Don't get me wrong, I love (most of) the people in my life that I have to buy gifts for. I even have most of them bought, and if I don't, I have my list with ideas ready to purchase.
But still, I thought I would annoy you with some gift ideas, because you know. T'is the season to annoy.
Boring, I know, but whether it's for the husband that goes through socks faster than the speed of light, or your friend who likes cats or Doctor Who, or perhaps Christmas falls in winter and it will be a delightful winter like last year and everyone might need a pair of fuzzy socks.. there is a pair of socks for everybody.
|champion / kitties / fluffies / for the whovians|
Oh how boring. But how smart. Whether it's steam (KC), starbucks (girlfriends) or amazon (everyone) gift cards are the best way to say I don't really give a damn. But actually, I do give a damn otherwise I wouldn't have bought it.
Perfume / Jewellery.
Women like this stuff. I personally don't go too fancy because everyone's taste differs and I am not really a perfume / jewellery gal myself so you know, bit out of my bubble. However, if you have a best friend to buy for, might I recommend this little pretty from Kate Spade? I bought it for my bestie as a thank you for being my MOH and she says she loves it, so.... It comes in gold and silver and is called the bridesmaid bangle. There is even a MOH one that is adorable and says 'the hocus to my pocus' among other cute things and OMG I want it, too bad I'm never going to be anyone's MOH.
|bridesmaid / maid of honor bangles|
but these would be perfect for besties or sisters regardless of whether there is a wedding involved
I know what you're thinking. Kristen, you give books as gifts, I'm SHOCKED. But I don't go round giving everyone Jane Austen books, I try to think about them and what they like. For example, I would not read it but I think my grandmother in-law would like the 'heaven is for real' book so I bought that for her. I bought a vegetarian cookbook for my mother in law because I know she has been trying to incorporate meatless meals in her life. Sometimes I search 'books for mothers, books for people who like dogs, books for religious people, books for people who liked Harry Potter' or whatever. Unless the person you are buying for hates
|outlander / heaven is for real / the girl you left behind / forks over knives cookbook|
A framed photo.
Nothing says Happy Christmas like a photo of your pretty face with their pretty face.
A coffee cup.
Everyone can use a mug, even if they don't drink coffee. I think I have bought a mug for everyone in my life for some reason... no-one has ever said they hated it!
|doctor who / monogram mug / dog hair / downton abbey / presidential slogan|
Candles or smelly stuff.
Bath and body works for the win. I got a bunch of candles and gift sets the other day on sale, yay.
|winter candy apple|
Wine or beer. Or liquor.
As long as they are over legal drinking age, but of course.
Scarves, gloves and beanies.
I love cold weather items for gifts now that I live somewhere it actually gets bloody cold. Gloves and beanies for men, gloves and scarves for women. I'm not big on scarves for men and neither are the men in my life.
|fingerless gloves / j crew scarf / asos scarf / colourful beanie / cat beanie / mens gloves'|
I promise this is not sponsored but seriously if you have a man in your life and he shaves... dollar shave club. Dooo eeet.
Notebooks or stationery.
Because who doesn't have shit to do?
|only $10 for 2|
A bow tie.
|who doesn't want a bow tie|
Also that was a joke. Unless you know someone who wears bow ties, in that case you are both awesome.
This striped top
Yeah I'm obsessed with this top and I think you should get it. The link isn't even an affiliate, cross my heart and hope to (not) die, I won't earn a cent. But you should buy it for yourself as a reward for getting all your Christmas shopping done! It is one size, a tad shapeless but that's why it's awesome. Long enough for the leggings as pants party, unless you are short and in that case it's a dress.
Ah these are fabulous ideas and ones I want to start doing maybe next year. Ideas like rock climbing, paint ball, a play, a wine + painting night for your girlfriends, perhaps some freezer meals for the new parents or a promise to babysit so they can have a date night, a basket full of snacks and a plan to see an outdoor movie.. the options are endless and I really think people in my life would enjoy them, so maybe yours would too.
|7 gifts that can't go under the tree|
Ok, hit me. I know everyone has a 'go-to' gift idea of some sort and I will never say no to more ideas in my arsenal. Whatcha got?