Trying to figure out what to get your friends and loved ones for Christmas can be a daunting task. Do you go for the safe bet and get them a gift card? Or do you take a risk and try to find something more personal? If you're stuck on what to give this holiday season, never fear! This handy guide will help you choose the perfect present for every type of person on your list.
Before you start, make sure you keep these things in mind:
- Make a list of who you’re buying for and check it twice (You don’t want any embarrassing moments on Christmas day)
- Set a budget.. And stick to it!
- Shop online, but be aware of shipping times (Don’t get caught in Royal Mail strikes)
Now onto the fun part… Gifting!
For the Fashionista
If you have a fashion-savvy friend or family member, it can be tricky picking out an outfit when you’re ultimately guessing what they will like. We feel the best thing to do is to buy an accessory, like a card holder tech cases that will compliment their existing wardrobe. That way, you can think about what you’ve already seen them wear and visualise what will complement it.
The Hard-to-Please Person
We all have that one person on our list who is impossible to shop for. They either never give any hints about what they want, or they seem to already have everything they could ever want. For this type of person, we recommend getting them a gift card. This way, they can choose exactly what they want and you don't have to worry about whether or not they'll like it. We have a range of gift cards available for different budgets in our store. Another option is to get them a subscription to their favourite magazine or a gift certificate for their favourite restaurant.
The Person Who Has Everything
For the person who has everything, it can be tough to find a gift that they don't already have. But don't worry! There are still plenty of options out there. One idea is to get them something that is unique and personal. For example, you could commission a painting or sculpture of their favourite pet (budget depending), or have a custom-made piece of jewellery made with their birthstone. Another option is to donate to a charity in their name. This way, they will know that you are thinking of them and that you care about causes that are important to them.
The Person Who loves Gadgets
For the gadget lover in your life, there are plenty of great options out there. You could get them the latest smartphone or tablet, or a new set of headphones or speakers.
If you really want to wow them, you could get them a drone or a virtual reality headset! Just make sure you know what kind of gadgets they already have so you don't end up getting them duplicates.
Or if you would like something more budget-friendly, you could get them cases or protectors for their existing tech (or tech you know somebody else has under the tree for them this year). We suggest you take a look at our CG OF LONDON tech accessories range for this.
The Person Who loves Experiences
For the person who loves experiences, tickets to a show or concert would be a great gift idea. You could also treat them to a day at the spa or a weekend getaway at a bed and breakfast. Whatever you choose, just make sure it is something that they would enjoy and appreciate!
Christmas shopping doesn't have to be stressful. With this guide in hand, you'll be able to find the perfect present for everyone on your list - no matter what their interests may be.