The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to start filling that empty space under your tree. Whether you prefer to finish up before Black Friday or wait until you hear Santa’s sleigh bells, you probably have at least one picky person who leaves you scratching your head every year. If you’ve made your list and checked it twice but still have a name or two left, these four fun gift ideas can make anyone’s holiday happy.

Festive Food Gifts

Whether you’re handy in the kitchen or rely on a mix, homemade food items are an economical gift that everyone loves. Keep it simple with brownies, cupcakes, fudge or candy-coated pretzels. Don’t forget to dress up your gift with cute, festive packaging. Not a chef? Try making a beautiful gift basket filled with the recipient’s favorite packaged foods, coffee grounds or bakery items. You can even add a cute mug or bowl for a finishing touch.

Gifts That Keep Giving

If you’re worried that your gift will go forgotten after the holidays, consider a subscription box or gift crate. From men or women gift crates to subscription boxes that bring new snacks each month, you can find something special for anyone on your list. These gifts not only ensure that the recipient will continue to enjoy them long after the tree has been taken down, they also provide a variety of items so your gift will be anything but boring.

Crafty Handmade Gifts

If you’re short on money but have plenty of time and creativity, consider giving handmade gifts. A crafty gift doesn’t have to be complicated. Consider decorating a picture frame and filling it with prints of family photos or paint premade wooden letters for personalized wall art. You can also gift arts and crafts supplies if you’re shopping for someone who likes to make their own projects.

Don’t Forget Fluffy and Fido

Shopping for someone who already has everything? If he or she has a pet, consider getting a gift for their furry friend instead. Pet lovers always appreciate toys, treats or furniture for their four-legged companions. You can also give a certificate for a pet photo shoot or make a gift basket that contains treats for the whole family.

Although it’s easy to get caught up in the gift-gifting rush, remember that the holidays are about more than presents. Your friends and family value making memories and spending time with you much more than the gifts you buy.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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