The Early Bird’s Christmas Gifting Guide

The Early Bird’s Christmas Gifting Guide

You might not want to hear this right now, but Christmas is fast approaching. Wait! Before you think “It’s too early!” and rush off, hear us out. There really is something to be said for starting your gift shopping early, rather than leaving it for the last minute!

  1. It can help you to budget better. Picking up a few presents early can help prevent that situation we’ve all faced: it’s suddenly mid-December and we’ve completely run out of dosh, but there are still work parties we need outfits for, last-minute gifts to pick up, or if you’re hosting the holiday meal, some fairly dear food items and beverages that need buying.
  2. It helps ensure that the hottest items of the year won’t sell out before you get around to shopping for them, and gives you more time to get organised and choose really thoughtful gifts. (Not that panic-buying a snowman jumper on Christmas Eve doesn’t have its fun side.)
  3. Most importantly though − is it just us, or does the Christmas season seems to feel busier and more hectic every year? That’s really why we love the idea of getting the shopping done early – and online. It’s so we have more precious time to spend with friends and family to truly enjoy the season.

For all you early birds, then, here are our top picks for men, women, and kids. We’re presenting options in three different price ranges, as well as some Secret Santa gifts for under £30. So no matter what your budget, we hope you find just the right thing!


Top 3 Picks For Him

For Him

Luxury  – PS4 with FIFA You may not know or care what a FIFA is, but trust us, he will.  The new PS4 games console is going to be an absolute smash this year, so scoop it up if you can.

Mid-Range – Virgin experience days – Lamborghini thrill ride A once-in-a-lifetime experience he’ll never forget.

Under £30 – Boom Box Touch Speaker Now he can take his tunes anywhere, with this incredible wireless speaker that interacts with any phone or device.



Top 3 Picks For Her

For Her


Luxury – Thomas Sabo Divine Chronograph watch An absolute stunner in rose gold and stainless steel, and every bit as elegant as she is.

Mid-Range – Tom Ford Black Orchid 50 ml Sweet and spicy, with complex layers… sound like anyone you know?

Under £30 – Marc de Champagne truffles Exquisite Pralibel truffles make for a truly classy gift for a child’s teacher, a valued colleague or a gracious holiday-party hostess.



Top 3 Picks For the Kids

For Kids

Luxury – Nintendo Switch console with Mario Kart 8 deluxe The next-gen console from Nintendo, that lets you switch from home gaming to tabletop or handheld mode.

Mid-Range – Hatchimals Glittering Garden Draggle An interactive toy that your child can care for and encourage through all its stages.

Under £30 – Kinetic Sand So fun to play with and mould into shapes; so easy for you to clean up!

(For even more ideas, visit our kids’ gifting guide page.)



Top 3 Picks For Your Secret Santa:

For Her

Personalised Retro Sweet Box A charming collection of old-fashioned sweets.

Personalised Monogram Name Candle An elegant personalised gift.

Name a Star With this wonderful Name A Star Gift, your feelings for a loved one can really sparkle.


Secret Santa

For Him

Personalised Measures Tumbler Glass A humorously elegant solution for someone who likes a dram.

VR Headset A brilliant 3D experience from Polaroid.

Star Wars R2-D2 Travel Mug This Star Wars R2-D2 Travel Mug definitely IS the droid you’re looking for!


For more gifting ideas, visit our Christmas page!

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