The 2021 holiday season is here, and most people are already preparing to shop for Christmas gifts for their family and friends. According to recent statistics, 60 percent of people start their shopping before December, and most are planning to shop the old fashioned way as 66 percent plan to buy gifts at brick-and-mortar stores. Whether you’re shopping online or at a store, it’s important to give yourself plenty of time to find unique and meaningful gifts that your loved ones will enjoy. If you need some gift ideas, consider these items that are sure to be on everyone’s wish list this Christmas.
Bicycles, e-bikes and electric scooters
In 2020, we learned that there are lots of alternatives to public transportation, especially if you do a solo commute. Cycling to work or to run errands has become quite popular last year, and it is predicted that bicycles will continue to be in-demand due to a surge in interest in outdoor activities and biking. It’s expected that bicycle sales will grow even more as Christmas draws near, so if you’re planning to give one as a gift, get it as early as you can. E-bikes and electric scooters are also expected to be on most people’s wish lists this year. With e-bike and e-scooter companies gearing up to release new versions of their current devices, you’re likely to get some models at a lower price if you get them before the Christmas rush. Be sure to check out some product reviews and recommendations so you can compare models before you buy.
Fitness equipment
Health and fitness will continue to be a priority for many people, and it is predicted that exercise equipment will be a popular choice for gifts this Christmas. Streamlined foldable treadmills, under-desk treadmills, or walking pads are great gifts for those who don’t have a lot of space in their home for a regular-sized treadmill. Weighted jump ropes, an adjustable kettlebell weight set, and foam rollers will also be appreciated by fitness aficionados. Meanwhile, those who are just about to start their fitness journeys will surely appreciate a fitness tracker, a top-of-the-line gym bag or water bottle, or a recovery tool such as a mini percussive massager.
Gourmet food and drinks
Forget fruitcake – when it comes to giving food items as Christmas gifts, you can’t go wrong with gourmet food. Gourmet cheeses, spreads, dips, chocolates, hot sauce, coffee, cookies, and snacks are predicted to be in-demand this year. Order ahead and fill a picnic basket with these items to give to your relatives. You may also want to give a charcuterie board, which is all over social media these days. Bundle the board with a bottle of wine, some cheeses, crackers, and dried fruits– it’s the perfect gift for your friends or co-workers.
Don’t wait until the last minute to buy your Christmas gifts. Consider these gift ideas and make Christmas more memorable for your loved ones with these thoughtful presents.