With the holidays quickly approaching, I really need to start putting lists together gifts lists. We have several friends and some family who do not live near us that we have to take into consideration each year. Those are the people who are a little more challenging for gift purchasing.
Gifts For Distant Relatives
Each year we wrestle with buying gifts for distant relatives and friends. My uncle who lives in California is usually the one who takes the most effort.
Here examples of what we have sent him the past:
Pizzeria Due: We live in Chicago and my uncle loves this kind of pizza. He says that California does not make pizza anything like Chicago. In the past we have had frozen pizza shipped to him. By the way, there are two famous pizzerias in Illinois – Pizzeria Due and Pizzeria Uno. Most Chicagoans like either on or the other, but not both. My uncle prefers Pizzeria Due!
Wine: My uncle really enjoys wine so my sister and I pitched in on a really nice bottle of wine.
Omaha Steaks: Not wanting to send him the same thing every year, I decided to give this a try. They do have really nice variety of meat cuts and the prices are reasonable. However, with not really knowing what cut of meat he prefers or if he really is a big meat eater I had a hard time deciding what to get for him.
The two we most enjoyed sending to him was the pizza and the wine. I think if you do enjoy wine, you often do not purchase a very expensive bottle of wine for yourself.
There are some really nice gifts I like to purchase for other relatives who are a little easier. I enjoy having holiday flowers or even a nice holiday wreath delivered for the holidays. Having a beautiful bouquet of flowers as part of your decorations can really add to your home decor. I make use of local florists, but if you are in the Quebec province of Canada there is a great fleuriste à québec.
Holiday Flower Arrangements
Below are some unique holiday flower arrangements and wreaths I have found on-line:
I would love to hear what types of gifts do you get for distant friends and relatives!