Ho Ho Bloody Ho…Yep, It’s Christmas Present dilemma time….
Yes I know it is only September, but it is never too early to get ahead and start planning those important gifts for our loved ones to receive at Christmas. Here are some of my top Christmas present ideas for men, women and children.
Men are notoriously hard to buy for and every Christmas season sees women filled with dread when it comes to finding the perfect gift for their husband, lover, father or adult son.
Alcohol related gifts are a good choice for most men, and whisky is often the drink of choice. The Whisky Tasting Company now offer a subscription service which sends out 5 x 30ml bottles of premium whiskeys to sample every 3 months. Some of the whiskies that he could sample with the subscription include Macallen aged 1989 and and Mortlach 1986.
For the man in your life that never seems to be out of a suit, well there is now one that he can sleep in. Suitjamas are the ultimate in sleepwear and for looking your best in the bedroom. As worn in the popular TV Show How I Met Your Mother, these soft and comfortable pjs even include a sleep-safe clip on tie! Woo hoo lucky you!
If he is more of the adventurous type then why not consider gifting him a flying lesson. Virgin Experience days offer an extended flying lesson which will give him 40 to 60 minutes of flying time that actually counts towards getting a Private Pilots licence!
Scratch map – ladies note this is a cunning gift
We all know that men and boys can have a pretty competitive edge so how about the Scratch Map for you to assist him in his global travels. Simply pin the luxe map up and start booking those flights. Particularly cunning if you fancy a few holidays ladies!
I am THE Stig racing day
Or of course if the man of your dreams just so happens to be a Top Gear fan than look no further. How about a double whammy gift with not only The Stig tshirt but also a day’s racing at Silverstone. Nothing better than getting his little engine going with the opportunity to drive around a famous F1 track in an Aston Martin. He will love every second of the 2 hour and 15 mninute experience.
Now on the flipside us ladies can be SO easy to treat. Christmas should be like being a child in a sweetie shop so men note!!
If the lady in your life loves her shoes (and let’s face it, what woman doesn’t?) then how about blowing her away by letting her design her own? Jimmy Choo now offers a Made-To-Order service where it is possible to choose styles, prints, fabrics and even heel height. You can also adorn the soles with a monogram of up to four initials or a numerical plaque to celebrate a special date in your lives.
Every woman loves a chance to be pampered and what better Christmas present than buy purchasing your loved one a voucher to a spa. Sequoia at The Grove, Hertfordshire UK is a luxurious retreat for those looking to get away from it all. Their facilities include an iconic black mosaic indoor pool, a vitality pool and an extensive treatment list. Whether you opt to treat your lady to a regularly monthly day visit, or one of their residential stays, Sequoia offers a wide range of gift vouchers.
If jewellery and accessories are the way to her heart, then check out some of the stunning designs offered by Tory Burch. This skinny leather cuff is the ideal accompaniment to any outfit, complementing a suit jacket as much as a leather jacket. Tory Burch also has a fantastic range of bags. Check out this awesome collection of totes.
Of course we love date nights but sometimes girls just need other girls so how about paying for your loved one and 1 or 2 of her besties to head off on a Wine Tasting Experience. Half a day learning about grape and enjoying a couple of bottles in the process!
Personal Shopping experience – London
How about digging deep and arranging a Personal shopping experience. Every girl likes to look good and know how to look her best, so a shopping day armed with a wedge of notes will make you the best hubby in town. Maybe finishing off the day with a surprise date night and supper at a buzzy haunt. London why not try Coya or if in Dubai Cle or La Petite Maison.
For Personal Shopping in UAE then Kelly Lundberg operates in Dubai and is renowned as one of the best stylists and personal shoppers in town. She’ll guarantee one hell of a fabulous day out with results.
If you are looking to buy a present that is a real investment then you might want to consider gold. Bullion By Post do an amazing variety of pure 24carat gold bars that you can purchase, with the smallest 1gram bars starting at only £29. They may moan you to start with but when they hit 18 and are ready to buy their first car they will thank you!
If you have teenagers then they are probably itching to get behind the wheel. Why not treat them to an amazing driving experience session? This awesome Junior Lamborghini driving experience is suitable for kids aged 12 and upwards and they get to full tuition as well as six adrenaline-fuelled laps!
Alternatively, what about an Animal Encounter? BuyaGift also offer some fantastic animal experiences including a Meet the Meerkats session you will have the opportunity to feed and be climbed all over by these adorable creatures!
For centuries traditional wooden rocking horses were the toy of choice for young children. The creation of these marvellous creatures requires hours of skill, labour and love, and luckily it is still possible to get these breathtaking pieces today. Tetbury Rocking Horses create completely unique horses that are completely hand carved, hand painted and are made with real horse hair. Bring back a little tradition with one of these beautiful toys.
Christmas shopping and finding the perfect present for my family and friends always gives me a huge buzz and I hope that you have found this blog a little inspiring!