Did you know that gift-giving actually makes us happier than receiving and unwrapping a gift ourselves? According to a study conducted by researchers at Harvard Business School, people who spend more money on others (regardless of their income) were decidedly happier than those who spent more money on themselves.
The only catch? Pre-gifting stress, also known as “holiday gift anxiety.”
Finding the perfect gift is difficult, especially if you’re shopping for your oh-so-hard-to-please mother-in-law, the weird guy you matched with for Secret Santa, or your best friend who literally only deserves the best. This year, however, things are going to be different. Why? Because we’ve curated a list of the absolute best gifts for both him and her courtesy of Hugo Boss’ holiday gift guide.
Gifts for Her
Whether we’re talking about the aforementioned mother-in-law, your mom, sister, or your best friend, here’s a list of holiday gifts she definitely won’t want to return.
Despite traditional holiday propaganda, women are interested in more than just jewelry. So, why not gift your significant other with something she can use daily, like a silk animal-print scarf or wool poncho?
Gifts for Him
Shopping for our male counterparts is either extremely difficult or surprisingly easy, it just depends on who you’re shopping for and what he’s into. Our advice? Get him something that’s both useful and practical.
That doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it, though. If your giftee enjoys dressing up and going out, opt for something suave like a brand-new watch or silk tie.
Bonus: Save up to 40 percent off on your holiday shopping. Even better? It’s a sitewide sale.