If you know someone with children and need to get them a gift, you should seriously consider ornaments for the Christmas tree. Parents are often drowning under a mountain of toys and – especially if you don’t see the kids often – there’s a good chance you’re going to get something they already have or that will get ten minutes’ worth of attention on December 25th and then be forgotten.
A Christmas ornament will last for decades as a treasured memory of your affection. Add your own name and the year with a Sharpie somewhere and they’ll see it every year while decorating the tree and remember you fondly.
I’m forty-four years old and I still love seeing personalized ornaments from grandparents and aunts and friends of the family.