What to get for Christmas

The winter months, at last, are upon us. Alas, you may say; one of the great trials of year has come: Buying gifts for other people, or for a secret Santa, is a challenge for many due to it’s personal nature and the fear of getting a bad gift. So before you bulk order 500 white T-shirts for your cousin Tony, let’s go over your options and the latest trends this year.

If you are having trouble coming up with gift ideas, you aren’t alone. According to swns.com, the most common Christmas gifts are candy/chocolate at 47%, gift cards (of course) at 46%, and “something homemade” at 44%. Makeup, books, and self care products come in at 37, 34, and 33 percent respectively.

What does this tell us? Well, unfortunately, if these stats are to be believed, most Christmas gifts given are bad. No offense if you give out candy and gift cards for Christmas, but those are bad gifts.

Why, you may ask? Because they are forgettable. Gift cards especially are often used as a last minute or “I don’t know what to get you” gift. A good Christmas gift is something the recipient uses for a long time or something thoughtful that they will remember. Personally, I could really use a barrel of tar (don’t ask why).

Really, though, we shouldn’t be stressed about this. Christmas is a time of joy and giving, or something along those lines. So really, just go to cvs on your way to work and just pick out whatever, because they’re probably gonna forget about it anyway.