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8 Cute Gift Ideas for the Christmas Holiday Season

With the current pandemic affecting many parts of the US, stores are closed during this holiday season. Since you can’t stroll around the mall and discover fun gifts to get your loved ones, here is a list of cute, low-budget, and easily accessible gifts for this holiday celebration!

 

Diffuser with essential oils, or a candle:

Gifting a diffuser or candle is a quality holiday gift, because who doesn’t want their house to smell nice? Both diffusers and candles easily transform one’s home into a warm, nice-smelling environment. My personal favorite place to buy diffusers and essential oils is Saje, because of their diffusers’ sleek style and wonderful smelling essential oils. Also, Amazon is a very easy and convenient medium for buying both diffusers and candles. 

a. Saje Diffuser

Weighted or heated blanket:

A nice weighted or heated blanket is a nice comforting gift that instantly makes someone cozy and warm, and has even proven to relieve stress and anxiety. There are a myriad of blankets, but here are a few suggestions: 

a. Waowoo Adult Weighted Blanket 

b. WONAP Bamboo Weighted Blanket

c. Degrees Of Comfort Weighted Blanket

Blue light glasses:

With work and classes online, many people are spending an increasing amount of time looking at computers and tv screens, which can be very harmful to one’s eyes. Straining your eyes for hours can be very painful and irritating, so gifting someone blue light glasses is an easy simple fix! I reccomend one of the following options: 

a. Blue Light Blocking Glasses – 3Pack Blue Light Blocker Glasses for Women Men

b. Anti Eye Eyestrain Reading Gaming Glasses Non Prescription 

c. TIJN Blue Light Blocking Glasses Men Women Vintage Thick Round Rim Frame Eyeglasses

The Ordinary Skincare Products:

The Ordinary has a variety of cheap and very effective skincare products, making a wonderful gift for anyone! These products can be bought from Sephora or Amazon, and can last quite a long time. Here are several of the most popular products released by The Ordinary: 

a. The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution 

b. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

c. The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA Surface Hydration

 

“A Kids book About Systemic Racism” by Jordan Thierry:

While this book may seem simple, it is a book that is extremely relevant – and not only for kids! With such a polarized political climate, this can be a great way of starting this conversation, and educating the people around you about this extremely important topic. It never hurts to educate yourself and learn more about the world! It is easily accessible on Amazon: 

a. “A Kids Book About Systemic Racism” on Amazon 

Reloadable disposable camera or a smartphone printer:

A disposable camera is a fun way to capture precious moments, and display them in a cute way! Additionally, a smartphone printer or reloadable camera is much better than a single-use disposable camera since it’s less harmful for the environment as it limits waste. 

a. Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Print

b. Lomography Simple Use Reloadable Camera Color Negative 400 Film

Slippers:

You can never go wrong in getting someone a new pair of slippers. A nice pair of quality warm slippers is a relatively small joy that makes the utmost impact in wintertime. With tons of options and variety, there is a comfortable pair for everyone – regardless of age or gender! 

a. Bhupen Slippers for Women, Cross Band Soft Plush Fleece Slip On House Open Toe Slippers Indoor Outdoor

Water Bottle:

Between Hydroflask, Simple Modern, and Swell, you can find the perfect water bottle for your loved one. All of these bottles are wonderful at maintaining heat or cool temperatures, and are extremely reliable for any occasion. 

a. Simple Modern

b. Hydroflask

c. Swell

Hi! My name is Victoria van Pruissen and I am from Marin County, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco! I am a junior Finance major and Psychology minor at LMU, and am proud to be a contributor of HerCampus. I am fluent in French, and can speak a decent amount of Spanish. I love to read and travel, and spend time with family and friends!
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