Buying gifts can be a stressful task of the holiday season, especially when buying gifts for your loved ones that seem to have everything. To find a gift they will love, you should focus on unique items that aren’t everyday finds or items that are tailored to your loved ones’ interests. If you are stumped for ideas, you can always give gifts like concert tickets, restaurant gift cards, or simply a handwritten letter expressing how much they mean to them. When shopping for your loved ones, you should spend time thinking about their preferences and if they will actually enjoy the gift.
1. DNA Kit
Gifting a DNA kit to your loved one is a wonderful idea because it offers them valuable information about their background. Depending on what DNA kit you purchase, your loved one can learn about which geographical areas their ancestors are from, if they have any unknown relatives (relatives also have to use the DNA kit service to match), or if they are predisposed to any hereditary medical conditions. Not only does this provide valuable information to your family member, but it will also give you a sense of your background if you are blood-related.
2. Photo Canvas
If you know your loved one has a favorite photograph, you should have it made into a wall canvas. You could do a photo canvas of their first house, a recent family photo, or a cherished family photo, but the most important thing is to choose a photo that the recipient will love. Whether it is a photo of their children, vacation memory, or favorite city skyline, giving a photo canvas is a unique way to show a loved one that you thought just of them when selecting that gift.
3. Pet Selfie Attachment
Trying to get your pooch to sit still for a photo can be quite the challenge so if you have loved ones who are pet owners, you should give them a pet selfie attachment for their smartphones. The clip goes on top of the owner’s smartphone, and depending on the model, can include a toy, like a tennis ball, or a treat to capture the pet’s attention long enough for a social media-worthy picture. Both your loved one and their furry friend will appreciate this gift.
4. Phone Sanitizer
Especially in 2020, giving a phone sanitizer is a smart idea because phones are actually one of the dirtiest objects we touch on a daily basis. A phone sanitizer uses UV light to disinfect the smartphone, and many phone sanitizers actually charge the phone while it is being cleaned which is a win-win for everyone. Using a phone sanitizer is actually easier on the phone’s hardware than using cleaning wipes to routinely clean it. Since this holiday season is in the midst of a global pandemic, now is the perfect time to give your loved one a phone sanitizer.
5. Family Photo Album
Family history is important, and having a family photo album put together will warm anyone’s heart. You can compile photographs into a photo album (scrapbook or digital) and include pieces of family history as well. If you don’t have access to many family photographs, writing a journal full of historical family information or stories about the recipient growing up will be just as meaningful. This gift will certainly require you to invest your time and hard work, but your loved one will cherish this gift for years to come. Not only will the gift recipient enjoy this gift, but the family photo album can be passed down for generations to come.
When shopping for holiday gifts for your loved ones, it can be hard to find items that will be both useful and memorable for your loved ones. However, if you spend time looking to find a worthwhile gift specific to your loved ones’ interests, you will be certain to find options that will be special to your loved ones during this holiday season.