Thoughtful Gifts For Friends You Can Pick Up Online This Holiday Season
Holiday season is just around the corner; blink and it’ll be on your doorstep. Although online shopping has made things easier than ever to get your hands on that ideal present, this year could bring new frustrations.
There are hints that your gifts could take longer to arrive. The United States Postal Service recently changed their service standards, meaning potential longer lead times and delivery costs. So, it’s more important than ever to get things organized and start planning your holiday shopping.
Here we look at some of the best, thoughtful presents you could give to your friends this holiday season.
Food Subscription Box
During this extended period we’ve all had at home, options for eating out have been extremely limited; therefore we’ve seen a boom in home cooking. More of us than ever have taken to the kitchen as a new hobby. Alongside that, has been the rapid growth in popularity of the ‘food box’. Commerce researchers, Ordergroove, found 48% more people are using them than in 2020. These boxes are delivered to the home with a number of recipes and the ingredients needed to cook them, offering an almost paint-by-numbers approach to cooking. Perfect for those not so competent in the kitchen.
Another growth area during the past year has been board gaming. But even before the pandemic there were so many of us who loved a game night. Now we’re slowly but surely getting back to normal, it’s time to bring it back. So why not do it by adding a touch of extra finesse to your favorites. Fancy a game of Louis Vuitton Jenga? A custom-made Monopoly, or a tic tac toe set made from pure nickel, perhaps? Not only are they great fun, the special editions are a statement piece for the home too.
If your friend isn’t a fan of board games, but loves nothing more than gaming of a different kind, you could make their dreams come true with a set of poker chips. Most nice chip sets are fully equipped for Texas Hold’em, which is the most popular form of poker and the one most friend groups will be inclined to play. The set will have the cards and chips you need to put together a great game. All that’s left to do is set the date.
Prepare for Travel
As people are now getting back together following the easing of travel restrictions, you could perhaps hint to your best friend that you’re missing them and want a visit by buying them some new luggage. There are now cases which have portable battery packs for the numerous devices we all carry, so not to worry if your friends are stuck in one of those holiday layovers. There are cases available with TSA approved, removable batteries to keep those devices powered and the kids entertained whilst heading to visit friends. That may bring an end to the constant calls of, ‘are we there yet?’
Keep Warm and Connected This Winter
Smartphones have kept us connected and continue to be a huge part of our daily lives. It’s said that the average American checks their phone 262 times per day. That’s once every 5.5 minutes. But, heading into winter the last thing you want is to be getting a phone out in the cold, without protection against the weather at least. So for the friend who just can’t be separated from their phone this holiday season, take a look at a Bluetooth beanie and some touch screen gloves. The hat will not only keep the head warm, but the built-in speakers will allow the wearer to take calls, listen to favorite tunes and more. But if getting the phone out is unavoidable, then the touchscreen gloves have a special fabric woven into them. This allows the user to swipe and text to their hearts content, all whilst avoiding the chills.
We hope you liked our suggestions, which are just a few of the countless possibilities available, saving you time and money this holiday season. Which is what we love to do here at One Dollar Shopping.