5 thoughtful gift ideas for Christmas


Illustration: Oishik Jawad


Illustration: Oishik Jawad

Exchanging gifts with friends and family is one of the most exciting parts of Christmas, but finding the right gift can be a daunting task. If you’re still wondering what to give as last minute Christmas gifts to loved ones, worry no more, this list has you covered.

Calendars and diaries

With the arrival of the New Year, the essentials of planning would make a great gift. Whether your loved one is a rigorous note-taker or is used to making impromptu decisions, calendars and agendas always come in handy. You can find a range of these items on online pages, including ones that you can personalize.


Being an avid reader, I have always loved the idea of ​​exchanging books as gifts. A book is one of the most thoughtful gifts a person can receive because the very idea of ​​associating someone with what you read is special. With discount offers at several bookstores, you can purchase some great reading material for your friends and relatives. After all, is there any pleasure greater than reading?


Who doesn’t like a little green corner in their home or their workspace? However, since plants can be a chore to keep alive, make sure your recipient actually wants another plant. If the receptor is new to plant care, you can opt for a succulent or a cactus while snake plants and bamboo will easily appeal to plant lovers.

Baked treats

Cooking something for your loved ones is a great way to show them your affection. If you’re new to baking, try simple desserts like brownies or cupcakes. More experienced bakers might opt ​​for seasonal cakes or a box of cookies. An easy way to personalize this gift is to add notes, telling your loved ones how much they mean to you.

Personalized gift boxes

To celebrate the holiday season, you could imagine a personalized basket for your loved ones. It would save you from choosing just one gift, because you can add many small gifts in one box or basket, packed with love and care. You can include newspapers, calendars, baked desserts, chocolates, coffee bags, photo prints, and candles. Depending on your budget, you may also want to consider jewelry, perfumes, books, herbs, mugs, and skin care essentials.

The author is a freelance journalist who enjoys reading, doodling and blogging. Email: [email protected]


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