Sometimes the perfect gift isn’t just one thing- it’s a whole set to show your loved one that you were listening when they talked about the hobby they wanted to start, the movies they love, or the home upgrade they deserve. Here are five ideas for creative gift sets for this holiday season.
Home Entertainment System
We’ve come so far beyond the simple plug in and go TV of ages past, and we’re growing ever closer to eliminating commercial breaks altogether. Setting up a new system can lead to a whole new world of entertainment. The keys to a good 21st-century entertainment system are:
- A Smart TV
- A streaming set-top box
- A TV Mount
- Surround Sound Speakers
- Optional but fun: A Recliner
Include a subscription to a streaming service like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, or Disney Plus if they don’t have those already, and help your loved one say goodbye to unwanted commercials and hello to their favorite shows anytime they want.
Cake Decorator’s Essentials Set
Decorating your own cakes is becoming increasingly popular, and it can be hugely fun as a family or solo activity. The right tools and recipes are essential for this hobby, so consider making someone who wants to start a kit that looks like this:
- The Perfect Cake: Your Ultimate Guide to Classic, Modern, and Whimsical Cakes by America’s Test Kitchen
- Cake Decorating for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Decorating Like a Pro by Rose Atwater
- A Spinning Cake Stand
- Round Cake Pans in Different Sizes
- Bench Scraper
- Offset Spatula
- Cake Decorating Toolkit
- Fun Looking Sprinkle Mixes
Throw in some pre-made cake mix to be cheeky. Or add an apron and chef’s hat for some extra fun!
Star Wars Fan Set
Star Wars is a beloved franchise for many reasons, and it has a lot of merchandise to go with it. Making a gift set for a fan is a snap, and you can find Star Wars products in any number of categories from cooking to furniture to clothing. Unfortunately, you can’t get the real working lightsaber an engineer recently invented, but a basic gift set could look something like this:
- Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Complete Box Set
- A Star Wars Blanket with Their Favorite Character
- Prepaid Subscription Gift Card to Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG
- Lego Millennium Falcon Set
- Lightsaber Toy
- A Stuffed Porg
Add to the basics by adding other items like Star Wars waffle irons, cooking utensils, books, nightlights, music boxes, posters, accessories, costumes, and much more.
Body & Mind Wellness Set
With how the world is right now, a lot of people are looking for better ways to take care of themselves. Yoga, Tai Chi, and meditation are a great way to relax, let go of stress, and improve physical and mental health. You can make a great wellness kit with gifts like:
- A Yoga mat with Alignment Lines to help them get started on the right foot…or hand
- A Meditation Cushion so their legs don’t fall asleep
- An Essential Oil Diffuser to help them relax
- Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday by Matthew Sockolov
- A set of Yoga Blocks
If there’s a more advanced yogi or meditator on your gift list, look into items like yoga straps, CDs of meditation music, or some fun yoga pants.
If none of these ideas fit someone you want to make a gift set for, there’s a simple method to make your own; find something they want to start doing, research the essentials for starting, and boom! One gift set on a platter. You can also look at their existing hobbies and see if they’re missing anything they want or need for it. Best of luck on all your endeavors, and happy gifting!