One of the most pressing dilemmas during the Christmas season is gift shopping, specifically the process of thinking of and choosing an appropriate gift for everyone in the family. Do you buy your mom some jewelry or a designer bag? Do you give your dad a new watch or a new wallet? What about your siblings — do you give them a customized t-shirt that says “My Awesome Sister/Brother Got Me This Shirt”?
To help you decide and earn the title of Best Gift-Giver Ever, here are some gift ideas that everybody in the family will surely appreciate.
Board games like Scrabble, Pandemic, and Catan are just some of the fun and engaging games to choose from. You can find games that involve strategy and cooperation, words and literature, logic and puzzle solving, general knowledge, and more. There are even games designed for children as young as five years old but are still appealing to older children and adults, like Qwirkle and Trouble.
A Trip or a Staycation
Christmas is a time for family, and what better way is there to enjoy the holiday season together than finally traveling to your dream destination? You don’t even have to worry about spending too much. Traveloka’s Big Blowout Sale can get you up to 78% off on select flights and hotel rooms. The sale also has flight and hotel coupons, so you can save even more money and have more baon for your trip!
A Buffet Lunch or Dinner at a Fancy Restaurant
Give your parents (or yourself, if you’re the one who does the cooking) a break from the kitchen and treat them to a sumptuous lunch or dinner buffet. It’s a tiring affair to cook various dishes for the whole family, so eating out and enjoying some gourmet meals while spending time with your family is a great idea indeed. And the best part? Not only do you get unlimited dessert, you also don’t need to wash the dishes after you eat! Just make sure to make early reservations; many restaurants get completely booked during the holiday season.
A Charity Donation
Charitable organizations are always in need of help to keep them going. If you’re looking for a truly unique gift for your family, why not choose a couple of causes and offer your support in the form of monetary or material donations? You can even go to the venue itself and volunteer to help around, if it’s allowed. It’s a beautiful gesture and a truly lovely way of celebrating and appreciating the true meaning of Christmas: it’s called the Season of Giving, after all!
For many of us Filipinos, holidays like Christmas and New Year are for the family. Whether you have a simple celebration at home or spend some quality time out of town, the memories you make with them are what truly matters!