Gifting season is upon us and the search for the perfect gift sends us into extensive online browsing and hurried rampages around town. Despite the abundance of gift ideas, it still seems like a constant struggle to go outside the box, literally. They either have too much of one thing, or no apparent interests to complement with a gift.
So before you start thinking, here are three tips to get you started:
1. Make a list, check it twice
Write down a list of every single person, loved one and child, that you need to buy a gift for this Christmas. An extra element, would be to add the budget range, so you’re not suddenly out of funds, come mid-December.
2. Shop local
There are thousands of Lebanese businesses, artists and inventors that have exceptional products, but also, a lot of creativity. Shop local and contribute to the economy.
3. Check online
Before going to the mall or store, check what Lebanese e-commerce sites are offering online. This way, you can skip the delivery and compare items and prices, to know exactly what gifts you want.
The perfect gifts for:
(We've hyperlinked the brands and stores!)
Entrepreneurs have crazy schedules and over 100+ things on their to-do lists. They are typically passionate about their industry / sector, and have a grand vision that they won’t stop talking about. A little more organization, planning and drive won’t hurt, with:
The tech enthusiast lives and breathes technology, typically found browsing online, to try and forecast future trends. Big on innovation and trying new things, the tech enthusiast needs practical things, like:
For health freaks, everything can and should be quantified. The number of steps. The total number of calories. The amount of chia seeds sprinkled on a home-made granola cereal bowl. Make life a little more convenient for them, while they are counting with:
You know that saying, some people eat to live, and others live to eat? The foodie falls into the latter category, and typically documents every. single. meal. in pictures and online. How can you fuel their passion for food? Try these gifts:
Here are a few more ideas from Lebanese businesses: