We don’t live close to our immediate family. In fact, we don’t even live in the same state as most of our family. My sister and her family live in the same state but a 4 hour drive away. Most of my husband’s family live in Michigan. My mother, aunt and other sister live in Hawaii. When it comes to buying Christmas gifts for everyone it can be kind of tough to get everyone exactly what they want (or what we would want to get them).
We have learned that the easiest gifts for us to buy and send are ones that are delivered for us. That way we aren’t doing the wrapping, packaging or sending ourselves. It saves us a lot of time. We tend to stick to buying gifts online. It makes it easy for us to go through, select the items we want, where we want them delivered, sometimes we even get to choose when the items get delivered, pay and we are done. I can easily buy all our family’s Christmas gifts in a couple of hours.
There are many websites that sell holiday gifts online like baskets, personalized gifts and even Christmas flower arrangements from Interflora. My favorite gift to send to some of our family members far away are flowers. The holidays are for spending time with others so I know that my family members will probably be having a lot of people over to their house. When I buy them a Holiday Flower Arrangement they can display it in their home during their holiday dinners or parties.
Here are a couple of my favorite Christmas Flower Arrangements for this year:
These arrangements are very festive and would make wonderful centerpieces on the dining room table. If I decide to send flowers then I make sure to have them arrive the first 2 weeks of December. That way they can be enjoyed for most of December and into the New Year.
What do you like to buy for family and friends that live far away?
I was financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.