The time of year is almost upon us; there’s definitely a winter chill in the air and the advent calendars have hit the shops en masse. Whether you’re a holiday season lover and begin your shopping in summer, or you prefer to shy away from the Christmas hysteria, with less than 8 weeks to go there’s no doubt that it’ll be creeping up in no time!Here are a few gift ideas and suggestions to make those subtle hints to your loved one that little bit easier.
SHIMMER AND SPARKLE:
Jewellery is undoubtedly up there as a staple on the gift front. If you’re due some serious spoiling this year, how about suggesting one of these H.Samuel Eternity Rings. This white gold band with alternating diamonds and sapphires is a particular eye catcher.
Charm bracelets make a great alternative if you’d prefer something a little more low key. There are some unique charms available at Links of London from zodiac representations to gorgeous miniature horseshoes.
EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY:
The festive season is a great excuse to indulge in some culinary delights. Food themed gift baskets can also make ideal presents for a range of family members and friends. Many businesses offer tailored food hampers based on country and occasion. For example Scottish baskets contain treats such as smoked salmon and homemade shortbread. Wine baskets are another option quite fitting for the holidays.
Personalised calendars and photo collages are a lovely way to record your memorable moments from the year. With the explosion of online outlets offering an array of image personalised gifts, it’s never been easier to find the perfect personal gift. Products include coasters, T-shirts, and even jigsaws all featuring your favourite snaps.
PAMPERED AND PREENED:
Particularly good for those post Christmas blues, a spa day is a must; whether you opt for a half hour facial and a quick session in the sauna, or go all out with a full day of manicures, pedicures and massages. There are some brilliant packages available and many venues offer specialised “couples spa days” which can make for a lovely wind down following the chaos of the Christmas holidays.
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