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Mikaila Neverson, News Editor • April 23, 2024

How to Pick Gifts for Everyone in the Family


The right gifts can bring a smile to anyone’s face. The keyword in that sentence, of course, is “right.” For some of us, picking out presents is harder than it is for others. Some of us know some picky giftees. Others are picky gifters. Don’t let your gift-giving skills hold you back from finding the perfect gift for anyone in your family.

Whether you’re celebrating your mom’s birthday or you’re getting ready to pick out some gifts for the holiday season, here are a few items that you might want to add to everyone’s wish list.

A quality watch never goes out of style.

There are reasons that brands like Rolex and Grand Seiko persevere: They’re at the top of their field. If you want the best gift for that family member who appreciates quality, luxury, and taste, you might want to invest in a smart timepiece.

Many watches become family heirlooms that get passed down from generation to generation, so it’s important to invest in a timepiece that’s built to last. If you’re unsure where to start, go to the big names like Rolex and Grand Seiko. You can compare the Rolex Air-King vs Grand Seiko Snowflake to get an idea of which accessories are closest to a work of art.

When you invest in Rolex and Grand Seiko brands, you’re really investing in the watchmaker’s craftsmanship. A well-maintained watch or timepiece is the perfect gift for the collector, the casual enthusiast, and the initiate alike. A great watch is a unique gift, a status symbol, and luxury brand essentials that everyone should own. While you don’t necessarily have to shell out for a luxury watch, think of your family member’s face when you see them open that beautiful Rolex dress watch. It’ll be worth the added expense.

Photo gifts always stand out.

Whether you’re shopping for the next Mother’s day gift or your mom has an upcoming anniversary, there are always reasons to pick out gifts for mom. Many moms, in particular, tend to enjoy photo gifts and accessories. Plus, these gift ideas seldom go out of style. All you need is a high-quality photo and a little bit of internet access. Most photo gift sites function the same way: You start by uploading your photo and making any necessary edits or adjustments. Then, you can choose your product.

Oftentimes, buyers tend to get their mom’s photo books or albums. While this is a cute option, it isn’t necessarily the best Mother’s Day gift or Christmas gift you can come up with. Instead, you can consider canvas photo prints, photo blankets, and even photo pillows. Blankets, in particular, make for fun photo gifts because they keep your family warm while reminding them of your favorite shared memories.

There’s plenty of hype around the latest consoles.

If you’re willing to fight off some scalpers and you have a bit of patience, a new console is a perfect gift for the gamer in your family. Whether you’re interested in the PS5, the Xbox Series X|S, or the rumored Nintendo Switch Pro, it’s best to start your search now if you have a console on your wish list.

Ask your family members what their favorite games are. This can help you decide which console is best. If they say Halo or Bethesda games, you might want to pick the Xbox. If they’re big God of War or Spider-man fans, PS5 it is.

With some thoughtful planning and a bit of research, it’s easy to find a unique gift for anyone in the family. Whether you need something simple for an upcoming party or you’re trying to get Christmas shopping done early, these gift ideas will help you get started.

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