Thoughtful Christmas gift ideas

Buying Christmas presents can be overwhelming. You probably have lots of people to buy something for, and don’t have the money to spend hundreds of pounds on each person. Yet you want each person to feel like you’ve really thought about what to get them. It’s not easy! I find that there are a few questions that you can ask yourself that will help you to think of thoughtful Christmas gift ideas for each person. You need to really think about their passions and interests to find something relevant to them.


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What are their hobbies and passions?

Are they yoga crazy? How about a cool yoga mat or something from Lululemon. For swimmers and surfers, waterproof headphones and an ipod shuffle are great. For anyone who likes nature and hiking, a personal water filter

is really cool.

Do they love baking? Maybe a macaron or doughnut donut making kit

 would be fun for them, or Ladurée’s macarons
recipe book. I have The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook
and I love it!

Healthy food freak? They might like Jamie Oliver’s Everyday Super Food

book or a Spiralizer
to make courgetti with. Planet Organic are also doing some lovely healthy food gift hampers, with gluten-free and raw options.

Obsessed with nails? A gift box from Essie, a nail art kit from WAH LONDON

or a make-your-own-shade kit from Palette London should make them very happy.

Workaholics? Help them to relax with some essential oils or a candle from Neom Organics.



What food and drink do they love?

Beer? cheese?  macarons? chocolate? There’s a subscription for that!

If they like DIY, you can also get them kits to make their own cheese, beer, etc. You could also get them an experience day, like a wine and cheese tasting session or a baking class. In London, Bread Ahead do all sorts of baking classes. Red Letter Days and Virgin offer all sorts of experience days.


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What have they got planned for next year?

Are they starting a new job or getting promoted? Get them a beautiful personalised leather notebook or a business card holder to mark the occasion.

Travelling? How about a book about the country they’re going to, like a history book or a guide book. Also useful: a passport cover, luggage tag or a multi-currency pouch if they’re visiting multiple countries. If they enjoy cooking, a cooking set from Sous Chef will get them even more excited about their trip!

Moving house? They will love beautiful household items, like candle holders, a fruit bowl, or a luxurious blanket. Try Scandium for Scandinavian designs. A classic gift in my family are collectible Christmas ornaments from Georg Jensen, which can be passed down for generations.

Having a baby? A new mum might want to pamper herself with candles and some nice bath products

. Dad will love a humorous  book, mug, or t-shirt. A new camera or some framed family pictures are great for new parents.




Do they own anything you could add to?

If they have a new camera, phone, tablet, or laptop, could you get them a nice bag for it? I love this simple grey laptop sleeve

and elegant marble iPhone case
. For something more glittery, try Skinny Dip.

Could you get a matching necklace for some earrings they own? or a charm for their bracelet from Links or Pandora?

Do they own a Playstation or Xbox you could buy a game for? I think Star Wars: Battlefront

 is going to be a popular choice this year! Have a look at the best video games of the year.

What thoughtful Christmas gift ideas do you have?

What’s the most thoughtful present you’ve ever been given?

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