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Christmas gift ideas for him and her

by Miriam Ernst
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Christmas gift ideas for him and her

Christmas is close by and everyone is off to search for the right presents. Every year I am super late and am running from one store to the next without any plan what to gift my family and friends. I came up with an idea that would suit both him and her and that’s anything personalized! For example, there are companies online like my face socks who personalise all kinds of things from blankets to shirts. I am really not good at this and my creativity for presents that are non-sentimental is just super limited.

So every year someone gets a scarf, a bottle of red wine, or a bracelet. Not that these ideas are bad, but I would love to give this year some more distinct presents for each one of them. For instance, you can gift a beard grooming set to someone who likes growing a long beard. Similarly, you can gift beauty shaving equipment (like a Best Eco Razor) to someone who likes to keep their legs clean and beautiful. Some people also like to go down the more risqué route and opt for various other types of personalized gives like underwear for men or women. There are a few companies that are able to “personalisierte unterwäsche” (personalize underwear) for the enjoyment of you and your partner! The best thing is they can be either funny or sentimental and easy to get, too. It’s definitely something to think about when you struggle to think of gift ideas.

To make your life a little easier as well as mine, I have been thinking a little ahead of Christmas about some great present ideas. The truth is that I do not like shopping for any festive season at the end moment, which is I prefer planning ahead. Last-moment gifts are never up to the mark– many people do not get the time to check the quality of the product bought. Furthermore, last-minute shopping might not be a good option if the gift that one is about to buy would be sent to a loved one far away–the parcel might not reach the recipient on time unless the delivery partner is a firm like Fast Courier (which is known to offer one-day courier sydney).

Hence, I maintain a sweet distance from purchasing presents at the last moment– it makes me anxious! That is why, today I have come up with a list of presents to buy ahead of time. The list is comprehensive and you can find it here below, since there are great gifts for this, also a Gift with Purchase supplier works with many shopping malls to entice shoppers into their malls for the times when people are looking for gifts. If you have any more ideas, then please let me know in the comments below! I hope you’ll like them!

P.S. at the end of this blog post you’ll find a give-away for you to win!

For Beauty Lovers: A Birch christmas box for HIM or HER

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The Birch box is a beauty box for HIM or for HER with lots of small details inside. It can be candles, creames, make-up, nail polish or anything related. Just have a look on their website and get inspired by their christmas gift ideas. For beauty lovers you will surely find something!

Where to buy it?
For HER / For HIM
Prize? 30-60 $

For photo Addicts: A poppy Polaroid Cam for HER

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Photos are getting more and more important every day. Who of you doesn’t snap here and there a photo with your phone or cam? Unfortunately the easier it gets to take photos, the less easy it is to actually have pretty print images. This is why this is the perfect christmas gift for who loves to take photos, but doesn’t want to miss out having them printed at home. Hanging from a cord, added in a bigger frame, or just having them lying around in a box.

Where to buy it? TiedaPolaroid (Attention shop is available only in Spanish language)
Prize? starting at 80 €

For the jet-setter: Carry-on Cocktail Set for HIM or HER

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3h of flight ahead and in the mood for your favourite cocktail? Easy!
This carry-on set is the perfect present for who can’t even wait in the airplane to get a quality cocktail. These are the perfect christmas gift ideas for every jet-setter.
My choice? The Old Fashioned!

But there are 5 more cocktails to taste: Moscow Mule, Champagne Cocktail, Gin&Tonic, The Bloody Mary,The Hot Toddy and The Magarita.
Where to buy it? The Old Fashioned, All others
Prize? 24 $

For the Tea junkie: A lovely tea set for HIM or HER

Team sparrow, tea, christmas giftThe person that loves to enjoy a good english tea in the morning or a lovely tisane in the evening is perfect for a gift like this. It looks pretty, it smells amazing and most importantly? It tastes great! The best christmas present for everyone loving and enjoying a good cup of tea.
Where to buy it? The Tea Sparrow
Prize? starting at 20 $

For the iPhone Addict: An iPhone case that is actually useful for HER

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This Lumee iPhone Case is integrated with a light in front, for perfect selfies and a great help for re-adding your lipstick during a night out. What better christmas gift for the friend always skipping to the toilet to get the lips perfect?
Where to buy it? Lumee iPhone Case
Prize? 69 $

For Gin Lovers:

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gin kit, christmas gift idea for gin lovers

Do you also have more and more friends that can’t gen enough of Gin? I think we all have that friend that can’t get enough of gin tonic, don’t we? Here is the perfect Christmas gift for him or her.
The perfect gin tonic set for who wants to Male the quality gin tonic even at hom
Where to buy it? The Gin Kit
Prize? 49 $

The Home-Decor Lover: A scented candle in the best christmas designcandle, chirstmas gift, small

There are always friends that have the coziest homes, the best dressed living-rooms and simply the best taste in colours for their flats. Most of them even decorate their homes different for every season. Here is the perfect christmas gift ideas for them. A scented candle that will make their flat even more cozy with the smell and look of christmas.
Where to buy it? Neom Christmas Candle
Prize? 45 $

The Give-Away: New Products of Dermalogica (Value > 100 €) – Closed!

Dermalogica, beauty, product, new, 2017The month of december is a very special one for me, I love christmas and I am even happier about my Birthday the 13th of December. So this year I have decided to share this month with you by giving you four incredible give-away opportunities! The first one is today, the second one on my Birthday (13th of December) then Sunday the 17th as it is only one more week to christmas and the last and biggest Give-Away is on Christmas day itself. Trust me it is worth to stick around!

Today’s give away is a lovely set of Dermalogica:

  • The new Charcoal Rescue Masque
  • The new Phyto replenish Oil
  • The new Hydrablur primer

How to be the lucky winner??*

  • Add a comment below with your best Christmas gift ideas before Tuesday 12th of December 2017 6:00 PM (Berlin time)
  • You must be older than 18 years
  • You must live in Europe or have an address that I can send the package to, that is in Europe
  • For more than one participation check out my Instagram and Facebook.

*The decision is final and is exempt from legal procedures.

Good Luck!

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Sandy 6 December, 2017 - 8:49 PM

i like to get little christmas ornaments with christmas tea from Bluebird Tea Company! Everyone loves a good Christmas tea 🙂

Conrad Meyer 7 December, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Am really wanting some gin baublest his year. Might not make it to the tree

Violet Phillippo 7 December, 2017 - 7:35 PM

I love to make people photobooks with all of the special memories from that year.

Charlotte Owen 8 December, 2017 - 9:49 AM

Scented candles are always a winner with me, but another perfect idea for me is a bundle of body shop body creams

Morgane Gilson 8 December, 2017 - 11:11 AM

I like to write things down all year long when i hear someone say “oh i’d love a …” so i can surprise them with it later!

barbedwire71 8 December, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Im designing qotes f paper, then framing them for family

Emma Fearn 8 December, 2017 - 5:59 PM

I love to make up hot chocolate with mini marshmallow cones. They make great little gifts for my children to give to their friends.

awayfromtheblue 9 December, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Oh these are great gift ideas! Wish I was in Europe to enter the giveaway, haha! 🙂

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! After a crazy week I’m hoping to do a little bit more for Christmas, getting those last few gifts and doing some more wrapping! I’m kind of organised….

Away From The Blue Blog

Ruth 10 December, 2017 - 4:17 AM

There are so many cool ideas in here! I would love to have one of the Polaroid cameras. The beauty box looks nice too. #TPThursday

Christin 10 December, 2017 - 1:09 PM

I like to Produce photobooks from the holidays 🙂

Jessica Powell 10 December, 2017 - 4:29 PM

We’ve made up little hampers of people’s favourite sweets, drinks, etc. 🙂

Teodor carp 10 December, 2017 - 10:49 PM

A nice pair of warm gloves can make anyone smile

saetana 10 December, 2017 - 11:22 PM

I think Molton Brown bath and body products make fantastic luxurious gifts for both women and men :o)

Ray Becker 11 December, 2017 - 11:12 AM

sent the girls on a spa weekend couple weeks back

rachel whyman 11 December, 2017 - 12:48 PM

I like to put more thought into a gift. I like to get lots of little things that the people like and making a little gift hamper which I can decorate and make look exciting. This includes home baked goods, nice face and body products, perfumes, little bottles of alcohol ect. I find this so much fun and it also means you can be super creative!

Sam Parkes 11 December, 2017 - 1:19 PM

I love gifts that can see a lot of thought have gone into such as the handmade little mementos my daughter makes

Emma 11 December, 2017 - 2:41 PM

It has to be when you name a star since loosing little one and nanna this year buying a star for close family members named after them has been a priceless gift something that makes us smile when see see a star and something that will be passed on threw the generations

Jo Hutchings 11 December, 2017 - 6:45 PM

I really like making people hampers with lots of little bits in that are personalised to their tastes.

Emily Louise 11 December, 2017 - 8:42 PM

I’m putting together a memory frame for hubby this year, he got to meet his hero from his faveourite band so im putting photos and his signed bits and pieces with a flyer from the gig in a nice deep frame so they will be kept nice forever!

Carol 11 December, 2017 - 11:06 PM

I was surprised to see Poloroid camera until I remembered the new ones are digital. I remember when they discontinued the old ones and I was left with no film. I’d be interested in the new camera.

jackie rushton 12 December, 2017 - 5:23 AM

A silver plated ball scratcher for my father in law. I have seen this as a novelty gift and know he would have a real chuckle at it!

Tracey Anderson 12 December, 2017 - 5:59 AM

I enjoy making a collage of memories for family and friends 🙂 x

Joanne Heath 12 December, 2017 - 7:04 AM

Wow literally all the gifts mentioned are winners with me! I have lots of candle loving, tea drinking and gin loving friends who love making memories with photos. So any of these would be perfect!

Chloe Brill 12 December, 2017 - 7:15 AM

I love to decorate my room

julie dixon 12 December, 2017 - 7:44 AM

I will be getting my son a canvas print of himself with his dog 🙂

zoe brown 12 December, 2017 - 7:46 AM

this year ive done beauty bags for all the family everything you need to pamper your self

Janice Norris 12 December, 2017 - 8:28 AM

I love to keep photographic memories x

Sara Colclough 12 December, 2017 - 9:54 AM

I like to make sure my presents are personalised, from names to hobbies. Every year I do a hamper for my nan with her favourite things… It’s not about how much you spend but it’s the thought.

Miriam Ernst 23 December, 2017 - 6:59 AM

Hi Sara! Congratulations !!! You are the winner of the give away! Please get back to me within 7 days with your address so that I can send you the give away!!! Send it to: info@be-sparkling.com
Merry Christmas !!!

Shelly layle 12 December, 2017 - 10:22 AM

I love to gift humourous personalised gifts especially creating my own Christmas cards which adds a personal touch

Terrie-Ann Wright 12 December, 2017 - 11:07 AM

I think a really nice idea for a friend or relative is to have a photocopy printed using pictures from the year from their social media account. Not many people actually print their photos these days so it makes for a lovely keepsake and can become and annual present.

paula cheadle 12 December, 2017 - 11:09 AM

I would love to have photo’s of everybody on Christmas day, as we are all going to be together

jackie beckett 12 December, 2017 - 11:27 AM

Really interesting I like getting locally produced presents and we are really fortunate to have what they call a forest showcase twice a year where local produce and crafts can be bought also many of the stall holders will adapt a product so its just what you want for a particular person

robyn297 12 December, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Selfie light for mobile for my sister in law, I think thats the only gift this year that I’m sure will go down well.

Tammy Neal 12 December, 2017 - 11:59 AM

I like something unique so I’d find out what they really want and get it xx

Deborah Clarke 12 December, 2017 - 11:59 AM

I like to make personalised calendars with photographs from the year. A great little keep sake.

sarahkf 12 December, 2017 - 12:18 PM

I love to make handmade memory books for people! Everyone seems to love them!

Elizabeth Leedham 12 December, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Knitting my friend’s dogs matching Christmas jumpers and making felt booties would go down well!

Kate Kirk 12 December, 2017 - 1:33 PM

I actually love giving vouchers as I hate to give people stuff they don’t need. There is so much waste in the world

Chloe Leanne 12 December, 2017 - 1:49 PM

I love doing homemade presents as a token & meaningful gift. Personalised pressies all the way!!

Kay Broomfield 12 December, 2017 - 2:00 PM

I do little hampers for friends and family with exactly the kinds of things I know they’ll love. I start in September and keep adding to them. People always comment how thoughtful they are.

Karen Howden 12 December, 2017 - 2:13 PM

ike to buy people locally crafted items from local craft sales

Pauline Burroughs 12 December, 2017 - 2:38 PM

I like to arrange something like a facial or massage. Everyone seems to lead such busy lives that it gives them an hour without being interrupted by the kids or the phone. An hour of pure bliss xxx

Ann Sandover 12 December, 2017 - 2:57 PM

I like to put together hamper of body goodies, hand cream, shower gel, shampoo scrubs etc and a couple of alcohol miniatures just for the ultra relaxation.

Ruth Wollerton 12 December, 2017 - 3:03 PM

I love the idea of naming a star after someone, especially if they are in heaven. It’s a beautiful way of remembering them. Thanks for the chance & MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Sarah Haynes 12 December, 2017 - 3:08 PM

I love making up hampers of things I know the person would love. My best friend is getting a baking hamper. Another is getting a hamper for a DVD night in.

Nicola Dow 12 December, 2017 - 3:09 PM

I am making my mother in law a hamper filled with her favorite things. Edinburgh Gin, Too face Chocolate Bar pallet, Sloe gin mince pies and lush products are what I have put in so far.

Tina Cleveland 12 December, 2017 - 3:19 PM

I like to get presents through the year to give to my realtives for me at Christmas, by the time Xmas comes I’ve forgotten what I’ve given them but I get what I want

jill dean 12 December, 2017 - 3:46 PM

I love jewellery and alcohol from grown ups and homemade gifts from my kids and I like to give gifts that create memories.

joanne cox 12 December, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Making beautiful memories by making photo album of everyone on Christmas Day!

Debs Geordie Johnson 12 December, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Since my children have all grown up now with their own homes, every year I buy them each a special bauble for the tree, personalised or crystal so they can build up their own special collection that can then be passed on to my grandchildren

Julie Camm 12 December, 2017 - 5:27 PM

I think buying someone a magazine subscription is always welcome, or buying someone sponsorship of an animal


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