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Christmas Present Ideas

Christmas Present Ideas

This is my first blog in December and I’m really excited because it’s my favourite month! I apologise in advance if all this month’s blogs are Christmas-themed. Let’s kick it off with some Christmas shopping ideas!

I’m usually not the most organised person when it comes to Christmas but this year, I made an Excel spreadsheet and I’m done already, I’ve even wrapped half of it. My boyfriend on the other hand… Hasn’t even started!!!

When it comes to shopping for Christmas presents for a boyfriend, I’m not going to be much help. Me and my boyfriend skip pressies and spend the money on a winter holiday instead! This year we’re going to Somerset and staying in a lodge with a hot tub. I can’t wait! For his birthday though, I bought him a necklace, some PS5 accessories and some sliders. Hope that helps a bit.

I don’t know about you, but I think shopping for dads is the hardest! I got lucky and found something while I was walking around the German market in Birmingham. There was a stand selling wooden craft, I bought a wooden bottle opener that you fix to a wall. Right up his street as he’s a big beer drinker. I also got him a beer set from a brewery he likes, and a personalised desk calendar (he asks for that one every year)! I really hope he doesn’t read this!

As a girl, I find shopping for my nan and mum quite easy. I’m not going to say exactly what I got for my mum because I know she’ll read this, but most women are the same. Chocolate, makeup, jewellery, clothes, candles, bath stuff, skin care… You get the gist. I would be happy to receive any of that! 

Some great places to browse for potential Christmas gifts:

  • Not On The High Street
  • Prezzybox
  • Boots
  • I Want One Of Those
  • Menkind
  • Firebox
  • Etsy
  • Amazon

I think the majority of my presents were bought from those places. Happy shopping!

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