How to shop for Christmas presents according to the CBAT method

When it comes to Christmas shopping, every year we feel like we have to be more and more creative with our presents so that we can give our loved ones something they will absolutely love and find useful and practical. If you’ve been browsing Pinterest for the last few days looking for gift ideas and are feeling completely overwhelmed, thankfully there are plenty of shopping methods that will make your life easier. Today, we’ll talk about the CBAT method and how you can buy thoughtful gifts for your friends and family.

C for Comfort

C stands for comfort, so search for presents that would put the receiver in a mood for relaxation.  Some safe go-to choices for both men and women would be fuzzy Christmas socks, warm slippers, and gift cards for their favorite coffee shop or library. Clothes can also make a wonderful comfortable present, especially those that can be worn both at home and in public, for example for a walk in a snowy park or at the office. We recommend taking a look at the knit Irish sweaters you can find online, as they are perfect for both men and women of all ages and occupations, and the fine merino wool that they’re made of and will surely keep your partner warm this winter. An Irish present will make a thoughtful present and a delight to find under the Christmas tree.

B for Beauty and beauty-related products

The B in the CBAT method is for Beauty and beauty-related products, so as the name says, you’ll most probably be shopping at Ulta and Sephora. If you’re not too sure about your spouse’s preferences, hand cream and lip balms are something both men and women always need, so sneaking one of these into the present basket is a great idea. However, in order to make a good gift, you need to remember what beauty products your partner recently talked to you about, maybe a fragrance that they’ve been mentioning or some pricier shower foam that they’ve always wanted to get.

A for All day

This one is probably the trickiest of all four categories: A stands for All day and it implies products that the receiver could use all day long. This category is very specific and the presents should be coined for every person in particular, but there are some things that all people generally need. A portable charger is the first thing that comes to mind, as all people need one whether for traveling or charging their phone at work. Coffee is also something that people usually drink every day, so a nicer and fancier type of this beverage, such as a Chocolate Chilly or Irish Cream flavored one, will make an excellent gift.

T for Treats

The last letter in the CBAT shopping method comes from Treats and it is probably the least stressful one to shop for, as all it implies is getting your loved one some treats that they like. Do you know what their favorite snacks are? Great, grab a few packs the next time you’re doing your groceries. They’ve complained to you about breaking their favorite mug? A new cup will be the perfect present for them. You want to treat them, but aren’t too sure whether they’ll like what you got them? It makes an excellent reason to treat them to a shopping spree at their favorite stores. There are plenty of things you can do to make this holiday season better, all you need is a bit of inspiration and creativity!