With less than a two and a half weeks to go until Christmas the pressure of gift giving has no doubt reached boiling point. If you are in need of some inspiration this Christmas look no further…
For the Girls
A Yankee Candle gift set, from £5.99 – £20, is a great option for Mums and Grannies. Winter scents like Cinnamon or Red Apple Wreath are always great at Christmas time. If fresh scents are what you had in mind, Fluffy Towels and Soft Blanket smell amazing all year round, so you won’t be sick of festive smells come February. There are some great discounts available at yankee.co.uk on Christmas themed candle holders and burners.
A pair of fluffy pyjamas (£10) and a new DVD release like The Great Gatsby (£10) is a great girly gift. Downton Abbey Seasons 1- 4 is another DVD option for £38.
Cath Kidston has a variety Christmas gift sets. Mug sets for £20 are pre boxed and available for gift wrapping. Items at £10 include handbag sized makeup bags, nail and manicure sets, mini hand creams and body wash sets.
Handmade Cosmetics are available in most shopping centres and Christmas markets this year. Gift boxes full of handmade soaps and bath goodies are always a luxurious treat.Alternatively you could compile a spa or makeup kit yourself. Fill a makeup bags with an assortment of nail varnishes, eye shadows, lip balms or body scrubs, facial washes and moisturiser. Add some festive gold or red tissue paper to the lining of the bag. Keep an eye for 3for2 offers on cosmetics and beauty products in Boots and Superdrug. Don’t forget to use your loyalty card points, could save a fortune.
For The Boys
New DVD releases like World War Z, Olympus Has Fallen, Fast and Furious 6, Now You See Me and season one of the most talked about TV programme, Breaking Bad, are all available for £10. Grand Theft Auto 5 is on most Christmas wish lists this year, available for PlayStation and Xbox at £43.
A classic leather wallet starts from £15 (House of Fraser in store and online). A fashionable tweed, wool and showerproof cap usually go for £20. Either of these would be ideal for Dads and Grandas. For brothers and boyfriends, TopMan have matching festive hat and scarves in their accessories department from £6 – £18.
Boots No.7 counter have No.7 for Men gift sets and grooming kits which include post shave recovery balm, face and body washes, for £12 – £35. Various department stores and drugstores have an extensive range of designer aftershaves gift sets.
Easons have lots of 3for2 offers this Christmas. Alex Ferguson by Alex Ferguson is set to be the Christmas favourite this year, available on Amazon for £12 with free delivery. If football isn’t what you had in mind, the old reliable Guinness Book of World Records also has free home delivery at £9.
Let me know your Christmas gift ideas below!