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Essential gift ideas for Christmas

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There are only 34 days left till Christmas!

Today got me thinking, I was going round asking a friend for some gift ideas for a couple who have done a huge amount for me this year and I want to show them my appreciation this Christmas. It gave me an idea for this blog post.

Today I share with you all essential gift ideas for this fast approaching Christmas. I have sourced out what I think are some great ideas for some essential and safe gifts this year, (if you don't wanna be risky).


I might sound bias but I find men most difficult to buy for! This holiday season I am playing it safe and sticking to what I know, 'if they don't want anything, buy what they need'.

  • Car essentials- de- icer, ice scrapper, air freshers, new car mats, seat covers, music (cd's or I tunes gift card).

  • Wash bag full of essentials, body wash, spray...

  • Watch

  • Headphones

  • Experience day

  • gift basket of their favourite snacks.

  • Dvds

  • Xbox/PS games

  • Wallet

  • T-Shirts

  • Socks because most of them like my partner wear socks with holes and refuses to get rid of them.

The Ladies

No offence intended but I find the ladies much easier to buy for!

When I worked in retail for 5 years, I saw many poor men come in completely lost what to buy the ladies in their lives. I had this one gent come in and ask my manger what he could buy his wife for Christmas and he added, I was thinking a brand new hoover. I almost laughed out loud. My manger calmly replied She wont wanted that, and then showed his some ideas. How she kept calm when he said, that I will never know!

Tip 1- DO NOT leave it until Christmas eve! That is the worst possible thing you can do!

Tip 2- Take notice of the lady you want to buy for, mothers, daughters, sisters, girlfriends etc... she what products they use or like. Chocolates, perfume etc...

Tip 3 By being observant you can learn a lot.

Here are some ideas of what most ladies love to have....

  • Pj's

  • Dressing gown

  • Slippers

  • (Check for the right size)

  • Bubble bath

  • Box of favourite snacks

  • Photos of family or you both together.

  • Self care pack

  • Scented candles

  • Chocolate/sweets.

  • scarf and gloves

  • Car essentials.


Need some inspiration for that special someone? It always seems impossible to find them that perfect gift, does it even exist?

Here are just some ideas I have found to be thoughtful...

  • Date night movie pack

  • Hoodie

  • Personalised gifts

  • photo key ring

  • Scrapbook of your time together

  • Jar of date night ideas

  • Jar of compliments

  • Couple's coupon book

  • Their favourite snacks

  • Your favourite photo of you both in a frame


Cousins, nieces, nephews, close friends kids or your own... The best Advice I can give here....

Kids always make a list of stuff they want. sneakily go through their list with them and pick one thing to buy them.

I have done this every year with my cousins. It saves time, hassle and money on things they may not want or like.

Have I missed anything? Can you add anything on this list? Leave a comment! :-)

Cover Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash

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