Getting the perfect Christmas gift is no easy task. Mindful of sustainability we’re all trying to be a little more thoughtful with our present buying, particular at this time of year when consumerism really can get out of hand. Most importantly, think about the individual you’re buying for and what they like. It’s easy to give gifts that resonate with ourselves as something we might enjoy but really think about the interests and passions of the person you’re purchasing for in order to buy the most loved and cherished gift.
We’ve compiled Gift Guides for Christmas for all the different people in your life and within those have subsections for particular interests or traits. Over the next few weeks we will keep adding gifts and ideas to these sections to hopefully spark so present buying joy and some shopping ideas to help you get ready for the holiday season.
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This is a wonderful time of year for those with a passion for make-up, beauty and self care products. The gift sets brands create especially for Christmas are particularly great for those who like to try new products or really embrace a strong beauty routine. From beautiful scents to a stunning collection of lipsticks and hand and foot treatments, these are great gifts for beauty lovers.
Currently still making our new flat a home, I’ve found my spend shifting from fashion to homeware. If you’ve got someone in your life currently decorating or know they have their eye on some new homeware pieces, indulge them this Christmas with something they’ll get joy from long after the mistletoe has come down. Equally, if there is someone who is loving still taking things slowly and enjoys a little hibernation in the winter months, think about items that will really help them feel cosy this winter. From snuggly cashmere to lazy day pjs, gifts that will be truly loved don’t always have to be super fancy.
For the fashionista in your life it’s always about the investment pieces. From winning winter boots to a timeless, never-going-to-date bag or wallet, gift a fashion lover something classic and you’ll never go wrong. Got someone who is interested in the history of fashion? Then this stunning Versace coffee table book is a total winner.
Where are my party people at? While beauty does well at this time of year when it comes to box setting, do not underestimate the brilliant drink sets available at this time of year. Gift someone their favourite pre party tipple and you’re sure to bring a smile to their face. We love the Marks and Spencer cocktail gift set, a great gift forever is hosting you this season. Got a keen mixologist in your midst? Then bar tool sets and a cracking cocktail book, like Kitchen Cocktails for The London Cocktail Club will be a warmly received present.
If you’re looking to purchase a food gift for someone this season, make sure to check their allergen and dietary requirements first, there is nothing worse than gifting a beautiful hamper to someone who then can’t enjoy its contents. Once you’ve got the admin out the way the world really is your oyster during this time of year. From special release Christmas chocolates to delectable specialist hampers, a foodie treat is great for hosts and hostesses or friends and family who you know really enjoy tantalising their taste buds. We love the Ottolenghi gift set, great for bussing cooks and the mint green coffee machine, perfect for caffeine devotees.
Gym equipment is something that always needs updating so if you have a gift to get for someone who has a penchant for working up a sweat, make sure to find out if there is anything they would like to add or upgrade in the workout arsenal. From a chic bike helmet to some high end gym leggings, a sporty gift receiver will love something that can enhance their workout.