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Whether or not we realize it, every holiday season we tend to fall into a gift-buying routine. Unless we know exactly what someone wants, we hit up the same stores and buy the same safe, often snoozy, presents. But, not having an idea of what to get someone for the holidays doesn’t mean you should default to something lackluster. Gone are the days of holiday socks your friends will only wear for one week of the year, or buying another pair of tree-adorned pajamas — this year, it’s time to flex those creative muscles.
Gift-giving should be low-lift, high reward for both you and the person on the receiving end — and, it shouldn't take tons of time, hemming, or hawing. To remove the stress from the equation and help put the magic back in, we’ve rounded up an easy-to-follow A to Z guide that offers a little something for everyone. Ahead, find 26 goodies that'll make anyone smile.