In planning Christmas gift ideas, you aren’t actually doing much planning. If you were required to do much planning, it would defeat the purpose of ease we propose. Your Christmas gift ideas should derive from basic groups that 1. Have a wide selection of items that people will actually use. 2. Convey the distinct impression that great care and thought went into the gift. (We always want the impression to match the reality, but with such an exhaustive list many times there is only so much deep thought to go around.) 3. We want to have items with wide access and selection, so it is easy to execute the buying process. 4. We want to have a range of items that can be high or not-so-high priced, but still not convey over-indulgence or on the other end, cheapness.
The first of our Christmas gift ideas to meet our 4-part test is fashion jewelry. Fashion jewelry is a surprise recommendation. Within the last 10 years especially, what is fashionable or stylish in jewelry has become less rigid. The internet as a viewing, communication, and shopping platform has been a driving force in providing access to more jewelry consumers beyond the limits of geography. This has caused two positive trends as it relates to designer fashion jewelry. 1. More competition on price. This can tend to give people the opportunity to own jewelry that might be marked-up at conventional jewelry stores. 2. The quick shopping experience and the ability to communicate with like-minded people about likes and dislikes spawn under-served definable niche markets. Ed Hardy jewelry has caught on as a designer fashion jewelry option and it has successfully gained acceptance as being stylish without the high price points. This is due mostly to the ability to reach people who are looking for more individuality than a standard retail jewelry store can provide.
Fragrances, (aka perfumes, colognes, bath products, etc.) are also can’t-miss in the easy Christmas gift ideas genre. You can go high end or low-end and still give a great gift. Men especially can always do well buying for female relatives and romantic partners from this category.
Christmas gift ideas in the clothing category start and end with scarfs. Recently, a scarf has emerged as more than something for use in Northern climates and has taken on a new life as a serious fashion accessory. The reason it is a superior choice is that fitting is not an issue. Any color goes with anything because they often aren’t meant to match. Lastly, you can even organic wool or environmentally conscious in making your buying choices. There are some great overseas companies that can get you a high-quality scarf delivered to your home with a great backstory on its unsophisticated production (hand sewn from mountain sheep sheered with care and love, as an example) for surprisingly little.