Christmas can be stressful, especially when you have no idea what to get that special someone. Get something too generic and they’ll wonder if you even know them at all, get them something too expensive and they may feel embarrassed about their own gift, and get them something too cheap and that won’t go over well either.
Here are some great gift ideas for Christmas, so no matter who you’re buying for you’ll have some inspiration before the holidays arrive.
Wine is always a great present. Some people will drink it over the holiday season, while others will save it for another special occasion, and you’ll naturally be thought of when the wine is opened. For those who live in the southern hemisphere (or who will be traveling somewhere warm for Christmas), white wine is the best option, while those who will be having a white Christmas will love a bottle of mulled wine.
Many people assume that gifting someone with a voucher for Christmas is impersonal and shows you don’t really know them, however this is not always the case. The trick is to gift them with a voucher that is relevant to their interests. That means scoping out their favourite stores and gifting accordingly.
For someone who loves to cook, a voucher to a high-end lifestyle store could be a great excuse for them to finally upgrade their kitchenware, and for nieces and nephews who like to buy clothes, gifting them with clothes you like is sure to be a fail. Instead, let them choose new clothes with their friends, and you’ll be the favourite aunt or uncle.
Taking someone out for a day can sometimes be a much nicer experience than simply gifting them with something that they may even end up regifting. If you know your loved one loves an expensive restaurant, give them a Christmas card telling them you’ll take them to lunch in the New Year. Take your nephews paintballing or to the zoo, take your sister skydiving, or take your mum to a cooking class. This is a great way to spend time with your family and friends and give them an experience to look forward to after the holiday season is over.
We all have things on our list that we would like to try. Maybe you want to take up an instrument, or you’ve always imagined that you’d look great in those white outfits they wear for karate or Tae Kwon Do. You’re likely to have overheard your family and friends talking about classes they would like to take, but often they haven’t enrolled because they haven’t had the time, they can’t afford the classes, or they’re simply waiting until they’ve gathered their confidence.
Show that you pay attention to what your loved ones say and enroll your mum in salsa classes, your dad in language classes, and your brother in boxing. You may decide you want to take the same classes and then you’ll have an excuse to hang out together once a week and tackle a new challenge together.