We know exactly how you feel…
We, like you, have Pinterest boards a’brimming with DIY festive inspiration. Last December we promised ourselves that we would save money next yuletide by knitting tacky jumpers, baking Christmas cake pops (these ones are fantastic!) and hand sewing Nordic-themed bunting. Ah, to live in the world of Kirstie’s Homemade Home. But alas, October/November is upon us, and we haven’t got the time or inclination to lug ourselves to Hobbycraft. Therefore, buying our way out of the Christmas pressie madness is our only viable option.
So, without further ado, let’s get down to the Christmas gift nitty gritty with our pick of the best goodies on offer this season- no superglue, glitter, or crepe paper required.
You work with her from time to time. You do a bit of polite chit-chatting at the water cooler every once in a while. You know she likes her tea strong and custard creams are her biscuit of choice. But frankly, that’s as deep as the relationship gets. And now it’s that time of year where you’ll have to spend some of your hard-earned cash on said colleague in the secret Santa office lottery. You need a gift that’s universal enough to please any personality… here are our favourites.
‘Make my wish come tru-oo-ooh, Baby all I want for Christmas is you-hoo!’ Admit it, we all SAY that the undoubtedly much cooler Fairytale of New York is our favourite, but we all know that it’s not officially Christmas until the Coca-Cola advert has graced out screens, and Mariah’s belter is playing on the wireless.
With essential oils of lavender, vetivert and chamomile to help soothe and relax the senses, forget the gift of Christmas cheer- give them the gift of deep sleep in a box!
Know any grumpy or knackered cows? Treat them to a little pick-me-up with this festive treat. (NOTE: Not to be used on the literal bovine variety you understand!)
Featuring this award-winning brand’s award-winning products, if you catch our drift! Presented in a beautifully Zen (and reassuringly expensive-looking) limited edition gift box.
OK, ok, we realise that perfume can be a very personal thing. However, with these rather ingenious (and stunningly scented) collections, you secret santee (new word!) can mix and match to create their own unique bouquet.
Made from natural wax, these environmentally and ethically friendly treats are ideal for the globetrotter of the office, or the hippie chick, or the nature lover, or the luxury darling or a generally smelly person – the list of potential recipients is pretty endless.