With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to buckle down and start knocking items off of your shopping list. But we all have that one person in our lives who always seems impossible to shop for. Don’t worry—here are some creative ideas you can use next time you buy a gift for that loved one who seems to have everything.
As a bonus, most of these gifts are fairly inexpensive, making them a great option for a range of budgets. Plus, they’re also appropriate for a range of ages, too, and are suitable for loved ones living in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Try one of these ideas next time you need a gift for a loved one!
Books of word search, crossword, and sudoku puzzles are a great way to pass the time and keep the brain active and healthy. Activity books are available at most book retailers and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This USA Today book contains 400 puzzles—probably enough to keep someone busy for a while!
Digital photo frames are a great way to save space while remembering your favorite memories. Pre-load the frame to make it extra special when your loved one opens their gift. There are all kinds of frames out there, so find one that suits your needs and budget! Some of the less expensive options cost around $30, like this one, which at time of writing is 20% off. This will get you a quality frame you can add photos to via a USB device. The more expensive options can cost up to $180, but they also come with extra features—many are wi-fi enabled, and you can add photos to them right from your phone and use them in conjunction with an Amazon Alexa-enabled device.
As we get older, it’s common to feel cold or chilly. Bathrobes and slippers are a great way to keep your loved one warm and comfortable throughout the winter months. These are also great gifts for younger family members—who wouldn’t love a comfy robe or a fluffy pair of fuzzy socks? Check out the spa-quality robe below, which comes in nearly a dozen different colors and, at time of writing, is 40% off!
An e-reader is a great option for people who don’t have a lot of space but pride themselves on being well-read. Most libraries now offer ebooks, and readers can easily adjust the size of the text to accommodate their preferences. You could even load up some books before gifting! For those who still enjoy the experience of holding a physical book, find out what’s in their to-read pile! Books can be very personal, making them another great, thoughtful gift.
Maybe your loved one enjoys lounging on beautiful beaches, hiking in lush forests, or oohing and ahhing over adorable animals. And while you might not be able to give them a trip or a cute puppy, you can give them a calendar with photos of those things. Or, you can customize your own calendar with photos of family and friends for an extra personal touch.