There’s one in every family, someone who is near impossible to buy for. They buy what they want when they want it making it near impossible to treat them to something special. More often than naught, it’s these tricky customers that often have us panic buying wine and chocolates. While always solid options, why not suprise that special someone with something they’ll really be excited to unwrap? It’s time to buckle up and hunker down with the best buys for the hardest to shop for.
A mix of high and low culture, the David’s Head Planter is the novelty gift that’s sure to be a people pleaser. Got a secret santa that you don’t know who to buy for? Clocking in at under £20, David’s Head Planer combines style, humor and practicality all in one fell swoop.
Speaking of homeware, Nikki McWilliams tea party friendly cushions are a welcome addition to any home. Teacakes, wafers and jammy biscuits, it’s a proverbial biscuit tin of dreamy cushions to brighten your sofa. There is no greater unifier than tea and biscuits and Nikki McWilliams is a no brainer.
Wanting something a little bit more personal for the friend who has everything? Claire Barclay Draw’s pet potraits are a thoughtful gift for anyone with a fur baby. While known for her bucky bunting and Glasgow Girl necklaces, her pet potraits are a cute family friendly intro to one of Scotland’s most up and coming illustrators.
For your favourite fashionista, a novelty bag is a fail safe option. Luna on the Moon has become by default when looking for something extra special for one of my girls (I even ordered custom fizz bottles for my bridesmaids.) Give the gift of sparkle with a super cute cake cutch to truly see someone light up on Christmas day.
And when all else fails, treat your loved one to the ultimate in luxury with a spa visit to Urban Retreat. Based in Harrods in London, Urban Retreat is the ultimate decedant getaway for those who wish to escape in to a world of luxury. Show me someone who doesn’t like a spa day and I’ll show you a liar. Urban Retreat is at the high end of luxury spa days and would be the perfect stocking stuffer. The Lava Shell Massage is the perfect treatment when looking to hydrate, revitalise and rebalance. Not in to a massage? A Caviar Lift Facial promoises to renew, recharge and rebuild with just the right touch of luxury. A bit of good old fashioned pampering is great for those hard to please customers, so why not give them an experience they won’t forget?
Do you have any gift disasters? What are your fail safes for the holiday season?