What time didyou go to bed last night? If you answered somewhere around 9, 10, even 11 p.m., somewhere a night owl is scoffing. The difference between early birds and night owls is striking, like the difference between tea and coffee drinkers. It’s not just a preference, nor is it a personality trait — your body’s internal clock determines the kind of life you lead. So with the holiday season in full swing, and time to find the perfect present slipping away, if you’re fresh out of ideas, why not brainstorm gifts for the night owl in your life that will help them continue to thrive well into the late hours you’ll most likely be snoozing through?
Personally, I’m an early riser myself, but my husband, on the other hand, would probably never come to bed if he didn’t have to. Then there are the night owls who may have started off as early birds, who were perfectly content catching their worms, but then life dealt them a new hand. Maybe they were offered a job too good to pass up that, unfortunately, was riddled with late shifts, or perhaps a class requirement they couldn't get around was only offered at 8 p.m. Suddenly, they traded in their 6 a.m. workouts, and sipping coffee with the sunrise outside their window, for chugging any source of caffeine to stay awake, and driving home under streetlights.
So, really, there are two potential nocturnal creatures you could be shopping for here: those who naturally adore the night, and those who are forced to put up with it. Figure out which category your loved one falls under, and explore your options accordingly.
Still stumped? Here are a few gift ideas for the night owl in your life to help you get started.