Needing some Christmas gift ideas for the special people in your life? We’ve got you covered with unique Christmas gifts for the whole family (and friends).
These gifts are bound to make anyone’s holiday season an extra special time of connection and fun. Christmas ideas don’t need to be boring and the same every year. We researched the best gift ideas that will suit even the most fussy.
Keep reading to get the ultimate Christmas gift guide for tech geeks, health enthusiasts and of course kids.
Best Christmas gift ideas
Have a foodie on the Christmas list? Want to know what’s on our do-not-buy list? What about if you want to truly get into the Christmas spirit? Whatever the interest, we have a gift suggestion for you.
For the creatives
We’ve started with the creative list since it feels like almost everyone these days is getting into something creative, be it art, music, photography, crocheting or sewing. People love to express themselves in meaningful and creative ways, and a great Christmas gift will support that.
Gifting a creative unique gift will speak volumes and show intentionality, which makes it a perfect Christmas present.
Here are some ideas that a creative person might like.
- Artwork by their favourite artist
- Art sets in the medium they prefer (pastels, acrylic, oil, watercolour, ink, pencil, charcoal, clay)
- Art tools: new paintbrushes, canvases, paper, easel, pottery wheel
Most creative people love a good book. Nowadays, there is a huge range of options for books, from audiobooks, ebooks and the good old paperback. Consider interests, favourite genres and authors to make your gift more meaningful for the recipient. If you can’t think of anything, consider a Kindle or a year’s subscription to Audible.
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If there’s someone you know who loves music or is getting into it as a hobby, there are lots of gift options. Perhaps they are looking to upgrade their instrument or try a totally different one. Maybe they need some music books or tools like a tuner, metronome or earphones. How about a ticket to see a famous musician or composer live, or a subscription to a music streaming platform?
Subscriptions for creative people include:
The latest and greatest new tech gadgets can often double up as a great gift option. Some popular items include:
- stylus pen for an iPad
- photography/videography equipment (think camera, drone, tripod, camera bag, lighting)
- portable photo printer
- portable music speaker
- power bank
You often have the option to engrave or personalise a technology gift. It’s an idea worth considering, as personalised gifts always warm the heart.
For the fashionista
It can be very difficult to buy clothing for people unless you’re the parent of a young child. If you’re thinking of Christmas present ideas in the clothing department, think again.
Unless you know for certain the preference and size of the person you’re buying for, we recommend avoiding the risk of buying clothes. It’s better to spend money on giving them a gift card than having them deal with refunds. Even worse, they may simply donate your item.
The same rule applies to accessories like handbags, sunglasses and footwear. If you know their favourite brands, get a gift card from that store. It will show you’re intentional and care about their interests.
There is a massive range of gifts you can choose from to benefit your recipient’s wellbeing. A lot of items from this list can be bought online and many merchants will offer free shipping over a certain spend amount.
Health-related presents make some of the best Christmas gifts. This is because they are more than just gifts for the sake of giving; they actually improve someone’s quality of life.
Some of the great selection of Christmas gifts from the health category are:
- Hair care
- Gym equipment
- Health monitors
- Supplement subscriptions (you need to know what they need)
- Good quality drink bottle
- New gym shoes
- Massage gun
- Gift voucher to a day spa or sports recovery centre
Toys, toys and more toys for the kids
OK, so this is the category some of you have been waiting for. Toys are always on a kid’s Christmas list. Kids love to look under the Christmas tree, eyeing off their presents while trying to imagine what’s inside the wrapping paper. The sleep on Christmas Eve tends to be short, as kids can’t wait to wake up and tear open their presents.
While you could go crazy buying the latest trending toys, it’s also good to think about what is going to be enjoyed once the trend is over.
We have three tips to keep in mind when buying toys for your kids:
- Buy a fun toy. They are after all, kids.
- Buy an educational toy. Choose something to grow and expand their minds.
- Buy a toy that can be enjoyed with others. This can encourage quality time, sharing and friendship.
Here are some cool Christmas gifts that kids will love. If you buy them online, they often come with free delivery too.
- Circuitry kit
- Musical instruments (ukulele, harmonica, electric keyboard, xylophone)
- Finger puppets
- A loom set
- Craft supplies
- World globe
- Dress ups
- Flower press
- Hula hoop
- Tea set
- Doll house
- Cricket set
- A fish and fish tank
- Sewing machine
- A snow globe
- Skipping rope
- Lava lamp
- Kinetic sand
- A magazine subscription
- A watch
- Basketball hoop
- Chess set
- A slip-slide
- Bubble blowing machine
- Science experiments
- Music player
- Walkie talkies
It’s a great idea to help kids remember that Christmas is a time for giving, not just getting everything they asked for. Encourage your child to give and also to sacrifice a couple of their dream items for someone who may not have the opportunity for a nice family Christmas. Also remember, one of the best gifts a child can get is special quality time with mum and dad, doing fun things together that will be remembered, long after toys have been thrown away.
If you don’t have a big budget for Christmas gifts, consider making it a special day by having a picnic feast down by a river or the beach. You can cook together, play all sorts of Christmas day games, swim and just be together.
If you want to gift a foodie, what better gift to give than food? There is a huge range to choose from that will get their mouth watering and tummy rumbling. Food is a great present, but make sure you are aware of any dietary restrictions before taking the plunge.
Some great gift ideas include:
- gourmet food hampers
- fine dining experiences
- cooking tools (think air fryer, personalised apron, pizza oven, sushi kit, yoghurt-making kit)
- award-winning cookbooks
For some people, Christmas is a very difficult time of year, a painful reminder of what they are missing out on. Perhaps they don’t have family around or are unemployed and can’t afford anything special. There are lots of needs in your local community. You just need to find out what they are.
Some options might include:
- Donating a big grocery shop to the local food bank
- Donating a load of pet food to animal shelters, with some dog toys
- Getting some nice food hampers delivered to local families in need or giving gift vouchers
- Supporting some great charities by volunteering or donating money
The perfect gift is one that brings a smile to their hearts and yours. These community gift ideas will achieve that. The kids will also love being a part of this too.
A day of giving
While you’re thinking about the gift list, don’t forget to get the Christmas cards. A well-thought-out personalised message means a lot to the recipient and shows that you care. At the end of the day, the thought and intentionality behind any gift or card make it the perfect present, not the price tag or the functionality.
The festive season is a special time of year when we should remember what matters most in life. Although Christmas Day is a big day, with lots of food, messy gift wrapping, loud laughter and presents, it’s also a day to remember the Ultimate Gift. The reason why we think of giving is because God first gave to us, by sending Jesus Christ as a little baby in Bethlehem.
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