No matter how well you know your loved ones, buying well-received Christmas gifts year in, year out is no easy feat. For those starting to feel the panic creep in, we’re here to act as your Christmas elves! Whether your budget is more DIY-only, or you’re ready to splash some our your hard-earned cash, we’ve got the perfect present ideas for your triathlon-obsessed housemate, tech-loving cousin, sweet-toothed mum and stressed out partner…
Granola might sound like an odd Christmas present, but with a little thought and the right presentation, it can be a total winner. Buy a nice glass jar and some Christmas labels to jazz it up a little and adapt the flavours to suit whoever you’re giving it too. Need some inspiration? Here’s some of our favourites…
Use Your Talents
If you’ve got a talent, use it to your advantage! If you’re a great artist, a talented photographer or even a keen knitter, use your skills to make a personalised present that your friends and family will love. Whether that’s printing and framing their favourite photograph or whipping up a jar of homemade coffee scrub for an eco-conscious and beauty-loving friend – the extra thought, time and effort is always appreciated.
Gifts for Under the Tree
For some, Christmas is all about the latest gadgets. If you’ve got a fitness-loving tech nerd in your life, an Apple watch or Fitbit are certain to go down a storm. Just don’t blame us when they won’t stop going on and on about their latest run stats!
There’s a reason that your partner won’t stop talking about (or wearing!) their favourite piece of lululemon kit – in our humble opinion, there’s no better activewear out there. So maybe it’s time to get in their good books and get them a new pair of On The Fly Leggings or tech sports shirt ready for them to take on their January workouts in style.
Nothing beats a classic Christmas cookbook for the fond foodie in your life, Anna Jones, Green Kitchen Stories, Ottelenghi and Meera Sodha’s range of books are all firm favourites of ours to inspire us in the kitchen. If you’re after some thoughtful stocking fillers, journals, notebooks or a new January diary are a great choice – check out the range by School of Life to satisfy the aspiring writer in your life.
Nutribullet or Vitamix
Give your loved one the best chance of actually sticking with their intentions for healthy eating in 2020. A Nutribullet - or Vitamix if you’re feeling flush - is a kitchen must-have for any time poor person who wants to eat well. Whip up post workout shakes or veggie-packed soups in a matter of minutes.
A Protein Subscription!
And of course, they’ll need something to put in those new smoothie recipes to help them build muscle and recover well! Set them up for their best year yet with one of our whey or vegan Neat protein subscriptions. It’s the gift that keeps on giving every month – what could be better than that?
If you’re looking for more gifts that keep on giving, theatre, gig, comedy or even supper club tickets will all fit the bill. Not only will they get the excitement of opening the tickets on Christmas day, but they’ll also have something to look forward to, the experience itself and those amazing memories to look back on once it’s over! Pick a West End show on the cheap or try to score tickets to see their favourite band.
Enter them into a race
Searching for the perfect gift for a keen runner or inspiring triathlete? Give them the push they need to get to the start line by gifting them their entry ticket. That’ll give them a serious dose of training motivation during the dreary month of January!
Need a not-so-subtle hint to push your other half into stepping up their culinary game? Even if they already fancy themselves as an Ottolenghi wannabee, this is a great experience to gift any fond foodies. Check out Jamie Oliver’s range of great evening courses, or if baking is more your thing, try out one of the amazing Dusty Knuckle’s plant-based baking courses starting in January!
The perfect gift for the permanently busy person in your life. Treat them to a sports massage, facial or beauty treatment on Urban app. It’s something that can seem frivolous and not worth spending your money on when paying yourself but is such a luxurious experience when someone else treats you to it!