Each day the distant sound of sleigh bells ringing gets a little louder – as does the voice in your head telling you to get organised and buy something truly thoughtful this year. Trying to find a special gift for everyone is no easy task. We hear you. Usually, the endless searches and indecision mount until its Christmas Eve and last-minute panic buying is the only option left. This year, we’ve gone to lengths to ensure your festive season runs smoother than your Bailey’s on ice. Here are the most thoughtful Christmas gifts everyone can enjoy.
1.For Nan: Solar Queen Gold Edition, £23, www.kikkerlandeu.com
Every grandmother will adore this fun and thoughtful present. We mean, who the hell doesn’t love the Monarch and her globally-admired royal wave? Feast your eyes on Kikkerland’s Limited-Edition Gold Solar Queen. When the sun shines, Her Majesty waves. Place this incredible Solar Queen figurine in the garden or on the windowsill for continous enjoyment over the coming weeks and months. The Solar Queen is one gift you won’t get wrong this year!
2. For Your 6-14-Year-Old Child: The Cross Stitch Clock, £15, www.kikkerlandeu.com
If too much screen time is a concern, read on. This Cross Stitch Clock is the perfect gift for younger and older children. The DIY clock ensures children can have fun, be creative and make something that will last for years to come. Choose from 4 different designs or stitch and make your very own clock face. This thoughtful present provides that all-important bonding time, creating special memories for you and your child to cherish.
3.For Grandparents/Great-Grandparents: Daisy the Dachshund Hound Planter, £15, www.kikkerlandeu.com
The cute porcelain Dachshund Planter is the perfect present for any grandparent. Add some small plants such as Bonzi trees to instantly liven up the living room. Family members who love their canine companions will adore this thoughtful and unique Christmas gift. The planter would also make an ideal present for little ones, as an introduction to growing their first plants.
5.For Your Science-Obsessed Child: GeoMag Mechanics Loops and Turns Construction Set – 130 pcs, £26.24, www.thetoyshop.com
What better way to divert your child’s attention away from the XBOX? This awesome construction set is a gift of sheer thoughtfulness. Should your child love all-things mechanics and science-related, this set will be a total hit.
5.For Children (Young and Old): Plum Bowl Trampoline, £299.99, www.trampolines.co.uk
Should a trampoline be on your children’s Christmas pressie list, this is the one to buy. Designed and created to be the most thrill-seeking trampoline, any other choice will just fail in comparison. The Bowl is a true technological wonder, supplying advanced design features to ensure optimal adrenaline impact. Including the CURV for a new contour play pattern, super-soft FLX bungees, and an innovative shape for safe freestyle play. We guarantee maximum fun, no matter what your age.
6.For Your S.O/Sister/Teenage Daughter: Pour Moi Kiku Floral Satin Eye Mask, £7.20 (Was £12), www.pourmoi.co.uk
Seriously, we cannot think of any loved one who wouldn’t go crazy over this oh-so-pretty satin eye mask, courtesy of Pour Moi. After all, isn’t luxuriously pampering me-time on top of everyone’s list? This would be a particularly thoughtful gift for those who are concerned about aging. Simply apply your fave serum, followed by the mask. Active ingredients stay put, so they can work their rejuvenating magic throughout the night. The Kiku Floral Satin Eye Mask is also a marvel for those who enjoy meditation, or are in need of a little extra comfort. Oh, did we mention – the mask comes complete with it’s very own matching drawstring bag, too! Bailey’s, candles, soft music, and mask – may your Christmas dreams come true.
7.For the Whole Family: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Board Game by Ginger Fox, £29.99, www.smythstoys.com
Do you think you’ve got what it atkes to reach the top? Instead of playing another game of charades, why not whip out Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The much-loved game is a firm favourite for all ages. Go head-to-head and assess each other’s knowledge in a race to reach £1 million. This fun board game is certain to keep everyone entertained for the entire festive season. Play in the day with the whole family, and spice it up with a little vino once the kids are asleep!
Let the festivities commence!