So, we may still be dealing with the aftermath of Halloween, but buying Christmas presents can be both stressful and expensive, so being organised is a good plan.
If you’re a seasoned pro when it comes to buying last-minute gifts, then this article may not interest you. However, if you dread the thought of trying to navigate crowds and fill your basket on Christmas Eve, you’ve come to the right place. If Christmas has come early and you’re ready to start buying now, here’s the only gift guide you’ll need this year.
Let’s face it, Christmas is all about indulgence. For those precious few days, it’s completely acceptable to gorge on all kinds of luxurious, calorie-laden treats and wash them down with a festive tipple. If you know a food or drink lover, there are so many fantastic gift ideas out there. You could go for a classic crowd-pleaser like a bottle of whisky or a vintage wine, you could order a personalised box of chocolates, or you could channel your creative talents and produce a bespoke hamper.
If you want to show that you care, this is a perfect option, as you can choose all the recipient’s favourite things. Other options that may appeal include cooking classes, a new recipe book or a chocolate-making or wine-tasting experience.
The gadget lover
We’ve all got a gadget lover in the family somewhere. The good news is that the market for gifts of this type is booming and you can choose from a dazzling selection of novelty items and gizmos that actually serve a purpose. Take a look at Gecko Mobile Shop if you’re looking for a new phone or search the Internet for cool kitchen gadgets and audiovisual technical triumphs. It’s always a good idea to inspect the gadget collection before you go shopping so that you don’t buy a duplicate. Gadget lovers are often notoriously quick when it comes to expanding their collection and getting in on the action when new toys are released, so it’s best to double check.
If you’ve got a friend or a family member who always looks fabulous, use this as inspiration when you’re shopping. There are so many ideas out there, so think about what they would usually buy, channel their individual style and look for that item that they would immediately gravitate towards if they were with you. Go for a new bag, a pair of shoes or a chic pair of leather gloves or switch things up and book a personal shopping experience or plan a day of retail therapy for the pair of you. If you’re not confident about choosing the right present, why not go for a glossy magazine subscription or treat your fashionable friend to an autobiography by a designer or a supermodel?
Don’t forget the card
Add a personal touch by getting Christmas cards for your friends and family to go alongside their presents. You can get Christmas cards personalised to mum and dad or to your partner or friend, or you can pick a design that matches the wrapping paper on the presents.
Are you hoping to start Christmas shopping early this year? Being organised can help you spread the cost and eliminate last-minute stress.
Hopefully, this guide has given you inspiration, and you’ll be ticking names off that list in no time.