Aug 30, 2021 /

What Did You Get?! Holiday Gift- Giving Done Right

Ugly sweaters, traveling for hours, good food – and a whole lot of craziness. Yep, it’s that time of year again: the holidays are here.
This also means finding the best gifts for everyone on your list. Check out these helpful tips from our Boot World gift-giving experts!

1. It’s All In The Details

Good gifts come down to details: the recipient’s personality, interests, profession, and any hints they dropped about needing this or that.

Know someone who loves scaling the rough terrain in Joshua Tree or Anza Borrego? A pair of rugged hikers might be just the thing.

Remember to keep a second gift option in your back pocket just in case!

2. Quality Means Lasting Memories

The longer a gift lasts, the more memories can be made in it. That’s where quality gift choices come in.

Footwear is a perfect example of a long-lasting present with years of memories in store.

Think about a cozy pair of sheepskin slippers, by wrapping up a pair for your grandpa, you’re really wrapping up endless moments of much-deserved peace.

And the good news is there’s a shoe for everyone, so you really can’t go wrong with quality footwear.

Plus, your wife—who insisted that you shouldn’t get her anything (don’t fall for it, it’s a trap)—will be thrilled that you got her those UGG boots she’s been eyeing all season.

3. Personalization Says You Care

Personalizing a gift is the perfect way to say, “I really gave this some thought.” Store-bought gifts can easily be personalized:

Slip an engraved Swiss Army Knife next to your hubby’s new Harley Davidson boots.

Pair your free-thinking older sister’s fresh Dr. Martens boots with concert tickets to catch her favorite band together the next time they’re in town.

4. Think Outside The Shoe Box

Holidays are all about surprising those you love with something unexpected. So, get creative! Has your girlfriend always wanted to hike the Pacific Crest Trail? Surprise her with some durable hiking boots and a plan to conquer part of the trail next summer.

Some other fun gift ideas:

  • Scavenger hunts
  • Surprise getaways
  • 7-day gift extravaganza – unveil a new present each day
5. It Doesn’t Hurt To Ask

Some people are just hard to shop for. Instead of throwing a Starbucks gift card in their stocking, ask them what they want.

If you’re still getting nothing, think shoes (okay, maybe we’re a little biased – we are a shoe company after all)!

Not sure of their style? Take them shopping so they can choose exactly what they like.

Holiday Gift-Giving The Right Way

Follow our tips and gift-giving might actually be fun this year. There’s nothing quite like seeing the look on someone’s face when they receive a gift they love.

An open-mouthed grin from grumpy old dad? Now that’s priceless!