Holiday Gift guide 101: Are you giving the right gift this year?

Growing up, I looked forward to Christmas day. I stayed up all night with my siblings making Christmas cookies, treats, and writing a long letter to Santa informing him how much of an angel I’ve been this year. Of course I was very detailed with what gifts I was expecting. Even though I may not have recieved everything on my list, I was very thankful for what Santa placed under the tree for me. This holiday season, take the time and think about your holiday gifts that you may want a friend or family member to have. Remember, give unto others as they will do the same for you. Let’s be honest, recieving a bad gift sucks, but its the thought that counts. Before stuffing stockings and wrapping gifts with cute paper and bows, think about something; would I be estatic if I recieved this same gift from someone?


There are some gifts that you can not go wrong with. Some of them include gift cards to resturants, gas cards, fragrances, lotions, skin care products, make up, handbags, clothes, shoes, hat/glove/scarf sets, and electronics. Those types of gifts are universal in a sense. Now, there are other gifts that may or may not make the recieving party happy. These include cheesy Christmas sweaters, fruit cakes, and things that you may feel you have no purpose for. Instead of making a scene and putting on fake smile, shake up you holiday gift exchange. For example, sometimes my family and I place names in a hat and perform a Secret Santa. A spending minimum is set, and each person is held accountable for what he or she decides to buy. One of the major rules of the Christmas gift exchange is don’t give someone a gift that you know personally you would not enjoy having. That being said, take your time this holiday season and find a great gift that is right for you essentially. Charity starts at home then you can spread it abroad.

Jarius Tommillson

On September 20, 1988, a boy was born and deemed to create his own path. He was taught to follow his heart, and never take no for an answer. My name is Jarius and I love everything about hair, make up, nails, fashion, shoes, and most essentially writing. Join me as we voyage to nirvana through the words I write.