You may not want to hear it, especially as the school holidays are not quite over, but Christmas (whispers it) is fast approaching. If you are somebody who stresses about what to get for mom, sister, wife or girlfriend then stop, don’t panic. You’re not alone when it comes to shopping for genuine gifts for her, old or young, we all struggle.
The problem isn’t that there is nothing out there, there is so much choice. But when we choose a gift for our loved ones, we want it to be perfect, chosen with them in mind, something that they will love and cherish forever. This can take a little extra thought, maybe looking for something personalised, something that will really speak to the person you have chosen it for, something that shows how much thought went into it.
So this guide is filled with some gift ideas to give you a head start. For all the best present buying tips and ideas, keep reading.
When it comes to showing your mom that you care, you can never go wrong with a beautiful piece of jewellery. The best thing about buying her jewellery is the fact that there are various designs and styles, as well as pieces suitable for every budget. So whatever you have to spend on your mom, you can find her a beautiful piece.
From necklaces to bracelets, there are so many different things to choose from, that there’s sure to be something that’s perfect. If you don’t just want to buy her a regular piece of jewellery, how about a Pandora charm bracelet? These make fantastic gifts as she can add her own charms to it, as can other family members.
Another lovely idea is a personalised necklace. Carrie Bradshaw made the name plate necklace a major fashion story, and, almost 20 years after Sex in the City, it is still a staple in every jewel box. If you don’t want the full name, an initial is also lovely, something special that can also be won every single day.
Buy a beautiful basket and fill it with lots of lovely beauty products that you know your mom will love. Think about the brands she uses, and buy her a few bits from them, as well as a couple of new items to try.
Perhaps, as well as popping in some beauty products, you could add some lovely scented candles. There are some lovely personalised options around from places like Not On The Highstreet, or, if you’re into crafts, you could consider making the candles yourself – it’s much easier than you would think. Or how about a voucher for a massage or beauty treatment at a local spa?
A watch always makes a fantastic present. If your mom wears a watch and hers is looking a little worse for wear, a new one could make the perfect gift.
While a watch makes a fantastic gift, just make sure to pick a style that you know your mom will like. To find her the perfect design, take her sense of style into account. Look at her clothes and jewellery to work out what type of watch design she would like.
If you only have a small budget to work with, some delicious homemade treats could make the perfect gift. Is there a cake or type of sweet that your mom loves? Yes – then why not make it for her for Christmas? It might not be an expensive gift, but trust me, she’ll love it.
Whether your mom is crazy about fudge, nutty about peanut brittle or mad about macarons, you can easily make her favourite treat for her. Google a recipe, get the ingredients and make her a couple of her favorite treats.