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Best Gift Ideas For the 2023 Holiday Season

Don’t be a last-minute shopper this season!
A Christmas tree decked out for the holidays with numerous gifts nestled underneath

With Christmas approaching, many people are wondering what gifts they should get for the ones they care about the most. Listed below are ten gift ideas that everyone is sure to love!


Blankets are always a great gift. You can use them on a bed, couch, car, or anywhere else. Believe it or not, blankets may even have a special impact or meaning on the person you give them to. You can purchase one with a connection to a favorite TV show or character, or keep it simple with something big and fluffy.


Candles can also be a good, and practical gift to give to anyone, including teachers or co-workers. They can be used as a decoration for anywhere in the house. The scent can also have a special meaning to the recipient. Whether it’s a certain flower they like or it smells like a place they love, people will adore a thoughtfully gifted candle.


Jewelry can mean a lot to someone, especially if it is homemade. You can also buy or create custom pieces that represent a loved one’s personality, color preferences, or style. To make it even more personal, you can have it engraved with a special date, word, or phrase.


Candy or chocolate can also make a person’s day. Whether it’s a person’s favorite kind or even just a seasonal treat, you can never go wrong.

Handmade Things

Handmade gifts can make a person’s day and show them just how much they mean to you. If you have been taking note of your friend’s or family’s niche interests or hobbies, you can go in any direction to make a thoughtful homemade gift.

Sport’s Merchandise

If someone you know loves a certain sports team, either professional or a school, they will always graciously accept a jersey or even a pennant. When they wear the garments to games or look at the decorations around their house, they will think of you!

Show or Band Merch

If a person that you know likes a certain band, show, or movie, then a good gift could be a piece of memorabilia from the show. From posters to T-shirts, a simple gift such as this can prove to your loved ones that you pay attention to what makes them happy.

Event Tickets

Tickets to events will make someone’s day. Whether it’s tickets to a sports game, a concert, or a play/musical, it will make someone feel appreciated.


If you know your recipient’s style, you can never go wrong with a nice and practical clothing item. If it is a cool design or just a plain shirt, it may become their new favorite.

Entertainment Items

Video games, books, and TV subscriptions are just some of the ideas for entertainment-related gift items. There are so many avenues you can take in this category, but you have to make sure to stay tuned into your recipient’s interests. 

I hope this list gave you some ideas for holiday gift-giving! It is sometimes stressful to find the perfect gift, but the reward of watching a gleaming face open the present you thoughtfully chose is worth it all!

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Riley DeFrank
Riley DeFrank, Staff Writer
My name is Riley DeFrank! I’m an eighth grader at Gateway, and this is my first year writing for The Chomp. I enjoy baking, reading, playing softball, watching sports, and listening to Taylor Swift. I’m the president of Middle School Student Council, and I am also in Builders Club, Baking and Cooking Club, and Spirit Club.
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