With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to think about getting a jump on your Christmas shopping. Of course, this is always easier said than done, but if you can figure out a few gifts early on, the actual weeks surrounding Christmas should be a bit less hectic for you. Often, the best way to start the process is to simply make a list of gift ideas. This can get you through at least the brainstorming aspect of finding gifts for close friends and loved ones. But what about those few people on your shopping list who seem to already have everything they need? Here are a few unique gift ideas and options that are perfect for just such people.
If you need to find a gift for someone who seems to have it all, you can always turn to personalized products simply because they cannot always be purchased in stores. For example, if you are choosing a gift for a family member, consider a nice, framed photograph of you and your family, or of whomever else would be meaningful to the person you’re getting a gift for. Framed photographs, initialed jewellery, lockets, etc. can all be wonderful personal gifts to purchase for people with few material needs. There’s nothing wrong with a sentimental Christmas gift!
Another wonderful idea is to turn to goods that can be consumed, rather than merely owned – such as food or wine. A quick look at the wide selection of Marks & Spencer Christmas hampers will give you a number of good ideas for different people on your list. Whether it’s a hamper complete with several fine bottles of wine, a hamper with treats or cheeses, or even something more like recipe books and seasonings, this can be a thoughtful and unique gift that will be unexpected and appreciated. Again, for that person who has everything, something that can be uniquely enjoyed during the holiday season might be a perfect idea.
Gift cards may not always seem like the most thoughtful or personal gift, and indeed they can give the impression that you didn’t have time to think of something more specific. However, that is generally only the case if your gift card is for something generic or commercial. Instead of a card for an electronics store or clothing store, consider instead purchasing a gift card for something more specific, like a good restaurant or theatre company. If you know that the person you’re buying a gift for enjoys a certain restaurant, likes to go to shows, etc., you can show some personal touch with a well chosen gift card.
Jennifer Gardner is an aspiring fashion journalist who spends her free time as a freelance writer in the blogosphere specializing in fashion and popculture topics.