A Sleek White Noise Machine
For those who are restless and can’t get a good night sleep, a Noise Machine is the perfect gift. There are many you can choose from, but they basically all have a number of frequencies that block out traffic sounds, barking dogs, and loud parties. They have soothing noises, buzzing, and humming sounds. Some even have ocean-sound settings. Most are very compact, so they are easy to travel with.
Lemon-infused olive oil
Il Boschetto lemon-infused extra virgin olive oil makes a perfect gift for those who love to cook. It also has beautiful packaging, which makes this a great gift for a host if you are invited to a party. Il Boschetto is one of the highly recommended names, but you can find other lemon-infused olive oil at Italian specialty shops. It is delicious on pasta, salads, bread, and makes an avocado taste ‘out of this world.’
The cost of the Il Boschetto is approximately $30.
For those trying to eat healthier or just don’t have time to cook or don’t love to cook, a Hello Fresh gift card is the perfect gift. They offer a wide variety of healthy meals and have been voted one of the top meal delivery companies.
If you have a family member or friend who works out or runs, this is the perfect gift for them. The Foam Roller not only feels like a massage on your muscles, it also boosts energy and eases aches and pains. Roll before your next workout or run and it will make it easier to finish. Your muscles will be activated, yet relaxed.
You can find these at a number of sports stores, or you can purchase one on Amazon.
Gift Cards & Offers
I, personally, love to receive gift cards. Some may think they are not personal enough, but I disagree. Again, in today’s world, we all buy and get what we want all year long. Recipients of gift cards can receive what they want or need, without spending their own money.
Following are some gift card ideas:
Amazon, Target, coffee shops, grocery stores, liquor stores, gas cards, car detailing, the Apple Store, and endless others. Or, maybe support local businesses and purchase gift cards from them that will impress the recipient and help the local business, at the same time.
You can also offer to pay to have someone’s house cleaned, pay a month or two of their cell phone bill, offer to watch their kids, or maybe offer to sit with their dog, overnight. Another idea is to make a donation in someone’s name to an organization they support. It could be anything from ‘Make a Wish’ to an animal rescue organization. There are so many ideas for gift giving. You don’t always have to buy merchandise for your loved ones. For most, these experiences and “offers” mean so much more than a physical gift. The nice thing is that gift cards can be purchased in any amount, as can a donation. Offering to do something for someone to give them free time or just to help can be priceless.
To summarize, giving experiences, gift cards, donations, and giving your time, can reduce the stress of the holiday season, which leaves you with more time to really enjoy what the season is about. Wishing the happiest of holidays to everyone!