With Christmas a mere 20 days away, it’s time to start thinking about who’s getting what this year. But if the thought of traipsing the high street in search of the perfect Secret Santa prezzie fills you with dread, look no further than E5P. We’ve come up with the perfect gift guide for any recipient – so you get to sit back and enjoy those Love Actually reruns.
Christmas Gifts for Her
For the Magpie
For anyone who loves a bit of sparkle, Christmas gifting comes down to one thing: jewellery. Look out for a matching set that they’ll be able to wear for New Year’s Eve, and make sure it’s in-keeping with their other favourite pieces.
For the High-Fash Fan
For some, it’s all about quality, not quantity. We all know somebody who’s got exceptional (if a little expensive taste). They’re the ones who always ask for a gift receipt, because they’re not likely to keep something unless they’ve specifically asked for it. For these tricky-to-please recipients, you’re going to have to go that extra mile to ensure their happiness – our VIP section was made for them (just don’t mention how much money you’ve saved!).
For the Hostess with the Mostess
For home birds, Christmas is all about hosting the perfect soirées. If there’s an opportunity to serve up a 3 course meal, they’re always the first to do it. They love to feed their nearest and dearest, and tend to have more fun nattering with their friends at home rather than at nightclubs. Treat your favourite hosts to something for the home – and expect it to be used/in full view next time you’re round.
For the Luxe Lounge Lover
At this time of the year, there’s nothing better than cosying up indoors. If you know anyone who prefers not to venture out between now and springtime, treating them to some luxury loungewear is bound to go down well. After all, who doesn’t want to stay stylish, even when they’re binge-watching their favourite series?
For the Busy Boss Lady
Everyone’s got a friend who juggles a multitude of things without breaking a sweat. They’re probably co-founding a start-up whilst doing ‘desk yoga’ as we speak. And for them, time is of the essence; make their busy lives a little easier by gifting them a chic (and practical) timepiece. Always go for an analogue watch though; it’s likely that your recipient isn’t a fan of the chunkier digital versions, and tends towards the classics.
Christmas Gifts for Him
For the Merry Man
Know a guy who simply loves the holidays? Treat him to a novelty Christmas jumper! And if he’s one of those people that has everything, this one’s great if you’re at a real loss as to what to get them.
For Outdoorsy Types
Whether they live in the city or the countryside, some people just prefer to be outside (yes, even in this weather!). The outdoorsy type hates tat; your gift to them should serve a purpose, lest it end up in the charity bag. So, why not treat him to something he can wear outdoors? As long as it can be re-purposed for Glastonbury, he’ll be happy.
For the Music Lover
Give the wannabe rock star something they really want – without having to fork out for an electric guitar – by gifting him a new band t-shirt. He’s probably a fan of the classics, so indulge him with a tee that’s got that perfectly worn-in, vintage aesthetic. Just brace yourself for any air guitar moments that it could inspire.
For the ‘Jeans and a T-Shirt’ Kinda Guy
For your ‘jeans and a t-shirt kinda guy,’ keep things simple. Always perfectly pared-back, he won’t thank you for anything too garish. But since it’s a little chilly, go for something long-sleeved; as long as it’s plain enough to complement his denim staples, you’ll be fine.
For the Sports Fanatic
Whether he’s obsesses with the gym or crazy about football, every sports fan needs some suitable footwear. Look out for a pair of trainers that’ll double up for the pub; every team player deserves a post-workout pint!