It’s gifting season!
That time of year has rolled around once more! As much as I adore doing my annual Gift Guides, they take some serious work! I feel like I’ve thought about and worked on nothing else this entire month. It’s been Christmas since the first week of November for me, although that part I don’t mind so much…
I always kick off my Gift Guides with stocking fillers because they’re perfect for everyone; your work Secret Santa, little pressies for your besties, a simple somethin’ somethin’ for your boyfriend’s sister. It’s the kind of list I come back to a few times over the festive period when I’m gathering ideas for my favourite people.
As usual, I tried to do this on a smaller budget (with a couple of luxe picks) and with him and her in mind. There’s a bigger list at the end, but I thought I’d pop in some advice to go alongside it…
Small gifts can be the trickiest because you have to be quite thoughtful, which is hard to do when there’s a £10 cap on your secret santa!
I usually think cosy gifts like gloves or coffee beans work well, but if you’re stuck on a budget miniature gin and tonics always go down a treat – I included a mini of this The Spirit of One gin which they kindly sent to me (in a full size too), which gets a special nod because a cut of their profits go towards helping water projects round the world. Not a sponsored inclusion, I just liked the idea!
Travel gifts always do well too, luggage tags and passport holders are perfect if you’re picking for someone who likes to jet off. If you’re not sticking to a particular price point, this Anthro cloud-covered pair are so adorbs.
If all else fails, novelty gifts like a card game or a drinking book will do the trick! I love Oliver Bonas for gift ideas, there’s always something a bit crazy to choose from.
Have a browse of the below and let me know if you find this helpful! I absolutely love buying pressies for people so I always love putting together these guides.