We’re in the midst of the busiest shopping time of the year! It’s fair to say that we all dread hitting the shops and fighting our way through the crowds, Christmas music blaring on repeat, and novelty gifts everywhere we turn. Putting angry shoppers aside, the majority of us would agree it’s all completely worth it when you see those presents under the tree while you eagerly anticipate the smiles on your friends and families faces when they open those awesome gifts.
Amidst the shopping frenzy, it’s easy to get distracted by those stocking fillers, the chocolate treats and of course those novelty gifts that range from the horrible to the hilarious and before you know it you’ve spendt a fortune on things that, by the time next Christmas comes around, those gifts will lay forgotten in a drawer somewhere.
Sometimes it’s better to think quality over quantity and find that one perfect gift they’ll really appreciate. Here’s a few fantastic ideas for timeless Christmas gifts that will stand the test of time:
Jewellery: The Classic Option
Although this may be your go to gift for some members of your family, choose carefully and a piece of jewellery really can be something that they treasure forever. There is an abundance of charm bracelets available from a number of big brand names, shop around and find one that perfectly suits their personality. Don’t fill the bracelet with charms; choose one or two meaningful ones with the idea that you and the person you’re buying for can fill the bracelet with charms over time, as they reach meaningful milestones in their life.
A Designer Watch
When it comes to the finer things in life, owning a designer watch is definitely high up there on the list. Although they can be costly, it’s also a gift that can be worn proudly on the receiver’s arm, everyday, year after year. With so many beautifully crafted watches on offer it can be difficult to choose the perfect timepiece, take a look at the Nigel O’Hara range ofwatches for inspiration. Choose your loved one’s favourite designer brand then narrow your search down by choosing must have features, strap type, colour etc. and you’ll soon find the watch they’ll adore.
Your brother might have forgotten about that awful Christmas jumper you bought him last year but he’d be hard pushed to forget a drive around a racetrack in a Lamborghini or a sky dive from 7,000ft. Experience days will create memories that will last a lifetime, often posing a once in a lifetime opportunity that will never be forgotten.
A first edition of a favourite book is any book lover’s dream gift. If you have any bookworms in your family do a little investigating and find out what their favourite book of all time is, or perhaps their favourite childhood book, surely there’s still a few first addition of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ available!
When you’re planning your present buying this year, put down that Breaking Bad mug, forget about the Die Hard box set and take some time to find the perfect timeless gift for that special person. Just a little hint - if you get a reaction like this you know you’re on to a winner!