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by Lori Brown
November 04, 2019
Gifting is hard, we get it. It’s never ending, expensive, and...wait a minute...I have to give a gift for them, too?? Does it ever end?? We hear you, dear customer, so we decided enough is enough. Here is your one-stop, ultimate cheat sheet for all things gift buying. We’re calling it The Gibson Gift Guide, but it’s yours. Download it, print it, hang it on your fridge and hold it close as your countdown continues. We’re pretty confident that this is the only gift guide you’ll need this year.
The Woman Who Never Buys For Herself
We’re taking this gift guide chronologically, assuming the people with significant importance will want to be bought for first. This is for the woman who just doesn’t treat herself first. She thinks twice before buying a new pair of shoes...enough those she’s worn down the soles of the rest of them. Let’s be real -- she makes your life a million times better (and probably cleaner). She deserves something super special this year -- take a look at what we’re suggesting
We all have them. They knock at your door just before you punch a hole in the wall. They slide a hot meal onto the counter and hand you a bottle of your favorite wine (or maybe two, no judgement). They get you. So get them something that says, “Thank you for saving my life, my kid’s lives, and my husband’s life so many times this year.”
Time To Freshen Up...
...your house -- you have guests coming! If you’re anything like us, you’re currently cleaning behind the fridge and restaining the front porch. Everything has to be perfect. While we can’t recommend any special cleaning regimens, we can help you not sweat the small stuff. Stock the guest bathrooms with yummy smells that will leave a lasting impression. But maybe not too long lasting?? You don’t need to host again next year.
Great Aunt Matilda
Alternatively, your impossible-to-shop-for grandma or older next door neighbor or whoever that person in your life is that makes the best chocolate chip cookies. Maybe they are staying at your house this year or they knitted you the softest scarf in the world last year and it’s time just to repay the favor; whatever the reason to add them to your list this year, we have a feeling that we know what they want:
The Ornament Exchange, Without The Ornament
You’ve got the evite sitting in your inbox right now; the ornament exchange. Somehow, some way, they have invented a party that might be just a little worse than a White Elephant gift exchange (Who started that madness?). Maybe you have your ornament already or maybe you don’t (we have those, too), either way have you thought about the host of your party? They’ve opened their homes to you and the rest of your crazy group -- they deserve a thanking!
...or your daughter’s teachers or your son’s baseball coach or your husband’s favorite mechanic. Whoever it is, they have been in the background of your life -- silently making it better. Extend some generosity to them, too! They deserve it!
Okay, maybe not him, but we all have that guy. He’s here for Christmas -- he’s actually always here for Christmas -- but...what does he do anyway? You know he’s coming, but always push his gift until the very last minute because he’s impossible to shop for and, again, what does he do?? Don’t fret anymore, we’ve got a few suggestions for you:
Uhh ...Christmas is in 48 hours
Okay...don’t freak out but Christmas is literally right around the corner and so-and-so still doesn’t have a gift with their name on it under the tree. And they just called to tell you that they are 2 hours out. We’ve been there, we’ve felt the heart palpitations, we’ve wrapped whatever sweater with the tags still on it in the closet as fast we could but maybe we can throw something together for you this year?
And there you have it, folks. Gift buying doesn’t have to be the stressor of your holiday -- let the turkey do that. Or your Mother-in-law. We digress, we want you to win Christmas this year. For something quick, compact and to the point, download the gift guide PDF, complete with budget suggestions and a timeline to make sure you have what you need, when you need it.
And, seriously, if all else fails, we have gift cards.
Best of luck, shoppers! We’ll see ya soon!
Download the gift guide here!!
**This post is brought to you by the staff of The Gibson Co and written by the most awesome keeper-of-the-store, also known as the Store Manager, Ashleigh Todd.**
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