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Our Favorite Holiday Gifts That Keep on Giving

Updated: Oct 10, 2023

Ready or not, here come the holidays. If you haven't bought your gifts yet, it's now or never. Finding the right gifts for the special people in your life can be hard. After all, how many necklaces does your mom need and how many ties does your dad need? Buying CDs used to be a good option for friends, but who needs CDs anymore? This year, why not be creative and get your loved ones gifts they'll really appreciate, gifts that they can remain excited about all year long?

5 Long-Lasting Holiday Gifts

While physical gifts are one way to go (no one will complain about getting a new iPhone), the excitement over these usually fades after a few days or weeks. Gifts that come on a monthly basis, on the other hand, means fun and joy once a month. Here are 5 of our favorite gifts that will last well after the holidays are over.

1. Magazine SubscriptionThe gift of a subscription is great because it lasts the whole year. With magazines, you just need to hone in on a specific interest of your loved one and choose a magazine that matches. Magazine subscriptions are relatively affordable. Time, for example, costs $40 a year, Cosmopolitan costs $20/year, and Good Housekeeping costs only $12/year.

2. Subscription BoxIf you want to go a little more lavish with your gift, subscription boxes are all the rage today. You can get a subscription box for practically anything, including beauty products, clothes, food, wine, books, pet gifts you name it. Here are some of the most popular ones. In this COVID-19 world, many people are trying to go out less, so getting boxes full of fun stuff is a big treat.

3. Annual Membership to MasterClassAnother great activity for people who are staying home these days is a MasterClass membership. MasterClass features classes from leading experts in their fields, and it's an amazing way to expand your horizons. Class topics cover business, arts & entertainment, food, music, science & tech and more. There are currently over 90 classes given by names you recognize, including Judd Apatow, Serena Williams, Judy Blume, and Sara Blakely. An annual membership is only $180, and the site is currently offering a promotion in which you can get two membership passes for the price of one.

4. Costco MembershipEven during a pandemic, people need to buy food, sundries, over-the-counter-meds, electronics, clothing, appliances, jewelry, baby gear and so much more. We don't think it's an exaggeration to say that Costco has everything you can possibly need under one (very large) roof. And for those who prefer to stay in, Costco offers deliveries. Membership costs either $60 or $120 a year, and most people make the expense back in savings. The only thing to check before purchasing this incredible membership gift is whether there's a Costco near the person you're giving it to.

5. Life InsuranceLife insurance is a gift that lasts not only a year, but many. In some cases, it will last a lifetime. There are two main types of life insurance term and whole. Term life insurance is purchased for a specific number of years, while whole is purchased and remains valid for the policyholder's entire lifetime. People usually buy life insurance for close family members, but it's not the kind of gift that you want to be a surprise. Before buying it, talk with your loved one about their needs and which type would be best for them. The cost will depend on each person's specific situation, the type of life insurance, and the amount of coverage.

If you need expert guidance, Sproutt insurance advisors are available to help you determine what kind of life insurance is best for you. Simply answer a few questions and we will find the best-value plan for your lifestyle, needs and budget.

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