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The Holidays are right around the corner, meaning it’s time to start buying gifts. The best gifts are those that are sentimental. If you have an inside joke or favorite memory with someone use something related to that for a gift. If you need some help finding a gift for anyone in your life, here is a list.


  • A portable charger or a charging station for all devices
  • Noise cancelling headphones
  • Wireless remote-controlled plugs (which is an energy saving outlets)
  • A speaker
  • An electric lighter for candles
  • Mini projector
  • A polaroid camera  
  • A digital photo frames
  • A cup warmer
  • Hair straighter or curling iron

Hygiene care

  • Ordinary serums
  • Makeup you know they like
  • Face wash and moisturizer
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Perfume or cologne
  • Body lotion, hand lotion, and foot lotion
  • Face masks
  • Aromatherapy Bath and Body Works lotion

Household items

  • Candles
  • Blankets
  • Choppers
  • A portable fan
  • A waffle maker
  • Mini blender
  • Cutting boards
  • A Keurig or an electric teapot with k-cups and tea bags
  • Water bottles
  • Coffee cups
  • Their favorite snacks
  • Hand soaps
  • Towels (you could also get them embroidered)
  • Heating pads
  • A Roomba
  • Any décor that reminds you of them
  • A sign with the family members’ names on it
  • A custom calendar with pictures
  • Laundry detergent and dryer sheets

Clothes and accessories

  • Sweatshirts
  • Sweatpants or leggings
  • A good workout set like gym shark
  • Handbags
  • Wallets and purse
  • Luggage with their name on it
  • Sandals like Birk
  • Ugg boot
  • Necklaces, earrings, bracelets or rings
  • Hats and gloves
  • Baseball cap
  • Makeup brushes
  • Hair clips, bobby pins, hair ties, dry shampoo, and hair spray
  • Silk pillowcases
  • A new book, you could also make a custom book of your story with the person

The best gifts is something that is thoughtful and useful. When in doubt ask them or someone close to them if they would like it before you buy it.

Ann McManus

Bradley U '25

Hey!! My name is Ann and I'm a sophomore political science and journalism major with a minor in creative writing. As you can tell I love to write, but when I'm not, my favorite activities to is reading or watch movies or keeping up with pop culture. Especially celebrities like Taylor Swift!!<3