2020 gift ideas for the hardest-to-shop-for people on your list
If you’re stumped on what to get your loved ones for the holidays, then look no further than our list of gift ideas. We’ve updated our tips with the latest trends of 2020 in mind to ensure your gift will be cherished.
For your significant other
If your partner suffers from insomnia or work stress affecting their sleep, a weighted blanket could help them get in more quality hours of shut-eye at night. A weighted blanket works by distributing extra weight over the body to mimic a technique called deep pressure stimulation. Many weighted blanket users report it feeling like they’re getting a hug under the blanket, which helps to reduce anxiety and stress. It also helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep. Weighted blankets come in various weights and sizes, so choose one that is five to ten percent of the recipient’s body weight.
With classes going virtual this year, students are tuning into lectures and lessons on their laptops. Without crisp, clear sound quality and a good microphone, students might miss an important concept or feel reluctant to ask questions during classes. You can help make their studies smoother by giving them a pair of Bluetooth headphones. That way, they won’t have to worry about wires getting tangled up or feeling dorky on-screen using an old-school wired headset.
For front-line workers
If you have any front-line workers on their list, self-care should definitely be a top priority. Show your appreciation for how hard they’re working by making it easy to wind down after a stressful shift. You might consider purchasing a voucher to their favourite restaurant so they can order takeout or delivery and not have to worry about cooking. Or perhaps you can assemble a gift basket of items based on their favourite ways to relax. That could mean anything from a candle and bath salts to wine and chocolate or a jigsaw puzzle.
For the winter-reluctant
We all have those people in our lives that prefer to stay bundled up indoors until the last snowfall has passed. But this will be an especially important season to encourage friends and loved ones to get outside and stay social and active through the winter. Help to make this coldest season a little easier by purchasing these folks a pair of traction cleats. They can be slipped onto existing footwear to offer better grip on snowy, slippery surfaces. Bundle it with a rechargeable hand warmer so that they can keep their fingers toasty, making it easier to enjoy their time outdoors.
Isolation can be especially tough on seniors. Since big family gatherings may be limited over the holidays, you can help recreate the warmth by making a personalized photo book or scrapbook. Compile holiday photos from celebrations past and get your family members to add in personalized messages. Kids and young ones can participate too by creating art or drawings especially for them.