Does December find you wracking your brains for the perfect gift for your mother, your husband, or your kids? When my oldest was just 3 years old, Christmas shopping was easy! Buy a bunch of trucks and some new PJs and you’re set.
But now life is more difficult. And it’s even harder for adults who truly do have everything they need and even want.
Here are 10 different gift ideas almost anyone would enjoy, even if they already have everything they need.
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1. Gift card to VidAngel.com
VidAngel has all 6 of the previous Star Wars movies available right now to rent! You can have a Star Wars movie marathon for $6! Netflix doesn’t even have Star Wars to stream so this is very exciting.
VidAngel is a movie streaming service that works just like Amazon and Netflix but with 2 important twists:
- $1 movies ($2 for HD) – you buy movies from VidAngel and then return them after you’re done watching so you only end up paying $1 or $2!
- You can apply filters to beep out profanity, block nudity or graphic violence. I love this feature to make the movies my kids want to watch more family friendly.
We watched 3 movies this past weekend (Empire Strikes Back, Scorch Trials and Return of the Jedi) on VidAngel and my kids are thrilled. It’s super easy to use and the selection is excellent.
2. Online Classes from Craftsy
Taking an online class is the perfect gift for a busy mom to fit into the nooks and crannies of her life. Craftsy has over 900 different classes in many favorite hobbies from cooking to quilting to cake decorating.
A few of their classes are:
- The Baker’s Guide to French Breads
- Learn to Knit: Essential Skills for Beginning Knitters
- Family Photography: Candid Moments & Storytelling
Magazines make a great gift for kids and adults! My kids have enjoyed Reptiles Magazine, Muse, Cricket, Boys’ Life and National Geographic to name just a few.
All these magazines plus lots more are available through DiscountMags.com. Ordering them online is so much cheaper than buying them in the store. Everyone likes to get mail and even kids who “don’t like to read” may enjoy a magazine.
I love seeing my kids with their noses buried in a magazine. Remember way back before we had Pinterest? We had magazines. And guess what? They’re still just as much fun. Save $5 OFF your order of $30+ from DiscountMags.com with code: 5OFF30.
4. A Republic Smartphone
We have 3 Republic phones in our family. Republic has just started refunding unused data so the plan may end up being even cheaper!
5. Amazon Prime
If you really want to bless a loved one (or yourself!), consider the gifting an Amazon Prime subscription. It’s no understatement to say that we use our Prime benefits almost every single day. From watching free streaming movies to free shipping to $3.99 overnight shipping on last minute gifts (ahem – how many days til Christmas?), Prime is a tremendous value to us.
If the gift recipient already has Prime, the membership can be exchange for an Amazon gift card. Gift memberships don’t renew so you won’t have to worry about whether you’ll get charged again next year.
If you are new to Prime, make sure you read about these 3 secret Prime features.
6. Gourmet Goodies from Mouth.com
Mouth has one of the tastiest catalogs on the planet! You can’t go wrong when you give delicious things to eat. Spoil someone special this Christmas with treats like:
- Apple Cider Syrup – doesn’t that sound amazing on your Saturday morning pancakes?
- Bacon Me – a crazy assortment of bacon-flavored goodies
- and the Sea Salt Hazelnut Dark Chocolate Bar (someone save me!)
Get 10% off at Mouth when you sign up for their email list! You can even order now and have them ship later.
7. FitBit Activity Tracker
My mom and sister both have a Fitbit and I’m finally ready to jump on that bandwagon so this one’s on my Christmas list. It’s extra motivating for those people who love to check off lists and reach goals. I’ve already ordered mine, but I’m going to be good and wait to open it until Christmas. (My husband and I mostly pick out our own Christmas presents – that way we get exactly what we want!)
Even kids can enjoy a FitBit – my 8 year old son loves to run up the steps on my mother’s device 🙂
8. Surprise Ride Monthly Activity Boxes
Surprise a special kid in your life with an activity box from Surprise Ride. Surprise Ride believes kids are brilliant and that curiosity fuels success. Kids will be delighted by a box based on a surprise theme including supplies for 2 activities, instructions, a snack, fun expert facts, & more.
After reading the reviews on some of the boxes, I’m going to get subscriptions for my 2 younger boys (shh – don’t tell!). I love the fact that it’s creative as well as educational. It will be a fun activity for us to do together without the stress of pulling together all the materials.
If you don’t want to be surprised, you can choose boxes with themes like:
Surprise Ride boxes are perfect for ages 6-11. Save $30 on a 6 month subscription at Surprise Ride with coupon code HOLIDAY30.
10. Chicago Steak Company
I know – I’m listing a lot of food options, but everyone’s got to eat, right? Do you know someone who just loves a good piece of meat? You might just make their week by sending some juicy Filet Mignon or Porterhouse steaks from Chicago Steak Company. They have a steak gift club and one-time orders.
Even more gift-giving ideas!
If these ideas aren’t enough, take a look at the guide I put together for active boys who don’t need any more toys.