When it comes to gifts, it’s always the thought that counts. We all want the gifts we give to be a reflection of who we are and how much we pay attention to the people around us, but our crazy schedules often force us to go to the nearest gift store and hurriedly grab the nearest knick knack to the cashier. What we imagined as an Oprah-esque gesture of generosity always ends up being forced congeniality as we hand over the results of our panic buying.
This year, we’re posing a challenge: avoid all the cliche gifts despite your time restrictions! Build your reputation as an impeccable gift giver and eschew these gift ideas that are so hackneyed, they shouldn’t even come close your gift shopping list this year (or maybe ever).
Personalized pens. Remember a time when engraved pens are the height of thoughtfulness? While it’s the thought that counts when it comes to gift giving, maybe it’s time that we put something as impersonal as an office supply at the back burner, no matter how expensive it is.
Scented candles. Nothing says “Sorry, I didn’t have time to think of a gift” quite like store-bought scented candles that are a dime a dozen during the holiday season. Again, one might use the “it’s the thought that counts” argument here but that statement becomes invalid when there’s no thought put into the gift!
Bath gift sets. Unless you’re trying to tell your recipient that s/he needs to take a bath, it would be best to skip those ubiquitous bath gel and body lotion sets when thinking of your next present.
Ties. We get it, it’s the easiest, most fool-proof gift for a man out there, but do you really want to be the person who reminds someone of work during this festive season? We didn’t think so, either.
Boxed wine. If you’re going to give alcohol, make it the good kind!
Anything Christmas themed. Why would want to give someone something that just looks out of place 364 days out of the year? As festive and cute as it may seem, avoid buying anyone reindeer sweaters and Santa iPhone cases.
Ornaments. If you know the person well enough to actually know her taste in decor, then by all means, get that wooden stag head from Typo that you know she’s probably been eyeing the past few weeks. If not, skip giving your recipient something purely ornamental and spare her from inevitable clutter.
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