At age 24, Americans appreciate a practical holiday gift, new research finds. A survey of 2,000 Americans who celebrate a winter holiday by giving or receiving gifts revealed that 81% prefer to receive gifts that they will actually use throughout the year. This includes “healthy gifts”: 77% said they focus more on health as we approach the holiday season, and many will use health and well-being as inspiration to give. The results showed that 78% are likely to buy a healthy gift for a loved one.
This could be a good idea, since the average respondent only uses 43% of the gifts they received last year. Most of the respondents have a traditional gift that they give (61%) or receive (64%) each year during the holidays, and many of these gifts proved practical. While the most recurring gifts were found to be candy (47%), other gifts that ranked high on the list were personal care items (33%) and a toothbrush (32%). But respondents' gift traditions go further: it was discovered that the main gift tradition was to open a gift on Christmas Eve (45%).
A person was then allowed to distribute the gifts from under the tree (45%) and open them at midnight on Christmas. The survey revealed that Christmas traditions are important to a whopping 86% of those surveyed, and 84% are excited to continue their family traditions. Seven out of 10 respondents put socks in their house, but Santa Claus may have to look around to find them; only 30% hang them on the fireplace or on the mantle. Twenty percent hide their socks in the house, while 19% place them on the stair railing.
From stockings and gifts to baking recipes for the family, 57% say Christmas traditions make them excited about Christmas. Give the gift of sweeter dreams with a great sleep aid device that will permanently put your recipient's troubled nights to sleep. Give them a chance to feel like they're walking on clouds with these popular water slides. The soles of these sandals are 1.5 inches thick, lightweight and resistant to compression for a stable and supportive fit that they'll want to take off.
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Each candle is served by refugee women in the United States, with 100 percent soy and coconut wax and natural cotton wicks. They burn for about 55 hours, making them a lasting gift. The iPhone is the ultimate perennial gift. And the iPhone 13, which we happen to think is the best iPhone to date, will brighten up anyone's Christmas morning.
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Most parents and grandparents like to receive handmade gifts from their children or grandchildren, but once you reach adulthood, your homemade gifts can fail. Unless you're talented enough to earn a living with your handmade pottery or jewelry, or win contests with your “famous homemade jams, body scrubs or canned pickles,” your handmade gifts can greet you with intense enthusiasm. Another relatively recent change concerned the time of Christmas gift giving. For many centuries, gift giving took place on December 6, around St.
Nicholas Day, or in early January after New Year's Eve. The popularity of this custom grew after the positive reception of the 1823 poem The Night Before Christmas and the novel A Christmas Carol from 1843. In the late 19th century, Christmas Eve replaced the dates of early December or January as the most common gift-giving date in Western culture. This HP Sprocket starter pack is a fun Christmas gift that can print 2 x 3 inch photos on the included Zero Ink paper.
A pasta maker is a perfect Christmas gift, as it's too decadent a device to buy yourself, but it's an appliance that any home chef would love to add to their kitchen collection. For anyone who likes to sit and relax near the campfire, but doesn't have the space or the means to build one, give them this clever little thing for Christmas. We know it's impossible to buy for some guys, but if you need more Christmas gift ideas for men, you can't go wrong with these trendy Nike sneakers. It includes a foaming shaving gel, three German-designed razor cartridges and an ergonomic and heavy handle that can be engraved for a personalized Christmas gift.
Whether you're shopping for mom and dad, your best friend, your boss, or your partner, these coveted Christmas gift ideas will make anyone's vacation special. We love these Mack Weldon sweatpants and are happy to recommend them as a great Christmas gift for boys year after year. A LEGO construction kit is a perfect Christmas gift for people who love to play with their hands and adults who normally prioritize play. From sunny beach days to being around a campfire, this folding chair will be your favorite Christmas gift.
Sometimes it's the small, practical gifts that matter the most, especially for people who don't like Christmas presents. This pack of beaded phone charms is a perfect Christmas gift for a niece, younger cousin or family member you don't know very well. . .