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The Trumpet

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Are you going trick or treating this year???

  • No! I’m too scared!!!! (67%, 6 Votes)
  • Yes!!! You’re never too old to go trick or treating!!! (22%, 2 Votes)
  • Yes?? What kind of a question is this? (11%, 1 Votes)
  • No??? I’m too old! I’m not a baby!!! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide: Thoughtful Presents for Every Person

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide: Thoughtful Presents for Every Person
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The holiday season is a time for giving; however, it’s not always easy to find out what presents to buy people. According to sophomore Nicole Meredith, “One of the most stressful parts of Christmas is the shopping because I don’t know how to shop for the guys in my family. Ladies are easy to get gifts for, but what do men want?” The holiday season is notorious for stressing people out, whether it’s family, traveling, or all the little things combined. People shouldn’t worry about finding gifts for their loved ones, but what can they do? Buy generic inconsiderate gifts? Absolutely not! Instead, they should read an article about what to get their friends and family for Christmas and discover what fits the person best. 

First of all, not every gift has to be big or expensive. For a female, Pinterest would suggest items like lotion, jewelry, bath bombs, chocolate, or a journal. However, if searching for something more specific, try to figure out some of their favorites like books, movies, bands, and whatnot. On the other end of the spectrum, common small gifts for men would include shoes, hoodies, compression socks, and weighted blankets. Popular shoe brands to consider for guys are Onn Clouds, Nike, and Vans. For hoodies, good brands would include Reigning Champ, Russell Athletic, and Everybody World. Other gift ideas are as follows.

 

While looking for presents, acknowledging material gifts might not be the way to go. Instead of receiving a physical gift, some people want to do something to create cherishable memories. According to Madison Smith, “For Christmas, I would like to go either hiking or to a concert with my mom.” More physical stuff would still suffice as a proper present; however, that might not be what everyone wants. Examples of activities to partake in rather than buying gifts could involve going to concerts, coffee shops, or simply staying home and being together. Spending time at home can include watching movies, playing board games, or sharing a meal. Additionally, you can make memories with family and friends by taking pictures, creating a scrapbook, and many other activities.

During the holiday season’s gift-giving, the sentiment behind presents often outshines their material value. Nicole’s holiday shopping difficulty echoes the struggle to find that perfect, meaningful gift.That being said, sincerity and personal touch put into a crafted creation or a carefully written letter convey a depth of emotion. In a world brimming with generic options, the appeal of these personalized gestures lies in their originality. According to Raine Theriene, one of her favorite gifts they ever got was a note from an unlikely person. Though gifted years ago, the gift is still secure in their desk. This goes to show, making something goes the extra mile when it comes to gift giving. It’s something the gift recipient can adore for years to come. 

In conclusion, finding the perfect gift can be a daunting task. However, instead of buying generic gifts, looking for a more personalized approach always has a better outcome. Gifts don’t always need to be extravagant; thoughtful consideration of the person’s interests can lead to the discovery of more meaningful and cherishable presents. While traditional items like lotion, jewelry, shoes, and blankets may suit some, understanding specific preferences, such as favorite books, movies, or music, can lead to more tailored choices. However, material gifts aren’t the only route to expressing holiday joy. As Madison suggests, sometimes the most meaningful presents aren’t physical objects but shared experiences that create lasting memories. Whether staying home or going out, the value of shared moments can far surpass that of material possessions. In the end, the holiday spirit thrives not just in the presents, but in the thoughtful consideration and effort put into selecting them. 

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