2018 Christmas Gift Giving Guide


Maddie Herbert, Broadcast Writer

With Christmas right around the corner and all the hustle and bustle of the season beginning, shopping can be a stressful part of the holiday. Thinking of fun and creative presents for family and friends can be difficult, but with this gift giving guide, this Christmas will surely be the most wonderful time of the year!

Polaroid Camera

Even though 2018 is coming to an end, the ‘90s are back! This Christmas, Polaroid cameras are the trendiest present of the year. This oldie but a goodie can be used to decorate rooms, practice photography skills or capture great memories with friends. To spice it up, you could even add string lights with hooks to hang the photos to accessorize and decorate. Polaroids can be found basically anywhere including Target, Walmart and Amazon and in a plethora of colors. With this gift, you will be the best secret Santa around!

Record Player with Vinyl Records

Record players are not a thing of the past! Going along with the retro vibes, record players are a popular hit amongst the teens. The “old fashioned” way of listening to music was brought back over the past couple years, and they can be bought anywhere. Vinyl records can be bought in your favorite stores, Amazon and your local music shops. From listening to your favorite artists or just using it as a cute decoration, record players are a must have this Christmas season!

Red Dead Redemption 2

For all you gamers out there in need of a great present, the hottest game “Red Dead Redemption 2” is out now! This Western themed adventure game with various levels and modes that allow you roam and play with your friends is the go to game of the year. So if you are in need of a great gift for your gamer, pick up “Red Dead Redemption 2” in stores before they sell out!

DIY Gifts

If you do not want to spend a lot of money on a gift, homemade ones are just as great! One idea is to buy a cute Christmas mug and fill it with all of someone’s favorite things including candy, cozy socks and even gift cards! This gift may be simple, but sometimes simple gifts can be the most special!

Another great DIY Christmas gift is to make holiday scented lip and body scrubs or even bath bombs. These gifts are super easy to make, and what is better than a perfect spa day gift? To find how to make an affordable and fun lip scrub, here is a video to guide you on your gift giving journey!


With Christmas only three weeks away, finding that perfect gift can be tough. The struggle of searching for a fantastic present is real, but with this gift giving guide you will be the the best gift giver around!