The Season of Giving


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Harlie Bodine opens up a gift in his living room on December 10, 2022.

Annalise Bodine, Reporter

The most difficult part of the holiday season, without a doubt is the pressure that people feel every year to make their person feel special and appreciated with their gift. No matter how many times we hear presents aren’t the reason for the season, making someone happy through gifts is what many peoples consider their love language. Yet, for those who show affection in other methods, may need a little guidance. 

When it comes to the girls in your life, finding the perfect gift can be difficult. Whether it’s for a girlfriend, sister, or mom, here are some items to be on the look for varying from less expensive to larger investments. 

No matter what kind of girl you’re seeing, personalized gifts are always a hit. Etsy is a great place to start, being able to browse gifts depending on her interests and your price range. Personalized jewelry with a special message or initials, artwork, or decor with a meaningful picture is a great sentimental gift. When it comes to more general or practical gifts for any girl on your list, larger items such as Ugg slippers, Converse hightops, Kate Spade purses, Apple products, Sephora gift cards, hair tools/products, and Kendra Scott jewelry are great investments. Some great smaller gifts are lip oils, candles, shower speakers, silk pillowcases, coffee tumblers, makeup/skincare travel bags, tote bags, claw clips,  and pajama sets. For the older women in your life, gifts such as comfy quarter zips, Kindle Readers, cookware (such as air fryers), soft blankets for the house, silk sleep masks, minimalist jewelry, or house slippers are great options. If you feel your mom isn’t a materialistic person, a simple dinner voucher, photo book, or sincere letter will make feel valued and seen. But once again, personalized or sentimental items such as custom-made art or personalized jewelry are some heartfelt ideas. 

When Christmas time finally rolls around, men may realize their Christmas lists fall short, which can make them difficult to shop for.  A great place to start for a brother or boyfriend is joggers, baseball caps, beanies, cologne, lego sets, cookbooks, graphic tee shirts, Xbox or PlayStation gift cards, AirTags (for the forgetful men in your life), lulu lemon shorts, fleece flannel jackets, personalized car decor, film cameras, or basketball/ football jerseys. If you’re looking for a high-quality gift he’ll wear every day, a pure gold or silver everyday chain is great for those with some money to spend. 

If you’re looking for more general gifts perfect for anyone on your list, be on the lookout for Airpods, shoes, journals, water bottles, gift cards, essential oil diffusers, massage guns, sunglasses, phone cases, polaroid cameras, slippers, car stickers, teeth whitening kits or concert tickets for their favorite artist. The main concern when it comes to gifting to others is the impending doom of a disappointing gift, but the best thing to remember is to express how much you care and appreciate them no matter what. 


Gifts for girlfriends, sisters, or daughters: 

Personalized makeup bag:

 Lip oil:

 Makeup puffs:

Claw Clips:

Gold hoops:

Letter necklace:

Pearl hoops:

Michael Kors wallet:


Liquid blush:

Liquid highlighter:

Face luminizer:

Stud earrings:

Lash serume:


Gifts specifically for girlfriends

Personalized hoodie:

Personalized song plaque:

Personalized bracelet:

Customized night sky:

Lego keychain:

Personalized bracelet:

Custom watercolor portrait:


Gifts for brothers, boyfriends, or sons

Lego set: Darth Vader™ Helmet 75304 | Star Wars™ | Buy online at the Official LEGO® Shop US

Flannel hoodie: BKE Vintage Plaid Athletic Hooded Flannel Shirt – Men’s Shirts in Copper Grey | Buckle


Flannel jacket:

Fitted hats:



Graphic tees:


Custome car decor:

Lululemon shorts: