The holiday season is in full swing, and it’s crunch time to shop for Christmas presents. While you can go the conventional route and gift your loved ones sweet treats and scented candles, you should consider giving more practical gifts this season.
Why? A lot of people have been struggling amid the pandemic, and these are gifts that people can use this season and beyond. There’s a huge chance your present won’t just end up in the back of someone’s closet or end up getting regifted. So why not, right?
When shopping for practical presents, you should put yourself in the shoes of the recipient. What would that person actually use? Here are some ideas for you to consider:
Sack of Rice
As a staple in Asian households, you can never go wrong with some good ol’ bigas. This gift is something the recipient’s family can eat. If the person you’re gifting is health-conscious, you can even give brown, red, or even black rice. It’s an affordable gift people will surely use.
The number of new cases in the country may be going down, but we’re still in a global pandemic. Your loved one or colleague will surely appreciate receiving a sanitation kit. You can include rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer, nice face masks, or even wet wipes. Just make sure the items are small enough to fit small bags so they’re easy to carry around.
Emergency Light and Fan
It sucks to be unprepared during a sudden brownout. You never really know when it happens, right? That’s why you should gift your friends a rechargeable emergency light and fan. This way, they can keep themselves cool and lit even if there’s no electricity. This is especially useful for outdoorsy people who like to camp out.
If your friend loves to travel, he will surely benefit from a travel organizer. This pouch is something he can store his essentials or toiletries. There are organizers made especially for toiletries and ones for wires. You just have to figure out what kind he would get to use the most.
Don’t you just hate it when you’re out and about, and your gadget runs out of juice? That’s why you should consider gifting a power bank. Now that people are going out more, this is something your friend can use anytime, anywhere.
These are only some practical present ideas you can consider buying this holiday season. You can find these items easily in stores or online, so you don’t even have to go out to buy them. Happy shopping!
Art Macky Arquilla