Holiday Gift Guide for All Ages

Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list can be a challenge. Here are a few tips that will help you select the right gifts this holiday season.

Kids and Teens

Today children and young teens grow up with access to the Internet, which is something to keep in mind when shopping for this younger crowd. 7” tablets are a great place to start. They are ideal for surfing the web, reading books and magazines, and watching television shows and movies. Another top idea is Google’s Chromecast, a small media streaming device that plugs into a TV’s HDMI for streaming online videos, movies, music, photos and more using a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Under 30 Millennials

For those millennials on your gift-giving list who like to stay connected wherever they go, consider iPhone docking stations, power mats or solar-powered smartphone chargers. Often concerned about the environment, this generation tends to appreciate gifts crafted from sustainable materials. Look for bags, recycled backpacks and purses or pendants designed from salvaged glass or other recycled materials. Canvas print wall art made from favorite photos is another great idea for this crowd, as are personalized tablet and smartphone cases.

40 and Over Generation Xers

Generation Xers enjoy reflecting back on their childhood days and learning new things. Many may still have their vinyl record collections, so a great gift idea is a new record player. Other things to consider are DVD gift sets featuring favorite television shows, Trivia Pursuit Totally 80s game, Atari Classic and Sirius/XM satellite radio.

Baby Boomers

Adults over 50 often prefer to enjoy new experiences. Food, wine, cheese or chocolate tasting experiences make great gifts for this crowd. Gift certificates for massages, cooking classes and yoga sessions are also worth considering. This generation also enjoys capturing memories so consider photography classes and cameras, lenses and other photography accessories as perfect gift ideas.

Seniors

Senior adults often love listening to music from the past, so consider CD gift sets featuring their favorite music and/or bands. Pre-loaded iPods and flash drives are also great ideas. Also, consider gifting an affordable laptop like Google’s Chromebook so they can stream music and stay in touch with family and friends.

The most important thing to remember while shopping this holiday season is the thought behind your gift. Taking into consideration your recipient’s personality, hobbies and likes will lead you in the direction of the perfect gift.