3 Super Simple Gifts For The Tired Shopper

December 29, 2017

The holidays are hard when you’re tired. It’s not that you’re a Scrooge or allergic to eggnog. The real problem is how much work they are!The lead up to the festivities lasts over a month long, and it involves shopping, decorating, baking, cooking, and all the extra socializing on top of working and running your household as usual. It’s a small wonder you manage to find the time to sleep.

When you’re low on energy, you need to simplify your holiday chores if you expect to get them out of the way with your sanity intact. Lucky for you, there are ways to hack the holidays as an exhausted shopper. Peruse this quick list of super simple gifts for inspiration. These presents may take minimal effort to snag, but they won’t look that way to the people on your list.

Wrap up printed photographsfor a thoughtful gesture

When everyone has a mini camera and photo album at the tip of their fingers, few take the opportunity to print out their snaps. Where their mantels, walls, and bookshelves once sported these photographs are now empty — and begging to be decorated!

Fill them up again with the help of an online printing company like Social Print Studio. All you have to do is send them your family and friends’ snaps, Instagram pics, and other photographs, and they’ll print them onto almost any surface. You have a choice of photobooks, wooden prints, magnets, calendars, and more. No surface is harder than the next. Whether you choose a modest print or something more elaborate, you can have a personalized piece of sentimentality that’s perfect for the season with only a few clicks of your mouse.

Stuff stockings with customized decals for the whole family

Dad may have the latest Galaxy Note 8, your cousin might have a beat up Moto G, and your partner has a matching iPhone 8 next to yours. Just because everyone prefers different tech doesn’t mean you can’t get everyone a personalized decal.

The folks behind dbrand skins and the new Grip case make it easy to build a unique Galaxy Note 8 decal in dad’s favorite colors, before moving onto a Moto G skin fit for your cousin. The online building feature is so easy that you could customize your new iPhone 8 along with everyone else’s device with your own iPhone 8 skin and not once break a sweat. And with these skin’s scratch-free, grime-resistant, and grip-enhancing material, that sense of calm will follow you and your loved ones as long as the decal stays on.

Send a warm and sweet treat to a special person

Anyone who claims they don’t like a Starbucks latte is lying. Made of fat, sugar, and magic, these foamy drinks are hard to hate. Our love for this cup full of steamed milk is practically built into our DNA, and even the most health-conscious person will find it hard to resist on a cold day.

That is, if it has their favorite syrup. Psychically knowing what that flavor is isn’t always easy. While your friend Stacey may embrace her status as a basic b*tch because of her love for pumpkin spice, your co-worker Dan may prefer his peppermint mochas. Don’t waste time humming and ha-ing at the cash register. Just send them an e-gift certificate for a latte, paired with a stylish Rose Gold thermos, and they can order their customized drink perfectly. And since you can order both online, you won’t have to leave your spot on the couch as you re-watch Stranger Things 2.

That is — if you can find the time to queue up Netflix. It’s more likely you’ll have to whiz around online to order these gifts as you multi-task on another project, but the simplicity of these presents means you won’t be taking any more time out of your day. Test it out to see how easy these ideas are and give yourself a break this holiday.


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