Oh, the stresses of holiday gift-giving.
Whether you just met the person or you consider them a life-long BFF, getting it right in the gift department can be tricky. If it's for someone you want to impress (a new beau's mom also falls into this category), it's OK to spend a little more money on something that feels luxurious. However, the key to making a gift feel thoughtful is selecting an item that is considered ordinary—but looks like a nicer, more upscale version.
Maybe it's a new pair of satin PJs in a thematic holiday print or maybe it's a sampler of gourmet ice cream in unique flavors a foodie friend will love.
Think about it: You're not going to necessarily use a crystalized cheese board every day, but if you happen to have it, your're going to use it. And if makes your holiday party that much more Instagrammable? So be it.
For gifts that feel noteworthy, but also practical, keep clicking!