It’s hard to beat the surge of happiness that arises when finding a truly ideal gift you know your recipient will love. So in the interest of spreading that good feeling far and wide, we’ve short-listed five of our favourite millennial-specific gifts they’re all but guaranteed to love, including vitamin C serum, an ultra-modern smart helmet and a gift catalogue that’s changing lives around the world.
Sloth Hanging Planter, $22 at urbanoutfitters.com
With room for two or three of their favourite succulents (or one small plant), this adorable sloth-shaped planter with etched detailing will make a perfect addition to any modern décor scheme. Its adjustable twine rope makes hanging height completely customizable, too.
Dermadoctor Kakadu C 20% Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid & Vitamin E, $131.30 at skinstore.com
Regardless of where your recipient is in the aging game, a little skin help from one of dermatology’s best brands can’t hurt. Containing 55 times the vitamin C of Florida oranges, this potent and lightweight antioxidant helps protect skin from environmental effects by fighting free radical damage; brightening and leaving skin feeling more elastic, smoother and softer; and improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Lumos Bike Helmet, $249.95 at apple.ca
Featuring integrated lights, a waterproof finish and a wireless handlebar remote, this cohesive (and comfortable) smart helmet is brimming with gadgetry. With an array of LED lights – there are 10 white lights on the front, 38 red lights on the back, and 11 amber lights for each turn signal — bikers are not only very visible while riding, thanks to its small Bluetooth handlebar unit, riders can tap corresponding buttons to activate turn signals. Even cooler: Apple Watch users can use the Lumos app to benefit from its gesture-recognition capabilities.
Wellness Weighted Blanket, $199 at chapters.indigo.ca
In a nutshell, this is the blanket every millennial needs in their life. A whopping 25 pounds of soothing comfort, it features a luxurious grey velvet cover with seed-stitched quilting, delivers balanced pressure from evenly distributed glass beads. The blanket promotes deeper sleep and “encourages the feeling of reduced anxiety,” according to its manufacturer.
World Vision Gift Catalogue “Multipliers” Gift Card, $30+ at worldvision.ca
More than any other generation, millennials are driven to give. With meaningful programs like medicine for children, emergency food, water filters, education funds, sports equipment and myriad others, recipients of World Vision’s Multipliers gift cards can select the initiative they feel most passionate about, send donations made in their name to pool with contributions from others, and feel great, knowing their gift will truly change a life.
– News Canada