BBB’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Need help channeling your inner Santa this holiday season? Take the stress out of shopping and let BBB help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. You’ll be wrapping things up in no time with these holiday gift ideas!

Gifts for Parents
There’s no doubt your folks deserve a whole lot of love, and they’ll love unwrapping these thoughtful gifts.

Family Portraits
Surprise your family with a personalized photo gift or an appointment for a family portrait session.

Board/Card Games
There’s something for everyone when it comes to games, making them the perfect gift for the whole family enjoy. Spend quality time together while having fun.

Personalized Ornament
Start a new tradition within your family. Give a personalized ornament for their Christmas tree. 

Gifts for Grandparents
Shopping for grandparents isn’t always easy, but these thoughtful gift ideas will surely bring a smile to their face.

Photo Keepsake Gifts
Celebrate cherished memories by showcasing photos in a custom photo album or an elegant frame so they can reminisce anytime.

Tickets to a Show
Many people prefer a special experience to material things. Consider giving tickets for something they’ll enjoy like an opera, ballet or other fine arts performance.

Home Improvement Services
Gift a monthly cleaning service, a yard-maintenance service or other home improvement service to help get projects around the house completed.

Gifts for Teens and Tweens
Anyone who has ever tried to buy a gift for a teen or tween knows what a monumental task it can be. Avoid eye rolls with these gift ideas.

Music Subscription
Add to a music lover’s song collection by gifting them a year subscription to an mp3 downloads site or a music gift card.

Event Tickets
For the sports fan, get tickets to see their favorite team and for the music lover, take them to a concert.

Autographed Memorabilia
Have a piece of memorabilia autographed with a personal message from their favorite sports hero or celebrity.

Gifts for Tech-Lovers
Give your tech-savvy loved ones the hottest tech gifts this season.

Smart Speaker and Home Assistant
Hands-free, voice-controlled devices for the home will make the recipient’s life easier. These devices can play music, give weather reports, answer questions, make calls and send reminders.  

Programmable Smart Thermostat
Give the gift of comfort with a smart thermostat, which is compatible with smart home assistants and kits.

Pocket Projector
Enhance movie nights at home and on the go by simply connecting your laptop with a compact LED pocket projector.

Gifts for the Hard to Shop For
Whether it’s someone who has everything or someone you don’t know that well, these gift ideas are a perfect fit.

Gift Cards
Prepaid gift cards aren’t impersonal if you get one that reflects their interests. Personalized gift cards to the movies, restaurants or retail stores are all great gift ideas.

Homemade Treats
Food and drinks are the perfect gift for the person who has it all. Give a box of homemade holiday treats and anyone will appreciate this thoughtful gift.

Donation Made in Their Name
For the person that has everything they need, consider giving a charitable gift in their honor. Most charitable organizations will give you something nice to present to the recipient.

Gifts for the Wellness-Obsessed
Take care of your loved ones with these thoughtful gifts to promote wellness, calm and relaxation.

Weighted Blanket
Consider gifting a science-backed weighted blanket for better sleep quality, improved focus and reduced anxiety.

Fitness Tracker
These wearable devices can help them stay connected and kick start all their new year’s fitness resolutions.

Relaxation Gifts
Give the gift of pampering with a gift certificate for personal services like hair styling, manicure, pedicure or a massage.

Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie
Help your foodie friend maintain their love of all things sweet, sour, savory and salty.

Make Your Own Kits
Make your own kits are the perfect way for the recipient to enjoy the things they love most. Kits come with complete instructions and supplies for making anything from hot sauces to alcoholic beverages.

Meal Delivery Service
Subscription services deliver the ingredients needed for a variety of recipes right to their door. All the person must do is open the box and follow the instructions to cook a nice home-cooked meal.

Themed Gift Basket
Fill a basket with some of their favorite gourmet ingredients for an Italian meal, sushi making night, or teas, coffee and chocolates.

Gifts for Kids with Too Many Toys
Looking for a non-toy gift for the kids on your list? Activities and experiences make the perfect present for kids with too many toys.

Lessons
Choose fun and educational lessons like music, sailing, cooking, golf, art classes, and pretty much anything that would interest them.

Activity Passes
Passes to out-of-the-house activities like a trampoline park, rock climbing gym and swimming pool are a great gift for energetic kids.

Cultural Outings
Gift a membership or season pass to their local zoo, planetarium, science museum, or children’s museum.

Gifts for Jet-Setters
Make life a little easier for the frequent traveler in your life with these gifts.

Luggage
Luggage or a new carry-on bag is an awesome gift if they have a big trip coming up or travel often.

Scratch Off Map
Not only would this map look great on a wall, it’s fun and interactive. You’ll help them keep track of their travels.

Travel Accessories
Passport holder, noise-canceling headphones and luggage tags all make great gifts for someone who is always on the go.

Gifts for Pet Lovers
Whether it’s a gift for them or their furry four-legged friend, they’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness of these pet-friendly gifts.

Pet Photo Items
The pet-lover in your life will cherish anything that allows them to show off their furry friend. Customize items such as tote bags, clothing, magnets, and home decor with their pet’s photo.

Custom Pet Tags
Make a style statement with a personalized pet tag. Add a photo of their pet or customize the text for a tag that is both cute and functional.

Robotic Vacuums
These robots have scheduling features, so they’ll automatically pick up pet hair, dander and other allergens around the home.

Remember to follow these BBB tips for safe holiday shopping:

  • Research: Read product reviews, check Business Profiles on bbb.org, look at the sales flyers and ads, compare prices, look for early promotions and “flash sales.”
  • Gift Receipts: Always ask for a gift receipt. This way the recipient can return or exchange a gift if it’s not just right.
  • Warranty Information: Inquire about the store’s return policy and warranty information before purchasing. Also, be sure to pass along any information about returns, exchanges, repairs, and warranties to the person who will use the item.

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