10 Christmas Gifts For Someone You Don’t Know Well

Christmas gift giving can sometimes be as awkward as sneezing during ‘Away In A Manger’, tripping over fairy lights or letting out a huge burp after overindulging in figgy pudding. Don’t get me wrong, seeing Granny’s face light up over that framed photograph is honestly priceless. However, Christmas gifts for someone you don’t know well can feel like one big confusing sigh.

Shopping for Christmas gifts for someone you don’t know well? Whether it’s a work colleague, a neighbor you’ve spoken to twice or the dreaded secret santa, we’ve got you covered! Here’s 10 amazing Christmas gifts for someone you don’t know well…

For Her

Scented Candles

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Unless the lady you are buying for is a vegan, scented candles are always a great idea! Opt for a Christmas-themed scent to make her festive period just a bit more special.

If you want to add something, opt for placemats to put the candle on.

Shimmering spiral hand embroidered placemats.

Christmas Tree Ornaments

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A stunning Christmas tree ornament can make a great Christmas gift. Opt for a high quality and unique ornament to show that you’ve put a lot of thought into your purchase. No one dollar store nonsense!

Matching Table Linen

If you’re buying a Christmas gift for someone over the age of 23, chances are that they either rent or own a property. Although home decor is incredibly down to personal taste, opt for something plain and you are onto a winner.

Matching table is a great idea, as every home has a dining table. To prepare, try slipping home decor into your conversation. For example, next time you see Bec from marketing start talking about kitchen decor, then casually slip in ‘what color scheme is your kitchen’. If you lack all elements of being subtle, simply opt for a plain white table runner, table cloth or table runner and place mat set.

I know I’d be over the moon if I received any of these:

Ornamental embroidered table cloth

Hand embroidered 7 piece table runner and place mat set

Saree border table runner

Silk Scarf

Silk scarves are luxurious, fashionable and will keep her warm in Winter. What’s not to love? Before you go ahead and purchase a scarf, spend a week or so looking at her outfits to see her preference in colors. As much as you think this will make you look like a stalker, she will appreciate the effort!

Left to right: floral paisley silk scarfartistic print silk scarf, exotic silk scarf

For Him

Shaving Balm/ Toiletries Kits

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Every man needs shaving balm, body wash and cologne. If he’s well groomed, he will be really appreciative of this. On the other hand, if he’s more of a bloke, it will save him from picking up any old junk next time he visits the mall.

Socks

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With men, it’s all about the necessities and socks are certainly something every man needs! If he’s young and hip, opt for branded socks, such as Calvin Klein. If he’s a bit older and has a sense of humor, comedic socks will be a great choice. Perhaps maybe don’t opt for ‘old fart’ socks for someone you don’t know well, those are specifically reserved for Dads and Husbands!

A Laptop Brush

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Men, no offense: you are a messy breed! Give him the gift of cleanliness this Christmas with a laptop brush. These babies will get all of the crumbs and dirty out of this laptop keyboard. Plus: he is not very likely to already own one of these.

Mind Puzzles

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Everyone likes a challenge, so give him one this Christmas! Mind puzzles will provide hours of entertainment. Opt for small ones so that he can use them on the commute to work or during his lunch break.

Chocolate & Sweets

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They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. If this theory is true, chocolates and sweets are always a fantastic buy. To be a little bit different, stay away from the Hersheys and opt for Belgian chocolates, whiskey truffles and something special.

 

 

Rachel Holliday

Rachel Holliday

Interior design and fashion contributor at Banarsi Designs. Writer and Aussie-based fashion and personal style blogger at www.thedailyluxe.net