Need holiday gift ideas? I'm here for you! We try so hard to keep our holiday season low stress, but that can be easier said than done. The thing that causes me stress sometimes is thinking of new gift ideas. I like to find unique gifts and shop local/small as much as I can. It can be challenging coming up with new ideas year after year. This year I thought I'd share some of my favorites with you.
Shop Small - I wrote a post a few weeks ago highlighting some of my favorite small businesses, if you missed it take a look HERE
Experiences - Sometimes shopping for someone can be tricky because what do you get the one who has it all? I love giving the gift of a fun experience. Some ideas include gift cards for ice or roller skating, an arcade, trampoline park, museum, play, concert, movies. I like to think outside the box here and find something fun and different to do. The first couple of years that my husband and I were together we bought each other birthday/holiday gifts. But then we started planning something to do together like going to a concert, sporting event, or on a mini getaway. Quality time together is so much more meaningful to us.
Gift Cards - I am not a huge fan of gift cards, but if you can get one for somewhere special, it's more significant. Instead of a big box store or chain restaurant....try getting a GC for a local business such as a boutique, restaurant, or cafe. Etsy is a great site for a gift card as well.
Photography - Photo gifts are wonderful. People enjoy decorating their homes with prints from their favorite places and photos showing some fond memories. Framed prints, canvas, metals, home decor, mugs, ornaments, and jigsaw puzzles are a few examples of great photo gifts. You could also get a family a GC for a photo session. This is an especially good idea for moms.
Do you have any other ideas? I'd love to hear about them!