Christmas is rapidly approaching. Lights are up, trees are trimmed, and the halls are well and truly decked. If you’re anything like us though, you probably haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet (or even started it!). Not to worry, there are still two weeks to go (😲). We’ve pulled together some of the best ways to avoid the high street mania and finish your shopping from the comfort of your sofa.
notonthehighstreet.com is an old favourite of ours, and is always a great place to find unique gifts. They have some brilliant Christmassy gear (such as this obligatory Christmas jumper, or these chocolate Brussels sprouts). However they also have plenty ‘proper’ gifts, the majority of which are handmade and can be personalised to your specification. From personalised couple portraits, to a bespoke song recording, you’re sure to find something memorable here.
We’ve all got that eccentric aunt who’s impossible to buy for. You know she’d love bacon toothpaste or an inflatable unicorn, but where on Earth can you buy those? Oh yeah, Nuku! Nuku is the home of all things weird and wonderful, in fact the name is an acronym for ‘novelty, unique, kooky, unusual’. We can finally get those squirrel underpants we’ve been searching for!
Okay, you know about Amazon, who doesn’t? It’s still worth a mention though. Prime Membership can take the stress out of gift buying with guaranteed next day delivery, and you can even have your orders gift wrapped – very useful if your origami skills are somewhat lacking… Amazon’s Wish Lists are also perfect for ensuring you get the perfect gift every time. Just enter your loved one’s email address and shop away! Beats a gift voucher every time. (If your loved one doesn’t have a Wish List, then a gift set of Edinburgh Gin is normally appreciated!)
Modern Rugs UK
You thought we were going to write a gift guide and not include our own site? Don’t be silly… While rugs can make great gifts (and we certainly won’t tell you not to buy them!), cushions can be a little more practical for fitting under the tree. We love the Ligne Pure cushions and their matching rugs and throws. To make sure you get your order before Christmas, give us a call on 01388 663 738 and we’ll check stock and delivery dates for you.
Last on our list is Firebox. Firebox has the usual array of gifts and stocking fillers, however it really comes into its own when you start looking at the Tech & Gadgets page. There’s a fantastic range of geeky gear covering all prices. From the Aerobull speaker at an eye-watering £1,349.99, the the Grip Strip at a much more palatable £6.99, there are useful (and useless) gadgets for everyone! (One of our team members even claims he saw a flying bike on Firebox a few years back, however we can’t verify that 😉)