Santa’s not the only one making his rounds this year. A recent NRF Survey reports that holiday shoppers plan to spend 4% more this year, averaging $1,047.83 on gifts. And this number increases slightly among people 35-44 – reporting to spend an average of $1,158.63.
Whether you fall into the category of the 56% planning to buy online or the 53% planning to shop in store, you’ve got a budget, a list and a few weeks to finish up. And not to add fuel to the fire, but there is one less shopping week between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year!
To help, we’ve put together a few of some of our team’s favorite gift giving items for this Holiday Season. Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!
1. A Gift for the Sports Fanatic
Michael Rivera, Creative Director
If Guinness offered a world record for Atlanta United’s greatest fans, Michael and his wife would win! As founding members, they never miss a game (unless under dire circumstances) and everyone around the office knows when it’s gameday. If you have a die-hard sports fan on your list this holiday, Michael recommends checking into their local sports teams for special holiday sales on tickets, merchandise or fan experiences. And, if you’re local, Atlanta United’s Holiday Ticket Pack are on sale now!
2. A Gift for the Traveler
Marcia Homer, Director Brand Management
Marcia is our office jet-setter. We all live vicariously through her InstaStories and world adventures. (#daydreaming) This Everywhere Bag from AWAY is her top choice for the traveler on your list and is designed to slide over the handle of any AWAY suitcase (or slide onto your shoulder). It also has a laptop pocket and waterproof umbrella pocket – making traveling to any location, for business or pleasure, easy and efficient!
3. A Gift for the Hard-Working Fitness Fiend
Vince Vitti, VP Business Development
Let’s face it…the 9-5 can get in the way of your fitness goals. And with the new year approaching those resolutions from this past year are bubbling back to the surface. Fortunately, Vince found a way to get his move on even while on new business calls. This TODO Foot Peddler Desk Bike is perfect for your fitness-focused friend (or yourself) and, even better news, it’s under $50! We fully anticipate several of these popping up around our office in 2020.
4. A Gift for the Dog Lover
Chelsea Schmidt Wiley, Senior Brand Manager
The holidays are the perfect time to get the Dog Lover on your list something truly unique and something that they wouldn’t buy for themselves…or their fur babies. The Furbo Dog Camera actually tosses treats and allows you to essentially FaceTime with your pet while you’re away. Yes, please! Another unique idea for your pet-loving person is a DNA test from Wisdom Panel to find out what their adorable adopted pup’s breed is. You guessed it, Chelsea had her pups tested and it turns out they’re 100% adorable!
5. A Gift for Someone Who Can’t Be Home for the Holidays
Ezgi Yersu, Senior Digital Designer
Ezgi is our Turkish Princess (she’s seriously so glamorous) whose family is still in Turkey. Fortunately, she gets to spend the holidays abroad but not everyone can make the annual trek to be with loved ones at the holidays. If you have someone on your list that can’t be with family this holiday season, Ezgi suggest mailing them something that makes them feel like they are home (i.e. their favorite holiday food or an ornament or traditional seasonal decor item)! With a little Googling and Pinterest research, the possibilities are endless.
6. A Gift for the Trendsetter
Ashlan Riess, Brand Manager
Fashion has a face around the infinitee office and it’s Ashlan Riess. She’s what fashion goals are made of! For the fashion icons on your list, Ashlan’s obvious first recommendation is a gift card to Tanger Outlets, our long time client and friend. (#shamelessplug) Tanger makes gift-giving easy and you can save big on the latest styles from famous designer brands. For even more savings join TangerClub for exclusive members only savings and exciting Tanger perks all year long. You even get a free gift for you when you sign up!
7. A Gift for the Engaged Couple or Newlyweds
Aylin Orhan, Junior Designer
Aylin is our resident bride-to-be and when she’s not powering through inspiring creative designs, she’s planning her big day. For those of you with engaged friends or newlyweds on your holiday list this year, here is Aylin’s recommended source for great gift ideas from brides.com. There are so many great ideas she couldn’t pick just one, but some of her favorites are the personalized cutting board, monogrammed decanter and personalized dipped ceramic pitcher. Happy shopping and no judgement if you find something for yourself on this list. We did!