Digital News Report- Christmas is only 10 days away, but many of you are probably just now beginning to think about gifts. Whether you are just starting out or you are trying to find a gift for the last person on your list, we hope the following will help ease your shopping anxiety.
1) For the person who has everything, try I Want One of Those
From ashtrays shaped like fire buckets to erasable crossword coffee mugs; you’re bound to find a fun gift for everyone from Grandma to your little nieces and nephews. The site is based in the UK, so unless you are willing to pay for speedy shipping, this might not be the best bet for you. The website can still act as a great place to inspire your imagination before you head out to the mall.
Perpetual Kid may be another American based alternative. You can get free standard shipping on orders over $75, but with time running out, you should probably just splurge.
2) For a non-corporate gift, try Etsy
Shipping times vary, depending on whom you are purchasing from. All items are hand made, so you are guaranteed to get a unique gift while helping a potential starving artist at the same time. This place has everything from a cute scarf for your little sister or interesting kitchen utensils for the family cook.
3) If shipping isn’t an option, there are always some generic ideas that may work for most people. Chocolate, tea, and coffee are great for the in-law that you only sort of know, but want to give a gift to. For women, scented candles or nice bubble baths and lotions impress most people. Men, be careful about the scent. Ask another female friend or family member before picking out that cinnamon spice body spray for your mother in-law.
When in doubt, just ask someone else who knows them. But don’t stress. Unless the person is a complete jerk, it really is the thought that counts. Just put a little thought into it and as long as it’s not a bag of Jolly Ranchers picked up from the gas station on Christmas morning, things should work out ok.