A gift giving guide to ease the holiday shopping

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Before the presents are wrapped and laid under the tree, they first need to be picked out and bought. That is sometimes easier said than done.

While every person's tastes and preferences are different when it comes to gifts, there are some general trends among clothing, toys and tech that can serve as a guide when shopping.

For girls and guys, there are several "one size fits all" gifts that can be purchased without needing to know specific details about the recipients.

If you're looking to avoid buying a phone or computer as a gift this year, there are other alternatives in the tech world.