Dec 5, 2014

Thoughtful gift ideas for Christmas

A great gift isn’t about the  price tag, it’s about showing your appreciation for loved ones and delighting  them with a special treat. If you’re stuck for ideas, enjoy our list of thoughtful gifts that are sure to bring a smile to someone’s face this Christmas.

The gift of charity
Why not make a real difference in someone’s life and buy a charity gift card? Oxfam Unwrapped has a range of gifts to help those living in poverty, from water jugs and schoolbooks to goats, chickens and orphan care. You’ll get a personalised card to pass along to your loved one, so they can see how your donation is helping people who need it most.

The gift of health

There’s nothing like handing over a present that you know will make your loved ones feel great. Whether it’s a revitalising massage, green tea leaves and a kettle or a pair of new running shoes, the gift of health could be the most valuable thing you share this Christmas. Why not wrap up some pure, natural UMF 5+ Manuka Honey alongside some Olive Leaf Extract for a boost of antioxidants.

The gift of memories
Your loved ones will adore a gift that reminds them of all the good times you’ve shared, whether it’s a compilation of their favourite songs, fridge magnets made from your Facebook photos, or a photobook of memories. A calendar with family photos is a great idea for grandparents or long-distance relatives, while a tin of family recipes will be treasured long after the festive season is over. You can also help them create new memories by signing them up to a class you know they’ll love, such as language, cooking, craft, yoga or photography lessons.

The gift of time
The best part of the holidays is sharing good times with friends and family so consider giving your time. You can create vouchers for babysitting the kids, walking the dog, cleaning the house or cooking a meal. For a fun alternative, get tickets to a concert, the museum or another event you’ll both enjoy.

You can also give friends and family some much-needed time to themselves, by creating a personalised gift pack. Fill a picnic basket with bread, cheese, wine, crackers, pate and charcuterie meats, then add a map marked with the best picnic spot to enjoy it with their partner. Or put together a throw rug, scarf, crock pot, soup ingredients and a good book, for a winter warmer pack that will keep the chill out and help them relax over the holidays.


What’s the most thoughtful gift you’ve ever received?