Top 10 great gift ideas for Christmas

Here are gift ideas that will please anyone because of their utilitarian value. This Christmas, gift these products to your loved ones (or buy one for yourself !). We hope these ideas will make your gift special and the recipient shall remember you for many years... Merry Christmas!

Cater to the senses with scented candles

Candles and incense aren't strictly for meditation anymore...and their gentle aroma can add a positive atmosphere to any room. Candles can be expensive, but don't have to be. Many dollar stores offer pretty little votive candle holder and the candles to fill them. Fill a box with decorative votives for a great, inexpensive gift. Candles are great cheap Christmas gifts and are enjoyed by almost everybody. They are something that everyone can use and often come with their very own special holder. Choosing a scented candle will make the gift extra special and will be enjoyed by the recipient even more.

Plants and flowers

Plants or flowers are also fabulous and inexpensive gifts, especially for female friends or older family members. Buying plants and fresh flowers are not only a great gift to receive but also help to brighten up somebody's home or desk at work – perfect to help rid someone of those winter blues.

Body Massage Oil.

You can go all out and purchase a gift certificate for a massage from a certified massage therapist...or create one yourself and treat your special loved one to a personal massage from you. Buy a pre-made basket of massage oil...or buy a few bottles separately, wrap a shoebox in festive holiday wrapping paper, line with tinsel, and nestle the bottles inside.

A yoga gift basket

Choose a large decorative basket, and fill it with new workout attire, or accessories, like yoga straps, a towel, and a water bottle.

Set the mood with the music

Delight the musically inclined person on your list with a selection of classical or new age music CD's. Most record stores have front bins filled with classical selections for as low as 2 to 3 dollars a peice - you could create a box set for a loved one for very little money. Also, many environmental organizations offer wolf and whale song CD's - and you can sponsor an endangered animal in your loved one's name when you make your purchase.

Therapeutic Chocolates

After much debate, chocolate is now known to have positive heath benefits. By eating 50 grams (2 ounces) of plain chocolate a day (with a minimum content of 70% chocolate solids), experts say you'll provide protection against heart disease, high blood pressure and many other health hazards. Chocolate even includes essential trace elements and nutrients like iron, calcium and potassium, as well as vitamins A, B1, C, D, and E. Cocoa is also the highest natural source for magnesium. Magnesium deficiency is linked with hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, joint problems and pre-menstrual tension (PMT or PMS).
And chocolate certainly tastes better than ANY health-food-store vitamin supplement! Chocolate has also been found to contain Phenylethylamine and Seratonin, both of which are known to be 'mood-lifting' chemicals that occur naturally in the human brain. They are released into the nervous system when we are happy, and when we experience feelings of love and passion. This is believed to cause an increase in the heart rate, inducing feelings of well-being.

The gift of health and fitness
OK, last but not least: Buy that special someone a gift certificate for a yoga school or yoga classes near them. Giving something that supports health and wellness will be appreciated for years to come and may even turn someone's life around. While fitness gifts are incredibly valuable, they don't have to be expensive. Gifts can cost as little as $5 or range into the $100s of dollars.

Besides, If you know someone who loves to cook, is starting out on his or her own or is a newlywed, consider creating a cookbook from your own personal recipe collection.

Relive the memories with a scrap book

Personal Christmas gifts are becoming more and more popular each year. Create a scrapbook including photos that will mean something to your intended recipient. Scrap bookmaking is quickly becoming a popular way to arrange one’s photos. A visit to your local craft store will give you some very simple yet decorative ideas on how to put even the smallest scrapbook together. Imaging the fun of sitting down and reliving the memories with a loved one! The reaction and way these gifts are treasured is a testament to how much yours will be appreciated.

Gift certificates

Gift certificates can be sent to folks in distant towns for stores in their areas. For example, try a certificate for a restaurant, bookstore, art supply store, house wares store or music store. You can also give online gift certificates to more popular sites such as

Drop a hint

Send a toy catalog with some suggestions circled for distant relatives to choose an appropriate gift. This will save them time and will also help guide them to the right choice. Use clothing or sports catalogues for older children.

Christmas is always the time of year we consider to be the best opportunity to give something special to someone and show how much we appreciate him or her. The mall is full of wonderful, shiny and delicious gifts and the Internet offers countless items that we can send to someone without ever seeing the product in person.


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