Gifts for the New Year

Gifts for the New Year: a list of universal and original ideas

New Year is one of the most beloved hol­i­days for sev­er­al gen­er­a­tions and it is hard to even imag­ine a per­son who would not cel­e­brate it. For most peo­ple, the New Year has a sta­ble asso­ci­a­tion with gifts, so it is unac­cept­able to for­get about such an impor­tant ele­ment of the cel­e­bra­tion. At the same time, you always want to give some­thing worth­while, which at the same time would not be too banal or stu­pid.

So that none of our read­ers rack their brains in vain, will con­sid­er the most pop­u­lar and appro­pri­ate gifts for all the main cat­e­gories of loved ones.

Choosing gifts for children

If for adults this hol­i­day can still some­how do with­out gifts, then for chil­dren the New Year with­out presents is a com­plete fail­ure and dis­ap­point­ment. Kids are sin­cere­ly wait­ing for cool and cool gifts, main­ly from their par­ents and oth­er close rel­a­tives. Con­sid­er the var­i­ous options for what you can put your baby under the Christ­mas tree.

  • Toys can be a good solu­tion for chil­drenwho have not yet out­grown the lor grades of school, but such a rec­om­men­da­tion is too gen­er­al. First of all, for one of the two main hol­i­days (the sec­ond is birth­day), you should not choose too mod­est deci­sions, oth­er­wise they will be asso­ci­at­ed with an every­day gift from par­ents.

In addi­tion, the cho­sen toy should cor­re­spond not only to the hob­bies of the child, but also to his age.

  • Gad­gets and acces­sories are pop­u­lar gifts for any mod­ern per­son, and even for a baby, they often become an indi­ca­tor of his “cool­ness”. If the child is very small, it is worth con­sult­ing with the par­ents whether it is nec­es­sary to dis­tract the child from school. new smart­phone or tabletbut here’s a cute and beau­ti­ful cov­er for the unit, which has already been pur­chased, you can always give.
  • Impres­sion — one of the best gifts for a per­son, espe­cial­ly if it is a child who is a pri­ori impres­sion­able. At the same time, it must be remem­bered that the New Year is a non-banal hol­i­day, here it is nec­es­sary, albeit a small, but a real mir­a­cle, because a good solu­tion would be, say, tick­et to a con­cert of your favorite artistespe­cial­ly if the recip­i­ent is already a teenag­er.

You can also beat some­thing that the child real­ly likes: for exam­ple, some­one who likes to splash in the water can give a sub­scrip­tion to the pool.

  • Clothes and acces­sories are gen­er­al­ly con­sid­ered to be stop-list­ed for chil­dren, but there are two cat­e­gories of minors to which this state­ment does not apply: fash­ion girls and teenagers of any gen­der. If the thing is tru­ly styl­ish, the child will quick­ly appre­ci­ate that his envi­ron­ment con­sid­ered the new look “cool”. Gloves, bracelet and even a bacweack (with the right print) will be received with a bang.
  • Child­hood is a con­tin­u­ous move­ment. If adults usu­al­ly need an excuse to play sports, then chil­dren sim­ply do it every day in huge amounts, with­out even think­ing about it. Of course, it is more inter­est­ing to keep your­self in phys­i­cal shape if sports exer­cis­es are dressed in some kind of game form, there­fore goods for foot­ball, bas­ket­ball, vol­ley­ball or hock­ey will come in handy. With no less enthu­si­asm, “per­son­al trans­port” will also be accept­ed: a bicy­cle, a scoot­er, a skate­board or roller skates.

Some­times a good option is to install a Sdish wall right in the nurs­ery — the pro­jec­tile can be addi­tion­al­ly equipped with swings or hor­i­zon­tal bars.

  • As in the case of sports, chil­dren rarely think about the role of cre­ativ­i­ty in their lives - they sim­ply cre­ate if there is such a desire, and it is usu­al­ly present. At the same time, a cer­tain set for draw­ing or mod­el­ing is quite small for the New Year, so you should pay atten­tion to large cre­ator’s Kitpro­duced today for chil­dren of all ages. With their help, you can try your­self even in an unusu­al role, for exam­ple, a soap mak­er.

  • If are talk­ing about a girl, cos­met­ics can be a good gift for her. Con­trary to pop­u­lar belief, this gift will fit at any age, you just need to choose the right kind. Babies who want to be like their moth­er should be giv­en spe­cial chil­dren’s cos­met­ics, which do not hold up so ll, but are com­plete­ly harm­less. The girl will learn the basics of make­up in a play­ful way.

If are talk­ing about a teenag­er, then per­haps it is time to give her real cos­met­ics for per­son­al care.

  • If the child is socia­ble and always sur­round­ed by a large num­ber of friendsfor him the best gift would be some­thing that can be used in a fun com­pa­ny. A pop­u­lar option in recent years has become a trip to the quest room, where friends will have to turn into a real team in order to solve the task. Alter­na­tive­ly, you can send all the kids to the movies.

Presents for adults

That’s where the space for choos­ing gifts is huge, so this is when choos­ing a present for the New Year for an adult. Some­times such a per­son will be pleased that they have not for­got­ten about him at all, and then even the most banal sou­venir will seem like a sen­si­ble idea. In addi­tion, in most cas­es, adults are not tied pure­ly to the New Year theme, you can give them any­thing — use­ful or long-desired.

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For this rea­son, our list does not even remote­ly claim to rep­re­sent all pos­si­ble options, only sug­gest sev­er­al pop­u­lar, but not the most hack­neyed solu­tions.

  • Plaid with sleeves, dec­o­rat­ed, for exam­ple, with deer — a chic prac­ti­cal New Year’s gift that suits a per­son of any age and gen­der. This is a very con­ve­nient thing for those who like to warm them­selves under the cov­ers and are very upset that their hands are often out­side — here the blan­ket is with you every­where, and not just in bed, and your hands are pro­tect­ed from the cold. With such an acces­so­ry it is con­ve­nient and warm to even play on a tablet, even to knit socks.
  • Ani­mal hat — a great gift for girls who love ani­mals. In win­ter, such an acces­so­ry will come in handy in any case, and there is no con­tra­dic­tion in such a gift — although it looks like fur, in fact, the mate­r­i­al here is arti­fi­cial. Such a present looks very cute — usu­al­ly it is also equipped with char­ac­ter­is­tic ears.
  • Kitchen aprons with a typ­i­cal Christ­mas print - anoth­er solu­tion for all ages. Such a gift is good because it is inex­pen­sive, but it also cre­ates the appro­pri­ate mood, and will come in handy in the house­hold. Depend­ing on the gen­der of the per­son who is giv­en such a gift, San­ta Claus or his faith­ful friend Sne­gurochka can be depict­ed on the prod­uct.

At the same time, women should give such things with some cau­tion — the apron should nei­ther be “sent to the kitchen” nor look vul­gar, since there are mod­els of such a plan.

  • snow blaster — a tech­no­log­i­cal solu­tion for those who are ready to fall into child­hood again, only with a seri­ous, adult approach. Sim­i­lar device allows you to auto­mat­i­cal­ly make per­fect­ly round snow­balls and launch them by anal­o­gy with an ordi­nary school sling­shot. In every­day life, such a thing, of course, is not use­ful, but if there are at least two more like-mind­ed peo­ple with the same “apon”, there is no more effec­tive way to orga­nize a New Year’s mood.
  • Gift pack­age or bas­ket - this is an inter­est­ing sym­bol­ic gift for those who have long lost the habit of a mir­a­cle. Instead of a banal pre­sen­ta­tion of gifts, such a present can real­ly be received by mail from a per­son who decid­ed to sur­prise you. There, most like­ly, there will be noth­ing real­ly expen­sive, the empha­sis is usu­al­ly on var­i­ous food prod­ucts, but they are made in the best tra­di­tions of bygone times — all nat­ur­al and with­out flashy wrap­ping paper.

Of course, such a set is already sold ready-made, but the recip­i­ent will prob­a­bly get the impres­sion that he has gone back in time for at least half a cen­tu­ry and received a real pack­age from some­where far away — this is the mir­a­cle that every­one is wait­ing for.

  • Down slip­pers — Anoth­er inex­pen­sive gift option, which, in spite of every­thing, is in sta­ble demand. It is no secret that warm air ris­es to the ceil­ing, and cold air descends, it is also ll known that it is enough to over­cool the legs to catch a cold through­out the body. Slip­pers based on down are not only very soft, but also inde­scrib­ably warm, they are time and for­ev­er solve the prob­lem of socks - at home they sim­ply will not be need­ed. Of course, you don’t look like such slip­pers all year round, but lit­er­al­ly every­thing in their design sug­gests that they re cre­at­ed specif­i­cal­ly for win­ter.

Interesting ideas for friends

To be hon­est, good friends must know what a friend is dream­ing of — it def­i­nite­ly slipped through the con­ver­sa­tion at least once, and this is what will be the per­fect gift, because what could be bet­ter than a dream come true?

By giv­ing a friend the gift that he want­ed, you will once again show that a friend­ship is not acci­den­tal: at least you know how to hear a friend and are ready to take cer­tain steps so that a loved one is sat­is­fied.

Anoth­er thing is that it is not always so sim­ple. Often, adults, accom­plished peo­ple as a whole already have every­thing that oth­ers could give them, and the only thing that is miss­ing, there­fore, has not appeared yet, since it costs a very impres­sive amount or, in gen­er­al, is not mea­sured by finan­cial cat­e­gories. Nat­u­ral­ly, leav­ing a friend with­out a gift at all in such a sit­u­a­tion would be com­plete­ly stu­pid, so con­sid­er pleas­ant solu­tions with mean­ing that will help get out of the sit­u­a­tion.

  • Tea or cof­fee often give to col­leagues, spend­ing a small amount on such a present, but your friend could turn out to be a real con­nois­seur of the drink, and you could find some­thing very rare and expen­sive for him. It is pos­si­ble that the recip­i­ent not only can afford such a gift him­self, but even tried what you give — this still does not change the essence, because you show the val­ue of a per­son.
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  • Alco­hol in some ways very sim­i­lar to tea or cof­fee, but it is usu­al­ly giv­en only to the stronger sex. You should not give such things if a friend is com­plete­ly tee­to­tal or uses only on very big hol­i­days, hov­er, in all oth­er cas­es, such a present will fit, only do not be too lazy to find a large store and choose some­thing not the most typ­i­cal there.

A hot drink in small quan­ti­ties will help a friend relax after hard work or be used pro­duc­tive­ly dur­ing the next hol­i­day.

  • Tie — Anoth­er pop­u­lar cor­po­rate gift option for a man, but if your friend does not work in a com­pa­ny where he is pre­sent­ed with them annu­al­ly, such a present will come in handy. The essence of such a gift is to take care of the appear­ance of a loved one, but strangers meet him pre­cise­ly by his clothes. If the suit, or at least just a shirt, is not com­plete­ly alien to the gift­ed, hand­ed a tie to impresswhether it’s a job inter­view, a busi­ness meet­ing, or a date with a charm­ing lady.
  • Oil burn­er — a good gift choice for women who have every­thing. Women, as rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the more sen­su­al sex, are very picky about all the details around them, includ­ing the atmos­phere in the room. Var­i­ous aro­mat­ic oils today are no longer a rar­i­ty in our coun­try, they began to be used not only as com­po­nents of var­i­ous cos­met­ics, but also as incense. With the help of an aro­ma lamp you pro­vide a gift­ed friend with a good mood and pleas­ant relax­ation.

  • Table­ware as a gift for the New Year seems too banal option, but in fact it all depends on how you approach this issue. No one forces you to opt for inex­pen­sive and banal solu­tions — it is quite pos­si­ble to give a friend an expen­sive and exquis­ite ser­vice or a set of dish­es. Let them not be used every day, but the host­ess will no longer blush in front of the guests because of triv­ial plates. In addi­tion, dish­es are not always used as cut­lery: you can give a com­mem­o­ra­tive plate from a dis­tant coun­try, which will be a won­der­ful sou­venir.
  • Cig­a­rette case — a com­mon gift for men, but for ladies, even if they smoke, such prod­ucts are usu­al­ly not pro­duced. In fact, such an acces­so­ry is not so nec­es­sary — most mod­ern gen­tle­men do with­out it, but with it your friend will look like a true aris­to­crat.

  • Head­phones — a gift option that does not pro­vide for restric­tions on the gen­der of the per­son being pre­sent­ed, since every­one lis­tens to music with­out excep­tion. The beau­ty of this solu­tion is that you can not wor­ry about whether a friend already has oth­er head­phones, and whether some­one else will give him the same gift. Any per­son who has expe­ri­ence with this acces­so­ry knows that head­phones are usu­al­ly not only not eter­nal, but not even durable, because in any case, your present will not have to gath­er dust for too long.

  • Flash dri­ve — a solu­tion for those who have not come up with any­thing bet­ter. Although com­put­ers today are used by every­one with­out excep­tion, in recent years such a gift has great­ly lost its pop­u­lar­i­ty — now almost any gad­get is freely con­nect­ed to the Inter­net, which means that there is no need for a portable phys­i­cal stor­age medi­um. On the oth­er hand, it is still bet­ter to store copies of impor­tant doc­u­ments on a flash dri­vewhich you can always take with you and for a friend who is active­ly work­ing with doc­u­ments, such a gift will still not be super­flu­ous — its “com­peti­tors”, as in the case of head­phones, will not last for­ev­er.

If you have also cho­sen a flash dri­ve of a non-stan­dard “appear­ance”, guid­ed by the hob­bies of a friend, then the gift becomes good from two sides at once — both the sou­venir is beau­ti­ful and prac­ti­cal­i­ty does not fail.

List of universal things

There are also gifts that are both log­i­cal, pleas­ant and not tied to the role of a per­son in your life — they can be giv­en to any­one. Here the space for fan­ta­sy is the widest, there­fore Let’s look at some of the most com­mon exam­ples of New Year’s gifts.

  • pic­ture can be pre­sent­ed at any time of the year, but the New Year’s fla­vor will be added to it, for exam­ple, by the depict­ed sym­bol of the com­ing year. At the same time, if you do not chase after a pure­ly New Year’s design, the gift will remain an actu­al inte­ri­or dec­o­ra­tion for many years, but a cozy atmos­phere is already a good gift.
  • Ball for deci­sion mak­ing every­one saw it in the movies, but in real­i­ty you can meet it very rarely. Of course, it is not very cor­rect to trust your fate to the the­o­ry of prob­a­bil­i­ty, but some peo­ple are so inde­ci­sive that they are con­stant­ly tor­ment­ed by doubts even in such mat­ters as what to ar or what to choose for din­ner. For them, such a gift can be very prac­ti­cal.
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  • Even a doc­u­ment cov­er can be a good gift, if you approached the choice of a pre­sen­ta­tion with a cre­ative idea. To be hon­est, it is bet­ter to make such things your­self, but only if you are con­fi­dent in your abil­i­ties. Scrap­book­ing cov­erand even exploit­ing the favorite sub­ject of the gift­ed per­son, he will sure­ly like it.

  • Cof­fee table or break­fast tray in bed — indeed, not the most com­mon solu­tions, but this is a plus. Most peo­ple are not very hap­py about the need to wake up in the morn­ing, and even on a day off, when a per­son has already had enough sleep, they often do not want to get out of bed. Any acces­so­ry that adds com­fort to the moment of awak­en­ing should be received with delight, espe­cial­ly if you find it in a per­son­al­ized design.

  • San­ta Claus invi­ta­tion — a some­what unusu­al option if this is a gift for a per­son over eight years old, hov­er, in recent years, such solu­tions have been prac­ticed quite often. In the end, if such actors are invit­ed to cor­po­rate par­ties, then why does the idea of ​​invit­ing them to a home par­ty look bad? Such a deci­sion will appeal to those who want a lit­tle mir­a­cle on New Year’s Eve, but in fact, the sit­u­a­tion can be beat­en in a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent way if his grand­daugh­ter comes instead of grand­fa­ther.

  • Glass ball with an instal­la­tion in the form of a land­scape and falling snow inside — a very pop­u­lar sou­venir that cre­ates a New Year’s mood in any sit­u­a­tion. The beau­ty of such a deci­sion is that it is appro­pri­ate in any case — for rel­a­tives, and for col­leagues, and for friends.

  • A wal­let is a sim­ple, but at the same time very prac­ti­cal gift.. With this present, you seem to sym­bol­i­cal­ly hint that new lev­els of income should come with the New Year, which is reg­u­lar­ly men­tioned in con­grat­u­la­to­ry toasts.

  • Suit­case, bacweack or handy trav­el bag. If the recip­i­ent does not belong to those who con­stant­ly sit at home, but often go on busi­ness trips or trav­el, the prac­ti­cal­i­ty of such a solu­tion is obvi­ous. Of course, this is not the same as direct­ly send­ing a loved one on a lux­u­ry tour, but if he starts pack­ing him­self, then thanks to you, his fees will be a lit­tle eas­i­er — at least you don’t have to look for a bag.

What should not be given?

There is no unequiv­o­cal stop list of gifts for the New Year — the­o­ret­i­cal­ly, every­thing depends only on the pref­er­ences of a par­tic­u­lar per­son, and he can sud­den­ly be glad even that every­one else would con­sid­er a com­plete­ly unsuc­cess­ful present.

For this rea­son, the most sen­si­ble advice is to always start from the sit­u­a­tion.

Hov­er, gifts that are more often unsuc­cess­ful can still be sin­gled out, which will do. First of all, not only chil­dren, but also adults are wait­ing for a mir­a­cle this night. If you are not too close with a per­son, you can give him noth­ing at all — often this is bet­ter than hand­ing a trin­ket. The lit­tle thing with the sym­bols of the New Year that you hand­ed over to the per­son pre­sent­ed, most like­ly, is com­plete­ly unnec­es­sary, but now he feels oblig­ed to you, and if he has not pre­pared any­thing in return, this will put the per­son in an awk­ward sit­u­a­tion.

Anoth­er unwant­ed gift is per­son­al items of any kind. Cos­met­ics, per­fumes and under­ar are undoubt­ed­ly use­ful things, but they are usu­al­ly part of a cer­tain image that a per­son has defined for him­self and is unlike­ly to devi­ate from it. If are not talk­ing about the clos­est per­son, whose fea­tures you know by heart, the prob­a­bil­i­ty of guess­ing with the choice will be min­i­mal. With under­ar, the prob­lem is also in choos­ing the size.

If it seems to you that the recip­i­ent of the gift would still be inter­est­ed in such a pre­sen­ta­tion theme, just hand the cer­tifi­cate to the appro­pri­ate store — let the per­son choose for him­self what he likes.

In a sit­u­a­tion where you want to show your dis­po­si­tion towards a per­son with a gift, Don’t even think about post­pon­ing the choice of a present until the last moment. As prac­tice shows, you can’t pick up a good gift in the hus­tle and bus­tle — when time is run­ning out, con­scious­ness invol­un­tar­i­ly seeks to solve the prob­lem as quick­ly as pos­si­ble and grabs the most prim­i­tive options. As a result, in a pan­ic, you will almost cer­tain­ly opt for a stu­pid trin­ket, all the short­com­ings of which have already been described above.

In addi­tion, the per­son to whom you hand it over will con­sid­er such a present a ges­ture of cour­tesy, but will under­stand that you did not try to be inter­est­ed in his real hob­bies.