Supermarket Gifts and Fruitcake
Hostess Gift: (tasteful, edible, re-giftable) Sparkling, non-alcoholic, wine or cider and a box of truffles. A Christmas plant (poinsettia etc). If you know someone likes wine, find a bottle with an unusual, seasonal or funny label. Specialty Christmas blend of Organic Coffee, or gift box of Teas (Twinings, Bigelow etc).
Friends/Family: (personal, useful, indulgent) Warm, fuzzy socks, cocoa and shortbread cookies (Walkers). Moisturizer, lip balm, cuticle cream etc in a decorative tin/package that is more of a splurge than a regular buy (Burts Bees etc). Nice gloves and a scarf. Good quality scented candles in a jar (gingerbread, vanilla, apple etc) Soy candles are gentler, if you can find them. Several large bars of Chocolate tied up with a big ribbon.
Children: (fun/funny, colorful, creative) Drawing pad, stickers and pencils/markers/crayons. Brownie mix, bowl, toppings and mixing spoons. Deck of cards/UNO and mini games from the stationery aisle. A funny calendar or book. Old fashioned Silly (or fart) putty. Their favorite food, or candy. No matter what you buy for people, it needn’t be expensive or stressful. Write some ideas before you go, allow yourself time to look around and buy something that you really think they would like (fruitcake optional…)
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