Gift Giving Guide

The gift-giving holidays are just around the corner, and if you’re anything like most people, you’re waiting until the last minute to get gifts for your loved ones. Well have no fear, because this handy gift giving guide will solve all of your gifting problems for each person on your list! And the good news is, all of these gifts can be put together for a relatively low cost, and can be assembled decoratively in a basket that can be used for years (generations, even) to come!

For the ladies in your life…

These gifts could be perfect for any of the ladies in your life, whether it’s your mom, grandmother, little sister, niece, or even your significant other. It just depends on her style, so here are a few options that cover all of the bases:

At-Home Spa Essentials Kit

If you know a lady that likes to pamper herself at home, put together a “do-it-yourself” spa kit. This kit could be perfect for women of any age – you’re never too young or old for a little pampering. The great thing is, most drug stores will carry all of these items if you don’t know where else to look.

Items to include:

  • Bubble bath and/or bath bombs
  • Body scrub
  • Body lotion/body butter
  • Hand & foot creams
  • Loofah
  • Pumice stone
  • Facial cleanser and/or exfoliator
  • Facial mask
  • Facial lotion

Glam Kit

This one could also be great for any lady on your list no matter what her age, depending on the items you choose. For young girls, opt for “play” or “pretend” make-up. For pre-teens and teenagers, go for nail polish, nail art, and lip glosses. For young adults, a mix of nail polish, make-up tools, and skin care products would do the trick. For mature women, go for more classic and sophisticated beauty products.

For the men in your life…

As a woman, I’ve always found it exceptionally challenging to shop for men. But luckily, these gift ideas can be tailored to suit any of the men in your life – no matter what their age or style is!

Grooming Kit

Most men I know enjoy a good shave, but this requires a variety of products. Make it easy for them by putting together a grooming kit with all of the essentials needed for that close shave they’re after.

Things to include:

  • Razor – if you want to get extra fancy, get them an electric one!
  • Shaving cream
  • After shave
  • Facial lotion


Young Man Kit

For the little men in your life, put together an assortment of toys appropriate for their age group. Hot wheels go over great with the little tykes, and I’ve heard “Skylanders” are all the rage with adolescent boys. Plus, by giving these gifts in a basket, they’ll have a place to store their new toys when they’re not playing!

Grown Man Kit

For the grown men in your life, a more mature kit might be appropriate. If they appreciate a fine aged whiskey/scotch/bourbon/ (insert beverage of choice here), arrange an assortment of mini-bottles so that they have a wide variety to sample. If they enjoy a cigar with or instead of the beverage, include or substitute a sampling of high quality cigars.

For anyone on your list…

You can never go wrong with food! Fill a basket with anything from high quality chocolates to cheese and salami, and you’ll have a winner of a gift ready to go. Or, you could opt for beverages instead, and arrange different coffees and/or teas along with a mug.

These are only a few ideas for how to make the perfect gift for anyone on your list. What would be in your perfect gift basket? We would love to know – share it with us below!