The holiday season is upon us. We’re in the swing of shopping, hosting and attending parties and eating our fair share of candy canes and Christmas cookies. Most of all, it’s a time in which families come together. For busy groups, or those who do not live in close proximity to each other, Christmas might be one of the only times family members can connect during the year. If you plan on seeing out of town relatives this Christmas, you should make sure you put together a nice present for them. Whether you see them once or one hundred times a year, here are some suggestions of gifts for out of town relatives you can give at Christmas time.
Christmas Flower Arrangements
One of the easiest, most thoughtful gifts you can give to out of town relatives this holiday season are stunning Christmas flowers. Teleflora offers plenty of options ranging from traditional poinsettias to exotic white lilies, to show your relatives how much you appreciate them. Everyone loves having a festive arrangement on display during the holidays; if you send these flowers, they will think of you when they catch a glimpse of these shades of red and white in their home.
Whether or not you do an annual Christmas card, you should always make sure you give some sort of cards to your loved ones during the holidays. If you’d like to personalize a card even more, you might consider making them yourself or buying blank cards so you can write kind notes.
Homemade Gift Boxes
If you’re trying to decide what to give your loved ones from a selection of a few things, why not wrap them up together and make personalized gift boxes? You might include something small, like their favorite piece of candy, or something larger, like a gift card to a coffee shop or restaurant they love. The best part about this is that you can fill your gift boxes with different items for each person or you can give everyone the same items; it’s completely customizable and up to you!
If you aren’t going to be able to see your extended family this Christmas, you might want to do something above simply sending along a card. Gather your family together, get a camera and shoot a quick “Merry Christmas” video to show them you care. Maybe you can go around toeach member of the family and have them share a favorite Christmas memory with the recipient or something they love about the recipient. You can convert it into a DVD and mail it to them or even send it in an email.
The best way to a loved one’s heart is through their stomachs. Get your apron on and start baking some festive holiday sugar cookies or gingerbread people. If you want to go above and beyond, try decorating the desserts with frosting, either displaying your family members’ initials or even creating gingerbread men and women that resemble your out of town relatives. It’s a thoughtful gift that shows your out-of-town relatives how much you care about them even if you aren’t able to see them on a regular basis.