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someone holding a wrapped holiday gift
This month presents lots of opportunities for gift-giving, from holidays to birthdays. It can sometimes be hard to figure out just what to give your loved ones. Even if you’re not sticking to a budget, there are so many roadblocks when choosing gifts! We decided to come up with a few ideas specific to all types of recipients to help you think of something!

For the young at heart: $5 movies, water bottles, cups, keychains for backpacks, bubble bath, fun soaps, tickets to a movie, and art supplies are all awesome winter gifts.

For outdoor lovers: Hydro flask water bottles, sports socks, climbing gear, first aid kits, and headlamps all make great practical gifts!

For the entertainer: Get your party-planner friend their own serving platter (for example, a charcuterie board for something fancy!), utensils, decorative napkins, specialty cheeses, nuts, candles, or candle holders.

For the jetsetter: Get them a new duffel bag, carry-on bag, camera strap, wallet, luggage tag, coin purse, headphones, earbuds, or ear plugs this month.

For the fashionista: We think that the trendsetter in your life might like coffee table books, a specialty piece from their favorite designer, nail polish, a phone case, or roll-on perfume for their gift this month.

For the worker: Make sure they get the chance to relax this month! Bubble bath, a gift card to a nice restaurant, slippers, and picture frames will brighten a stressed-out friend’s day!

For the book-lover: Get them a reading light, a gift card to Barnes and Noble, a cool bookmark, tea and a mug, and cozy socks for afternoons with their favorite book.

Good luck with your gift giving this season. Lots of these ideas translate well to other seasons of the year, so use this gift guide all year long. Ask stores if they offer gift wrapping to save time and money this month. Dollar stores often have great deals on gift wrap, gift bags, and tissue paper, as well. Remember that when gift giving, it’s all about making the other person feel loved and appreciated. If you give with the receiver in mind, you’ll feel great about whatever you decide to give.

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