It’s the festive season, and that means spending valuable time with family, eating your body weight in food, and of course, gifting your loved ones! As the countdown begins, it can be a stressful time for those of us who find buying presents difficult – especially when the person you’re buying for doesn’t even know what they want. So – why not surprise them with something they can really value. Forget stocking fillers; we’re talking real life-enriching presents! Read on to find out our top Christmas gift ideas.
Give the Gift of Knowledge
Instead of gifting your loved ones the usual presents you can unwrap under a tree, why not gift them an experience. Maybe your best friend has a passion for photography, your Mum wants to learn Italian, or your brother is starting a new job in January. What better way to nurture their talents than with an accredited online bundle course where they can gain brand new skills from the comfort of their own home in time for the promising new year ahead! From professional art lessons to cooking masterclasses, there are courses for every interest.
Add a Personal Touch
One way to ensure that your gift is truly unique is to personalise your present. Inscribing a gift with their initials or a heartfelt message will show you truly care, and is something they can treasure for a lifetime. Customised stationery is a sure-fire way to inspire their creativity, an engraved piece of jewellery is priceless, and an inscribed photo frame makes those precious memories even more magical.
Make Memories Together
If you really want to go above and beyond with your gifts this year, gifting an experience (or experience day) is one way to guarantee a Christmas they’ll never forget. From adrenaline-fueled racing lessons and skydiving thrills to scenic helicopter rides and Harry Potter tours, the choice is endless! It’s a gift that’s guaranteed to bring you closer together, and there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy.
Help to Build a Successful Career
Try to gift something that can enlighten your close one’s career and life as a whole. You can gift an online course based on his/her interest which will pave a new way to establish a successful career in specific fields. From getting a new job to professional promotion, an online course will help your near and dear one to attain a successful career.
Surprise Them with a Trip Away
It’s the holiday season; so, if your budget allows it, why not whisk that very special someone away on a holiday they’ll never forget and start the new year with a stay in the country, beach vacation or city break to look forward to. Treat them to a trip of a lifetime to tick off their bucket list, or a revisit to their favourite destination. A new watch is great, but it’s the making memories together that really counts!
Unleash Your Creativity
There’s nothing more personal than a gift made lovingly with your own hands. Put your creative skills to the test this Christmas by gifting your loved ones a hand-knitted scarf, beautiful painting, or handmade necklace, to give just a few ideas. Not only will there be no other gift like it on any high street, but it shows that you really put in the time and effort to put a smile on their face, which is truly priceless.
For Literature Lovers
Do you know someone who’s always got their nose in a book, always quoting their favourite literary icons? Then you might want to consider buying them a book token. Book tokens are great because you don’t have to spend valuable time wondering which book they’ll like or if they’ve already read it. With a book token, they get to choose, and they’ll collect store points each time they buy one. All you need to do is decide how much you want to spend! Another alternative is an online book subscription, which will send them a surprise new book each month. It’s a win-win situation!
For Culture Vultures
Is there that one person you know who can always be found strolling around galleries, visiting exhibitions and knows all the cultural gems in and around town? Maybe they are mad about musicals. For the culture vultures in your life, a gift membership to their favourite museum, art gallery or theatre is the ultimate way to treat them this Christmas. An annual membership means exclusive benefits, early access to exhibitions, free ticket prices and much more!
If you’re considering getting your loved ones something slightly different this year that is more than a gift to unwrap, but something that will add real value to their lives, then we hope this Christmas gift guide has inspired you to think outside the (gift) box! So, this year leave out the perfume and ties and give a gift that keeps on giving!