I can’t believe that the holidays are almost here. I started shopping already, and I’m sure a lot of you have too. Buying gifts can be fun but when I’m not sure what to get for someone it can start to get stressful. I tend to come up with ideas, and then reasons why that isn’t a good choice. Or, I draw a blank because I’ve been shopping for the same people for many years.
Gift Guides to the Rescue!!
I was vaguely aware of gift guides before becoming a blogger, but now that I am in the world of blogging, I see them everywhere and I love them! What is a gift guide you ask?
A gift guide is typically created around a specific theme to help you shop for a particular type of person. The creator of the gift guide has narrowed down and hand-picked gifts that this type of person is sure to love. For example, this gift guide of non-brick gifts for Lego lovers. Who’s it for? People who love Lego. BUT — it helps you find gifts that are not just Lego sets because you know how easily those can take over your house.
So, gift guides can help you take some of the stress out of gift-buying because you can often find really great ideas that you never would have thought of.
You can find gift guides by searching for:
- Taste in food/drink
- Interests such as reading or music
So where do you find these amazing gift guides that are going to make your life easier? Pinterest is one fantastic place because you can search for whoever and whatever you’re looking for, for example “Gift guides for Mom” or “First Christmas Gifts” and you’ll get a visual display of your options. You then click to the article and guess what? You can probably find the links to buy those gifts. So easy!!
Another great option for finding gift guides is to check out this awesome post that lists over 50 gift guides for all ages. There are some amazing lists there and all in one place. This is a great way to take some of the guess-work and the stress out of buying gifts.
Gift guides will often open your eyes to unique gifts, or things that you possibly hadn’t thought of before. The person creating the guide is usually able to help you not only narrow in your choices, but has helped point you in the direction of great options- not the usual things most of us think about!
Buying gifts should be an enjoyable process but it can sometimes feel like a chore. So this year, get some guidance from others to help you know just what to buy.
What’s been your favorite gift-guide purchase?