At Christmas some gifts that are given are for the family in general rather than one individual in particular. My in laws for example like to buy us a hamper and I like that. I like that we will all benefit from it. When you go visiting I think taking a gift for the whole family is a wonderful idea. and here are some of my suggestions for the kind of gifts you can give to a family that really will life a bit more special this Christmas.
I never ever tire of people bringing chocolate and I love to try something new. How about the new fruit and nut Toblerone (100g is £2.59)
or the new sized single serve Tobelerone (just £1.19) . Both are just scrumptious! Or how about the popping candy mini chocolate orange segments at £2.13 a bag?
I highly rate and have welcomed them all to my house (and scoffed them too! ) . Chocolate is a cheap and cheerful gift to give to a whole family but one that always goes down a treat .
Bespoke photo cushions
Recently I had a photo I had taken turned into a photo photo cushion by Photo box and I can not begin to tell you how much this makes me smile when I walk into our lounge. It captures our summer garden and makes me smile and I love that it is unique to us. You can upload any photo you like. What a precious gift and the cushions really are of a lovely quality. You can even choose what to write on them. Prices start form £26.99
A great new board game
Marmite Love it or Hate it is a fabulous new board game for all the family. It is all about knowing and discovering your family and friends’ loves and hates. Should be full of laughs, suprises and misperceptions. A great gift to break the ice at a family gathering and one that includes everyone. Board games are brilliant for bringing all ages together and a new one is often a real treat. £15.46
One of the greatest pleasures of Christmas for me is having a few days away from working, snuggling in with my family and truly relaxing. Time for comfy slippers. Aldi recently sent me these snuggly socks and slippers to review and I have to say they are rather lovely. Who knew Aldi sold slippers!? Not me.
A lovely treat for the family to have new slippers and PJs something we always try and do on Christmas Eve.
And how about a photo calendar? This sis something I have done for my in laws each year and they have loved it. Over at Stressfreeprint you can easily and quickly make a personalized wall calendar. Gifts like this always go down a treat.
Last but not least I think a bit of relaxation goes down a treat so how about a relaxation cd? I have been listening to Untangle your Mind by Antonia Boyle and it really is relaxing. A different Christmas gift but one that will be much appreciated I am sure. £10
Well I hope this rather eclectic set of gift ideas will get you thinking. It is nice to buy a family gift (and cheaper than buying individual gifts) and sometimes something a little bit quirky can be just the ticket!