Holiday Gift Guide: What to get family, friends
Here are some gift ideas for the holiday season.
Dad: These gifts ideas are inspired by the hilarious dad: Jimmy Fallon.
If your dad is a businessman who wears suits everyday, check out the new iPhone case that looks like a pocket square. It’s called the pocket dial. Your dad will look polished at every business meeting.
- Sold by J.Crew
If your dad is a sports fanatic, check out the new style of sport gear called Hands High Sports Apparel. Your favorite team logo is shown when you do a high five or touchdown sign.
- Sold at Dicks Sporting Goods or handshigh.com
Finally, if your family just welcomed a new baby, get the picture book "Dada." It will try to get the baby’s first word to be Dada — every dad’s dream.
- Sold at Amazon.com
Mom: Pick something she loves and make a tradition of it.
If your mom loves comfort, start a pajama tradition. She will be cozy all winter long.
- Try Macy’s, Victoria's Secret, or Kohl’s
If your mom loves jewelry, get her a simple piece each year. You can get great prices on jewelry if you go to local stores, or by looking at online sales.
- Try Charming Charlie or Macy’s
Also, if your mom is the cook in the house, get her a new kitchen accessory and volunteer to be her official taste tester.
- Try Target, Sur La Table or Pampered Chef
Your significant other: Make sure you are on the same page so both of you can have a great time and aren’t feeling guilty about what you bought or how much you spent.
If you’re both crafty, make each other personal gifts like a collage, frame or photo album.
- Try Shutterfly or Michaels
If you both are adventurous, pool your money together and go on a holiday trip.
- Try Travelocity, Expedia, or Priceline
Get each other matching jewelry, clothing, or technology.
- Try Macy’s, Best Buy or Amazon
Siblings: This depends on age and gender of your sibling.
Older Boy: The best way to give a gift to your big bro is to do it subtly. Get him a tie if he got a recent promotion. If he is married with kids, give him a meaningful gift that reflects his family.
- Try Macy’s or Shutterfly
Younger Boy: If he is into games, buy him the newest age-appropriate game. If he is into movies, buy him movie passes or a box DVD set.
- Try Target or amc.com
Older Girl: A new wardrobe piece is a great gift. Accessories like scarves, totes or shoes will be a great addition to her wardrobe.
- Try Forever 21, DSW, Marshalls or Aldo
Younger Girl: If she loves beauty, try makeup, skin or hair products. Another great gift is a day out together. If she is close to you, she will love a shopping day or brunch day.
- Try Aldo, Bath & Body Works or Victoria's Secret
Niece/Nephew: A great gift is clothes.
They will appreciate a new sweater or dress. Make the gift even better by adding a toy. Or pajamas with their favorite character on it.
- Try Target or Kohl’s
Start with a budget. When following a budget, you can buy great gifts that you can afford. Buy a gift with meaning. Make sure the gift has a special meaning to you and the person you are giving it to.
Finally, remember: it's not the gift that counts. It’s the reaction from the person you’re giving it to, and spending time with people you care about.