Original Gift Ideas This Christmas

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Christmas is coming and it’s time to cosy up with loved ones and enjoy some festive cheer. While some of us have already done our shopping, there are still plenty of us who are still trying to work out what to buy for everyone this year.

If you’ve run out of ideas for things to get the people in your life who have everything, here are some original ideas to show you care.

Get Crafty

If you have artistic flair, why not treat everyone to your homemade creations? Revamp a plant pot and pop a seasonal poinsettia inside, make your own coasters or create some candles to show your appreciation for those you love. The time you take and care you put into these DIY gifts are sure to raise a smile.

You may find that once you’ve made the gifts for the intended recipients, you discover more people who would like your gifts. Your Secret Santa may like candles, or your next-door neighbour could be a fan of indoor plants. It’s worth making a few extra gifts just in case you can give them to more people on your list.

Personalised Presents

A personalised present is a lovely gift for both those who are closest to you and acquaintances. From tailor-made Christmas decorations with personal messages on them and prints listing the things that make your loved one so perfect to mugs and glassware, there are plenty of options available.

Whether you need to come up with something special for your partner or you want to give something different to a colleague this year, by adding a note or their name to something they’ll love is a great way to make your gift unique.

Sweet Treats

Hampers are a great gift idea. Ready-made chocolate hampers are ideal for those with a sweet tooth, while the ones that are packed with preserves and cheeses are the ultimate way to celebrate the festive season.

If you want to make up your own to create a totally original gift, it’s worth purchasing a basket and filling it with the things they enjoy. You can spend some time sourcing their favourite chutneys or adding in some olives and making it a hamper that is perfect for them.

Shop Local

Independent retailers are a haven for everything from obscure music to handmade trinkets. Set aside some time to search through your local independent stores to find something totally original that suits those you care about.

If you want to blow the budget, you might want to invest in a hand-woven throw or perhaps you’ve seen a special vinyl edition of the album by the band they love. By investing some time and planning where you need to go in order to find the gifts that suit them, you’re sure to get them something original this year.

How organised are you this Christmas? Will you be trying your hand at throwing a pot to give as a gift or are you more likely to be found searching the shelves of your local record store? Whatever you choose, you’re sure to impress this year when you follow these ideas.


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