Christmas, whether Santa Claus, his reindeer Rudolph, elf-helpers or the magical land of North Pole play a part in your festive season, it is a time for love, family and togetherness. Even without these above ‘magical’ elements involved Christmas is the one time of the year where we are all encouraged to put our differences aside, come together and show our appreciation for the ones we love.
Forget the negative associations dumped on consumerism – giving and receiving Christmas presents is the perfect way to show you care, and discover that you are cared for too.With Christmas just around the corner, those sleigh bells will be a-ringing in the backs of our minds, and you may still be stuck for what to get that special lady in your life (your wife, mother, girlfriend, cousin, etc.) You may be especially stuck if your budget is looking a little tight. If this is so, you are probably, definitely, not alone.
Below are 5 wonderful present ideas bound to send the right message and make Santa look like old, faded news in comparison to your new-found giving skills:
Don’t fake it, bake it!
Nothing shows sincerity more than a scrumptious home-made gift. Besides, we all go crazy for sweet, indulgent treats… especially around the holidays.
What’s more, baking takes thought, preparation and time – all things that show you have gone above and beyond to show you care in a personal way. You can step into a shop and pick a nice sparkly necklace, but it will never possess the same time of warm, gooey love than a home-baked treat.
So, if you want to give a gift that shows you care without leaving a hole in your wallet, getting those recipes out, and then ready, set, BAKE!
Another wonderful way to show you care, without splashing the cash, is by creating your own masterpiece: a collage.
A collage can be filled with pictures of you and your girlfriend, best friend, grandma etc. – it can also be personalised for your special person by including all the things you know they love. There are lots of ways you can have fun and be creative with a collage for next to nothing on the cost front. Make a big one with multiple pictures, even glitter! Or a small one with just a few special moments captured and some nice detailing; add a frame to complete your collage and be ready to make someone happy this Christmas.
Give an experience
They say that an experience, and the memories you acquire from that experience, can be better than receiving a material present. Plus, when you gift an experience you may be giving someone the opportunity to do something they wouldn’t normally get around to doing i.e. motor racing, water sports, a spa break, or a theatre show etc. there are so many options and gift cards available to choose from, range from a low to high cost depending on the experience you are purchasing.
In any case, if you’re stuck for a gift, go ahead and give an experience, it will be a wonderful way to show how much you care.
‘Did he or she put ANY thought into my gift?’ This is a question unlikely to enter someone’s head after receiving a gift stamped with their own name.
There are many things you can personalise including; mugs, pillows, clothing, teddy bears, key rings, jewellery… the possibilities are quite endless. Almost every gift can be personalised to make it feel extra special. You can do this by going online and using websites that allow you to choose the name you want to appear on the item you have chosen, or, if you think you are up to the task, you can go ahead and get sewing, printing and sticking yourself!
Now, we are heading into luxurious territory here. This Christmas, if you find yourself stuck for time, unable to make home-made gifts, or step out into the world to battle amidst the frantic Christmas shoppers, then you can sit black, relax, and head on over to fashion eyewear. Grab yourself a cup of tea, get online and choose a brand new pair of designer eyeglasses or sunglasses!
Designer eyewear will never go out of fashion. And as a woman, receiving a new pair of sunglasses or eyeglasses will always be exciting. They have the ability to transform any outfit, inject style and add glamour to the everyday. At Fashion Eyewear we stock an incredible range of designer eyeglasses and sunglasses, all at affordable prices.
So, if you are at a loss, don’t sweat it. Give a brand new, high-quality pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses this Christmas and make the women in your life feel beautiful and appreciated!
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