4 New Year Gift Ideas

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By In The Playroom

The New Year is upon us and it is a time of gift giving as well as New Year’s resolutions. It is the most popular time of the year for people to make life changes and thus the term New Year’s resolutions. As a result, if you’re looking for gifts to give in the New Year, it would be a good idea to give ones that are tailored towards helping the recipient achieve their New Year’s resolutions. 

From planners to practical gifts, here are a few ideas for New Year gifts for a loved one:

  1. Fitness subscriptions: One of the most common New Year’s goals for many people is to lose weight or otherwise become fitter.

Like many New Year’s resolutions, these are often abandoned after a few days or weeks. A major reason for this is that they do not take the time to sign up for any long-term fitness program and intend to rely on their own self-control which often fails. 

As a New Year’s gift, consider getting the recipient a subscription for a fitness program. The subscription could also be for a healthy food plan or for fitness gear. 

Either way, a fitness subscription will go a long way in helping the recipient achieve their fitness goals. 

  1. Day planners: Often, when people make their New Year’s resolutions, it is merely a verbal one with few people writing down these goals and even fewer following through with them. 

It has been proven that people are much more likely to follow through with their plans if they are written down.

It would then be a good idea to give a day planner as a gift for the New Year. There are day planners that are goal-oriented, meaning a section of each page dedicated to daily goals. 

Giving this as a gift for the New Year will prove to be very helpful. 

  1. New year bundles: While it is easy to give people the tools they need to pursue their New Year goals, you can also ‘bring’ their resolutions to them as a gift. 

This can be done by giving New Year New You bundles from a retailer such as TheWorks.

These bundles include items such as books and health supplements. If you have a loved one whose New Year’s resolution is to get healthier or read more books, such a bundle would be very helpful to them and a gift they are sure to remember. 

  1. Self-help books: Self-improvement is a consistent theme of most New Year’s resolutions and one of the reasons why many of them fail is because those who make them do not have the necessary information and tools to keep up with their goals. 

There is a plethora of topics for self-help books that one may choose from. Getting someone a self-help book relating to their New Year’s resolution is another good gift idea. 


New Year’s gifts should be thoughtful as well as functional. Consider some of the above ideas to bring love and improvement to someone’s life this New Year.

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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.

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