Give something to be remembered for.

Holiday gift buying can feel a little empty, especially when you’re just checking off items on those endless lists and braving long lines at the mall. Not to mention the money spent and the 5-minute frenzy of flying wrapping paper and ribbon. Weeks before that special day actually arrives, many people feel burnt out by the holidays and the pressures of gift-giving. 

The truth is, we all want to give that perfect gift and make sure our loved ones know how special they are to us. It’s not surprising that such a tall order overwhelms us—how in the world can you possibly convey feelings of love in a gift? 

Take a deep breath; let’s get back to basics and go over the simple things you can do to ensure your loved one receives the message loud and clear this holiday season!

Know their likes and dislikes

This pointer should probably go without saying, but you need to really know the person. People are complicated and often have pretty strong likes and dislikes. For example, Katie hates the color green because it reminds her of a bad memory, and Markus is allergic to dark chocolate—you definitely don’t want to make Katie think about that bad memory or send Markus to the doctor. 

So take your time and list out things you know that person hates and loves. Mentions of favorite foods, movies, or colors can be great nuggets to store on the list for this holiday. At Bold & Brave, our silk pillowcases, scrunchies, and eye masks come in 6 gorgeous colors, so you can find the perfect shade to match your loved one’s taste.

Put deep thought into the process 

What do we mean by “deep thought”? Well, let’s say Katie loves koalas—one gift option could be to get her koala jewelry or decor. But what if Katie is the more adventurous type and genuinely cares about the protection and care of this animal? Maybe you could take the gift even further with a visit to a zoo with koalas or, if it’s possible, a one-on-one encounter with a koala!

We know this level of depth isn’t always possible or practical, but this example is just to show the difference between an easy option with low effort versus a more complex gift with very high effort. A thoughtful gift can be something small but unique, like a silk scrunchie or an eye mask.

Show you care about their physical and mental well-being

Koala-loving ideas aside, you don’t always have to cater perfectly to the person’s special interest every time. After all, how many koala-themed gifts can you get away with before it becomes meaningless? Instead, you can always opt for the self-care route. In our fast-paced lives, self-care is often the first necessity to go. Getting a loved one something luxurious that encourages them to pamper themselves is a great way to show that you’re truly thinking about their well-being. 

Perhaps on the high end, you could get them a spa package or massage. But items they can use in their day-to-day lives can be even more valuable in the long run, like silk pillowcases for better skin and hair while sleeping or high-quality face masks for self-care days. Silk products, in general, can make excellent gifts because they feel luxurious, last forever, and improve hair and skin quality while you sleep.

If you need good silk options for this holiday season, Bold & Brave is now offering gorgeous gift sets that clearly say, “I love you!” to whoever receives them! Click here to check them out!