There is a multitude of articles that can seemingly provide insight into your personality by analyzing your gift-giving habits, like this one in the Time. However, those things only prove that the psychology of gift-giving is extremely complex. It’s even proven by research from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. Therefore, it’s no wonder that buying Christmas presents for the family can be a big challenge. It’s especially hard when you are trying to walk the line between finding a practical gift and one that will be sentimental as well. If that’s what you want and you seek something more original than engraved jewelry and watches, try these ideas.
Original and Practical Christmas Gift Ideas for Family
Luxurious Spa Kit
A spa kit isn’t a kind of gift that will bring a sentimental smile onto your face in a decade. However, it’s an item that allows you to express several very important things. First is that you can for the person you are giving it to and want them to relax, relieve some stress, and get pampered.
Another important thing is that you can show your precious people that you know their preferences. Today you can choose from a multitude of spa kits that have different aromas and styles. Therefore, you can find something that will fit your family member perfectly.
Despite living in the age of digital gadgets, the sentimental value of photo albums doesn’t wane. As the current printing technology improves, so does the quality and value of these items. This kind of gift is perfect if you want it to be very personalized.
You can choose between making a handmade album or custom-printing one. In the latter case, you can provide the pictures yourself and give the person a ‘completed’ present. Or you can make it even more personal and allow them to design their perfect album themselves. There is a reason why gift certificates are considered one of the best Christmas gifts. This kind of certificate will result in a personal present of a great sentimental value. And you can be perfectly sure that the receiver will be 100% satisfied with every shot as they will pick those by themselves.
Similar to a photo album, you can easily create an exquisite personalized notebook either by hand or by sending your design to professionals. A planner or a journal is a practical gift so everyone can appreciate it. The true value of this gift is in the messages you will fill it with.
You can make this stunningly sentimental present even if your budget is limited. You only need to buy a regular notebook and fill every other page with personalized messages of love, motivation, and support. This item will definitely be treasured for many years to come.
A cookbook is an item of immense practical value and it also gives you a lot of room for personalization. Again, you can fill it with personal messages between pages. This will also be a great gift if you have some personal story to enhance it.
For example, a Cuban cuisine cookbook to commemorate your first family vacation or a more original option, like a ‘starving student’s cookbook’. Options are endless!