Presents, prosecco, parties – Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of year. But let’s face it, sometimes it can also be pretty stressful. Between all the cooking, outfit planning and cocktail parties, it can sometimes feel like there’s no time to get anything done, especially when it comes to shopping for Christmas gifts.
Whether you’re a social butterfly, or you’ve got a big family, you’ve probably got a list as long as your arm to shop for. And it’s not just about crossing somebody off your list for the sake of it. You want to do your best to find Christmas gifts that are as unique and thoughtful as the people you’re buying for, right?
Before you start putting a ton of pressure on yourself to find that perfect gift, check out our ultimate Christmas gift guide for 2021. It’s packed with quirky, special presents to fit every kind of giftee in your life, no matter what they’re into. No return receipts necessary.
Gifts for the good vibe tribe
Maybe they’re that forever happy, mellow yellow, ray of sunshine in your life or maybe they could do with a bit more positivity. Either way, some holly jolly gifts are sure to bring them joy. Do What Makes Your Soul Shine is an inspiring little book filled with uplifting statements and quotes to help them live their best life. Any time we’re in need of some good vibes and relaxation, we reach for the yoga mat. Whether they’re already working their downward dog on the regular, or are a total yoga newbie, this Terrazzo White Yoga Mat will have them flowing like a pro. This Happy Block Letters Door Mat will put a smile on their face every time they get home, and last but not least, who doesn’t want a Rainbow Tassle Mirror in their lives? It makes us start every day feeling like a unicorn.
Festive homeware gifts
Home is the heart of Christmas, so it’s got to look the part. Any lover of the festive season is going to be all over these gorgeous festive homewares like a holly shaped rash. These Leopard and Zebra Print Mini Baubles will have any animal print fan feline festive. Gift alongside this Natural Wood Standing Tree for the ultimate contemporary Chrimbo centrepiece. These Dip Dye Swirl Candles raise the elegance level of any Christmas dinner party 100% and how about this Personalised Holly Jolly Fleece Blanket?! Cosy has entered the chat.
Gifts for foodies
Yeah, yeah. The true meaning of Christmas is being with the ones you love, peace and goodwill to all men. But we all know what it’s really about. FOOD!! If they’re as into cooking/eating/drinking/all of the above as we are, they’ll love our festive foodie gifts. Ok just putting out there, this Gourmet Marshmallow Advent Calendar is a little piece of Christmas heaven. With 12 gooey delights behind 25 doors, this would keep us happy all December long. As heavy users of Deliveroo the last couple of years, we’re big fans of Chris Bavin’s genius recipe book Fakeaway. Packed with healthy versions of our favourite takeaways, it may well save our arteries as well as our bank balance! This Marisol Egg Cup brings a touch of kitsch to the breakfast table and this Pink Storage Jar is a vibrant pop of colour that every kitchen needs. The ultimate gift for lovers of our fave retro drink, this Slush Puppie Machine with a classic syrup set, is a seriously special piece of Christmas gifting.
Gifts for party game players
Hands up if you’ve missed Christmas parties the last couple of years. Us too! Let’s make this year’s festive bash the best yet with a genius party game or two. Call the Shots pairs two of our top Christmas things (games and drinking, natch) to perfection. Magic Tricks With Your Pet is the ideal way to involve Fido in the festivities, and the 20 Second Showdown Game is a family game where anything can happen, from counting to 10 like a caveman to performing a wedding service for 2 of your teammates – hilar.
Gifts for video gamers
If they love the virtual world more than the real one, you can’t go far wrong with a gaming gift for Chrimbo. This Tetris T-shirt will level up your gift-giving game with any retro gamer. Pair it with this Tetris Stress Squeezer for those days when it’s all too much. These Pokemon Pokeball On-Ear Headphones are great for kids and big kids alike and for the truly dedicated gamer, this Playstation Eat, Sleep, Repeat Mug is the ideal accessory for any heavy gaming sesh.
Gifts for the plant parents
Whether they’re a green-fingered goddess or a virgin plant parent, they’ll love this Matte Black Face Planter. A witty take on the trend for monochrome interiors, the plant’s leaves look like hair. If, like us, they are a bit forgetful when it comes to watering their greenery, this Tiger Self Watering System will be the stylish solution they’ve been dreaming of. If they need a bit of a steer when it comes to creating their own indoor jungle, Grow Your Own Pet Plants is a cute guide to choosing and caring for your leafy friends – officially adorable!
Gifts for gadget geeks
Gadget lovers rejoice! We’ve got the gifts that’ll butter your muffin. From this Tech Cleaning Kit for keeping your gaming and mobile devices in tip-top condition, to this Desktop Blogging Station for all the budding bloggees out there. There’s always a place for a funky phone case and this colourful Tetris Phone Case fits the festive bill perfectly. Or how about a Personalised Apple Watch Strap for a tech gift that really says ‘thoughtful’?
Gifts for TV and film fanatics
It’s not really Christmas until somebody falls asleep in front of the TV. What better way to spoil a loved one with a passion for the screen (small or big) than with some of our TV and film-based gifts? If you’re buying for a Friends fan, this Central Perk Mug Set will make it ‘The One Where You Bossed Christmas’. If they’re all about classic 80s movies, this E.T Shaped Mug and Jigsaw Puzzle will tickle their pickle or how’s about this Back to the Future Maxi Poster? Minions fans will go ooh bananas for this Funko Pop! Kung Fu Kevin and if they were fans of the feel-good animation Trolls, they’ll be all over this magical Trolls Rainbow Light. Just push the button and any kids’ (or big kids’) room lights up with rainbow colours – wow!
Gifts for music lovers
From Mariah to Wham, Music + Christmas = huge. It’s also a great time of year to treat the music fan in your life. We’re loving hard on this Guns N’ Roses Mug that even Axel Rose would be proud to have in his kitchen. Listen to This if You Love Great Music is a critical curation of 100 essential albums, that may just open their minds to even more great tunes. This Rolling Stones Lips Maxi Poster brings a rock and roll edge to any interior, and this Bowie Colouring Book will keep fans of Ziggy Stardust entertained for hours.
You can’t get much more thoughtful than a personalised gift at Christmas – perfect for that family member who already has everything. This Personalised Scandi Pattern Mug will make sure their mug never gets misplaced on the office tea round again. Or who wouldn’t like a Personalised Notebook? With a colourful positive message (you got this) and space for the text of your choice, it’s a slam-dunk of a Christmas present for one of your bests. Plant lovers will grow mad for this Personalised ‘Mrs Face’ Plant Pot, and surely your boyf could do with this Personalised Tshirt (with a pic of your face on it of course).
Stockings are the highlight of Christmas morning (that and being able to drink prosecco as soon as you get up without feeling guilty) so make sure you’re filling them to the brim with the best lickle gifts in town this year. This Pocket Fish Penknife in brass comes in a smart tin, and would be the perfect stocking filler for your bro, boyf or dad, or what about this Sneaker Cleaning Kit for those who like to keep their treads box fresh? This Christmas Beard Lights & Tinsel Set makes a hilarious festive accessory for the fuzzy of face, and this Where’s Wally Magic Jigsaw Puzzle is the ideal activity for Christmas afternoon. Fans of the world’s favourite gummy sweets will be all over this Haribo Mug and Sock Gift Set like a rash and who wouldn’t want to find this Gourmet Marshmallow Set in the bottom of their stocking? Sweet!
The Snowman & the Grinch gifts
Is Christmas day complete without watching animated classic the Snowman? Of course it isn’t. Complement your viewing with a game of Snowman Bingo – festive fun for the entire fam. Spoil somebody who loves the movie as much as you do with this Snowman Mug and Sock Set – snow cute! If the grinch is more their yuletide jam, this Grinch Hot Water Bottle and Eye Mask Gift Set will show them the true meaning of the most wonderful time of the year, and this Grinch Metal Water Bottle is for life, not just for Christmas.