This is such a great time of year but it can also be quite stressful trying to get my Christmas shopping done amongst all the other things on my to-do list – which is why I’ve learnt to scope out the shops (both in-store and online) ahead of time and make a list of possible gift ideas for my family and friends. I find if I’ve got a shortlist then it helps make getting my shopping done a much more streamlined process. If you’re looking for present ideas then here’s a peek at what I’m considering…. (my family will just have to wait till Christmas morning to see what my final choices were!).
Gifts for her:
It’s fun (sometimes a little dangerous!) shopping for my mum and sister-in-law, Hoda because I always inevitably stumble upon things I end up falling in love with too. I find that beautiful home decor such as great candle or quality towel is a great option as interior decorating is something they’re both really into. That said, they also both love fashion so a nice pair of earrings or cute shoes is always something that will put a smile on their face.
Gifts for him:
Finding gifts for my husband, Luke, brother, Tom and my dad almost always end up falling into the fashion category. I find a great tie or sunglasses is something they’ll be able to get plenty of use out of throughout the year. However I sometimes like to give them something they can wear to death during the summer break such as a pair of shorts or a hat. Fragrances are also ideal and I find it’s something most men don’t tend to buy for themselves so it’s a nice albeit useful surprise.
Gifts for kids:
Christmas in our family is now all about the kids so it’s always really fun shopping for my girls but also my niece, Rose and nephew, William. I love buying cute clothes for Sophia and Rose but they’re also into their toys so I make sure to try and maintain a balance. As Grace is still a baby I’ll probably end up with something adorable to add to her wardrobe. I find toys are always a winner for my nephew so something he can play with such as a fire engine will be something he’ll enjoy finding under the tree.