With the economy tanking, the last thing you want to do is spend money on Christmas gifts that won’t be appreciated. So how do you make sure that your gifts don’t end up in the recipient’s trash can? How do you make sure that your gift does not end up being ‘recycled’? Read our tips on choosing the right Christmas gifts for different people in your life.
Gifts for Teenagers
Most teens are very much into the latest computer game craze or tech gadget, so we’ve put together a list of Christmas gifts for teens that anyone from 13 to 19 will surely enjoy. The list has everything from gaming computers to iPod nanos to noise-cancelling headphones . If you teenager is the quiet, smart type, he or she might appreciate these best-selling books for teenagers at bargain prices . Useful laptop backpacks are also great for teens who have to bring their computers to school everyday.
Gifts for Men
Many men do not buy clothes for themselves, so it’s a god idea to get a new wardrobe for a man whose size you know very well. Here’s a nice selection of men’s clothing . If you are buying for a guy that you are not intimate with, though, stay away from personal clothing articles. Silk ties are still okay as they fit everyone, but you should steer clear of pants, which can be tricky. There are plenty of other ‘safer’ gifts for men that are more useful than yet another sweater set, after all.
We found several MP3 players for under $50 . Also check out amazingly affordable (but expensive-looking) gifts for husbands or boyfriends or gifts for fathers. Looking for men’s shoes? We found these great brands at 70% off.
Gifts for Women
Women are so complicated that we wrote a separate article for them here. You will find the three gift-giving mistakes to avoid whether you are shopping for your wife, girlfriend, mother, daughter, female boss, etc.
Gifts for Kids
It’s easy to buy gifts for children, as toys will always do the trick. Just have to make sure that the toys you buy are not in the list if products recalled because of safety issues. Visit our Consumer Alerts section.
We also put together this list of guaranteed safe gifts for kids so you don’t have to waste time:
Gifts for Seniors
People over 60 are at a different stage of their lives, and they would appreciate jobs that complement their new lifestyle. Retirees who love to travel will find these nice money belts very useful. It keeps their money and passports safe as they jet from one part of the world to another. Do you have a fashionable mom or aunt? She would like these pretty pashmina scarves, which are as beautiful as they are warm.
Seniors living in their retirement homes will also find these karaoke machines very entertaining. It allows them to sing songs of their times with other senior friends. What’s more, their grandkids will love this singing machine when they come over.
Beautiful beddings will surely be appreciated. We found these high-count cotton sets at low discounted prices.
For seniors with mobility challenges, these mobility scooters will go a long way.
We have also put together a list of other thoughtful gifts for grandpa and grandma.
Gifts for “other people”
Your co-workers, neighbors, and even your doorman all deserve a little something for Christmas. These gifts are perfect because they are thoughtful but impersonal enough not to freak out people you are not very close to:
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Luxury gifts need not be expensive. Know how to shop for high luxury on a budget in our article on Luxury Christmas Gifts – At a (Big) Discount . Get top designer products from Louis Vuitton, Parada, Gucci, Tod’s, Chanel, and many others.