5 Holiday Gift Ideas For Busy Millennials

This post is sponsored by JORD. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

If you’re all too familiar with 18-hour days, meetings and obligations back-to-back, and possibly forgetting about your need to eat lunch once or twice (oops), then you’ve probably forgotten that holiday season is almost upon us. I know, it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to cross off everything on your to-do list, let alone devise the ultimate holiday shopping list for all your equally busy friends and co-workers (*cough* and yourself *cough*). Which is why I decided to come up with a list of the best gift ideas for super busy 20-somethings.

Last year, I did a holiday gift guide for basically everyone in your life—mom, dad, S/O, friends, etc.—and I had a lot of fun putting that together, so this year I’m focusing on some ideas that millennials with a hectic schedule would love. Plus, I’m insanely lucky enough to be partnering with JORD watch for this blog post, so I’m really excited to share my thoughts on the watch I received! You can be certain that these gifts would be used on pretty much an everyday basis (no re-gifting here!) so make your holiday shopping a little easier and read on to find out what should be on your gifting list this year!

1. A travel coffee mug.

Travel mugs are probably one of my favorite items to have during the winter months because I usually don’t have time to enjoy coffee or hot chocolate in the morning before class since I decided to spend an extra 10 minutes under my warm covers. So, last year I’d make hot cocoa using my Keurig while I got dressed and I’d just pour it into my travel mug and take my drink to class with me. It was so easy and it usually made my day brighter because I’d have something to drink to keep me alert during class.

I think think this would make a fantastic gift for anyone who maybe isn’t a morning person or just doesn’t have enough time to sip their coffee before running out the door. Try finding a travel mug with a cute or funny quote, or try personalizing one to give it that extra special touch.

Related: How To Prepare For Early Morning Classes

2. A planner and pen set.

Anyone who’s a raging workaholic with to-do lists longer than my attention span can appreciate having a system for organizing their thoughts, obligations, appointments, and their life in general. A planner is definitely something that can and will most likely be used on a daily basis, so you know your gift to that Type A weirdo in your life will come in handy. Plus, there are so many cute designs you can choose from! I wrote a review on the ClassTracker planner, which is perfect for college students. Just like with the travel coffee mug, you can also personalize a planner to really make your gift recipient feel extra special. Monogrammed items are always super cute, so look into any brands that can do that.

3. A JORD watch.

5 Gift Ideas For Busy Millennials

If you’re looking for a gift that’s functional and unique, I can definitely say that the JORD wood watch is the gift. Personally, I find that wearing a watch always keeps me on track and aware of the time, especially when I’m in a setting where looking at my phone may come off as a bit rude (meetings, coffee dates—you know the deal). And what really makes JORD watches insanely beautiful is the fact that they’re wooden watches and therefore won’t rust or look super gross after a few months (can you tell I’ve had more terrible experiences with watches than the average person?). When I’m gifting someone a watch, I want to make sure that it’s a watch they’re going to have for a very long time, so the fact that the wood is treated to be splash-proof is really important for me.

5 Gift Ideas For Busy Millennials

I received the Frankie 35 Zebrawood and Navy watch and it’s absolutely gorgeous. The navy goes along with so many of my wardrobe pieces, especially since the weather is getting chilly and I’ve already broken out all my cute sweaters. There are many styles you can choose from, but this one definitely has calm and cool written all over it. Also, the design itself is quite slim, so the person you’re buying for can wear it anywhere without worrying about it looking too bulky or weighing their wrist down.

5 Gift Ideas For Busy Millennials

Oh, also these watches work great as a women’s watch and men’s watch, so if you’re thinking about buying dad, uncle, boyfriend, or your brother a new watch, this is certainly a unique one. If you want to learn about how you can receive discounts on a JORD wood watch for your holiday gifting needs, read to the end of this post!

4. A wallet phone case.

To be honest, I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have a phone case with a built-in pocket for holding cards and cash. My life would probably be a little less efficient than it is right now. I won a blog giveaway about a year and a half ago and the prize was a jimmyCase, and I’ve been using it ever since. It’s really strong and I always keep my student ID, Metrocards, and sometimes a $5 bill in there. When I need to get into my building (since we can only enter with ID card access) I don’t need to pull out my wallet for my student ID—I just hold my phone up to the scanner and I’m in! This is great for those times when my hands are super full and I can’t go through my bag for my wallet. Also, everyone has those times when they’re in a rush and might forget things like their wallet, so being able to keep some cash and cards with your phone eliminates the need for bringing your entire wallet with you.

I’m definitely a huge fan of this gift idea because of how much more efficient it makes the daily grind. Of course, there are so many styles of phone cases with built-in pockets and other ways of stashing cash and cards. And, this gift idea makes for a really great stocking stuffer if that’s what you’re going for.

Related: The 8 Best Phone Apps For College Students

5. A subscription box.

I think so many people are obsessing over subscription box services right now, and with good reason. A lot of them were created with the intention of helping people who are too busy to go out to the store and spend hours in front of one line of products just to look for the best mascara, or the comfiest scarf, or whatever. So, they pretty much just take the guesswork out of picking and choosing products. And, if you end up receiving a product in your box that you really love, you can go to the store and purchase it alone.

Plus, there are SO MANY different services you can choose from! I’ve seen some that are all beauty products, everyday lifestyle products, food and even books, so I think it’s easy to find a service that suits any of your friends or family members. Also be on the lookout for any deals and coupons on the boxes because I know there are a lot of them around this time of year!

5 Gift Ideas For Busy Millennials

Check out this deal from JORD!

I promised y’all info on discounts on the JORD wood watch, so here it is—I wouldn’t lie to ya! So here’s what you do:

  • Follow this link to get your instant holiday coupon code: https://www.woodwatches.com/g/xoitzjazz
  • Fill out the form on the page to receive an email with your coupon code for 25% off a JORD watch.
  • The last day for you to redeem this offer is December 19, 2017, so act fast! (But with Black Friday quickly approaching, I think you’ve got this covered!)

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What’s on your holiday gift guide this year? 

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