What To Get For…? | A Guide To The Perfect Christmas Present

The season of ‘oh no, you don’t have to get me anything’ is here, cue the gift shopping confusion. With a list of loved ones so long it could make Santa jealous, it’s hard to know what to get everyone to suit their type and taste. As the Christmas markets roll into town and that one house lights up their decorations far too early, the pressure to get shopping is on, so we’re here to calm the situation. For everyone that’s every wondered ‘what Christmas present should I get for..?‘, we’ve got you covered. Grab a mulled wine and browse with ease as we bring you our buyer’s guide for every Christmas character.

The Master Chef 

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You might not be allowed in the kitchen on Christmas day, but you can get them a gift that is. Is there any Christmas present unwrapped and used as quickly as a helpful piece of kitchenware, set to revolutionise their roast potato making or turkey presentation? For the Masterchef, a Le Creuset casserole dish isn’t just a dish, oh no. It’s years of new recipes, of get-well-soon stews, of boozy Christmas cakes as they try to perfect their grandma’s old recipe, of Sunday roasts shared with the whole family. A gift of kitchenware and cookware is a gift of togetherness as cooking a meal for someone and sharing food is proven to improve social relationships and encourage emotional openness. So whether it be a kitchen aid to help them whip up birthday cakes, a new recipe book to give them inspiration, or simply some fresh plates, give them something that will boost their skills and bring people together all year round.

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The Mixologist 


Getting the mixologist in your friendship group a cocktail-themed gift is pretty much giving yourself the gift of more cocktails, right? We’re approaching the roaring 20s so there’s no more appropriate gift than some beautiful drinkware. From beautiful decanters and carafes that look like art, to handy extras like bottle opens, recipes books and ice cube trays. We’ve got everything you need for a fully stocked bar to get the mixologist ready for a new year of celebrations and toasts. An ideal Christmas present for a host, come bearing LSA glasses and a bottle of something fizzy to be the favourite guest at any Christmas party. 

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The Party Animal 


What’s the best thing to get a social butterfly this Christmas? Something for them to wear to their New Year’s Eve party! You can’t really go wrong with a crisp Ted Baker shirt or a pair of Kurt Geiger heels. Wrapped in delicate tissue and finished off with a ribbon, the party animal in your life will want to put it straight on and immediately head out to show off their new shiny presents. For a loved one, why not buy them a new outfit to go along with an experience gift, like a night away for New Years or dinner at a restaurant they’ve wanted to try. 

If you’re nervous about getting their size or style right, opt for a more party practical Christmas present like a watch, clutch bag or even a cocktail making set to help the life of the party shake things up.

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The Conscious Shopper


We should all be more like our eco-conscious friend, but shopping for them can be tricky among the Christmas frenzy. But stay calm, we’ve got lots of options that are environmentally conscious from brands that are dedicated to giving back. From TOMS shoes which help fund education and healthcare in countries around the world to Memobottles that help reduce single-use plastic, you can get big Christmas presents and stocking-fillers alike for the conscious shopper. For bigger gifts, look towards homeware. Nkuku is a great brand for the conscious shopper. Working with independent businesses, social projects and co-operatives, and using recycled materials, they create products that are as sustainable as possible. Not only is a piece of handmade homeware a gorgeous Christmas present, but it can be guilt-free as it sits proudly in the home of your environmentalist loved ones.

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The Beauty Guru


With endless opportunities to play around with new looks, techniques and styles, a beauty gift set is definitely the adult equivalent of a new LEGO set or Barbie car. Whether they’re big on bold colours or gentle skincare, beauty gift sets do all the work for you; already packaged and put together by experts who take away the guessing game of choosing shades and products. For the resident makeup artist in your friendship group, get them a Christmas present that will help add to their repertoire, like an Illamasqua artistry palette or the Sigma essential brush kit, giving them a whole new year worth of shades and tools to play with.

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The Gym Bunny


Always support your friend’s goals! Help out the gym bunny in your life with a Christmas present to make their training a little easier. Whether you keep that promise you made to be their workout buddy or not, you don’t need to wait till January. Keep them hydrated with a new S’Well bottle, or on the move with some fresh Asics running trainers, or just help them dress the part in some Varley leggings.

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The Timeless Type


They’d rather watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s than Bridesmaids, listen to The Beatles over Beyonce, opt for Chelsea boots over chunky Buffalo trainers. The old soul in your life probably won’t be interested in any super trend-led pieces this Christmas, so choose heritage items that have stood the test of time like a Barbour jacket or classic Ted Baker brogues. Never going out of style and coming from some of the most iconic and historic brands around, going for something timeless means getting someone a gift for life, not just Christmas. That Aspinal of London purse or a Hugo Boss watch is sure to be loved forever by your friend with a taste for beautiful, classic pieces made well. 

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The Gadget Geek

Their house practically walks and talks, their laptop is more like a rocket and there’s no need to lift a finger to turn the light off. For the person that’s got everything, what is there left to gift? We can help them level-up their life. How about helping them update their essentials? Swap ugly tangled cables for Native Union sleek wireless chargers, or weak speakers for a 360 degree sound. Whether they geek out about their phone, music or latest Marvel film, there’s always a Christmas present to make them smile. And if they truly have got it all, challenge them to something new like the task of building a LEGO technic car, trust us, they’re tricky!

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The Home Bird

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Not one for big Christmas parties or festive nights out, the home bird in your life far prefers a glass of mulled wine at home, or maybe even just a classic brew by the TV. A big fan of cosy comforts and extremely houseproud, they’ll undoubtedly love anything soft or nice smelling so look towards the cushions and candles. We’ll be happy as an elf on Christmas day, slipping their feet into some fluffy UGG slippers as they sip hot chocolate from a new Le Creuset mug and get cosy on the sofa ready to watch It’s a Wonderful Life.

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Written by Lucy Harbron

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

Writer and expert