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.

 

 

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The Ultimate Wife Christmas Gift Guide

Husbands rejoice: we’ve got you covered! Our ultimate wife Christmas gift guide will guarantee a gift that the special lady in your life will absolutely love!

Although your wife may have been the love of your life for decades, knowing exactly what to buy her can be a bit of a struggle, especially if you’ve been through many Christmasses together. Cos hey, she deserves the best in life, and you are going to give it to her this Christmas!

A Secret Reading Nook

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If you’re other half never seems to break away from the stresses of life and get some much deserved chill-out time, it’s time for that to change! This Christmas, give your wife the gift of peace, harmony and relaxation.

But before you start panicking that we are suggesting a million dollar spa holiday, I’ll stop you in your tracks! Creating a cozy and comfortable reading nook in your home is the perfect way to show your wife that you care. Plus: the sheer effort that has gone into making this special area for her is worth just as much as diamonds.

Wait for a half hour break during Christmas day, and escape to a corner of your home that is quite and has space. Create a reading nook using an abundance of pillows and stunning wall decor. Finally, add some scented candles and lead her there blindfolded. She will have no idea what’s coming…

Get started by choosing your house’s color scheme. Then, shop from our range of stunning pillow covers.

Blues

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(Clockwise from top left: hand embroidered throw pillow cover, exotic oriental pillow cover, hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover, damask throw pillow cover)

Reds & Pinks

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(Clockwise from top left: paisley leaf pillow cover, jacquard damask pillow cover, spring garden floral pillow cover, jacquard floral pillow cover)

Neutral Tones

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(Clockwise from top left: ornamental embroidered throw pillow cover, hand embroidered brocade pillow cover, floral embroidered pillow cover, velvet sparkle throw pillow cover).

Monochrome

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(Clockwise from top left: solid geometric pillow cover, paisley embroidered pillow cover, jacquard paisley pillow cover, elegant dahlia pillow cover).

A Monthly Subscription Box

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Rather than buying her one gift at Christmas, buy her the gift that keeps on giving! A monthly subscription box will make her feel like it’s Christmas every month of the year.

Not sure what kind of subscription box she’d like. Here’s some of our favorites:

  • Scentbird monthly subscription box– For $15 a month your wife will receive a 30 day supply of new designer perfume.
  • Allure Beauty Box– A monthly dose of full and sample size make up products will please any beauty-loving wife.
  • Regular flower deliveries from The Bouqs– Flowers will make your wife feel special and this concierge service allows flowers to be delivered to your wife weekly.
  • Golden tote– A stunning tote bag full of goodies personalized specifically for your lady. This one-stop shopping spree includes clothes & accessories she is sure to love.

A Stunning Scarf

There’s something so darn romantic about the chilly weather, so why not get all ‘baby it’s cold outside’ and treat your wife to a new scarf.

Gentlemen: leave the woolies and crazy knitted scarves behind and treat her to something a bit more chic and sophisticated. A luxurious silk scarf or a soft wool scarf will allow her to feel like a total queen both indoors and outdoors. Here’s our picks:

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(Clockwise from top left: stripe scarf, exotic print silk scarf, tropical floral scarf, artistic print silk scarf, mystic branches scarf, floral paisley scarf)

Personalized Jewelry

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Chances are, you’ve already bought your other half enough jewelry to fill a small shoe box. So how do you get something that really stands out? Personalized jewelry is a fantastic way to give her something that is really heartfelt and meaningful.

No longer does personalized jewelry equate to a tacky ‘David Loves Victoria’ necklace made from pre-school plastic. As a matter of fact, many personalized pieces are discreet, on trend and timelessly beautiful.

Etsy has fantastic options, including rings with a secret message on the inside of the band, personalized cuffs and birthstone jewelry.

Matching Table Linen

If you’re wife is a home decor junkie, treat her to a stunning set of matching hand-embellished table linen. It gives her the perfect excuse to throw dinner parties!

Our hand embroidered table runner and placemat set comes in eight colors, so you’re sure to find one for her!

Purple

A Timeless Handbag

As a woman, I have to admit that I absolutely love it when my other half treats me to a new designer handbag. Although it’s always a good idea to ask her what bag she has her eye one, a surprise can work wonders too!

My advice is to keep it plain, simple and classic. After all, she wants a bag that can look amazing with absolutely everything, will never go out of style and will make her feel a million bucks.

Here’s some that are sure to be a total treat:

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(Clockwise from top left: Coach, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Saint Laurent)

Happy shopping!

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