Holiday Gift Guide

As we dive headfirst into the holiday homestretch, you may find yourself scrambling to find the perfect gifts for your friends and family.  You already are in over your head with different tasks that need to be accomplished, and this is just another one to add to the list.  Here are a few tips to use when deciding on the perfect present for the people that you care most about.

Instead of buying the basic gift card to your friend’s favorite store or restaurant, try digging deeper.  If you make the gift personal, then they will enjoy it so much more.  For example, if you are shopping for someone who is an electronics fanatic, then maybe go with a new case or headphones for a phone or iPod.

If he or she has a favorite store, go there and pick out what you think they would love.  Remember, it is the thought that counts.

Think about what their hobbies, likes, and dislikes are.  If they like the outdoors think about a new pair of shoes for outdoor activities, and if they are bookworms that love to read, try a nice warm blanket and a book that they won’t be able to resist.

Even during all of the festivities of the holiday season, we have to remember that there have been many disasters that have struck our area, like the recent Hurricane Sandy.  A gift does not have to be clothing or electronics.  It could be a donation, in the name of the person you care about, to an organization that helps the victims of these disasters.  This gift can be very special because it helps many people, and reminds you and the recipient of the real meaning of the holidays.

So, getting the perfect gift does not have to be a challenge or a hassle.  All you have to do is think about what they would love to receive.  Whether that is donating money to a charitable cause, or purchasing a gift that is meaningful to a specific individual, you can find the perfect and unique gift for all of the special people in your life.