The Most Common Gift-Giving Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Even if you’re not necessarily out to be the best gift-giver of the holiday season, it’s pretty safe to say that no one wants to be responsible for a gift that gives someone a less-than-positive memory, or that simply sits around collecting dust. After all, with how much time, effort, and money we put into gift-giving, we want it to go well! So to help us all collectively combat giving the wrong gift this year, our editors have gotten together to bring you a foolproof list of general dos and don’ts to keep in mind when shopping for your friends, relatives, co-workers, and more. Not to worry, we kept it short, sweet, and straightforward so shopping should be a breeze.

Scroll through to read about the most common gift-giving mistakes we’ve experienced, our suggestions of what to opt for instead, and of course to shop each do!