Holiday gift-giving can be a stressful and grueling process. In the grocery store, you realize – I should really get our delivery person a gift. While taking a shower, you remember your distant co-worker got you something last holiday season. And man, it’s been a tough year for teachers. You should get them something extra special for Christmas. The list goes on, but we think you get the point: there’s a lot of people to keep up with on your gift-giving list.
I mean, let’s face the facts. Remembering everyone to shop for is almost more taxing than picking out the gifts, wrapping each, and delivering them to the respective recipients… combined. Especially in 2020, our mental headspace feels limited. Our bandwidth certainly isn’t operating at its fullest capacity. Not to mention, we all need extra encouragement right now. You have to remember the people you might not otherwise buy for (because #2020), all while running on short fumes. Before you get overwhelmed, we encourage you to pause and take a deep breath. Open up your meditation app if you need to – we can wait.
Feel any better?
To spare you from the dreaded remorse and guilt, we’re including alllll the people you need to think about this holiday season. From essential workers to family members, we’ve got your bases covered. Let’s start with building your list and we’ll go from there.
To start, add the following people to your Christmas gift list:
- Aunts & Uncles
- Nieces & Nephews
- Teachers & Administrators
- School Bus Drivers
- Babysitters or Nanny
- Kids’ Coaches & Music Teachers
- School Janitorial & Cafeteria Staff
- Room Parent & Volunteers
- Hair Stylist
- Nail Artist & Other Beauty Professionals
- Massage Therapist
- Healthcare Workers
- Dog Walker or Pet Sitter
- Pet Groomer
- Personal Trainer
- Religious Leader
- Lawn or Pool Maintenance Team
- Doorman or Parking Attendant
- Handyman or Building Supervisors
- Mail Carrier
- Newspaper Delivery Person
- Garbage Collector
- And other Essential Workers!
- Support Personnel
- Janitorial & Cafeteria Staff
- Business Partners
- Key Vendors
This is good information, y’all. You don’t need a pen and paper to chicken scratch all this down – just refer to our downloadable guide below:
Included, you can outline a budget for each recipient and keep a running total of how much you’ve spent. This takes the numbers out of your head and puts it on paper. Ah, sweet relief.
Your list is built, your budget is set. (If you read that to the tune of ‘Twas a Night Before Christmas, you get a holiday bonus…) You now are faced with the task of selecting gifts. Let’s not make a mountain out of a molehill. You can DO this! This year especially, it’s about the thought. A hand-written note can go a long way. Freshly baked cookies mean more than you realize. In a time of social-distancing and isolation, people just want to feel seen. Don’t overthink what you’re giving, but who you’re giving to and why. Sentiment counts!
If you’re looking for a unique and personal gift to send in the mail, you’ve come to the right palce. It’s our goal to make gifting easy, fun, AND memorable – all for about $25 apiece. Get started here and browse our blog for gift guides! Best of all, our gifting experts are available Monday-Friday to chat online. Or, you can always reach out to our team at [email protected] We are here to help!