So they have every bath and body set under the sun and enough pairs of socks to sink a ship, right? We’re thinking it might be time for a re-think this Christmas, and stretch our shopping legs away from the usual beauty and fashion buys for some folk.
We’ve got a fantastic range of food, decorative accessories, and bedding that make wonderful gift ideas your nearest and dearest would love, and might not expect.
As well as some picks below, make sure you head to our home and kitchen department online, it’s such a great shout if you’re gift-buying for couples.
If they love interiors…
One for the Alison Corks and Julien Macdonalds in your life. You know they just want to keep adding accessories, throws, and cushions so it looks like their dream home; and you can help them get there.
Peony has a beautiful collection of three faux ranunculus flowers set in chic round vases and presented in gift bags. You could give all three gorgeous flowers to one person for them to display the trio together as a centre piece or decorative cluster on a shelf. Or, you could split them as gifts and create bundles of personalised presents with beauty products and their favourite food, we love the idea of using the flower’s colour as your theme.
Candles are always a winner when it comes to gifts, and Yankee Candle is always a winner when it comes to candles! Especially when it’s a stylish, festive hat box filled with 12 Christmas votives. You have two options to choose from, the first set includes Snow in Love, Winter Glow, Cosy by the Fire, Honey Clementine, Macaron Treats, and Festive Cocktail. You think you’d go for that one?
Well, set two has Sparkling Cinnamon, Red Apple Wreath, Sparkling Snow, Cherries on Snow, Passion Fruit Martini, and All is Bright.
What can we say, they know what they’re doing!
If they love the pub…
Sometimes, your aunt just likes a good pint. Or your dad just wants a smooth glass of wine. In which case, let us point you in the direction of premium quality beers, wines, and spirits in beautiful collections ideal for gifting. Best of British Beer have some fun hat boxes filled with wine or beer which have purely been created for Christmas gifting. You get 12 different British craft beers or 12 mini bottles of wine – four in red, white, and rose.
For something a little stronger, take a look at 6 O’Clock’s Great Taste Award-winning gin and Drinks in Tubes contemporary sets of sleek spirit tasters. These contemporary bottles (or tubes, in the case of the latter) are the perfect choice for taking their favourite tipple to the next level. You get three varieties of Great Taste Award-winning smooth gin from 6 O’Clock, and sleek tubes of cognac, gin, and butterscotch-flavoured vodka from Drinks in Tubes. Nailed it.
If they love a good cuppa…
Give their everyday a boost on the luxury-o-meter with Whittard of Chelsea’s Christmas kilner collection. Three hot bevs might not sound like much on paper, but when it’s dreamy hot chocolate, rich hazelnut-flavoured coffee, plus warming black tea with cloves, orange peel, and vanilla – you’ve got yourself a contender for best present of the year, my friend.
The perfect cup of tea wouldn’t be complete without a sweet treat to go with it. The Monty Bojangles eight-piece truffle collection includes luxurious varieties flavoured with orange, cookie-crumble, berries, and toasted hazelnut. It works well for you too, you’ll see so much more of your friends, what with you wanting to visit them so often to get more chocolates!
If they love a cuddle…
There’s nothing better than trying out all of your presents on Christmas Day, especially when it’s a snug Slanket with a pocket (for your chocolate) and sleeves (so you have easy access to said chocolate). A Slanket isn’t a must, it’s a need. It gets cold. And sometimes, you need to reach for your cup of tea, and then your arm gets cold. You can give the gift of cosiness and warmth. Is there anything better?!
Cozee Home have taken care of the kids too with these fun hooded blankets available in a range of characters and themes. They’re great for cheering up youngsters when they need to be hugged by a furry friend!
If they love cooking…
When it comes to the kitchen, you really notice quality. This set of four knives with covers from Cook’s Essentials boast ceramic blades, which is twice as hard as stainless steel – meaning they can last up to 10 times longer than stainless steel knives! This fantastic kit also comes with a speedy peeler for your veg, and all of it comes ready to gift in a stylish box.
Pretty crockery is a lovely gift idea too. Pretty designer crockery – even better! Orla Kiely has a gorgeous range including jewellery, watches, and handbags. The chefs you know will love to present their creations in Orla’s retro-inspired designs, these cute stackable 70s bowls have caught our eye for starters (excuse the pun…).