It is that time again! The holidays are approaching—and fast. Below, we list great, gender-neutral gift items you can purchase at an affordable price. This way you’ll be able to find something for your mother and also for your long-distance brother-in-law you barely know.
1. Clothing to Keep Warm
Scarves, hats, gloves, sweaters, fuzzy socks, you name it! Stores always have discounts on winter attire this time of year. Everyone can use an extra pair of winter accessories as well because who hasn’t lost their hat or one glove every now and then? Black, brown, tan, or yellow are great winter colors for either gender.
2. Weighted Blanket
This product is great on top of your bed while sleeping, or slung over your shoulders on your day off during those chilly winter mornings when all you want is a warm cup of tea. Weighted blankets weight 4 to 40 pounds and are most effective when they are 10% of your body weight.
Do weighted blankets work? Yes. Studies show they help conquer a long list of mental and physical health issues. This gift isn’t only for comorbidity, it helps fight ADHD, OCD, autism, stress, restless leg syndrome, and more.
Who wouldn’t be happy receiving another gadget as a gift? We are in a technological age where it seems like everyone must be available and in contact with one another at all times. Consider gifting a smartwatch, a smart thermostat, a smart home device, smart headphones, and more. Name brand is great, but if you are on a budget, the generic brand form is good too! At one point, we had to spend hundreds if not thousands on these gifts. Now there are many generic brands that work just as well for half the price.
4. Spa Products
During the holidays, stores are full of end cap deals on spa and beauty products. As a gender neutral gift, go for sets that include body scrub, vanilla lotion, face masks, shower gel, and more. Steer away from perfumes and makeup. Most people want to buy that for themselves.
This is a therapeutic gift. Anyone can have a plant in their home or office, and no one can ever have too many. They provide us oxygen, and the right plant even cleans the air we breathe every day. Snake plants, for example, clean the air of three different toxins. Gift receivers will appreciate your knowledge and thoughtfulness.
If you know the person you are shopping for already has plants, then that’s perfect! Usually it’s the more the merrier in this case, and they already have a routine when it comes to adequate sunlight and a plant watering schedule.
Whether you buy an electronic book or a physical copy, books are still a great gift. It is best to buy your loved one a book you already read, or a book written about a topic they love. The best idea is to do both. You could even just give away a book you already read and loved.
The holidays are all about paying it forward. By giving a book you have already read, you are offering a future date for you and your loved one to talk about the storyline. It is a gift that will keep on giving.
7. Gift Card
As the years go by, fewer and fewer adults are buying things in stores. Most people are buying what they want online and this even holds true to gift card purchases. If you are not going to see someone during the holidays, but you still want to say, “I’m thinking of you,” buy an online gift card. Most gift cards can be found directly on the retailer’s website, and you can email it directly to them all in one shot. Neither of you will ever have to leave your house to make this transaction.
We hope you enjoyed our list. Remember, you do not have to spend a fortune to impress the ones you love. Also, you can find any gift online so you do not have to worry about transporting or wrapping your gifts ever again! Happy shopping!