With us now three days into December, I officially feel allowed to talk about Christmas! Megan’s birthday is coming along in a week as well, which means all the focus is on presents at the moment. Of course for kids, Christmas is most about receiving but as you get older I genuinely feel like the excitement lays in giving.
This year, I’m feeling fairly organised and have most of the family gifts already. I like to give useful presents and so this year it’s a mixture of euros, gift vouchers and clothes. The girls are really out of “toy” age and so I try to think what they might like but that gives them some freedom of picking themselves. I’ve also got them a surprise trip to Disneyland Paris, leaving on Boxing Day!
However what I love the most, is buying for my friends. While I still like to go for useful presents, I do love getting things that they wouldn’t buy for themselves. I tend to find that picking a theme is a great way to go. For Amy it’s usually Disney, for Nat it’s Harry Potter. For other friends I pick out something about them or something they like and try to theme a gift around that. Even when I go for a joke present or a novelty gift, I still try to aim for a mug or a t-shirt, something that has a purpose.
Another fun thing when it comes to present giving, is getting something personalised. Whether it’s an art print, engraved glasses, personalised chopping boards or even a photo product. I’ve seen some lovely gift ideas on the internet and I actually wish I had more people I needed to buy for! However being careful with money this Christmas will hopefully lead to an easier start to the year!
If you’re looking for a few ideas, Curry’s published this Top 10 greatest gifts ever been given guide!