Christmas is just a few days away, which is why you may be panicking if you haven’t yet found the right gift for some of the people in your life.
It can be difficult to buy gifts for some people, particularly if it seems like they already have everything or they’re just particularly picky.
If you’re stuck for Christmas gift ideas, here are some great options:
Guys can be particularly hard to buy for, so it’s a good idea to think carefully about the type of man your special someone is and their interests before you go shopping.
Buying Christmas presents for men is easier than you may think though, since the majority of guys can be rather bad at buying everyday items for themselves. That’s why socks, underwear, ties, and shirts are all popular gift ideas and can ensure that they spend the next year looking stylish. For men concerned with the environment, consider a two pack of bamboo natural tooth brushes, while those who like the finer things in life may love receiving a leather Michael Kors wallet.
Cufflinks are another good option for guys who wear suits to work, and if you’re planning to splash out, a Delonghi coffee machine is an excellent option as well.
For women, top options include gift sets, chocolate, jewellery, and vouchers. Many women will prefer to go shopping themselves, so a voucher to a store they love can be a great idea (although you may want to include this with another gift so they have something to unwrap). Avoid getting women anything to do with cleaning or cooking, as this can be a common mistake- no woman wants to receive a new frying pan for Christmas unless she has specifically told you that that’s what she’s hoping to receive.
If you have travellers in your life, you’ll know that they can be tricky to buy for. Along with the fact that they’re rarely home, you’ll have to contend with baggage restrictions- making it imperative that you think carefully before purchasing.
Some good ideas include a passport cover, journal and nice pen, camera, mobile phone or tablet. Often those who spend a lot of time travelling will also spend a lot of time flying, which is why headphones are another great gift. Choose a pair that reduces outside noise, and if possible, see if you can choose a pair that comes in their favourite colour or style.
Sometimes you’ll find it easier to buy one gift for a couple- particularly if they’ve just moved in together. In this case, check out homeware stores for something they can use in their new home such as a centrepiece or dining set, or consider getting them a voucher so they can go shopping together and get something that they truly want and need- along with having some quality time together to outfit their home.