Gift ideas for the upcoming Christmas

Sydney Seymour, Staffer

Have you started Christmas shopping yet? Do you have any idea what your parents, brothers, sisters, dogs, cats or guinea pigs, want? Have you written your Christmas list? If you answered no to any of these questions, there is no need to panic. This is the ultimate Christmas guide for you. 

For You

  1. New shoes- Birkenstocks, fuzzy Crocs, Nikes, cozy slippers, Vans
  2. Skin care and hygiene items- face wash, moisturizers, face masks, an electric toothbrush, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, pimple poppers, perfume, cologne, makeup, hydrocolloid blemish removers, skin serum 
  3. Gift cards to your favorite stores- sometimes other people might not know exactly what you want, so skip the hassle and go to the store yourself but with their money
  4. LED lights- hop on the trend and ask for some LED lights for your room, car, toilet seat and shower head
  5. Athletic items- hydration backpack, hiking shoes, activewear, weights, massage guns, stretch bands, foam roller, water bottle, odor eliminators or a gym bag
  6. Technology – bluetooth earbuds, a new computer/phone, portable chargers, a bluetooth speaker or gaming systems
  7. Blue light glasses to shield your eyes from Zoom
  8. Bubble Tea Kit 
  9. Storage bins and organizers for your belongings 
  10. Socks- fuzzy socks, ankle socks, athletic socks, wool socks, no-show socks, slipper socks, knee-high socks…

For Your Parents

  1. Kitchen appliances like new cutting boards, snack trays, wine stoppers, oven mitts and aprons. 
  2. Board games and playing cards 
  3. Scarves, hats, ties, socks or jewelry
  4. A humidifier and essential oils 
  5. Funny gag gifts (my personal favorite is the Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray) 
  6. DIY gifts like art pieces, picture frames or even offering to do all the chores for a week
  7. Camping/outdoor items like dry bags, s’mores grillers, hiking backpacks, ankle weights, an all season blanket, flashlights, all in one tool kit, reusable bags
  8. Matching PJs 
  9. Screen cleaner for TVs, phones and computers 
  10. Travel mugs

For Your Siblings

  1. Onesies of their favorite animals 
  2. Merchandise from their favorite TV show 
  3. Fuzzy fleece jackets 
  4. Back and head scratchers 
  5. Heated blankets 
  6. Funko Pop characters 
  7. The Comfy 
  8. Wall/room decorations 
  9. Christmas ornaments with their name on it or of their favorite thing 
  10.  Reed diffusers

For Your Pets

  1. Treats and bones 
  2. Fancy food bowls 
  3. A new cage 
  4. A sofa bed for your dog or cat 
  5. Upgraded collars and leashes 
  6. Custom pet portraits 
  7. Toys 
  8. Jackets and clothes 
  9. Shampoo and conditioner 
  10. Biodegradable poop bags

For Friends and Family Friends 

  1. Candles. Who doesn’t love candles? 
  2. Baked goods (Brownies, snickerdoodles, gingerbread men, peppermint bark) 
  3. Fabric face masks with a cute design 
  4. Fuzzy blankets 
  5. Portable badminton and pickleball net set 
  6. Echo Dot 
  7. Multi-device charging station
  8. Mini waffle maker 
  9. Scratch off travel map 
  10. Personalized mugs

For Teachers

  1. The classic apple. 
  2. A homemade Christmas card 
  3. Cute stuffed animals 
  4. Chocolates and candy 
  5. Hot chocolate mix (Peppermint Hot Chocolate mix from Costco) 
  6. A stress ball 
  7. Hand sanitizer spray 
  8. Calendar/planner 
  9. Self-reflection journal 
  10. Tea and coffee

Well, there you have it! A total of 60 gifts for everyone around you. If you’re wondering where to get these gifts, I got you. This is not sponsored, but Target has all the gifts you could think of and more. You should avoid ordering things online because shipping is probably going to take weeks because of the overload of people trying to order online. So go out into the world, wear a mask and check off all those items on your Christmas list.