Top 10 gifts for the 2020 Christmas season

Becca Koch '22, Web Editor

A handmade clay whale ornament bought off of Etsy by Koch’s family and  is mentioned in gift idea number 2. Photo credits to Becca Koch ’22.

The Christmas Season is fast approaching and with that comes finding presents for your loved ones. If you are anything like me, you want to give something unique and memorable, but also have no idea where to start. Here is a list of 10 of the best gifts I could find on the internet for everyone on your list.

  1. Scratch-off World Map:
    This is a perfect gift for anyone who wants to travel the world. It can look pretty as a decorative piece on a wall. You could also use it as a way to memorialize trips taken or planning for future trips.
  2. Handmade Clay Ornaments
    My family recently bought ornaments from MavisButterfield on Etsy and they are some of the best purchases we have made recently. The ornaments are available in several different colors and styles. They are a great keepsake and can serve as reminders of past years that can be used for decades.
  3. Painted Pet Ornaments
    Pets are a large part of most people’s lives, so why not add them to the Christmas tree? Painted ornaments of pets are another great present for friends or family. Whether to memorialize a beloved pet who passed away or welcome a new addition to the family, they are able to be used year after year.
  4. Stickers
    I personally prefer websites like Redbubble for stickers over Etsy, but they are a great way to get small presents for friends. You can get several different ones for pretty reasonable prices. These are also a great way to get gifts for someone with several different interests. I like to buy a few stickers to give in addition to gifts for my friends.
  5. House Paintings:
    These can be customized for any different types of houses. It could be a super sentimental gift for grandparents or parents if you get a painting of their childhood house or another place that they lived. There are also so many different types of paintings you can get from watercolor to pencil to oil paint to truly customize the house.
  6. Personalized Puzzle
    Puzzles have had an increase in popularity in the past few months. A personalized puzzle can be a great gift for anyone who has been staying at home more than usual. You can have a treasured family picture, a map of a special place or a beautiful sunset. There are a ton of options for this meaning that you can make a puzzle for anyone.
  7. Cork Plants
    These are a super cute gift for someone to have on their desk or a shelf in their room. You can fit succulents, cacti or other small items in them. They are environmentally friendly, and because they are a neutral color and shape, they can truly be a gift for anyone on your list.
  8. Awkward Family Photos Game
    A bit like Cards Against Humanity, this card game has everyone paring movie quotes to funny family pictures. It’s a sure way to get some laughs in and can be played with just about anyone. This is a great gift for friends or families who love board games.
  9. Zodiac Necklaces
    Horoscopes are in right now. People have been using their birthdays to help determine their future and parts of their personality since Babaloyn, but now it serves for most people as a fun icebreaker. Get you friend a beautiful necklace with their zodiac sign to show the world.
  10. Low Waste Starter Kit
    People are becoming more and more environmentally conscious. For the person who wants to reduce their carbon footprint, this is a great way to start. It contains two bamboo toothbrushes, bamboo q-tips, a soap saving pouch and reusable makeup removing wipes.