Whether you’ve already started the Christmas shopping or simply want to do some gift buying for birthdays between now and then, this time of year is definitely all about treating your loved ones. I have a few people in my family who are NEVER easy to buy for, which means I spend quite a lot of time looking at new and interesting things that I can get them for special occasions, and I thought I’d share some of my ideas with you today:
Gifts for Gardeners
Gardening gifts are always a hit with certain people in my life, such as my mother-in-law. She’s got a gorgeous little garden in which she takes great pride, and she spends a serious amount of time and effort to keep it looking its best. In the past, we’ve bought garden tables, bird feeders, ornaments and many other gardening related gifts, and she’s always been thrilled with them. Take a trip to your local garden centre and you’re sure to find inspiration, even if you’re not so green-fingered yourself.
Gifts for Coffee Lovers
Anyone who knows me, knows that I love coffee and that I’m also very particular about my brew. In the last few years, Husband has bought me several coffee related gifts, from a proper espresso maker and milk frother, a cold-brew jug, a thermal mug that keeps my coffee hot for HOURS and various expensive syrups for the perfect caramel latte. I’ve absolutely LOVED each and every one of the coffee gifts Husband has bought for me so if you know a coffee lover, there are options for every budget.
Gifts for Proud Nans
Last year, I got my Mum a locket for Mother’s Day and inside I had a picture of each of my girls printed, so that she can show off her grand kids whenever she wants to. Jewellery like this can offer great sentimental value and if you choose something from the right place, it could last a lifetime. You could even go one step further and find a locket which also bears the person’s birth stone, for that added bit of personalisation.
Gifts for Friends
A lot of my friends are turning 40 in the next 18 months and I know that most of them will fall into the “what do I buy someone who has everything?” category. Something that I know would be greatly appreciated would be a voucher for an afternoon tea or meal together. This will mean that you have to ensure you find the time for a lovely girly afternoon or evening together, which is often half the battle when you’re a mum trying to have a social life!
Gifts for the Beauty Buff
Silk pillowcases provide a whole host of benefits for your hair. The fabric, by causing less friction and allowing for free movement, prevents the ruffling of your hair while you catch up on your beauty sleep (goodbye knots) and helps to control sebum production. They’re also cooling, great for skin and look exceptionally luxe on your bed. If you have someone in your life who is all about their beauty routine, treat her to a silk pillowcase so she can reap the benefits.