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Picking the Perfect Holiday Gift

Picking the perfect holiday gift? Yup, you read that right! Sure, it's only October now, but there are only 69 days left until Kwanzaa, 68 days left until Christmas, and 44 days left until Hanukkah (that came fast, right?). As the holidays approach, you can do one of two things: you can either rush around at the last minute, trying to find the perfect gift for your family, friends, and co-workers; or, you can find the perfect gift now and avoid the extra hassle that often comes with gift-giving. If you prefer the second option, then you're in the right place! We've got the products you're looking for and the tips you need to find the perfect gift for him, for kids, for her, for the DIYer, and everyone else on your list!

How to Pick the Perfect Gift

Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to find a meaningful and exciting gift for the people in your life, especially those closest to you? You'd think it wouldn't be that hard, but proper gift-giving is actually a detailed and somewhat complicated process that takes a lot of work and thought. To help you truly find the perfect gift for everyone, we've got a few general tips to keep in mind:

Give Gifts According to Their Love Language

Most of us express love in the love languages we prefer. By paying attention to how your friends and family express their love, you can choose a gift that fits their preferences. Remember: love languages include words of affirmation, physical touch, gift giving, quality time, and acts of service. If your significant other's love language is physical touch, quality time, or acts of service, check out our Night's Rest Hand + Body Lotion, or some relaxing oils to create an engaging massage oil. You can offer to spend time with and serve them as you rub and soothe their tired muscles. Is your father's love language gift giving? Give him something he'll really enjoy with our Just For Him Beard Oil Kit, available November 23.

Take Note of Their Complaints and Wishes

As we go about our daily lives, many of us express how challenging certain tasks may be, or how we wish we had something to make life a little easier. Take note of what those around you say -- they might just give you some perfect gift ideas! Perhaps your grandmother regularly mentions how her hands aren't quite as soft and smooth as they used to be. Give her the gift of rediscovering soft, moisturized skin with our Better Butter hand and body cream. Maybe your co-worker talks of how their allergies never seem to go away. You can surprise him or her with a Droplet Diffuser for their desk and some respiratory-supporting oils.

Don't Focus on Cost

Good gifts don't always have to be expensive. Generally, people receive gifts better when they are presented with love, thoughtfulness, and effort. Personal gifts, rather than expensive ones, just mean more. At Rocky Mountain Oils, we are pleased to offer a wide range of affordable products. Not only that, but our Holiday Gift Guide and Exclusive Gifts are outlined within different price ranges, making it easy for you to find something you need while still staying in your budget. No matter what price range you're in, you can count on us to give those on your list a thoughtful and wonderful gift.

Give an Experience

Not all gifts need to be a thing. Experiences don't carry the comparative feature as much as objects do, which makes it easier for the receiver to fully enjoy the gift for what it is. Experiences come in a variety of ways. Perhaps you give your best friend tickets to that concert she's been dying to go to. Or you plan a day where you and your significant other can just be together, doing things they love. While most experiences really don't involve things, you can give those on your list an experience like no other with our Exclusive Gifts! Give your best friend the daily experience of increased energy and luxurious smells with our Gemstone Perfume Collection, available November 26. Or, give your mom the experience of going to the spa as often as she wants without leaving the comfort of her home with our Relax + Unwind Spa Basket, available today!

Make a List of Their Interests

This one is simple. Grab a pen and piece of paper, and just spend a few minutes writing down all of the things that interest those to whom you plan to give gifts. Interests can range from hobbies, music, and how they spend their free time to favorite movies, books, and sports. Just write down all that you know about each person, and you can find a gift that correlates with his or her interests. Is your friend the type of person who enjoys trying new things and completing DIY projects? Try giving him or her Healing Oils - 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy and the supplies they need to create their own essential oil blends, cleaning products, soaps, and more! Or what about yourself? Do you enjoy taking time to meditate and relax each day? Give yourself the gift of increased harmony and energy with our Chakra Roll-On Blends Kit! No matter who you're buying gifts for this year, we're here to help make the whole process easier for yourself, and to help you give out those truly perfect gifts. Be sure to check out our Holiday Gift Guide for more ideas, and stay updated on our weekly Exclusive Gifts to find just what you're looking for!