11 Great End-of-Year Gift Ideas for Everyone
As the year draws to an end, one thing we know that's common with the season is the love and sharing that comes with it. And we always want to be a part of the celebration we see all around us. Before seeing this post, you've probably already sent out a thoughtfully wrapped present to someone or are expecting one from someone else or the company you work for — and I hope your present puts a smile on your face. But it's even more fun giving back to others.
In case you haven't thought about giving back or you're reading this article for ideas on how to be a part of someone else's happiness this season, then we've got some great ideas for you. After some research, we have prepared 10 great end-of-year gift ideas that you can consider when looking for what to give someone this December.
Whether it's your colleague, boss, employee, neighbor, spouse, parents, or even a stranger or acquaintance, here are 10 fantastic end-of-year gift ideas you can try.
1. Custom pillows and blankets
This is as thoughtful as it gets. You can use any great picture of the person in question to make them a customized pillow and blanket. It is ideal for both males and females, so regardless of who you give this to, you can expect that they'll appreciate it.
2. A friendly date
This is a sweet way to end the year, especially if you and your friend are the very busy type. You can try skating, skiing, a happy hour treat, kayaking, swimming, snow playing, dinner date, or just about anything creative that piques the interest of both of you. Be sure to pick a date and time that allows you to make the most of your outing.
3. Buy tickets to see Spiderman: No Way Home
If you haven't been to the cinemas in a while, this might just be a great opportunity to make it happen, together with your friend(s). No Way Home, which premiered at the cinemas a few days ago, is a great pick. There are also other great movies just making it to movie theatres. You can even host a holiday movie night out at your place and invite children or friends from the neighborhood. At the end of the movie, you can send them home with a gift pack.
4. Holiday water bottle
Think about customizing a water bottle that's fitting for the season and giving it to your friend, colleague, or boss. Let them know you want to keep them hydrated wherever they go. Consider using a thoughtful picture or quote for the bottle design.
5. Office decorations
There are many ways to keep the workspace warm and lively. With beautiful artworks, desk decorations, desk pads, flowers, office gardens, fancy notepads, wall decorations, etc., you can add some fun to your friend's or colleague's workspace. Better still, you can think of something that helps them keep their work more organized. If you're not sure of what to give them in this case, you might want to check online stores for more creative ideas.
6. Give to foster care children
Many children enter the foster care system with little or nothing. You can be one of the reasons they're smiling and enjoying the holidays, too. For gift ideas, you can give them a box containing toys, socks, shirts, cosmetics and personal hygiene items, activity books, a journal, storybooks, and a cozy blanket. You can think of other nice varieties to add to the box. Without a doubt, you'll be making a child's holiday way more fun than they had expected.
7. Customized tees for your spouse or partner
Tees are always a great way to go. Everyone loves them. Consider customizing one or two shirts with your picture or your partner's on it — let it be a picture they fancy so well. Do not forget to pack it well. Let them understand how much you love them.
8. A green gift for spring
While it may be cold and wintry outside, spring is sure to come in a matter of weeks. You can get them some seasonal seeds for their garden if they keep a garden. On the other hand, not everyone has a flair for flowers. If they're like that, maybe a planter of herbs or flowers for their sitting room or office will be great.
9. A photo mug
A customized photo mug always does it. Having your beautiful photo on a mug just touches you in a special way. Whenever they use the mugs for tea, water, or whatever else, they'll remember you.
10. Give a cash gift
Cash gifts are often the simplest, and sometimes, the sweetest ways to make someone smile and know that you're thinking of them. If you're not sure of what is most appropriate as a gift, you can give them some cash, but make sure to get the packaging right. You can even offer them a shopping voucher for a certain value. Keep in mind that a cash gift may also seem inappropriate, especially if the person has literally everything that money can buy.
11. Support the Mission Haven
The Mission Haven is a nonprofit, charity-funded organization focused on providing a comprehensive and transformational Haven of Healing for victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. We believe that every single DMST or child sex trafficking survivor still has a chance at life at its best.
Our goal at The Mission Haven is to provide them with all the support they need to start over. With your generous donations and support, we can continue to provide a truly safe haven of hope and healing equipped with essential resources to lift victims and survivors of domestic minor sex trafficking. And guess what, you can be a part of that, too. You can give, volunteer, or become a partner. Feel free to contact us today.
There are many more nice gift ideas that you can explore. The most important thing is lifting someone else's spirit this Christmas and getting them into the holiday grove as well. And there's no better way to do that than giving a thoughtful gift.