The REAL Nightmare Before Christmas

I don’t know about you, but gift giving is NOT my top love language. When I say this, I mean that giving or receiving gifts is a bit difficult for me. I love the act, but I don’t know how to properly express my love and appreciation through physical items. So when it comes to Christmas time, I’m honestly in a frenzy.

I come up with all these ideas like handmade gifts, bundles, desserts, art, and a bunch of things, but I always worry and struggle regardless! The thing with me is that I love sentimental gifts and things that have value and practicality. I want to give gifts that I know people want or need or mean something to us. And if you’re like me, you’re hardcore LAGGING on your holiday gifts and treats. With the deadlines getting closer, finals wrapping up, and the slow progression of chopping away your to-do list, you may have forgotten to pick up a gift for your holiday work party gift exchange, your Secret Santa or Secret Snowflake get together with your friends, or a little something for your loved ones.

Therefore to help you and I out in the midst of all this madness, I created a survey that I sent out to my friends to help you brainstorm gift ideas! From the results, here are the top three to four most voted places or items in each category. Hopefully will help you out when you’re about to start the car and decide which mall or store to hit first.

TOP THREE MOST WANTED COLORS – You can never go wrong with these

  • Blue
  • Black
  • Green

TOP THREE MOST NOT WANTED COLORS – These may be a hit or miss with your gift (depending on the person of course)

  • Brown (Like poop brown)
  • Yellow
  • Orange

THINGS TO ENJOY – Passions, hobbies, and interests

  • Being a homebody (Lounging around, relaxing at home vibes)
  • Art/Design/DIY
  • Cooking/Baking
  • Travelling

ELECTRONICS – For the tech-savy specialist of the crew

  • Earbuds/Airpods
  • Camera/Polaroid/Film
  • Portable Chargers

TOP CLOTHING BRANDS – The in-style fashion of today

  • H&M
  • Cotton On
  • Nike
  • Adidas

MISCELLANEOUS STORES – Where you can literally get almost anything

  • Target
  • Amazon
  • Michael’s
  • Barnes & Noble

FAVORITE COSMETIC BRANDS – For the beauty guru in your life

  • Colourpop
  • Morphe
  • Elf
  • A good majority doesn’t wear makeup – we love a natural face

CLOSET ESSENTIALS – What we need more of in our closets or love to wear on the daily

  • Jackets/Sweaters
  • Jeans/Pants
  • Dresses
  • Shirts/Flannels

CHOCOLATE CRAVINGS – I’m sorry I’m biased, but chocolate is very popular during the holidays

  • Kit Kats
  • M&M
  • Kisses/Twix
  • Truffles

BAKING BONANZA – Super sweet treats for the sweetheart in your life

  • Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Cupcakes

On the Go Pick Me Up – You’ll be saving a couple of dollars for people with a gift card for any of these who love treat-yo-self days

  • Boba
  • Coffee
  • Ice cream

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