry (ring/necklace/bracelet) She will appreciate the thought you put into it. If you shop at stores: Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Free People, you will find something any sister will like.
Brother: Bookstore/Amazon Gift Card, it has everything! Books, movies, clothes, tools, videogames, etc. Perfect for the brother with multiple interests.
*A silly heartfelt card (not overly sappy, but an ‘I care and Love you sentiment) goes a long way with the folks, and will butter them up before they open their gifts.
*All gifts must be individualized and thoughtful at the core for them to be considered a success.
Have a great holiday season and good luck shopping!
Posted by Anne Grimaudo