It’s that time of year again when you need start thinking about who to get what, but the real question is what to get who? It’s the plava that we endure each and every year. This year, we felt we want to give you a helping hand to tackle the dreaded task of assigning presents for every Tom, Dick and Harry on your list. Here at KJ Beckett we see firsthand what customers buy at this busy time of year and get a good idea of what
Your Gift List:
Write down your nearest and dearest first with a whole line dedicated for them on your lined paper, then friends or distant relatives near the bottom. If you have a partner, write your family members first at the top half of the page and your partner’s family on the bottom half. Consider doing ‘joint’ presents for any couples on your gift list, this way you can kill 2 birds with one stone! (Please be aware this is a metaphor, don’t give loved one’s dead birds for Christmas).
Set the Budget:
We all suffer with splashing out for that one day of the year; Christmas. It might be celebrating Jesus Christ’s birthday, but these days it like all of our loved one’s birthdays combined in one day; or that’s what our wallets suggests otherwise. Starting from this year, you are putting the Christmas spirit into the day without watching the penny’s flutter away before your eyes. Do a strict budget on each family/friend on your gift list; it’s not the price of the gift that matters, it’s the thought that counts. Checkout our gifts for under £50 to help you start your search, we also offer free delivery on orders over £50.
Shop by personalities - Practical gifts with the personal touch:
If you need influence to get you started, start with finding gifts to suit their personalities or hobbies they might be interested in. For example; sports lovers, keen chefs, animal admirers or even sentimental softies. This will allow you to achieve the seal of approval from loved ones with gifts they will actually love.
Couples, whether you are close to the both of them or not, it’s hard enough to keep one person happy, let alone 2 people! Well do not fear as KJ Beckett is here to help. A popular trend to deal with double trouble is hampers; the perfect metaphor that describes this is ‘killing 2 birds with 1 stone’. Couples generally like to share in their twilight sloppy years and therefore would love the thought of sharing with their loved one (unless they have been together over 20 years, then it’s a bottle of wine and chocolate for the both of them). Fill the hamper up with themes; a good example is a movie night in with a cosy throw, popcorn and a DVD. You can even create hampers for all ages; such as gardening enthusiast’s grandparents.
Gifts with a difference:
If you are on a tight budget, why not consider baking at this festive time of year as a personal gift? Everyone loves food, whether they are a savoury lover or one with a sweet tooth, cooking is a great way to express the love and add the personal touch that makes Christmas so special. Cooking isn’t rocket science; with recipe books and even baking cakes from a box or packet that you can pick up in your local shop are great for helping create the ultimate Christmas gift.
Deck the halls with sales and savings:
Once Christmas is out of the way, head down to the sales as soon as possible! Buying gifts half the price or more will save you from the trouble (and the pennies) you endured the Christmas just gone. Trust me; your future self will appreciate it a lot. Our exclusive sale starts *****, it is filled with designer accessories that will have your loved one’s jumping for joy next Christmas for half the price (or more). Another tip is to also grab Christmas decorations from the sales so that you can decorate your home for less.