Gift Ideas for Christmas in 2020/2021
by Jazmin Murphy December 3, 2020
Now that December has descended upon us (how did this year go by so fast?!), you might be frantically typing into search engines, looking for the perfect gift ideas for Christmas in 2020 for your loved ones. Instead of helplessly wading through a sea of products, you can refer to the four first-rate ideas below, perfectly tailored to the multifaceted cat lover.
The best gifts you can offer this Christmas should emphasize personal wellness and quality time. For instance, if your family member loves to cook, you might want to buy them baking pans. You can also encourage your friend to engage further in their hobbies by providing painting and gardening tools. Plus, you can never go wrong with gifts for pets.
If you're looking for Christmas help in 2020, you've come to the right place. Below are four gift ideas that your friends and family are sure to love, and that will help strengthen your relationships for years to come.
Kitchen Accessories for Quality Time Over a Meal
If there's anything people have come to love throughout 2020, it's spending more time with family while away from work. One of the most common areas in the home used for quality time and creative freedom is the kitchen.
According to clinical psychologist and family therapist, Dr. Anne K. Fishel, simply sharing a meal with family is correlated with:
Lower Chances of substance abuse
Better Prevention of underaged pregnancy
Reduced chances of the development of mental health issues such as depression
Better performance in school
Dr. Fishel added that this time can also reduce obesity rates and the chances of developing an eating disorder for all family members. For stubborn or picky kids, you may even discover that not just eating, but cooking together, will improve their willingness to eat dinner (or other meals).
If there is someone in your life who is a lover of both baking and cats, you can bet that they'll adore this cookie paw pan as an opportunity to explore their interests while bonding with their loved ones. This is one of the best Christmas gift ideas for 2020 since it's a great way to show your loved ones that you care about their interests and want to share more time with them!
So, what if you're not so keen on cooking, but you want to invite your loved ones over for some drinks and snacks? Another oft-forgotten kitchen tool is the glass tag. If you're going to share some wine with your close friends or family, it's best to give yourselves a way to identify your own glasses to be safe.
While you're at it, you should also consider adding an adorable cat paw bottle opener to help out with ushering in the good memories with your buddies.
Pet Gifts for Your Friends
Does anyone in your life have a kitty they love and adore? Maybe it's time to look past the human and consider the fur-baby in their life for your next stream of Christmas gift ideas in 2020. Many pet owners' hearts would swell to learn that their friends care just as much about their pets as they do.
In a past PetFinder poll, 58% of cat owners proudly reported that they purchase Christmas presents for their kitty companions. What's more is that more than one-third of this demographic (37%) hung stockings for their cats, too. Why not show your friend you love them by joining them in showering their pet with gifts?
One of the cutest gifts for their cat that will also enhance their interior home décor is the Purrty Presents cat water feeder. This resin dish is such a delicately beautiful – yet functional – piece to display in the home. Even in its darker color variations, it sustains a soft appearance and will blend nicely into any interior color themes.
This is also available as a kibble feeder, to give your friend's fur-baby a matching dish for their favorite treats or meals. They can set these up as functional artwork on shelves (make sure the cat can reach it!) or place them in their cat's eating area to make a super cute pet space.
(If your friend prefers plain dishes for their cat, you might want to opt for the ceramic pet bowls instead. They're just as aesthetically pleasing but have a much simpler design.)
More excellent gift ideas for Christmas for 2020 include getting your friend's cat a toy, such as a flipper fish for cats. Many people underestimate cats' playfulness simply because they don't jump around and bark as much as dogs do. Yet, playtime is just as important to a feline's mental and emotional wellness as it is for pooches.
Help your loved one keep their cat happy and healthy by gifting them with fun toy that pokes fun at the common trope that cats love fish and encourages their pet's playfulness at the same time.
Gift Ideas for the Art (and Cat) Lover
This year's been tough on everyone. Although recent social and personal challenges aren't good in and of themselves, this time has made the upcoming 2020 Christmas a golden opportunity to show the people in your life how much you care about their wellbeing. One of the simplest ways to do that is to provide them an artistic outlet.
The ability to healthily refocus attention
Help relaxing brain activity levels
In the last several years, scientists have repeatedly demonstrated that therapeutic art is an excellent de-stressor. It can also help reduce pain and decrease the possibility of developing mental health disorders like depression.
To invite everyone in on the fun, get one of these paint by numbers for each of your friends and host a paint-and-sip party! These types of get-togethers are growing rapidly in popularity. They're perfect for formal art classes or can be the best relaxing activity to share over brunch with your friend group.
Paint by Numbers pieces are also one of the best Christmas gifts in 2020 as they encourage creativity for young children. Since so many kids have been cooped up at home, they may be starving for a creative outlet and inspiration. This is the perfect solution to get your child's brain active and engaged again.
Cat-Themed Gifts for Gardeners
Lots of people are looking for help with Christmas in 2020. It's a tough feat to find the perfect gift for the people you love, including your green-thumbed friends. Instead of buying them seeds and tools for the garden, perhaps the best thing to get them this holiday season would be containers to hold their beloved plants.
One of the many perfect gift ideas for Christmas in 2020 that would merge a green thumb's interest in cats and their favorite hobby is the flower pot cat paw set. These are absolutely adorable and can create the perfect look for your friend's plant space, whether it's indoors or outdoors.
Whether you're looking to garden alongside your significant other or your child, this is one of the best activities you can share with someone to strengthen your relationship in the long run. Couples can use this activity to spend quality time with each other, whether they choose to chat while they plant or share peaceful silence.
For families with kids, gardening can be a fun boost in the little ones' math and science education, all while growing (no pun intended) their relationship with you. The best flowers to plant with your kids in these adorable cat paw flowerpots include:
If you're aiming for an edible garden instead, easy plants are as follows:
It's challenging to decide which of the millions of Christmas gift ideas for 2020 is best suited to your loved ones. Yet, with this guide and a keen instinct for your friends' and family's interests and hobbies, you are well prepared to pick the perfect present to keep them smiling into 2021!
About the Author
Jazmin “Sunny” Murphy began writing informal scientific content on nature and animals in 2015. Four years later, she launched her freelance career as a digital content and copywriter. This work merges her academic perspective, rooted in her B.S. Zoology, and professional experience as a veterinary tech, university research assistant, and more with relevant marketing, SEO, and engagement techniques across various industries. Jazmin now covers pet care, pest control, cannabis, outdoor recreation, STEM research and news, and product reviews across several niches.