Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year (or so the song says), but shopping in the festive season can be tricky. We’ve all been there, tearing out our metaphorical hair as we rush around the department store looking for that perfect gift for our cousin’s boyfriend or Mark from Accounting.
So, here at eve we’ve compiled a simple gift guide full of Christmas gift ideas for everyone you know. You’re welcome.
Buying your boss the ideal Christmas gift may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be. If they love a nice warm drink, why not grab a seasonal hamper of teas and coffees that they can enjoy all year round? This is a thoughtful gift with a practical element to it, which works well for more formal relationships.
Secret Santa has come around and you’ve been served the one person in the office you don’t really know! Don’t worry, you can opt for a failsafe classic such as a luxury, modern scented candle, or why not go down the quirky Christmas gift route and grab them a retro desk mini arcade game?
If you have a little one, or one on the way, a cot is a perfect present for you both. It guarantees them a great night’s sleep, and you know they are safe and secure. An eve baby cot mattress is suitable from birth to six years old, and is a great investment to give them a supportive night’s rest over the years.
the other half
Buying for the other half is fun, because if you do it right you can get something for you too – so opt for luxury! Buying the best mattress for romantic slumbers, such as a premier double or king-sized mattress for an indulgent night’s sleep is a great way to give your loved one that little extra extravagance… and get something back yourself. You also can’t go wrong with some beautiful bedside music, like this bluetooth radio from eve favourite Ruark Audio.
It’s time to leave behind the traditional exchange of socks you know neither of your grandparents will wear and get them something they’ll actually use throughout the year. Pillows are a great choice, as it is something that many people need but don’t often get around to buying.
Look for a pillow that adds both comfort and practicality, a microfibre pillow is a great choice, being easy to wash and perfect for those with allergies, while the design offers a tapered shape to help alleviate discomfort. Alternatively, make a gift pack including a comforting throw they can wrap up in while munching on a box of their favourite biscuits and flicking through a family photo album you put together.
the new friend
Adding a new friend into your social circle is exciting, so you want to get them something that is personal, lovely – but not overkill. Grab them something that is both practical and enjoyable. Search the beauty sections for some luxurious lotions, opt for gorgeous scented candles and diffusers or grab some high-quality linen sheets for an impressive and luxurious gift that will seal your friendship for life.
Tired of buying your children’s teacher the standard personalised mug or box of chocolates? Yes? Well so are they. Get them something more meaningful this Christmas and think outside the box. Creating a ‘sleep tight set’ is an easy and inexpensive way to give them an added bit of luxury. Buy some pillow spray (we love this one), a luxurious eye mask and a set of herbal teas to promise a quiet night of relaxation after the busy school term.
the rest of the family
It’s that time of the year when distant relatives crowd into one house to fight over the last good Quality Street, and buying perfect Christmas gifts for them all can be a minefield.
No one has ever said no to a good pair of pyjamas, so splash out and offer your family some added luxury with 100% cotton pyjama trousers and shirt. Gift this with a bubble bath gift set and they’ll sleep like a baby. Or what about something from REN Skincare?
If you are on a budget – ‘tis the season for board games! Get a board game that the whole family can get stuck into and bring out the laughter after Christmas Dinner.
We think we’ve compiled a pretty handy list, but there are so many more options of Christmas gifts to choose from. Have a browse through what we have to offer to see if there are any extras you might like this festive season.