5 Best Christmas Gifts

by Gily Tenorio on November 24, 2012

in Personal Finance


Are you looking for the best Christmas gift that you give to your wife, husband, kids, friends and loved ones? Is it difficult to decide which one to give? Christmas is just around the corner, 30 days to go it is Christmas day!

Christmas, I believe, is the happiest and most celebrated event among the Christian nations around the world. It is the time of the year that all families come together and celebrate this wonderful holiday.

Foods are flowing during this season, gifts are coming from everywhere even from the farthest part of the world you have ever known. This time of the year is the season of giving, giving unconditionally, loving unconditionally.

We give gifts because we receive it first from above. God gave His one and only son to us so that we can be saved from our sin and in this fallen world. We celebrate the first Christmas when Mary gave birth to baby Jesus, the perfect gift that we can receive.

So if you are looking for the best Christmas gift that you can give this Christmas, here are my top 5 Christmas gifts that you can give to your spouse, kids, friends and families.

1. Cash

Maybe you’re thinking of something else to be considered as the best gift? However, I believe most people want to receive cash from their parents or from their children as a gift this Christmas since they can use it to other purposes and things they want to buy.

When I was a kid, I loved Christmas time because I can get cash from my “ninong” and “ninang”. This is the time of the year when I have the most amount of money.

Normally, I used the cash for buying the toy I want, the clothes I want to wear and the shoes I want to have in my feet. You see, cash can go a long way.

Perhaps only few people would prefer other gifts than cash because they are thinking that giving cash is effortless. You don’t even exert an effort to look which gifts could be the best for those people you want to give the gift.

Cash is king. Like what I said earlier, it can go a long way. It can be used to many purposes and to buy many things needed by the person who received the cash as a gift.

Maybe you could consider giving cash to your loved one this coming Christmas if you still don’t have any idea which one to give. It is not bad ideas after all when you give it, they would be happy if you do so.

2. Smart Phone

My wife and I have upgraded our phone from slide and flip phones to a smart phone. It is not the latest model of smart phone available today. We have decided to buy the Samsung Galaxy S2 because it is much cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5.

The functionality and features of S2 is not far from S3 or even iPhone 5. Our major concerns when buying smart phone are not high. We only need a phone that can call and can connect to the Internet. Some features would be a bonus.

Actually, it is our gift to ourselves for our birthdays, for her last month and for me this month. I realized that smart phone is really smart in the way you can use it for many purposes and functions.

Smart phone is a perfect gift for Christmas if you have the budget since it is a little bit expensive particularly the new models of Samsung, LG, HTC and iPhone. Just look around the web which store can give the lowest price for the model you want as a gift.

3. Bag

My wife likes bags especially the Louis Vitton (LV) and Coach bags which is quite expensive. I have not given her such kind of bags but I think she would be very happy to have one in the future.

I’m not sure about this but I see many ladies loving and liking to have a branded bag like LV and Coach. It is a luxury I think to have that kind of personal belonging but if you have the budget and spare money from your Christmas bonus why not consider to buy those things for your wife or girlfriend? I’m sure they would love it. Perhaps someday I can give that kind of bag to my wife.

Other people may not be particular in the brand of the bag but on the design and uniqueness of its appearance. Therefore, I would suggest you can do window shopping or “eye” shopping through the web to hunt for those bags.

For ladies who want to give bags for their husbands or boyfriends, I think they would love it too. In my case, I prefer a simple-color bag. I would love to receive a back pack or body bag.

Perfect Gift for Christmas

4. Shoes

Who doesn’t want to receive shoes as a gift especially if it is the branded one? I would like it very much, maybe you do. It is among the perfect gift that you can give and it can be used frequently by the receiver.

However, you should know the person’s foot size before giving shoes as a gift. If you don’t know his or her size, you can secretly look at it. You can buy shoes through online stores or department stores but compare prices first so that you can get the best deal.

The common shoes to give as a Christmas gift are rubber shoes, top sider, sandals (not really a shoe), flip flops ( not also a shoe) and boots especially for places where there’s winter season.

5. Christmas Cards

All of us have different financial situations. Perhaps some of us have been laid off from his or her job, some have been terminated from his work, some have been experiencing financial problems and so on.

Because of this reasons, you may not have spare money to be used for buying gifts for this Christmas. I would suggest just buy a gift depending on your financial status at this moment of time.

The recipient of the gift would love any gifts coming from you, small or big. I believe it is not always the price but the act and effort that you pour in to send or give those gifts to them.

There are many Christmas cards that you can give tor your wife, husband, kids, relatives and friends so carefully choose the message that you want for them. If you don’t have long time to spare looking for Christmas cards, the Internet will definitely help you out in this area.

Final Thoughts

We give gifts because we first receive it. Christmas is the season of giving. May we realize that Christmas is nothing and empty apart from the reason why we celebrate it, Jesus Christ.

This article just listed the 5 best Christmas gifts that you can give this coming holidays. I believe you have other gifts in mind not included here so I would love to hear it from you. Thanks for reading.


About the Author:

GilGil Tenorio is a blogger, a husband, a father, and an active Christian. He likes playing guitar, C.S. Lewis, Plants and Zombies and NBA. Follow him at Facebook, Google+, YouTube and Twitter. Thanks!

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