This holiday season, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is offering personalized gift recommendations to shoppers who submit their requests at flintandgenesee.org/holidayshopper.

For example, here's a question we received last week: 

My mother-in-law is impossible to shop for. I’ve tried everything – bookspajamas, beauty products. She acts like she loves what I’ve gotten her, but I ALWAYS find the gifts still wrapped in their original packaging months later. What should I do? 

Out-of-Ideas in Goodrich 

Here's what our resident holiday shoppers had to say: 

Hi, Out-of-Ideas, 

Your mother-in-law sounds like the perfect candidate for an experiential gift. And she’s not alone!  

Last year, PwC reported that only 27 percent of consumers wanted to receive physical gifts for the holidays. The rest said they preferred gift cards or experiences. But don’t worry – we did some brainstorming and came up with a few recommendations that might work for your mother-in-law. 

Depending on her interests and hobbies, you might try: 

Wishing you a wonderful holiday! 

The Flint & Genesee Holiday Shoppers 

Are you stumped by what to get for a friend or family member this season? Check out our Holiday Shopper service for a list of gift ideas available through local Chamber members.  

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