Words by Emma Tiernan
November 30th, 2018
With Christmas less than a month away, it’s time to start ticking those names off your list- if you haven’t already, of course. Gift them something they’ll remember from our edit of potential presents which will hopefully make your seasonal shopping that little bit easier. There’s nothing quite like nailing the perfect gift and seeing their face light up when they uncover what’s inside so, for the beauty-obsessed, the home enthusiasts, and all the men and women in your life, we’ve got you covered with plenty of gifting inspiration to give and receive in our Christmas gift guide.
Is there someone who you always turn to for fashion advice and wardrobe inspiration? Return the favour, in style, with these sartorial hits that are sure to delight. Every woman loves a cosy knit or a sparkly party piece, and you really can’t go wrong with a gorgeous scarf, especially in the colder months.
For that special someone who loves staying in (or you love staying in with) and getting cosy on these long winter nights, think candles, throws and ceramic mugs to fulfil all their hygge dreams.
From cameras and speakers to laptops and even a beauty mirror that can charge your phone and lets you listen to music simultaneously, these are the perfect treats for the tech wiz in your life.
For the woman whose beauty cupboard is bigger than her wardrobe, choose from indulgent skincare sets from cult brands like Drunk Elephant and Image, a luxurious makeup palette from Charlotte Tilbury or the must-have scent of the season by Maison Margiela.
For the chef extraordinaire who enjoys experimenting and trying out new recipes in the kitchen, the latest cookbooks are an easy win. Of course, some new kitchen appliances with which they can experiment with are also a good idea, such as the popular food processor, NutriBullet, and a 7 in one pressure cooker but you can pick and choose from a number of kitchen appliances that would make the perfect gift.
For the jet-setters and globetrotters, luggage they can rely on is a necessity which makes these cases from Away the perfect gift. Not only do they have a lifetime warranty, they also come with a portable battery so they can charge their devices on the go. Of course, any sort of technology that makes travelling easier is always a welcome gift, for example, noise cancelling headphones or a Kindle to lighten the load.
Gift shopping for mothers can be tricky sometimes but can you really go wrong with a beautiful perfume? The new limited edition Chanel N°5 perfume would make a wonderful gift, but if Chanel is out of your price range then Jo Malone creates amazing scents for a fraction of the price while still offering that luxurious touch.
Ahh, the significant other. Some years you have the most amazing gift ideas and then others you struggle- we’ve all been there! If your man is a gamer then you really can’t go wrong with getting him some of the newest game releases, or go all out and get him a new console. Grooming products and cologne are always a failsafe, especially if he hates buying them himself.
We mentioned that mothers can be tricky but fathers can be equally so. For the dad who is a whiskey drinker, this whiskey tasting gift box is an amazing present to give, plus he might even share! A good quality jumper is another go-to for dads as it’s something they’ll (hopefully) get the wear out of and is practical. For the tech-savvy dad, a new tablet is sure to impress, or even steal an idea from the tech lover guide and get him a drone. Guaranteed to give hours of amusement!
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