On any given day, the Sports Superfan’s mood can be directly traced back to how well their team did the day before. They’re not just a fan: They’re deeply invested in all things sports, which actually makes your job as a gift-giver quite easy. West Michigan has plenty of places to watch the big games, rep your teams and even play some sports yourself.
There are only so many hours in the day, and the Overworked Parent uses every last one. Feeding the kids, keeping them entertained, trying to put them to bed, going to work, cleaning the house, answering emails — it adds up fast. The ultimate gift for the Overworked Parent is an hour to themselves, when they can completely unload.
The Homeowner is always on the search for what makes a house feel more like home. They know it’s where you’ll spend the majority of your time. It’s important to make it a place worthy of dinners, entertainment and staying in when you cancel plans.
The Folk Fanatic loves Americana, folk, roots — just about any music that features an acoustic guitar and songs about the wilderness. They're here to throw on a record, sip some beer, and munch on classic American comfort food.
While you’re bingeing away over the holidays, the Nutrition Nut will sit at their end of the table, eating from their pre-cooked, pre-measured, perfectly portioned meals, straight out of their own reusable containers. They might have some good advice, but they also might tell you 10 reasons you shouldn’t use vegetable oil in your cooking anymore. Get them something healthy as a distraction.
The Aging Hipster loves to hate the holidays. The chilly weather makes their arthritic hands ache as they type away at their latest op-ed piece. But staying indoors creates the perfect scene for endless cups of coffee while reading a new biography about their favorite late-’80s indie band.
The Granola Mom loves her children, nature and eating healthy — in that order. She wants to teach her kids about the wonders of the world, whether that be flora, fauna or natural formations. These gifts aren’t just for her — they’re for our future.
The Beer Geek has somehow transformed alcohol into a fashionable hobby a-la, “It’s OK Mom, I’m drinking art.” They chase the cutting edge of beer trends, lapping up any barrel-aged beet gose they can get their hands on. Still, a good Beer Geek knows a good time is simple: put some friends and a few pints in the same room, and voila, fun.