Each holiday season brings us that much closer to our friends, family and loved ones and one of the best ways we can express that love is through Christmas gifting. Gifts should always come from the heart and be geared towards the person you are giving them to. Trends in Christmas gifting have remained the same over the years, so lets take a look at the popular trends in Christmas gifting.
Wreaths and Decorations: A very popular Christmas gifting trend has always been wreaths, ornaments for the tree and other types of decorations. Since these items go up around the house once a year and typically involve a family gathering complete with kids helping and all, these gifts take on a more traditional feeling. Anything that can become a part of family tradition is great, but keeping it seasonal will ensure that it becomes embedded in the Christmas spirit each and every year.
Chocolates, Dried Fruits and Nuts: In many households, Christmas tends to extend into New Years. This festive time in the house is typically is filled by large gatherings of family, friends and loved ones. Whether you’re having a dinner party, a religious day or just gathering around the television to watch the game, having some snacks on hand that you don’t have to worry about spoiling is always a great idea. For those who know that the person or family receiving the gift has a sweet tooth, nothing is as satisfying as some holiday chocolates, festively wrapped and guaranteed to please.
Technology: For the past two decades, technology has been one of the biggest Christmas gifting trends around. From laptops and tablets to gaming systems and mobile phones—all of the hottest new tech gear comes out right before Christmas because that’s when people are really looking to buy. Kids love having the latest gadgets just as much as adults do.
Santas Stocking: Stocking stuffers are a great way to get some inexpensive gift giving in while still giving some neat things that kids will appreciate. Look to some of the latest trends such as cartoons or games. For instance, Angry Birds toothbrushes and stamps make great stocking stuffers while slightly larger items such as Disney princess or superhero bags can be hung right over the stocking. Look towards the bigger ticket movies for hints about what children might be into. For instance, this year Thor, Spiderman and the Avengers are popular in Hollywood.
Gift Certificates. Finally, a great way to get someone a gift without having to decide on the exact item is with gift certificates. If you know the type of store the person you are gifting shops at, then you’re almost done with the gifting.