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DIY Christmas Gifts

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Get your gift-giving organized this year, and start preparing now for next year by reading up on all our helpful gift-giving articles:

Shopping for holiday gifts can get expensive. One thing that can help with your holiday costs is to take out a small personal loan. Another way to mitigate holiday gift costs is to make some presents yourself! Let’s go over a few DIY gift ideas that are not only cheaper than buying gifts but some of the most thoughtful and personal gifts you could do.

1. Make Food

make food

You can make food for them! The great thing about this DIY gift idea is that the possibilities are endless. You can easily lean on your cooking and baking strengths to make them something yummy. If you love baking you can make them cookies or pumpkin bread. If you love cooking you can make them their favorite dinner. If you aren’t good at either, you can always make them an easy breakfast in bed.

2. Personal Cleaning Service

cleaning

Everyone appreciates a clean home, kitchen, bedroom, etc., but not everyone enjoys having to do the cleaning themselves. This DIY gift idea works especially well for a homemade coupon card. Your gift recipient might also have a specific area in their life that could use an especially good cleaning, like their car or garage. You can even send them away for a fun evening out to dinner or to see a movie while you clean the house for them.

3. Knit a Sweater

christmas sweater

You don’t necessarily have to knit something and it doesn’t necessarily have to be a sweater either. You could also sew, cross-stitch, or crochet something for them. If you’re new to sewing-type crafts then you could knit a simple scarf for them. You could also make them a pillowcase, a blanket, a hat, or mittens. There are many great tutorials online and they’ll love having something you handmade for them.

4. Plan a Fun Activity

christmas date

This one may cost you a little, but it has the potential to save you some money in the short term if you just can’t afford them something right now. You could even hand-make an elegant invitation for them so they still have something to receive on Christmas day. Whoever you’re shopping for, a fun time going to the movies, or to dinner, or to see a performance will be loads of fun and leave them full of even more anticipation after opening your gift. You can also possibly find free or inexpensive shows and performances at your local community arts center or theater.

5. Make a Handmade Christmas Ornament

christmas ornament

With just a few inexpensive items from the craft store, you could make them a beautiful, hand-crafted, and personalized Christmas ornament. This may be one of the easiest and most inexpensive DIY ideas because you may already have what you need at home! With some paper, glue or tape, and some string, you can make a thoughtful gift with almost zero cost.

6. Make a Scrapbook

handmade gift

Scrapbooks are fun and easy to make because you can design them however you choose. They can also contain whatever you want them to! You can include photographs and captions to go over some special memories. Or if you don’ have photos you can recreate memories with drawings, or little items that will help them remember. You could even make a storybook instead of a scrapbook, and tell your own meaningful Christmas tale. You could also go over the things you admire about that person, or make a motivational booklet with your favorite quotes.

7. Make Some Art

handmade gift

Make use of your artistic skills and create something they can hang on their wall! Art is a form of expression and you can use art to express your feelings of love and gratitude this season. If you aren’t sure about your artistic abilities, you could find a free art class at the local library or community center and seek their aid in painting or drawing something special. You might even find another type of arts and crafts class you can take for free, like pottery, and make them something equally homemade and personal.

 

There is a lot of work, thought, and preparation that goes into the gifts we open on Christmas day. We should be able to enjoy buying and creating wonderful, personal gifts just as much as we enjoy opening them up together around the tree. Learn to have fun Christmas shopping by using lists like this one to brainstorm great ideas, and by planning gifts for next Christmas today.


Christmas Gifts for Teens

christmas gifts for teens

If you’re looking for gifts specifically for teens then you may be a parent trying to find a cool gift for your kid, or maybe you’re a teen yourself just looking for a gift for a friend. Either way, you want to get great gift ideas now so you can finish your gift shopping and relax! Another thing that might help you relax while gift shopping is to get a personal loan to help you pay for and get your gifts in time. You can also use this list of gift ideas to decide on which present to buy.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Teens

Gift shopping can be stressful. Gift shopping for teenagers can be even more stressful. But it doesn’t have to be! Shopping for teens can be easy. All you need to do is take a look at this list of the best Christmas gift ideas for teens and pick one. If none of these gift ideas work for your teen, then read about some key shopping tips below to help you figure out what to get.

 

1. Rechargeable Hand Warmers

christmas gift ideas for teens

Buy it on Amazon for $26.99

Since the holiday season happens to also be in the middle of winter, it’s always a great opportunity to get some helpful winter accessories. A rechargeable handwarmer will keep their hands warm for many winters to come since it’s not a single-use product. It’s a double-sided oval, shaped to fit the palm of your hand. It also has 3 temperature levels. Its design also allows for even heat distribution and a safety battery to give you stable reliability. It’s internal battery pack also allows you to use this hand warmer as a large capacity power bank for your phone. Not only do you get all of this but it’s incredibly easy to use with light indicators and a single button.

 

2. Night Sky Projector

night sky projector

Buy it on Amazon for $49.99

Just because your teens aren’t kids anymore that doesn’t mean they don’t want cool night lights in their room. This portable Skylite projector will fill their whole room up with the night sky. It’s an LED laser projector with smooth aurora effects that are guaranteed to wow your teens this Christmas. You can even save $10 by purchasing it now and who knows?! You might end up wanting to get one for yourself.

 

3. Stranger Things Retro Poster

stranger things

Buy it on Amazon for $15.99

Bedroom posters are always a good Christmas present idea. If your teen doesn’t watch Stranger Things then no doubt there are other things they’re big fans of. Everyone loves to create their own space and the teenage years are a popular time for teens to surround themselves with the things they really love. These posters are unframed, and not too expensive, so you could easily also buy them a frame for their new poster art to really complete the gift.

 

4. Wireless Earbuds or Headphones

headphones, earbuds

Buy the earbuds on Amazon for $29.99 and the headphones for $59.99

Air pods aren’t the only wireless earbuds on the market. These wireless Bluetooth earbuds come with a charging case. They’re even waterproof! They’re everything your teen would want in super functional wireless earbuds with quality sound. You could also opt for these wireless, noise-canceling headphones! Their charge can last up to 30 hours and are made comfortable for wearing them all day.

 

5. Warm Socks

winter socks

Buy it on Amazon for $17.99

You can buy a pack of warm socks pretty much anywhere. Winter socks are not only warm and comfortable to wear, but they’re a great fashion statement for this time of year as well. Nothing will make you look more ready for winter than a pair of colorful, wool winter socks.

 

6. Personal Charging Station

charging hub

Buy it on Amazon for $39.99

We live in a technological age and there are great gift ideas out there to help optimize our technological use. This wireless charging station will fit great on your teen’s nightstand so they have an organized space to keep their phone, air pods, and smartwatch. Now they’ll be less likely to lose their more expensive gifts, and they’ll have a specific place where they can put their tech away. The charging ports can also be used for Samsung and Android devices as well as Apple devices.

 

7. Cable Bites

cable bites

Buy it on Amazon for $7.99

Cute cable bites could make a great stocking stuffer this year! They’re an adorable accessory that easily attaches to your charging cable or any other cable that they’ll fit. You can use them to help organize your wires and make it easier to keep track of your charger. They’re even useful since they’ll better protect your many cables from fraying.

 

8. Simple Modern Tumbler

tumbler

Buy it from Simple Modern for $17.99

Simple Modern makes sleek and simple drink tumblers. They come in a wide variety of colors and sizes so you can get exactly what your teen needs from a drink tumbler. These cups are also made with stainless steel so they’ll be easy to clean and will keep your drinks at optimal temperatures. They also come with a flip lid and a straw lid, so you can use these cups with or without a straw.

 

9. Ukulele Starter Kit

ukulele

Buy it on Amazon for $51.49

If you want to foster your teen’s musical abilities then you could get them a soprano ukulele. It’s a good instrument for anyone looking to start learning to play some music perhaps for the first time. This starter kit comes with everything you need to start playing ukulele: the instrument, free online lessons, a starter guide, a free tuning app, and a custom tote bag.

10. Bluetooth Speaker

bluetooth speaker

Buy it on Amazon for $27.99

The Anker Bluetooth speaker is expertly engineered with advanced audio features. It’s also a small, very portable device so you can take it anywhere. The charge also lasts up to 24 hours so you can have uninterrupted, continual use throughout the day. Music is an important aspect of many teens’ lives, so having some quality speakers for their listening enjoyment is both a thoughtful and useful gift.

Gift Shopping Tips

Most likely, your gift shopping this year is going to include many different kinds of people. You might have kids and teenagers to get gifts for. You could also want to get something special to show your appreciation for your mom and dad. Other people might also need to find extra special gifts for your husband, your wife or a boyfriend or girlfriend. Whoever you’re shopping for these gift shopping tips are for you.

Start Shopping Early

Procrastination is a struggle many of us go through. But if you can get over gift shopping procrastination then the whole experience will become less stressful and more enjoyable. So instead of waiting until December to start asking for wishlists and shopping for gifts, start doing so in January. Gift shopping at the beginning of the year will help you get all the best deals throughout the year, and your presents will be more of a surprise to everyone because you won’t have to ask about wishlist items close to Christmas.

wishlist worksheet

Upgrade Everyday Items

Your brainstorming what to get someone and are trying to list the things you know they like, but the only things you can think of are simple everyday items like coffee and chocolate. Don’t fret! These ideas won’t be too boring if you just get the deluxe versions. Bean Box even has a Deluxe Coffee and Chocolate Tasting Box that you can get to solve your problem! Almost anything can become a premium gift if you only upgrade to the fancier version and let the gift recipient spoil themselves a little.

Use a Christmas List Template

Gift shopping can be incredibly difficult if you’re doing it all on your own. A detailed wishlist can really help you along in your gift decisions. You can even print out and use a free PDF wishlist template by clicking on the image to the right. Christmas presents are supposed to be from the heart, but it doesn’t hurt to have some help to be sure you get them something they’ll love.

 

Gift shopping this season doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, it can be fun! With these gift ideas and tips, you can tackle all your holiday gift shopping like a pro and perhaps even enjoy the process.


Christmas Gifts for Girlfriend

christmas gifts for girlfriend

Shopping for Christmas gifts for a significant other can be a lot of pressure. But sometimes the most pressure is coming from your wallet. If your good intentions are there, but the funds just aren’t, you can always take out a small personal loan. You might also feel a lot of pressure from wanting to buy them the perfect gift! Leave all your holiday gift shopping stress behind as you check out this list of the 10 best Christmas gifts for girlfriends.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Girlfriends

Finding a Christmas gift for your girlfriend doesn’t have to be hard. You can find a meaningful and personal gift by taking a look at this list of gift ideas. Even if you don’t end up purchasing something from this list, it might just be the inspiration you need to think of your own gift idea.

 

1. Jewelry

christmas gift ideas

Buy it on Pet Love for $29.95

Jewelry is probably one of the most classic girlfriend gifts, and for good reason. Jewelry is always a safe bet when you’ve completely run out of ideas for what to get someone. There are millions of jewelry shopping options out there as well, both online and in stores, so your options are limitless. You can even find beautiful jewelry sets for as little as $17.99 on sale at Kohls right now.

 

2. Custom Phone Case

unique gifts

Buy it on Collage for $22.49

You can get a custom-made phone case for your girlfriend right now for 50% off! You can design the phone case on their site yourself, like a favorite picture you have together. They also have phone case options for every phone, including iPhone and Galaxy models. Collage also offers custom pillowcases, photo albums, and canvas prints, so you have other personalized gift ideas to choose from as well.

 

3. Smart Yoga Mat

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Buy it on Amazon for $89.95

The Backslash Fit Smart Yoga Mat comes in charcoal and coral colors. This unique yoga mat is designed to roll itself back up so you can easily take your yoga mat anywhere. Because of it’s efficient, smart technology, this yoga mat is a premium gift idea for your girlfriend. But if she’s into yoga and fitness you can also get her a beautiful 6-piece yoga set for just $39.99.

 

4. Create a Sleep-Well Bundle

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Buy all your items at Target, Aerie, or on Amazon

Your girlfriend probably enjoys her beauty sleep as much as anyone, making a sleep-well gift basket a great gift idea. You can get her an array of items designed to help her sleep well, like, a comfortable waffle robe or an incredibly soft Sherpa robe. Then you get her an effective white noise machine, a cooling eye mask, and this intense hydrating Burt’s Bees night cream so her nights will be soothing. Then put everything in a cozy weekend bag and voila! You have a sleep-well gift basket personally put together by you.

 

5. Jane Austen Book Set

girlfriend gift ideas

Buy it at Barnes & Noble for $153.00

The perfect gift for a girlfriend who loves books is this elegantly designed Jane Austen boxed set. All the books are hardcovers and include the complete works of Jane Austen. It’s even on sale at Barnes & Noble right now. Originally this box set was $170. She’ll love having these beautifully crafted editions to display on her bookshelf and all the new reading material will give her lots to do during the coming winter months.

 

6. Back Massager

christmas gifts for girlfriend

Buy it on Amazon for $54.95

The Zyllion Shiatsu massager comes in a pillow-like form so you can use it virtually anywhere; your neck, back, shoulders, or calf. It’s also very portable so you can take it with you to the gym or even keep it in the car. It also comes with advanced heating functions so your girlfriend can thoroughly soothe and relieve any sore muscles.

 

7. Oversized Sweatshirt Blanket

christmas gift ideas for her

Buy it at Kohls for $39.99

Your girlfriend will love this giant hoodie blanket. It’s a blanket she can wear! It’s also made with cozy and warm materials so she can keep warm during movie nights, backyard bonfires, and so much more. The original comfy blanket sweatshirt comes in navy, black, grey, and pink so you can even pick a color she’ll love.

 

8. The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook

cute gifts for girlfriend

Buy it at Barnes & Noble for $29.69

This cookbook was specifically written with couples in mind. Now you and your girlfriend can bond together by cooking meals together. This cookbook comes with 650 recipes and will teach you all the basic recipes you could want to make together. It could even make a great date night idea to go through creating new meals together.

 

9. Heatable Stuffed Animal

presents for girlfriends

Buy it at Walmart for $24.20

Heating pads are a must-have for any girl. They can help with aches and pains, and they can keep her warm at night. They can also be helpful for neck kinks, and stomach aches. But a heatable stuffed animal adds an extra level of comfort when your girlfriend isn’t feeling 100% or just needs help getting warm and cozy after a long day.

 

10. Polaroid Camera

unique gifts for girlfriend

Buy it at Walmart for $49.95

This one-step polaroid camera is all the rage right now. Not only is it a retro call back to vintage days, but this mini camera is also incredibly portable and easy to use. Now your girlfriend can take instant snapshots that she can have in hand right away. You can even steal it right now for a discounted price since it was originally $69.99.

Gift Shopping Tips

Most likely, your gift shopping this year is going to include more than just your girlfriend. There’s also mom and dad, siblings, friends, and colleagues to remember. But by keeping these gift shopping tips in mind, you can make the whole process a lot easier on yourself.

Start Gift Planning Early

Gift-giving is often made more difficult because we wait until December 1st to start thinking about what to get everyone. But if you start gift planning early you can have all your gift shopping done before December even arrives! So this new year, resolve to start planning what to get everyone in January, rather than waiting until December.

Upgrade Everyday Items

Change things up by getting the deluxe option of something they commonly use or enjoy. Ordinary items almost all have deluxe versions you can purchase online. Socks might seem like a horrible gift idea, but if you get your girlfriend some thoughtful custom socks with your face on them, you’re sure to make her laugh.

Christmas Gifts for Loved Ones

Are you racking with nerves about what to get your girlfriend this holiday? Don’t stress about it! You have endless options before you. If you really want to make sure she knows you love her through your Christmas gift this year, then you can always fall back on some of the most classic romantic gift ideas. You can buy her flowers, jewelry, make her a fancy dinner, or take her out to eat at a nice restaurant. All of these gift ideas are classics for a reason.

 

Gift shopping this season doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, it can be fun! With these gift ideas and tips, you can tackle all your holiday gift shopping like a pro and perhaps even enjoy the process.


Christmas Gifts for Boyfriend

best christmas gifts for boyfriend

Buying holiday presents for those you love can be a daunting task. One of the ways it can be tough is when your good intentions are there, but the funds just aren’t. If you need a little help paying for a great Christmas gift then visit CheckCity.com and apply online for a small loan. Don’t let the stress of gift shopping get you down this year. Use this list of the best gift ideas for boyfriends to find the perfect gift, or get inspired about what to get your boyfriend for Christmas this year. We also have some key gift shopping tips that can help you brainstorm a truly personal gift.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Boyfriends

More than likely there are two routes you’ll want to go when brainstorming a gift for your boyfriend this Christmas—a personal gift, or a commemorative one. You can get him something you know he’ll use and love, or you can get him something special to show how you care. For instance, if your boyfriend loves peanut butter you might get him this peanut butter sampler, but if you want to maybe get him something more touching, you could buy him these nice silver cuff links at Macy’s. Don’t stay stuck gift shopping for your boyfriend this year and use this list of the top Christmas gift ideas for men.

 

1. A Fun Adventure Date

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Find your own adventure on Cloud 9 Living

Here’s how it works—you visit cloud9living.com and enter in your location. Then you’ll be able to see a giant list of crazy fun activities and adventures you and your boyfriend can go on. You can even select what kind of activities you’re interested in, and your desired price range. This is truly one of the most unique Christmas gifts for men you can come by.

 

2. Scratch Off Poster

thoughtful christmas gifts for boyfriend

Buy it on Amazon for $15.00

Scratch off posters have become really popular lately, and there are many posters to choose from. There’s a Top 100 Movies poster for $27.97, and a 100 Things To Do bucket list poster for $15 as well. There are also scratch off posters for 100 Date Ideas and a world map poster where you can mark all of the places you’ve been together. These scratch off posters are a guaranteed great gift idea for your loved ones.

 

3. Long Distance Touch Bracelets

christmas gifts for your boyfriend

Buy it on Amazon for $98.00

If you spend a lot of time apart from your significant other, than you might want to get them these bond touch bracelets. When you touch the bracelet, the wearer of the matching bracelet will feel it! These bracelets even come with an app that you can use to customize the colors that light up on your boyfriends bracelets and check in with each other. The bond touch bracelets are also water proof so you can wear your matching bracelets wherever you go, and stay connected no matter how far apart you are.

 

4. Bluetooth Turntable

cute christmas gifts for boyfriend

Buy it at Kohls for $39.99

Get this vintage style, portable suitcase table on sale right now at Kohls! This Bluetooth turntable was originally $69.99, but now you can get it for almost half that price. This is a wonderful gift for someone who’s in love with everything retro. Your boyfriend will love showing off this peculiar new item in his home. They even come in a wide range of colors and designs so his new record player can match the aesthetic of the rest of his home as well.

 

5. Personalized Moon Globe

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Buy it on Engraved Giftsly for $22.36

A lot of times the best gift idea is the most personalized one. This custom engraved moon light globe is just the right gift to commemorate your love and time together. Inside the moon globe you can engrave a photo of you together, or some text. Then your boyfriend can place his custom crafted moon globe on his nightstand to have a beautiful, calming nightlight that also reminds him of you.

 

6. Air Fryer

best christmas gifts for boyfriend

Buy it at Walmart for $41.99

For the boyfriend who has everything, you can get him his own air fryer! Now he can have homemade French fries whenever he wants, all while being a little healthier by avoiding traditional grease fryers. This kitchen appliance comes with a digital display for easy use, and a removable drawer and basket for easy frying. It’s detachable drawer and basket are even dishwasher safe.

 

7. Weekend Getaway Laptop Backpack

best christmas gifts for boyfriend

Buy it at Target for $58.49

This backpack is just what your boyfriend needs for any kind of traveling. The getaway backpack comes from the dependable brand, Swiss Gear, and features a unique pocket design for all his travel needs. It zips all the way open like a suitcase for easy access, and it has specific laptop pocket that can fit any computer or tablet up to 18″ in size. It also has a special sleeve in the back so you can put it on the handle of a carry on bag. Not only can you get this item on sale right now, but your boyfriend is guaranteed to love his new travel backpack.

 

8. Vintage Nintendo

best christmas gifts for boyfriend

Buy it at Walmart for $36.99

Is your boyfriend a gamer? Then no doubt he’ll love this classic throwback gift. This vintage Nintendo Classic Edition Entertainment System will bring back nostalgia and fond memories. It even comes with 620 built in games for him to enjoy! You can even have fun playing these games together during the cold winter months when you have to stay indoors anyway.

 

9. Flannel Shirt

best christmas gifts for boyfriend

Buy it at Eddie Bauer for $37.50 to $42.50

Flannels are not only nice and warm to wear, but they look great too. Upgrade your boyfriends wardrobe a bit by getting him a really nice flannel from Eddie Bauer. Their flannels come in all kinds of patterns and colors so you’re sure to find a design he’ll like. Their flannels are also on sale right now, having originally been $75, so now is the time to buy!

 

10. Handheld Garment Steamer

best christmas gifts for boyfriend

Buy it at Bed Bath & Beyond for $19.99

A handheld garment steamer is just what your boyfriend needs in his life. It’s easy to use, portable, and doesn’t require an ironing board to give his clothes a finished, ironed look. Now he can simply steam his clothes while they hang in his closet.

Gift Shopping Tips

Gift shopping can be a real hassle. There are family members to think of, like siblings and mom and dad. There are also loved ones to prepare gifts for if you have a partner or spouse, which can be especially stressful. But by keeping these tips in mind, you can make the whole process a lot easier on yourself.

Start Gift Planning Early

Gift giving is often made more difficult because we wait until December 1st to start thinking about what to get everyone. But if you start gift planning early you can have all your gift shopping done before December even arrives! So this new year, make a resolution to start planning what to get everyone in January, rather than waiting until December.

Upgrade Everyday Items

Change things up by getting the deluxe option of something they commonly use or enjoy. If the man you’re shopping for is a huge popcorn lover, try getting him a gourmet box of popcorn. Or if they love their morning coffee you can brighten their morning routine by getting them a set of deluxe holiday coffee samplers. You can also take an otherwise ordinary gift and make it extraordinary through its presentation. During the holiday seasons many stores have gift wrapping options to add another degree of effort and care into the gift.

Christmas Gifts for Loved Ones

There’s a special kind of gift giving pressure when the gift recipient is someone you love and care about. You want to get them something they’ll like, but you also want to say “I love you” with your gift. It might seem difficult thinking of romantic gifts to get your boyfriend, but there are many ideas out there. You can get him a beautiful watch, customized cuff links, tie clips, wristband, or take him out for a nice romantic dinner. Romantic gifts for men just need to be from the heart, meant to show how much you care, and that you listen to their wants, needs, and dislikes.


Christmas Gifts for Wife

christmas gifts for wife

Looking for the perfect gift for your wife this Christmas? Finding just the right thing to wow her this holiday season can be tricky. Getting a gift for your wife is a little different than getting a gift for a friend. You love each other and you want that to show in whatever gift you choose. After all, showing love and gratitude for one another is what holiday gift giving is all about. To help you in your worthy gift giving endeavors we made this list of the best Christmas gift ideas for your wife. We also have some key gift shopping tips that can help you brainstorm a truly personal gift for your wife this year.

Gift Shopping Tips

Gift shopping can be some of the most difficult gift shopping you’ll do all year. Gift shopping for your own wife might possibly be some of the most difficult gift shopping you’ll need to do as well. There’s a lot of pressure when it comes to getting a gift for your significant other. We’re here to take some of that pressure off and give you some tips to help you pick out the perfect, personal gift that shows how much you care.

First, Brainstorm Gift Ideas

Get a notebook, piece of paper, or word doc and start brainstorming a giant list of keywords you think of when you think of your wife. This list will include all kinds of things, like her hobbies, her likes, her dislikes, and anything else that comes to mind. This brainstorming list will help you think of unique and personal gift ideas for your wife. For example, you might jot down that your wife used to take a yoga class and really loved it. This might then lead you to get her, her very own yoga kit so she can take up the hobby again from the comfort of her own home.

Second, Make it Fancy

A great tip for buying gifts for anyone is to take ordinary things up the next level by getting the fancier versions. Change things up by getting the deluxe option of something they commonly use or enjoy. If your wife is a huge popcorn lover, try getting her a gourmet box of popcorn. Or if your wife loves her morning coffee, try brightening her morning routine by getting her a set of deluxe holiday coffee samplers.

You can also take an otherwise ordinary gift and make it extraordinary through its presentation. During the holiday seasons many stores have gift wrapping options to add another degree of effort and care into the gift. You can also change how the gift is presented by orchestrating a more special moment to give your gift to her. Take her out to dinner, or write an especially meaningful card telling her how you feel about her. This is an especially good idea if your wife’s love language has more to do with actions and words then it does gifts.

Third, Keep Notes Throughout the Year

Make your gift shopping job much easier by keeping detailed notes throughout the year. Get a notebook or note taking app that you can easily have on hand when your wife mentions something she does or doesn’t like. That way you can write it down and thereby create your wife’s wish list without her even knowing it! Don’t wait for the beginning of December to roll around before you start thinking and planning what to get her. Pay close attention throughout the year so that when the holidays get closer you already know exactly what to get her.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Wife

Generally you want a gift for your wife to either be something special that pampers her and shows her how much you care, or something specific that you know she really wanted. For example, if you really want to say “I do” all over again you might get her a really nice set of earrings. If you really want your wife to feel like a pampered queen you might get her a luxurious spa day set. But you can also get a more unique gift for your wife by getting her something specific and personal to her. A personal humidifier might not be the most romantic gift, but if you know she’s been wanting one, then it might just be the best gift you could get her this Christmas. Here’s a list of some of the best Christmas gift ideas for your wife.

 

1. Portable Travel Jewelry Box

christmas gift ideas for wife
Buy it on Amazon for $10.99

Does your wife love to travel? If so you might want to get her this adorable mini jewelry organizer so she can travel in style. A portable mini organizer box is just what your wife needs to keep track of whatever jewelry she wants to bring with her when she travels. It’ll keep her things safe, secure, and untangled! Inside this travel size jewelry box there’s a spot to hang a necklace, inserts for multiple rings, and a free space that has removable dividers for earrings, or small perfumes and lipstick. This gift could also be a great way to surprise your wife with a planned weekend getaway in her near future.

 

2. Bento Bag and Lunch Accessories from monbento

best christmas gifts for wife

Buy it on monbento.com for $25.40 to $69.20

Monbento is having deals on Christmas packages right now where you can get a 20% discount! Monbento is a great brand because they have a sleek, effortless design, and you can completely customize your lunchbox. By getting your wife her own monbento lunch bag and bento box you can her life, her work, and her meal prep a lot easier.

 

3. Jewelry

thoughtful christmas gifts for wife

Buy it at Pandora for $65.00

If you really want to get your wife something romantic this holiday season, an item of jewelry she’ll love is always a safe bet. Pandora has many beautiful, and affordable jewelry options. One popular jewelry choice would be to get her a custom charm bracelet that she can personalize. But there are many other places to go for meaningful jewelry for your wife, like this rose necklace love knots from Jared, or this custom name ring on Etsy.

 

4. Paint By Numbers Kit

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Buy it at Easy 123 Art for $35.00

Help your wife relax while enjoying her hobbies with a paint by numbers kit! Paint by numbers kits are a great way to take the stress out of art while still enjoying the process. If your wife has an artistic side, then there are so many other great gift ideas you can get her as well. Just research whatever crafts she loves to do and find her something fun.

 

5. A Personal Diffuser

christmas gifts for my wife

Buy it on Amazon for $48.99

Personal diffusers are a great way to effortlessly get essential oils into your life. Not only can they have some health benefits but an essential oils diffuser can make your house smell clean and fresh. Another great personal self-care gift for your wife are some shower steamers. They’re like bath bombs for the shower, so your wife won’t have to draw an entire bath to enjoy some aromatherapy in the shower.

 

6. Stitch Fix Subscription Box

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Buy it at Stitch Fix for a $20.00 styling fee

Buy her a subscription box! There are a large variety of subscription boxes you can choose from now. There are subscription boxes for clothes, food, makeup, perfumes, and even socks! Whatever she’s into, there’s probably a subscription box out there for it that she’ll love.

 

7. Kindle

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Buy it on Amazon for $99.00

Right now you can save $30 on a new Kindle Paperwhite. The new version of Amazon’s classic E-reader is now waterproof so your wife can easily read on vacation by the pool! There are other E-readers out there to choose from as well, like the new Kindle Oasis that can connect to your audible account, or the Nook from Barnes & Noble. If she already has an E-reader she loves then don’t fret! You can still make this gift work by getting her a useful kindle accessory like wireless headphones for her audio books, or a water-safe fabric cover.

 

8. Fitbit

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Buy it on FitBit.com for $129.95

Get her the all new Fitbit Versa 2, with built-in Alexa! Right now you can get it on the Fitbit site and save $70, with free shipping, a 45-day money back guarantee, and a 1 year limited warranty. You can also get her an elegant smart watch from any of her favorite brands. There’s the Apple Watch Series 5, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 from Samsung, and the Gen 4 Venture HR Smartwatch from Fossil.

*Life Pro Tip: look at the actual store website for what you want and to learn all the specs. Then visit different stores to compare prices.

 

Gift shopping for your wife can be a tough task. One of the ways it can be tough is when your good intentions are there, but the funds just aren’t. If you need a little help paying for a great Christmas gift for your wife then visit CheckCity.com and apply online for a small loan.


How to Organize All Your Gift Giving This Year

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Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed with gift giving this year with these 8 gift organization tips:

  1. Gather Wish Lists
  2. Stick to a Budget
  3. Keep a Planning Journal
  4. Visit the Store’s Website First
  5. Shop for the Future
  6. Keep Wrapped Gifts Organized
  7. Create a Gift Exchange
  8. Free Gift Organization Apps

There are many reasons to be more organized about gift giving each year. The winter season is a time of many gift giving holidays, but the rest of the year has lots of gift giving occasions as well. There are numerous birthdays to remember, graduations, weddings, Easter, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, anniversaries, baby showers, and the list goes on and on.

You need to better organize your gift giving this year because if you don’t you’ll end up . . .

  • forgetting someone
  • going way over budget
  • doing last minute shopping
  • running into the problem where you’ve wrapped gifts and forget who gets what
  • accidentally getting one kid 5 gifts while the rest only have 3
  • confusing who asked for what while shopping

All of these things are pretty catastrophic gift-giving disasters that you do not want to happen to you. But don’t worry, if you just use these gift-giving organization tips you’ll avoid the chaos and have a whole new experience with gift giving.

Gather Wish Lists

The first thing you want to do each year is ask for everyone’s wish lists. Holidays that gather the whole family together are a good time to pass out a crafty wish list printout and have everyone write down what they’d love to receive for birthdays and holidays next year. That way when January comes around, you’ll already know what to start shopping for.

When you’re passing out wish list worksheets, you can also create a list of everyone on your nice list, or everyone you’ll be getting gifts for. That way you’ll have a master list of all your gift recipients so not a single person gets forgotten in the stress and turmoil of shopping and gift planning.

Free Downloadable Wish List Printable: Click Here

Stick to a Budget

After you’ve made a list of all your gift recipients, and gotten gift ideas from all of them, you can start creating a budget. It’s a good idea to create a budget specifically for gifts because unrecorded gift expenses can easily get out of hand. To help your gift spending not get out of hand, you can take out a small personal loan at your neighborhood Check City store.

Start by looking at your household budget and determining how much you can spend on gifts. Then divide that sum between individuals or events—whichever makes more sense for you. For example, if you have a $100 gift budget and you want to give gifts to John and Mary this year, then you can plan on spending $50 on gifts for each of them. If you want to divide your gift budget between events then you might decide to spend $50 on birthday presents, and $50 on Christmas presents for everyone that year.

Free Downloadable Christmas Gift Budget Printable: Click Here or Here

Keep a Planning Journal

Now you need a separate to do list just for gift giving. This will help you keep track of all that is expected of you throughout the year so that you don’t forget any important events. Try creating a separate folder on your computer just for all your lists. That way you can go to one place each year to find your task list for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and whatever other holidays and occasions you have to plan and prepare for. You can also keep all of this information in an event journal where you record all your tasks so that you can become more efficient at planning with every passing year.

You can use an event planner or folder to keep track of other to do lists like all the things you need to do to get your Christmas cards sent, or for your annual family Christmas party put together, or how you did that graduation party. You can also use it to keep track of gifts you’ve received so you’ll remember to send thank you notes to everyone.

You could also make all of this into a bullet journal if you want to get extra crafty. Then you could possibly keep it as a kind of Christmas journal to commemorate important moments as well as plans.

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Keep a Detailed Record

There is a lot to keep track of with gifts to give and holiday parties to plan. That’s why keeping a careful record is important if you don’t want to forget anything and create stress. One way you can easily do all your gift organizing is to use excel. You can make a spreadsheet on excel or create a table in a word or google doc to keep track of the following:

  • List of all the people you need to get gifts for
  • Your total gift budget
  • What you plan to spend on each person
  • What you bought for each person
  • How much each present cost
  • What Santa gift you got for each child
  • Whether each present has been wrapped yet
  • Whether each gift has been sent or given yet

Visit the Store’s Website First

Don’t just show up at your favorite stores and start shopping—this is how we quickly go over budget. Instead, visit the store’s website first. By going to the website before you go to the store, you can take an inventory of what the store has in stock, and easily compare prices between stores. This practice will save you time, energy, and money. Even if you still go to the store to buy your items rather than buying them online, by taking a look at the website first you’ll have a better idea of what everything will cost you and where it’ll fit in your budget. This way you can see ahead of time what you can get and what they cost to add up your gift totals and make adjustments from the comfort and ease of your couch before you even purchase your first gift.

Shop for the Future

In your gift giving journal or word doc you can keep track of all the events each year that include gift giving, and make your plans ahead of time for each holiday or occasion. This way you can have gifts ready well in advance and make better use of sales to save money. Shopping with the future in mind can also help you have a more relaxing experience while gift shopping, because you won’t be under any time constraints.

Free Downloadable Printout for Yearly Gift Giving Planner: Click Here

Keep Wrapped Gifts Organized

Once you’ve planned, recorded, and bought all of your gifts it’s time to start wrapping them! When undertaking the task of wrapping gifts it is important to stay organized by creating a system.

Pick a space (like your craft room or bedroom) that the kids can’t go into and use it as your base of operations for gift organizing and wrapping.

Use bins, boxes, or laundry baskets that have been marked with each kids name and put their gifts in their stack as you purchase them. This will keep their presents organized and you can even use the bins when you put the wrapped gifts under the tree. You can even decorate the boxes to look like one big present if you want to organize the gifts under the tree a bit and not lose anyone’s presents in the back or under a couch. You can also use the gift basket idea to help you stay organized while you’re wrapping. Keep wrapped gifts in their labeled boxes so there’s not confusion later on about what gift belongs to whom.

Lastly, don’t forget to put a clear name tag on each present once you’ve wrapped each one. This will keep your wrapped gifts even more organized and further keep them from getting confused.

Create a Gift Exchange

The one time having a lot of loved ones can become a burden is when it comes to giving gifts. You want to get everyone you love a gift, but that can be hard to do on a budget. One way to fix this problem is to organize gift exchanges. This is especially helpful for extended families that want to get gifts for their many loved ones but can’t afford getting gifts for both their immediate and extended families. christmas gift ideasYou can also do this with a group of your close friends so you all don’t have to get gifts for every friend you have.

Create your gift exchange groups and then designate a system for exchanging names each year. You can all draw names out of a hat, you can do a secret Santa, or you can do a name rotation. Then you can throw a party each year to exchange gifts with each other.

Free Gift Organization Apps

There are many free apps out there you can also use to keep all your gift giving organized. Here are a few free app ideas you can look into:

  • Giftster
  • Santa’s bag
  • Christmas gift list
  • Gift planner
  • Gift list diary
  • Christmas gift list

Planning out your gift purchases ahead of time is the most efficient way to stay organized and on budget this gift giving season. But the real reason to stay organized as possible this year is because the seasons are meant to be enjoyed, and if you have things planned and organized, then your holiday season will be much more stress free and enjoyable.


READ MORE

Read, “Ten of Our Top Tips for Organized Gift Giving” for even more great tips about staying organized this holiday season.

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