Christmas is coming, and one great way to show your friends how much you love them is by giving them a heartfelt, thoughtful gift.
However, it can sometimes be hard to find just the right present.
Do you want something to make them laugh? Do you want to give them something more sentimental?
In a rush? Here are our top picks:
In this article, we’ll give you ten cute Christmas gift ideas to get your friends – plus, we’ll give you some pointers on how to choose the best gift for your best friend.
“Most Likely to Microwave” Oven Mitt.
We all know someone that deserves this title. This cute oven mitt lets them flaunt this title and allows them to pull those hot plates out of the microwave.
“If You Can Read This…” Socks.
If you have a friend whose favorite pastime is relaxing, these socks are perfect. The bottom of them reads: “If you can read this, bring me a…” and you can get them in a variety of variations: wine, coffee, tacos, etc.
This is probably the craziest gift you’ll find- but it’s very cozy and warm! If you have a friend that’s always cold, this giant burrito blanket is ideal! Of course, if your friend isn’t a fan of burritos, it also comes in a waffle pattern.
“Do You Even Sift Bro?” Hoodie.
If you have a friend that enjoys baking, this is an adorable hoodie to get for them!
The Golden Girls Chia Pet.
Yes, Chia Pets are still a thing – and there are still lots of people out there who love watching The Golden Girls.
Give your best friend one of these silly gifts and then sit back and catch up on reruns of this iconic television show.
Bob Ross Coloring Book.
There are lots of people out there who enjoy coloring to relax. This Bob Ross Coloring Book provides your friends with some great Bob Ross drawings that they can color as they please and create “happy little trees” in the process.
“From Crook to Cook,” a cookbook from Snoop Dogg.
You may not believe it, but Snoop Dogg is a credible source when it comes to cooking- he’s even got a cooking/entertaining show with Martha Stewart. If you have a friend who loves spending time in the kitchen, this will make the perfect gift.
Candles from Evil Queen.
These candles have some charming names. The “I Can’t Adult Today” smells like Saturday morning cartoons and fruity cereal.
Adult Merit Badges.
Every now and then, we need a reminder that we’re doing good. Emily McDowell & Friends offers some cute adult merit badge pins that say things like: “Picked my Battles” or “Took my own advice.”
They make great gifts for your loved ones.
Heated Narwhal Whale Slippers.
Everyone loves the narwhal whales – they look like sea-going unicorns with their horns – so narwhal whale slippers are bound to be a hit. Plus, these slippers are heated to keep feet toasty warm.
Pair them with a hot toddy or apple cider to make a perfect “Netflix and chill” kind of night.
How to Choose the Perfect Gift
Now that we’ve provided you with ten cute Christmas gift ideas to get your friends, let’s look at how to choose the perfect gift.
Get Some Ideas.
Start by getting a piece of paper and pen and start jotting down some ideas. Think about the types of things your friend is interested in.
Then, narrow that down by thinking about whether you want your gift to be funny, sentimental, etc.
Choose a Gift That Reflects Their Personality.
As you think about the ideas you’ve jotted down, think hard about the person you’re buying for and their personality.
For example, if you have a friend obsessed with music, consider getting them an album or t-shirt of their favorite artist.
Consider Handmade Gifts.
If you’re gifting a close friend, the perfect gift is one you can both relate to and have some meaning.
Therefore, a handmade gift is always a great choice- sometimes better than a store-bought one because it shows that you put some thought and effort into it instead of grabbing something that everyone has.
Write a Letter.
This kind of goes together with the tip listed above. Take some time to write your friend a letter expressing how much you appreciate and value their friendship.
Be careful not to write a novel, though- a short, sweet note will be enough.
Sometimes, a gift like this will make a more significant impression than a greeting card you grab off the shelf.
Choose an Experience Over a Physical Object
Depending on your friend, an experience might be a better choice. Think about the types of things your friend enjoys doing.
Perhaps you might consider getting concert tickets or tickets for an art exhibit. Carefully consider what the two of you could do together to show you care.
Help Them by Paying a Bill.
Right now, there’s still a lot of people out there who are struggling financially. If your friend is one of those people, consider paying a bill for them. You might even consider creating a fundraiser for them.
Of course, you should only do something like this if you know it will be appreciated.
Donate to a Charity on Their Behalf.
If you have a friend who has everything – and there’s nothing they need or want, choose a charity for a cause they care deeply about and make a donation in their name.
Give Them Something They Want.
Sometimes, when choosing a gift, we end up going overboard trying to pick the perfect one.
However, you want to consider how the gift will affect your friend and whether or not it’s something they would find helpful.
Research to Make an Informed Decision
When you are trying to decide what gift will suit someone, you need to take some time to do your research.
This will help you make an informed decision. Here are a few tips to help you do just this:
Note simple information about them.
Think about the following:
- What gender does that person identify with?
- What is their age?
- Do they live alone or with family/friends?
- Are they in school, or are they grown?
Remember Their Preferences
Consider what it is that they think/talk about the most or if there’s something they’ve mentioned they’d like to have or something they’ve been participating in that they enjoy doing.
Check Out Their Social Media Profiles
Spend some time looking through their social media profiles. There might be something that they’ve posted about that they may not have necessarily said anything about.
Social media profiles are a great place to learn more about people.
Find Out if They Shop Online
These days, most people shop online- or at least have a wish list set up somewhere, even if they don’t shop. This will make it much easier to pick out a gift that you know they will love.
You can have it sent to you so you can hand-deliver it, or you can have it sent directly to them.
Go Shopping With Them
Go on a shopping excursion with them and see what they are most drawn to. If they look at something and end up not getting it, see if you can find out why they opted out.
Did they think it was too expensive? Did they not like it after getting a closer look?
Either way, this can help you come up with some ideas for them.
Pay Attention When They Talk
When you are talking to them or hear them interacting with others, pay attention to the things they mention they might like to have.
Ask for Input from Others
Talk with some mutual friends to see if they might have some ideas they’d be willing to share with you.
Find out if they’ve given a gift in the past and how the friend reacted to it.
Ask Their Relatives
If you’re still struggling with ideas, talk to their siblings, parents, or other relatives.
They will usually know that person better than anyone else and may have some advice on what would be a good gift.
Christmas is coming. That means it’s time to start thinking about what gifts you’ll be getting for your loved ones this year.
There are so many adorable things on the market that make great gifts. We’ve given you ten ideas to get you thinking, as well as some thoughts on things to consider when trying to find the perfect gift for your friend.
Remember, if all else fails, a gift card is something that almost everyone will find to be ideal because they can get whatever they want.