It is time for my annual Christmas Gift Guide. Unique, interesting, pretty, fun and useful gift ideas for anyone on your list.
If you’ve been following along with The Christmas Pledge you have no need for this post because all of your presents are bought and waiting to be wrapped this coming Wednesday. So you can just spend the next 10 minutes staring blankly at the computer screen. Or you could make use of this time and do something important like scroll through the list I’ve composed and pick out stuff you’d like to give yourself.
Before we get into it I have some guidelines on buying presents:
Christmas Present Buying Tips:
- If someone lives in a small space DON’T buy them a large present that’ll cause them stress and eye bleeds trying to find a place to put it.
- Check to see where something is being delivered or supplied from. This is especially important on Amazon. If it’s being delivered from China then it’s going to be a month to get to you if you’re in North America. If it says “supplied and shipped by Amazon”, then you’re good. You’ll get it in a few days normally.
- If you’re having trouble thinking of a gift for someone think of their hobbies, and then get them something for that, that they wouldn’t buy themselves. Very expensive knitting needles for a knitter for example. Or a signed copy of a book by a favourite author for a reader. That sort of thing. Hobbies are always the best place for inspiration.
- Want to cut down on shipping costs if you’re shipping presents out of town? Change the shipping address in Amazon to ship directly to the recipient’s house and choose the gift wrap option. The present will be gift wrapped with a personalized card and gift receipt inside the standard brown Amazon shipping box.
Ready? Here we go, this year’s gift list.
I know. Before you say it, I know. Christmas shouldn’t be about the presents. We’d all live better, happier, more boast-worthy lives if we gave up Christmas presents and instead spent Christmas day braiding each other’s hair and complaining about plastic.
But we have 364 other days in the year to be perpetually outraged, so how about we just revel in how good both giving and receiving a thoughtful gift is. K? Especially one that allows you to make a 3 dimensional model of Idris Elba.
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