With Christmas just days away, we’ve already got Mariah blaring, the scent of woody pine needles is pricking the hot air and the department stores can already hear that Christmas ca-Ching just around the tinsel-laden corner.
And whilst the art of gift-giving may have been perfected by some, for many of us it involves last minute charges to the pits of hell (i.e. shopping centres the night before Christmas), profanity-loaded car park squabble and what-was-I-thinking presents.
Alas, to avoid such coal-like disasters, we have your gifts covered from here to the North Pole (well, almost). From nice girlfriends to naughty boyfriends, we have a parcel for just about everyone, with cheap and cheery to lavish and luxe options for all. The best part? They’re just a click and jingle away.
Remember, ’tis the season after all, time to be merry and most importantly, panic-free.
Buckle up, bestie. You may think you have it all, but then brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Penhaligon’s and Poppy Lissiman make presents so swoon-worthy it’s worth salivating and ruining your lippy over. Enter the most sparkly and special gifts to give that gal that does indeed have everything.
As a sister, it’s almost an inherent sibling right to be forthcoming with your Christmas desires. Thus, gift her with presents so sweet, even she will melt. Fragrance, makeup and pretty nik naks in saccharine hues of cotton candy and rose will flavour her Christmas day just nicely. Now, onto your cracker strategy.
Mama bear may play the “I’m not fussed” Christmas card, but we all know deep-down she loves to be spoilt (thoughtfully). Beautifully bohemian pieces with gilded accents will add that pizzazz to present-opening, or indulge your real-life heroine with lavish skincare à la La Prairie and a silky sleep mask to ensure those extra zzz’s. She’ll most definitely need it after lunch.
We know what we want, but often the hints go astray (and lost between beers and backyard cricket). A gentle reminder for him, these are some loved-up pressies that show her you care (and can remember). Mistletoe here you come.
We’ve heard it all before, dad. Yes, you don’t want anything – but we still love to gift you, and get a smile (albeit wry one) come Christmas day. Surprise dad with some super cool Scotch glasses, a beard brush, mo’ comb and some good ol’ fashioned grooming products, because let’s face it, he won’t buy them himself. Ho ho ho to the big man (our dads).
Despite their nonchalant protests and insistent ‘whatever’s’, the boys are often just as picky as the girls. Add to his stash of toys with, well, more toys – games, puzzles and paddles should do just the trick. Christmas is also the time for some subtle styling – Gucci sneakers anyone?
Stereotype it may be, but mother-in-laws are notoriously hard to please and may prove a tough-crowd come Christmas day. But, get ready to win some holiday brownie points. Luxurious and opulent, these gifts appease even the fussiest of recipients. Buy their approval – just this one day.
We love them, but usually only see our cousins over turkey and glazed ham. Stuff their stocking with quirky presents to put a smile on their Christmas dial; from fitspo-inspired offerings to kitsch and kooky gifts, these presents are cucumber-cool with function and purpose. Reindeer jumpers at the ready.
For those name-out-of-a-hat gifts, spending should be more frugal than frivolous. But, that doesn’t mean naff presents. With almost all under $50, gift your Kris Kringle a festively fun pressie, that won’t break the bank.