Few decades ago, Christmas was a festival celebrated mainly by followers of the Christian faith. It signifies the birth of Jesus Christ, in Bethlehem in modern day Israel.
However, over the years, Christmas has become an universal festival, with people from all faiths observing December 25 as holiday.
Religion apart, the period between Christmas and New Year is the season during which people give gifts. We gift family members, business associates and other loved or important people in our life.
Nowadays, a variety of gifts are available online, that suit every budget. It is also possible to give gifts imported from foreign countries, thanks to a boom in e-retailers across the world.
Christmas Gift Ideas for 2017
Here, we take a look at what is trending as Christmas gifts this year.
LED Bike Wheels
These LED Bike Wheels work on battery and are inexpensive to maintain. You can gift them to anyone- kid or adult- whoever owns a bicycle.
They provide a great look to the bike. The colorful lights also alert motorists about a biker on the road.
Mermaid Tail Blanket
Available in various colors, Mermaid Tail Blankets are great gifts for people of any age. They are also inexpensive and can serve as sleeping bags.
They are ideal for the winter season that prevails during Christmas every year.
Wireless Beanie Hat Headphone Cap
If you are gifting a music lover, you can consider the Wireless Beanie Hat Headphone Cap. Shaped to cover the head and ears during chill winters, the cap also contains a set of stereophonic headphones.
These can be connected by Bluetooth to a mobile phone or compatible music player.
Rechargeable Handset Bluetooth Gloves
This is a unique gift for any man or woman. The gloves come with a tiny speaker and microphone that can connect to any mobile phone with Bluetooth and have a wireless range of 33 feet.
The batteries are rechargeable. Users only need to hold their hand to their ears to speak on their mobile.
Baby Night Lamp Star Projector
Thinking of star-lit nights during winters? The Baby Night Lamp Star Projector will give you exactly that.
Ideal for gifting to kids or their parents or even senior citizens, this electric and battery powered lamp projects stars on the ceiling of a room, giving it a romantic and aesthetic appearance.
Best Friend Compass Necklace Set
The set contains two necklaces designed for a male and female. You can gift them to a couple or even children. These necklaces contain a compass.
They are fun to use and unique as gifts.
Bath Bombs Gift Set
Should you be looking at a great gift for a family, the Bath Bomb Gift Set will fulfill your needs. This inexpensive set comes with six unique bath bombs filled with essential oils.
These oils are known to provide a spa like bathing experience and have beneficial effects on the body through their medicinal properties and aromatherapy.
Himalayan Salt Night Lamp- Cross shaped
For the religious minded, you may consider gifting the Himalayan Salt Night Lamp. It is shaped like the Christian cross.
The lamp does not require batteries and works on 110 Volts electric power only. It has a durable bulb. The lamp can either be used for home décor or night lamp.
Living Quarters Christmas Tree Pillow
Made with polyester, the Living Quarters Christmas Tree Pillow features a ribbon embroidery depicting a Christmas tree. It has a legend that highlights the importance of a family.
This pillow is something people you gift will retain for several years.
Customized Christmas Wooden Music Box
With caribous, snow and Christmas tree and a greeting message, the Customized Christmas Wooden Music Box can be gifted to children, women or even men.
It plays musical notes when opened, adding to the festive fervor. Economically priced, these wooden musical boxes are useful to store jewelry or any other valuable item.
40 LED Photo Clip String Lights
The 40 LED Photo Clip String Lights is yet another great Christmas gift idea. The person you gift this to can display 40 pictures of self or family and friends, greeting cards or even paintings.
It can be used on entrance of a home or on a Christmas tree, which adds to its versatility.
Silver and Gold Plated Jerusalem, Star of David Candlesticks
For those looking to gift imported items, these Silver and Gold Plated Candlesticks from Israel will surely impress anyone. They come with Jerusalem engraved design in silver with gold accents.
They also lend a religious significance to Christmas due to the Magen David, or Star of David, they depict.
Jerusalem Clock with Hebrew Digits
Another inexpensive and imported gift that comes straight from the land where Jesus Christ was born and spent his lifetime is the Jerusalem Clock with Hebrew digits.
Made of Armenian ceramic, this clock depicts a painted scene of old Jerusalem. It is intricately crafted and draw immediate attention. You can gift this clock to you business associates.
Dorit Judaica Stainless Steel Pomegranate Wall Hanging
A very unique and adorable gift for anyone this Christmas is the Dorit Judaica Pomegranate Wall Hanging. It comes engraved with a blessing in Hebrew and English.
The wall hanging is a creation of a woman named Dorit who incorporates religious scriptures into her works of art. This wall hanging is very attractive and eye catching.
Yair Emmanuel Classic Anodized Aluminum Menorah
The Menorah, or candle-stick holder, is an ancient symbol of Israel. It was common during the days when Jesus Christ walked on Earth.
The Yair Emmanuel Classic Anodized Aluminium Menorah will add extra happiness to anyone’s Christmas celebrations. It comes in rainbow-like colors and can be used as home décor or as candle holder.
Other gift ideas
For Christmas 2017, you need not worry about spending too heavily on gifts, Most gifts we have mentioned cost US$ 50 or lesser and can be easily ordered online.
You have the option of getting them directly delivered to the receiver of your gift. Alternatively, you can have them home delivered and hand over personally during the coming festive season.