This is actually my first Christmas Gift Guide I’ve ever done on my blog, so I’m so excited to share some present ideas with you! Shopping for Christmas presents is definitely one of my favourite things about this time of year, and I love giving someone a present that I know they’re gonna adore!
Not to blow my own trumpet here, but I think I’m a pretty good present-buyer, well, that’s what my family tell me and I choose to believe them. I’ve narrowed it down to each individual to make things a bit easier to follow, so lets go..
My mum is pretty hard at thinking of presents for. She knows what she likes, and I always want to get her something that she can use for a bit of self-care time, as she never gets any. This year L’Occitane have the perfect gift for any beauty lover, the L’Occitane Advent Calendar* . It retails for £49 but the contents inside are worth £87.00, can you imagine getting 24 goodies for Christmas? Their scents are always divine, so hurry and get your hands on this one fast before they run out of stock!
My Dad is actually, not that bad to buy for. He has certain shops that he really likes, Jeff Banks, for example, so I know that anything from there will usually go down a treat. Last year I picked him up an Amazon Fire Stick so he could watch some TV shows that aren’t on ‘normal’ TV and he really loves it! Definitely a good present if your dad likes his TV shows. If not, there’s always socks and scarves?
I find Dan (the BF) pretty hard to buy for but I like to think he’s been happy with the stuff I’ve got him in the past. I’ve got him a few new shirts that went down really well, and sometimes I even ask him if there’s anything he wants if I’m in a pickle. I also rely on Not On The High Street for unique little presents that are a bit quirkier.
My sister is the easiest person ever to buy for. Which is both a good thing, because I have all her presents before December, but then lol, bank balance is not having a fun time. I’m not sure if it’s because we both like the same things, or the fact that I’ve known her ever since I’ve been alive. We both adore anything from Anthropologie, and in the past have got each other tickets to Taylor Swift or Little Mix concerts. Plus, that way we get in some extra sister time too! Bonus.
Present Buying Tips
- Start early. That way you’re not panic buying, and spending more money than you actually need to. It will also be a lot less stressful!
- Make a list. Don’t be distracted and hunt down only what is on it!
- Throughout the year, I always make a note in my phone of ideas when a family member has mentioned something they’ve seen. That way when it comes to December you have some an idea of where to start buying.
- There are some great DIY ideas if you’re on a budget this year. Pinterest is usually the best place to have a gander at.
*this post was sponsored by L’Occitane.
Have you started Christmas shopping yet?