Last week I completed a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test to determine my Myers-Briggs Type. It turns out that these days I’m an ISFJ. When reading the ISFJ description, one aspect that resonated with me was that ISFJ’s have an affinity for gift giving.
When it comes to gift-giving, ISFJs have no equal, using their imagination and natural sensitivity to express their generosity in ways that touch the hearts of their recipients.
This really gets to why I love giving gifts. I love sitting down and thinking through the perfect gift for each person on my list. I’m always balancing wants and needs, my taste, and the recipient’s. As I’ve started doing my Christmas shopping, I’ve pulled together a list of some of my favorite Cyber Monday deals to help you with your own holiday shopping!
I’ll keep these gift guides going as we get closer to Christmas, but for now I’m focusing on things that are on sale today.
As a single lady, I don’t have too many men in my life to shop for at the moment. So, I’m channeling all my gift ideas for men right here!
The men’s version of my favorite mid-weight jacket is at the top of my list this year for the men in my life. It’s 30% off right now and comes in so many great colors making it the perfect gift for anyone!
Also, I’m a sucker for a man in a Henley, and this thermal one is particularly cute (can I call a man’s shirt cute?).
If you’re not sure of someone’s size or want to steer clear of gifting clothing for some other reason, I think a smart new phone case is a great gift. This leather one is really snazzy.
I think the best gift to give is something that the receiver would never buy for themselves. That’s why my favorite gift to give is a nice pair of pajamas. I think most people wouldn’t buy them for themselves but will absolutely LOVE them. I have this pair from J. Crew and I just don’t think they can be topped.
Whenever I go to a party, I always like to bring a hostess gift with me. I’m adore this cheese board, and that plus a selection of cheeses would make you the most popular guest at any party this holiday season.
For the chef in your life, the Instant Pot is the best gift I can think of. I got it a few months ago and am completely obsessed. There’s a great Cyber Monday deal for it right now, making it less than $80!! For something that has an infinite number of uses, that’s a total steal.
Know someone with a dog who spends entirely too much time vacuuming up fur? They need a robot vacuum. The New York Times and Wirecutter named this their favorite robot vacuum, and it’s under $150 right now.
I’ll be sharing my favorite gifts for bookworms soon, but for now I wanted to flag that the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is on sale. It’s less than $100 right now as part of Amazon’s Cyber Monday sale. If there is someone in your life who’s a big reader and doesn’t already have an e-reader, this gift will be a game changer.
Last but not least, if you know any genealogy buffs, check out this DNA test from 23andMe. It uses a sample of DNA to trace your ancestry! I’ve been fascinated by these for a while, and clearly I’m not alone. Oprah put this on her 2017 Favorite Things list! Think of all the conversations this gift would start!
Is there anyone you’re having a hard time finding a gift for? Leave me a note below and I’ll play personal shopper for you!