My Christmas gift guide

I was chatting to some friends the other day about how their Christmas shopping was going. To my surprise they hadn't yet started!  It seems to be a common thing this year that people aren't yet done and dusted with their gift buying.  I quizzed my friends as to why they hadn't yet started.  All it seems were suffering from the same dilemma.  The age old problem of what to buy. There was also an element of some anxiety mixed in at the thought of having to fight through the other frenzied shoppers.  It is rather a complex little predicament that we all find ourselves in every year unless of course you are one of the lucky few that is supplied with a list and knock it off prior to October!

To help calm their nerves, my friends asked me to help them out with brainstorming some general ideas.  I figured if my friends are starting to cut it close, there will be others too.  So here is my list of various items that I came up with.  I'll say to you what I said to them. Don't think my list is exhaustive or that each listed item is the must have of that particular product.  By no means.  Some of these items simply take my fancy (hint hint, nudge nudge...)  These are just a base to start thinking of other products that may be similar.  Take that gorgeous gold Celine chunky bracelet for instance. Not everyones taste or within all price ranges.  But if you're needing a 'for her' present, looking at that particular item, does it make you start thinking of fine or fashion jewellery that the recipient may like?  Yes... then I've managed to inspire you a little and get the cogs turning. That's all one can do. 

So lets get started... I've even broken the gifts up a little into the recipient or type to help you out.  You may notice the teenagers (the scary ones) are missing.  I figured they are into technology these days so check under that field.  Need a little more inspiration for them?  Then think -  iTune cards, music (or instruments), concert or movie tickets, skate or surf boards, anything related to their favourite sport, clothing (be careful with this one), video or board games, and the age old winner... money!

If I have by some miracle managed to find the perfect present for your special someone, just click the image and it will take you straight through to see where you can buy it, or at least get more details.
Enjoy and don't forget to get a move along. After all, time is ticking!

Gifts for HER

Gifts for HIM

Gifts for the LITTLE ONES

Gifts for the HOMEBODY and TRAVELLER

Gifts for the TECHONOLOGY LOVER and the BIG KIDS


  1. Very helpfull, thanks

  2. You put together an awesome Christmas gift list! This should definitely help your friends out and others who need to shop. I was determined this year to get an early start. So I'm finished with mine. Just buying some things for myself. Excellent post!

  3. Hi Mandi, I did almost all my Christmas shopping when I was in London a few weeks ago. It is so much fun when you do them on vacation with no pressure. I love the lists you made especially the one with gifts for her :)

  4. I wouldn't mind to have the "tawla". It's been a long time that I didn't play it :)
    Thanks for sharing
    xx, Malena
    You can check my blog on:
    Fashioncontainer Facebook page