Buying gifts for the special people in your life—parents, significant others, kids, and so on—can get costly. According to Statista, U.S. consumers spent $830 million dollars on Christmas gifts in 2015. And that’s just Christmas gifts! That doesn’t take into consideration Hanukkah, Kwanza, Valentine’s Day, or even birthday gifts.
In addition to being a particularly costly time of year, the holiday season is also ripe with stress. You miss out on a Cyber Monday deal, trying to compete with the 127 million other shoppers that day. You get caught up in work and forget to do your shopping until last minute. Or you find out you’re not getting a bonus this year and now need to come up with new, more affordable gift ideas.
Let us help relieve you of your stress.
As we were researching the subject of gift ideas for friends, we came across this extremely insightful Consumer Reports poll that breaks down the types of gifts people don’t want to receive. Things like:
- Kitchen gadgets
- Gift cards
Not surprised by this list? Neither were we. Personally, we understand that people like to feel like their friends put more thought into gift-giving. That’s why we tried to steer as far clear from gifts without purpose, without sincerity, or that force friends to do extra work they don’t want to do.
Here’s the deal:
According to this survey done by UGiftIdeas, almost 60% of “respondents said that gift giving makes their relationships more meaningful”. And we wholeheartedly agree.
While we at Faveable might not have personal insights into every single one of your friends, we do know what makes different types of people tick. That’s why, in the following list of Christmas gifts for friends, you’ll find suggestions for the nerds, the jocks, the frequent flyers, and all the other people you’re lucky enough to call friends. And we've covered a wide range of gift prices, so you'll be able to find something for anyone, no matter what your budget may tell you.