Christmas gift ideas 2020…and go! When people ask me what are you going to buy this year? My answer sometimes can be a little surprising. It almost never has to do with what gifts are trending.
Because for me when I think about what should I get for Christmas, it’s not about gifts that are trending. It’s really that I want to give something meaningful.
Sometimes it’s something that is fun or something that I know the person would really like and enjoy. So for me when I scour the internet for ideas, in the past I’ve always really been disappointed because I never find what I am really looking for in the first place.
I don’t really want someone to tell me what gift to purchase. I really just want some good Christmas gift ideas. And who knows maybe those ideas will inspire me with a good idea of my own. Hopefully what I’ve pulled together helps you out with finding some good ideas. So here goes…
What should you get….Christmas gift ideas 2020…unveiled! I’ve got a pretty good list compiled, but I’ve put it all together in a PDF, too.
There’s some great ideas for everyone on your list—and for every budget!
Unique Christmas Gift Ideas
BREAKFAST BASKET – fill a basket or a large juice pitcher with gourmet pancake mixes (or make your own), gourmet coffees, jam, spatula, syrup and your favorite breakfast recipes.
SICK FRIEND – large soup cup, can of chicken noodle soup, crackers, spoon, cough drops, tea bags, chap stick, Kleenex.
GARDENER’S BASKET – packets of seeds, gardening tools, gloves, plant markers.
COFFEE LOVER’S – small packets of flavored coffees and creams (make your own coffee creamers), chocolate–dipped spoons, cookies or biscotti, mug.
PAMPER ME BASKET – homemade sugar scrub, lotions, etc., along with a loofah or sponge, and a scented candle.
BAKER’S BASKET – a recipe with all of the ingredients.
ITALIAN BASKET – pasta, tongs, sun–dried tomatoes, olive oil, spices such as oregano, basil, garlic powder, and pasta recipes.
GOLF LOVER’S BASKET – golf tees, golf balls, a baseball hat, sunscreen, score cards, a small towel.
WRITER – note cards, envelopes, note paper, letter opener, pen, stamps, personalized return address stamp/labels.
KID’S COLORING KIT – fill a plastic storage box or lunch box with crayons, markers, paper, stickers, a paint box and brushes.
SUNDAE BASKET – ice cream scoop, sauces, sprinkles, cones, maraschino cherries, nuts, coupons for ice cream.
KID’S BEACH PACK– fill a plastic pail with a plastic shovel, sand molds, beach ball (deflated), sunglasses, sunscreen.
FISHERMAN – fill a tackle box with lures, pliers, gloves, and a guide to local fishing.
SPA DAY – fill a foot soak tub with Epson salts, a towel, pumice stone, foot lotion, homemade lemon sugar scrub, slippers, nail clippers.
BROWNIE BAKERY – make a batch of brownies, wrap them individually, put them in a new brownie pan, and add an index card with the recipe.
SOUTHWEST BASKET – salsa, chips, taco spices, fry bread mix, dried chilies.
APPLE BASKET – red and green apples, caramel dip, apple corer.
Frugal Christmas Gifts for 2020
SWEET TREAT – make cookies, brownies, caramel corn, etc. (whatever your specialty is) presented in a special plate, reusable container, tin or wrapped in a plastic baggy and tied with a ribbon.
DINNER ON US NIGHT– create a coupon offer to make a meal, pay for a meal.”
12 BREADS OF CHRISTMAS – on a homemade card write a pledge to bake a different loaf of brad each month. This can be used with nearly any food concept: soup, desserts, pies, muffins, cookies, casseroles.
Christmas Gifts Ideas 2020 for Him
My husband has said that there’s basically 4 categories of Christmas Gift Ideas for men and of course there’s clothes. So here’s a few ideas to get you started.
TOOLS – the best multi tool set I bought for my husband was this WERA tool kit. My husband will often say to me, “anything from HOME Depot or Lowes!”
CLOTHES– when we buy clothes, especially for Christmas we invest in good quality. Our favorite go to brands are North Face, Duluth Trading Company (note sizes run a little larger than normal), Eddie Bauer, and LL Bean. For jeans, we tend to stick with Levi’s. Sometimes you can find some good options at Sam’s or Costco—but you’ll also notice a step down in quality.
FISHERMAN – A new filet knife, an all weather coat or zip hoodie, a fish finder.
CAR GUY – a subscription to Car and Driver Magazine, car wash kit including wash, wax, tire detail, shammy towels.
SPORTS – a double walled cup to keep drinks cool, favorite sports team gear, tickets to a game.
Christmas Gifts Ideas 2020 for Her
When buying gifts for women, it really is a lot easier if you can know ahead of time her likes and dislikes. This is where “paying attention throughout the year” is really helpful.
WARDROBE MAKEOVER– My friend Kelly runs an image consulting business called BeYOUtiful Image Consulting. She helps you understand what clothes look good on you, what colors, and what accessories will work best for you. Then she will help you to makeover your closet! It’s awesome!
LOOK YOUNGER – gift her with a new skincare collection and a lighted bathroom mirror. My favorite is YOUTH from Shaklee.
AT HOME FACIAL KIT – a hydrating gel mask, face moisturizer, and a soft robe.
12 MONTHS OF FLOWERS – if she likes flowers, this is a great gift! Pledge to give her a bouquet of flowers each month for 12 months.
Best Christmas Gifts 2020 for Kids
With kids, I really try to keep the gifts simple. We actually limit their gifts to four types. We have good ideas, but we make it easier to not go overboard.
- SOMETHING THEY WANT
- SOMETHING THEY NEED
- SOMETHING TO WEAR
- SOMETHING TO READ
Best Small Gift and Stocking Stuffers 2020
- Orange or apple
- charging cords
- Starbucks gift cards
- Matchbox cars
- mini flashlight
- chocolate coins
- comfy socks
- hot chocolate packs
- candy canes
- Chocolate letter (Dutch tradition – first letter of first name)
- hair accessories (barrettes, bobby pins)
- microwave popcorn
- chocolate covered raisins
- granola bars
- glow in the dark sticks
- card games (go fish, slap jack, etc.)
- crayons or markers
- nail polish
- bouncy balls
- mini notebook
- mini cereal boxes
- hand sanitizer
- germ off wipes
Teacher Christmas Gifts for 2020
Here’s some practical and fun Teach Christmas Gift Ideas for 2020.
- A stack of sticky notes
- Pretty pens and pencils
- Amazon gift card
- Seasonal room decorations
- Stickers or stamps to use for kid’s papers
- Starbucks gift card
- Homemade goodies
- Comfort & Joy Basket – (see “for someone who has everything” ideas)
- Comfy socks, Coffee mug, chocolate dipped spoons.
- Microwaveable neck wrap
- Hand lotion
- Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub
Christmas Gift Ideas 2020 for Someone Who Is Hard to Buy For
What is a good Christmas gift for someone who has everything?
Typically I put in this category the Aunt, Uncle, Grandparent—because more than once I’ve been told, “I don’t need anything”. Even last year we joked with my in–laws when they said they just wanted hugs. So my sister–in–law was smart and bought them a gift basket of “hug” gifts—like a mug hug and some Hershey’s hugs! (This is a fun idea too!)
- COMFORT & JOY –joint and muscle pain cream, microwave neck wrap, nice slippers, and some dark chocolate.
- TRAVEL THE WORLD – pick a place they’d like to travel to, buy a calendar featuring that place, a travel book, and a pedometer.
- PAMPERED KIT – luxurious towels, a new soft robe, slippers.
- TREASURE THE MOMENTS – a customized calendar with kids pictures, dates of birthdays and anniversaries. Make a list of “fun things” to do throughout the year together and write it on the calendar!
So that about wraps things up for my Christmas Gift Ideas for 2020. And in case you missed it earlier—you can grab this list in a easy PDF. Plus! I also included a buying tricks and tips guide to help you know how you can save money.