$ under $25 | $$ under 50 | $$$ over 50
Tis’ the season… of waiting until payday! Maybe you’re like us and waiting on that final paycheck before Christmas to sneak in some last minute gifts. We unfortunately can’t afford to buy everyone everything their heart desires, BUT we can be thoughtful in our gifts. Gifts are not at all my love language, so I am mind blown when someone gets an extremely thoughtful and useful gift. Maybe they go out of their way to ask my husband, search vegan products, or just listen to the holy spirit when he says “Angel needs this coffee.” Unfortunately, not everyone is as easy to read or shop for! Here’s a list of gifts that every personality type and age group would love:
For a baby:
pacifiers ($) – these are lost and get gross quickly. Refer to any photos of the baby to pick up an already preferred brand.
diapers ($$) – obviously ask if the parents prefer disposable or cloth, but since you can’t provide breast milk, this is the next best thing!
Babies R Us gift cards ($-$$$) – the holy land of reward points and gas drops, this baby may not be able to thank you now, but one day will!
For a kid / preteen:
prayer box ($) – with their minds becoming a distinct kind of creative and beginning to be aware of stress, a prayer box is a simple and encouraging gift instead of a diary or journal. It turns their focus towards peace and away from gossiping or “just venting.”
Authentic jersey ($$) – since they can’t take themselves to watch their favorite teams live, they can at least be in gear to cheer them on and wear to find new like-minded friends!
Target giftcard ($-$$$) – toys, books, video games, clothes… they would love the independence in choosing what they’re currently interested in.
For a teen/ young adult
Movie tickets ($) – Star Wars is life this year, and we all need to see it eight more times before it comes out on DVD
Headphones ($$) – We love our tech, and headphones are great for flying, working out, and quiet time!
Nordstrom giftcard ($-$$$) – easy to use on clothing, shoes, makeup, and at sister stores like Nordstom Rack and Hautelook.
For expecting parents:
Books or DVDs ($): Especially if they’re breastfeeding, they will have a ton of time where they might want to take a break to dive into the world of adults.
Passion Planner ($) – Follow them on social media for discount codes! This is great for documenting appointments, feeding schedules, diapers, etc. Plus it helps with “mom-brain” or “pregnancy brain” when it comes to plans and finances.
DockATot ($$$) – One of my newborn MUST-HAVES! There’s a link below with a discount!
For parents of infants:
Amazon giftcard ($-$$$) – I feel like it’s a standard to have a prime account as a new parent. Save a friend from going out to run errands, and let the diaper genie refills come to them.
For parents of toddlers:
Locally roasted coffee beans: They need the boost to keep up with their wild littles!
Local drive thru coffee shop giftcard ($-$$$) – no explanation needed.
I hope this guide was helpful in your last minute shopping! Just a friendly reminder that money and gifts do not define your worth. Love the babies, kiddos, and adults in your family fiercely! Everything will eventually end up in the trash, but they will remember the love they felt in your presence (or Skype call). So don’t worry about presents, but being present and give grace and not just gifts.
Gifts for you:
Get $10 off your dock from DockATot
Get 10% off all products at The Ollie World
Get 10% off all products atBinxy Baby