Noa Reinman

Alyssa Mickelson

The holidays are just around the corner and people everywhere are on the hunt for the perfect gift. Searching every nook and cranny from Victoria’s Secret to Petco, and yet they still might be having trouble finding something just right. Whether you are searching for something to give your mother, your grandfather, your significant other, or even your dog or cat, there’s always something out there that will put a smile on their face. Here, we are proud to PRESENT the 2016 holiday gift giving guide! In this day and age that we’re living, the answers are simple. There are a wide variety of presents to choose from, but picking the right one is what’s most important.

For example, Grandma and Grandpa are always overjoyed by sentimental gifts, especially from their grand kids. Don’t waste your time and money trying to find something that’s going impress your grandparents, I mean let’s be real, a lousy sock puppet will most likely do the trick. Whip out your sewing kits because friends, we’re about to get crafty up in here. Anywhere from a macaroni mandala, to a lavender scented eye pillow, or even a decorated frame to put a baby picture in, your grandparents are guaranteed to be thrilled.

Moving down the family tree finding the right gift may start to get a little more tricky, and spendy in some cases. Mom and dad have received enough of your “artwork” mumbo jumbo throughout the years, and it’s time to get a little more serious. Any woman between the ages of 35-50 will most likely settle for a scented candle or two. Preferably something more classy, so stay away from scents like sugar cookie sleigh-ride or vanilla cupcake. We’re not trying to embarrass your mother at her dinner party here. Dad’s gift, on the other hand, may be a little more pricey. We all know it takes some fancy tool to make him happy. If you’re working with a budget, some Old Spice deodorant and a pair of wool socks may do, but if you’re feeling rather generous consider investing in a power hose. Dads seem to love power washing anything that may need a good clean around the yard.

Lucky for your parents the iPhone 7 just came out and we all know your kid’s phone just mysteriously “stopped working”. Buying presents for the kids can often be quite the wallet emptier, but your child can definitely not live without the shiny new toy that all of their friends are getting. However, if your child is on the naughty list this year and you’re looking to disappoint, get them something practical like an electric toothbrush or their very own pocket thesaurus!

All in all, there is a gift out there for everyone, no matter who you’re shopping for. Better yet not every gift requires a hand full of cash, in fact you might finally be able to put that beading kit to use that your parents got you for Hanukkah in the 6th grade.

Just remember friends, in theend it will be the thought that counts, after all, money can’t buyyou love… so let’s all deck the halls with joy and embrace the holiday season! (P.S. puppies aren’t small and cute forever, so unless your4 year old is capable of walking, feeding, and training a dog, you might want to rethink that one.)

Puppy Wearing Bow --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Puppy Wearing Bow — Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis