Happy Holidays, Everyone!
Now, no matter what it is you’re celebrating this year, there’s always something so special about choosing out gifts to show others you appreciate them and thought of them, but sometimes it gets a little tasking and difficult, especially if that person has everything, you don’t know them too well or you’re just not sure what the heck they’d like!
I’ve tried to put together a helpful gift guide to give you some inspiration if you’re still stuck on what to get for loved ones this Christmas, it’s not too late yet!
For the Ladies
Now whether this is for your girlfriend, mum or friend, there are always cute and feminine things that they will ALL love, and here are just a few ideas…
I’ve recently gotten into candles after coming across the new Yankee Candle scent; Macaroon Treats, and gosh does it smell good! There are so many sizes, smells and colours to suit everyone’s taste. They’re fabulous to help you relax, welcome guests over, to use as center pieces, or just to look cute sat on the shelf! They’re also great for couples and families as they can all enjoy the lovely sight scent
Anything Comfortable and Cosy
You cannot go wrong with comfortable, soft and cosy items for women at Christmas! I know I personally cannot stop buying socks that have cute images or designs and I love a fresh new pair of pyjamas! Great for snuggling and cuddling and they’ll get their use out of them this winter and all year long whether its a scarf, bed socks or a new dressing gown
Now you’re probably thinking; Really?! Make up?! But hear me out. We are ALWAYS, and I mean ALWAYS, needing make up. It’s something most of us wear daily and it’s always annoying once you’re hitting pan and need to go out and buy more, find out what they already use so you’re not guessing on brands and shades, or if its a neighbour or family friend, just take notice of what lip colour they wear or eye shadow they prefer and you can’t go wrong and you know that it will get used
You can’t go wrong. You just can’t. Unless you end up personalizing it with the wrong name or date, then yikes.. but getting her something that you put time and thought into, whether hand made such as a memory book or something personalized such as a hand bag with her initials or even just her favorite songs on a CD, she will appreciate it and will be a keep sake forever that you can’t just buy in a shop
Something Cute and Cuddly
Again, cannot go wrong! I’m a sucker for Disney merch but I also love anything cute, plushy and cuddly. A cute teddy bear or a cute little keyring or even a nice blanket or throw will always be of use, and women can NEVER have enough plush teddy bears, I tell you that now!
Easy. Peasy. Granted that you know what they like! Similar to the make up, it’s something they will want to re-purchase and will have to spend money on, or maybe it’s the perfume they’ve wanted for so long but didn’t want to splurge. It’ll also show her that you know her well (even if you did have to ask her friends which one she likes!)
For the Men
An Experience or a Day Out
It doesn’t always have to be something you can physically buy or unwrap, and it’s not always easy buying for the men in your life. What do they love to do? Is there something you’ve both wanted to do forever, or just something new? Whether it’s a spa day, a trip to the zoo or even a wine tasting experience, they’ll be glad you spent the time to prepare the day out or trip and it’ll be exciting to look forward to once the holidays are over, and whether it’s something just for them or for you to join in with, it’s a really thoughtful gift to give
Food and Drink
I don’t mean wrap them up a burger and a can of coke, but think more outside the box. Does he love beer? Does he love spicy food? There are plenty of sites that can cater to you with gift baskets bursting with goodies ready and prepared, or you can go all out and make it yourself. You could even give gift vouchers to his favorite restaurant or a subscription service to drinks or foods of the month clubs, it’ll be the gift that keeps on giving
Useful, Practical Gifts
Most guys don’t like the fiddly things women like, they don’t care for the decor or the cute little trinkets. So what does he need? Does he need a new bag for work, or maybe his favorite jumper has a tear? But that also doesn’t mean it needs to be boring! Change it up a little, find that cool back pack and let him rock those new trainers, and it’s even better knowing he not only needed them, but didn’t know he wanted them too!
Technology and Games
What male in your life doesn’t play some sort of game? Whether it be on his phone or on a games console, they will be playing on something! And they’re always coming out and usually expensive. Maybe there’s a new PS4 game coming out in the new year and he’s dying to get it, why not pre-order it for them? Or maybe they want the cool new wireless charging pad for their phone or a new pair of ear phones, or even some cool decals for his laptop
A Gift Card or Voucher
Sometimes when you hear ‘gift card’ or ‘voucher’, you shrivel up a little inside. You think back to when your Auntie that one year got you a gift card to a shop you don’t like anymore, or to that healthy shake shack that serves wheat grass. And there’s nothing worse than having money to shop with but you’re secluded to somewhere you’re not too fond of. But it doesn’t have to be that way! So many gift cards are open to so many shops and stores that they can choose when and where to spend it, and can split it up between different places. They can also be purchased for online games, movie theatres, websites and digital downloads for those who prefer to stay away from the shopping centres. And of course, if you definitely know their favorite store or even restaurant, then you can specifically choose a gift card for that place and let them go wild spending! And it’s even better if you couldn’t remember which Xbox game it was they wanted or which size they were in clothes, and believe me, they’ll be glad they aren’t getting socks again!
For Couples and Families
Sometimes you know a couple or a family and want to get them a joint gift, maybe you just don’t know each of them individually enough to get something personal or you have so many people to buy for, you’d prefer to just get one gift.
The Gift Basket
Don’t know their favorite food? Doesn’t matter! Don’t know what alcohol they drink? Who cares! Don’t know what chocolate they eat? Don’t sweat it! Fill up a basket of a mixture of lovely things from cheese and wine, to a movie and popcorn, as well as candles and a box of chocolates all wrapped up with a neat little bow and let them enjoy a feast whilst relaxing on Christmas day. You could even do one filled with spa relaxing gifts such as bubble bath, hand creams and body scrub
This is cute for couples of any age. Matching pyjamas to wear at christmas or even just a His and Hers/Hers and Hers/His and His mug set will go down a treat. You could even get them a lovely bottle of your favorite wine you adore or a nice christmas tree ornament for them to enjoy each year
If you really want to go all out, you could get them something new for their kitchen such as the latest coffee machine or even a brand new toaster. Those gifts are always great for those in new houses and spending their first Christmas together and especially if you know something they absolutely love, such as a wine cooler if they love having a glass every weekend. But you can think smaller too; such as a new pretty bedding set, your favorite soap and hand wash set from the Body Shop you go on about, or even just a pretty vase or photo frame.
Something Home Made
It’s always nice to know someone saw something and thought of you, but to also spend lots of time preparing the gift means even more. Making a lovely batch of those cookies you’ve seen in a magazine or making your own hand made bath bombs or face scrub will go down a treat!
I hope this has given you some ideas of what you can get loved ones this Festive Holiday!