Gift Ideas

The festive lights are on in the high street and Christmas songs play in stores, this can only mean the holiday season is in full swing. I have been sorting through the list of all the people I need to buy presents for this year and I’ve put together a list of gift suggestions that I hope you’ll find useful too.

Holiday gift ideas for men

My dad always says he doesn’t want anything, yet he still enjoys a pile of gifts. This year I’m getting him a trendy Tommy Hilfiger jumper. It was a choice between that and a golf master-class with a PGA Pro, but I’m leaving that for his birthday.

I’m getting Rob a smart and stylish wrist watch with a rose gold plated face and brown leather straps. I’ve also booked us a visit to The Shard so we can see the views across London that people have been raving about.

My brother loves the show Peaky Blinders, so I’ve brought him a flat cap since they seem to be coming back into fashion.

Holiday gift ideas for women

I’ve recently come across natural rose pendants. Trimmed in 24-karat gold and coming in a range of colours these are beautiful and suit every age, so I’m buying the red for my mother and the blue for my grandmother, because that’s her favourite colour.
My best friend needs a new bag, so I’ve bought her the Rains mini backpack which is smart, minimalist and in a design that suits almost all styles and outfits. Another girlfriend is getting a Nadine Jacquard Eyelet Bag, a clutch bag in a striking black and gold jacquard that makes a party statement.
The family are clubbing together for a Victoria Pendleton electric bike for my sister. In a chic white and navy colour with the battery discreetly beneath the handy luggage rack, she can now enjoy getting out and about.
My aunt has everything she needs, so I’m going to buy her an annual subscription to Tate Britain. Most galleries in the UK offer subscriptions that give free entry and priority tickets for special exhibitions.

Holiday gift ideas for children

My games choices include a Nerf Nitro Longshot Smash where kids design their own stunts and fire foam cars. The set includes two foam cars and a long-jump ramp for long-distance jumping challenges.
The apparently ‘hilarious’ Toilet Trouble Hasbro game is perfect for those who laughed themselves silly at the Pie Face game. Toilet Trouble players take turns spinning the toilet paper roll, flushing the toilet handle, and hoping they don’t get sprayed with water. If you get sprayed, you’re out of the game.
Hatchimals are a must-have toy this year, the same as last year. These magical creatures are hidden inside speckled eggs, which hatch with the help of love and care. This year they come in pairs, so I’m hoping I haven’t left it too late to get my hands on a set of these.