With only a few weeks till Christmas, don’t leave your Christmas shopping until the very last minute. Instead, come prepared and make this holiday season stress-free so you can enjoy quality family-time and amazing festive foods. If you’re stuck for inspiration, no need for panic. I have scoured the internet for some of the latest trends and tips so you will be able to surprise your closest friends and family members with awesome Christmas gifts.
Men can be hard to shop for; whatever they like, they will buy for themselves, leaving you without inspiration. Whether it is for you father, brother or partner, consider buying them a boozy gift set. Are they into their whiskies? Browse Celtic Whisky Shop or stop by a local shop and find them a suitable gift set. You can filter by name or budget, so you can find a bottle or set to suit your requirements. This shop also sells gin, so if whisky is not their forte, you can find them something unique here as well. If beer is more their weakness, visit a dedicated shop to find unusual speciality craft beers that you won’t find in supermarkets.
Christmas is a time where family comes together – however, if you live on the other side of the country or even the world, it is not always possible to arrange to meet everyone important to you. When you want to do more than just send a Christmas card, why not have a beautiful bouquet of flowers sent straight to their door? I have recently discovered Bloom Magic, a flower delivery service that allows you to send flowers to anywhere in Ireland. They have a great range of Christmas bouquets that are bound to get those festive greetings across. I plan to send a bouquet to my grandparents and my aunties.
Show the women in your family how much you care and appreciate them this Christmas. Forgo the usual beauty gift sets found in all the high street shops and instead opt for something a little more personalised. Get a sparkling piece of personalised jewellery or buy them something for their home you know they will enjoy. NotOnTheHighStreet is a great source of inspiration. Not only can you buy delicate and stunning bracelets or necklaces, you can only find inspirational prints and personalised art. You will be supporting small businesses whilst ensuring you find unique presents for everyone.
For the little ones in your family, NotOnTheHighStreet can be perfect too. For the tiniest members, you can buy personalised keepsakes, such as wooden letters which can be a great feature in the baby room or buy them wooden play blocks with their date of birth and other personal details. For older children, you can find superhero soft toys, a pillowcase they can colour in (guaranteed to make you their favourite person ever!) or personalised story books. Alternatively, make it a present for the parents as well as the children and give them a personalised height chart. This not only avoids issues where a height chart can’t be moved or painted over because it’s been drawn onto a wall or door, but it also makes for a fun keepsake when the kids have grown to see how little they once were.