Top 10 great gift ideas for Christmas
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
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 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.
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
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.
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
memories with a scrap book
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.
certificates can be sent to folks in distant towns for stores in their areas.
For example, try a certificate for a restaurant,
art supply store, house wares store or music store. You can also give online
gift certificates to more popular sites such as Amazon.com.
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.