How to: Give the Best Christmas Present
By Kelly Gallagher
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear,” was best said by Buddy the Elf in the famous movie Elf. The Christmas season is already flying by, counting down with single digits till that magical Christmas morning. Many people become flustered when thinking about what to give to their friends, family, or even boyfriend. I am here to help you decide on the best Christmas gift for your loved one!
If you are searching for a gift for your best friend, take in consideration something from which you know she will benefit. It is important to keep in mind that this is a special and unique gift that is specifically for your best friend’s use only. If you are short on cash, get crafty and make something homemade. Sometimes homemade gifts are more sentimental than something that was worth big bucks. You could stencil the letters “b-f-f” on three separate candles to give to a friend. Another creative idea is putting together a collage of you and your best friend’s memories together and makes a scrap book out of it. However, if you do have the money, monogramed items have become very popular recently. You could buy your friend an iPhone case with her initials monogrammed on it. Junior Katie Cole said “My friends and I recently started doing a Secret Santa gift exchange with each other the past two years and it’s been so much fun! I love being able to surprise my friends with a gift and it really is an awesome feeling. “Whether it is homemade or bought, your friend will appreciate the gesture of your special gift.
When it comes to shopping for family, it can sometimes be easier because mothers enjoy anything from clothing to house décor. Fathers can be a little tougher unless you know exactly what your dad is into, such as maybe a gift representing a favorite sport team or it could be something as simple as a coffee mug that says “best dad ever.” Many websites allow the user to download a picture of to be printed out on the coffee mug and either parent would appreciate this. Shopping for family member is a great way to show how thankful one can be for all they have done for you.
When it comes to shopping for your boyfriend or a special guy in your life, sometimes the gift depends how serious your relationship with one another is. If it is simply a light hearted gift, something as cute as a photo frame and picture of you two would be perfect. If this is something more serious, considering getting your boy his favorite sport team’s jersey, tickets to his favorite music artist, or tickets to his favorite sports game, such as a Bengals football game.
There are countless gifts for friends, family, and boyfriends, you just have to put your mind to it and the best gift will be just that.