It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it sneaks up oh so quickly! Inevitably, even in November, relatives are already asking you for Christmas list ideas. You are likely still swallowing the last bite of cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving, and have not thought at all about what's on your Christmas list. Maybe you're not even the type that likes receiving gifts and you're getting the relentless "don't forget to update our Skipwish list" reminders. We'll help you out, so let’s go over a few techniques and some great recommendations for Christmas list ideas.
If you truly get stuck, take a look at some of our favorite Chrismas gift ideas, maybe one of these ideas will strike your interest. You can also find good christmas wish list ideas from our blog or use another gift list generator to aid you in the process.
The timeless, “Something I want, Something I need”, is back in fashion due to both the rising costs caused by inflation and the minimalist trend. For those who don’t know what exactly this is, let’s first unpack (pun intended) these gift options as a Christmas List Ideas.
You’re not relegated to put only one thing on this list and it doesn't have to be something that someone will buy you. An event or a personal request is totally cool! Sometimes adding pipe dreams can help get the creative juices flowing, too. Giving multiple price point options for friends/family is also the most respectful way to go about it from there. From the newest tech to simple toiletries, build a list filled with variety. When you're building your skipwish list, you can also enable price recommendations and we'll automatically search all of our data and all of our partners' data to find the same product at alternate prices. If you're adding a gift manually, the "option 2: fill in form" tab has a checkbox for "Enable Recommendations" you can use to turn this on. If you've already added your gift, use the "edit" method to find that same form.
Regardless of age, books are always a great gift to both receive and give. It could be a leisure read or something specific to school or career. It's a great idea to provide both digital and hard-copy links in your gift's "Gift Links" field. You can find this field on the "option 2: fill in form" field when adding or editing a gift. Even if you'd rather have one or the other medium, digital books give your busy gifters a quick and easy (perhaps last minute) solution and hard-copy gifts are more appropriate for the gifters looking for something to wrap!
Much like the first category, list a wide range of items and clothes are a timeless christmas list idea. You'll want to give your budget buyers at least two items in the $25 and under range (gloves, hats, t-shirts, etc) and the rest is up to you. If you've got all the clothes you can possibly think of, try going outside the box for unique wearables like sports equipment and smart watches. This is also a great opportunity to prepare for the winter months ahead (especially if you're traveling north from the south).
I would personally find my way to this list, first. What a great feeling to get someone a gift they truly need. That broken toaster isn’t going to fix itself!
When coming up with items to add to the list, consider that these are public facing gifts that your family and friends want to see you enjoy, so toiletries and perishables aren't ideal. Household necessities are a great place to start but here's your opportunity to get those "it would be great if" luxury items ironed out. For example, if you do a lot of traveling, perhaps there's a luggage upgrade in store for you. If your kids are glued to their tablets in transit, maybe headrest monitors could help reduce their close-range screen-time. Maybe you're due for a phone or computer upgrade in which case a gift card could be a perfect Christmas list idea to cover some of the expenses.
One of our own creations, the H.E.A.L.T.H acronym is another creative way to conjure up Christmas list ideas for all you outgoing and active lifestyle folks!
Our gluttonous holiday lifestyle lends perfectly to the gift of health. The annual New Year's Resolution to drop 10 LBS is right around the corner…why not get a head start with some great health gifts! Asking for workout equipment is totally reasonable and your gifter might even appreciate you for it. They might be worried that gifting you workout gear could be misconceived, so telling them you want it could be a relief.
Everyone needs to eat and if health is your goal, asking for a subscription to a meal prep serivce like HelloFresh is a great Christmas list idea.
From learning a new language to the history of your favorite city. You can purchase audiobooks or even lectures on any topic from the famous teaching company. So many options for fun educational Christmas list ideas.
The gift of giving may be the best of all. Donating to a charity you feel connected to, or even signing up for some assistance at the local shelter warms the heart of everyone involved.
It could be sports related like a tennis lesson or a pass to that local zoo or museum you drive by on your way to work and always wonder about. Tickets to your favorite sports team can be a great gift but a tough one to buy (who knows what your schedule will look like). If this is your idea of a great Christmas list idea, ask for a StubHub gift certificate.
Tech always comes with the scare of big dollar signs. Sure, you can ask for the newest IPad, but the little gadgets are great too. How about a Digital Cooking Thermometer or Wireless Charging Station? So many other tech utilities we overlook.
In the age of Zoom, UberEats, and NetFlix, we are spending a lot more time in the house. Making sure you have all the trimmings, decorations, and necessities to help build that comfortable safe space.
Now that you have some ideas of what to add, get started on that gift list. Log into your Skipwish account and click the "Get Started" button to begin creating your list. Most people choose to make their lists public, so the "Everyone" tab is totally fine when you get to the "I Want To Share With" step. Don't worry, you can always change this later on. Once you get to the final step (adding gifts), you can use the Skipwish search feature to find gifts matching all of your christmas list ideas directly through Skipwish. Our data is sourced from other users' most frequently added items as well as public search from Amazon, eBay, Target, and dozens more! Give it a shot to quickly populate your christmas list so you can get back to more important things.