A Subscription to Something They’ll LoveWhile a subscription to a mail-order service might have been considered tacky in the past, the times are a-changing, and they’re suddenly in vogue again. Subscriptions have come a long way since “Jelly of the Month Club,” with services that cater to nearly every interest out there. On the practical side of things, the Dollar Shave Club is handy for anyone who uses a razor on a regular basis. For the winos out there, services like the Gold Medal Wine Club and Wine of the Month Club send a bottle of red or white each month. There are even subscription services for tailor-made clothes, beauty products, and of course, food. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Tickets to Local EntertainmentThese days, many are choosing to spend their time and money on experiences they’ll remember forever rather than material things that they’ll have no use for later. Giving your loved one a pair of tickets to a local event falls outside the usual area of gifts, and it’ll surely stand out from everything else they get this season. Better yet, the possibilities are nearly endless, and it can show how much you really know your giftee, whether they’d love a night out at the cinema or a chance to see their favorite artist visiting town.
The Gift of Music (or Movies)There are merits to heading out to a local performance, but it’s hard to deny the appeal of staying indoors for the night – especially during the cold of winter. For your homebody friends and family, consider purchasing a few months of a subscription you know they’ll enjoy. While a subscription to a streaming service like Netflix or Hulu seems to be the obvious choice, there are more and more specialized services springing up all the time. Comedy fans will enjoy what Seeso has to offer, like Shudder has a horror movie collection unrivaled by the other streaming services. On the music side of things, a few months of Spotify probably won’t disappoint.
Some Winter-Ready ApparelAnyone who lives in an area that gets snow probably has a winter coat, a hat and a pair of gloves. But, can anyone ever truly be prepared for winter? Winter apparel is a popular holiday gift, and it’s uncontroversial – more than likely, your recipient is going to put your gift to use sometime this winter. While you could go with one of the standards, consider gifting something helpful but uncommon. Does your giftee need a new scarf? Could they do with some ear warmers? If they spend extended periods of time outside, would a face mask be helpful?
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