Bring on a flood of memories with these shopping and gifting options for Christmas this year.
Words: KRITIKA DHAWAN
Christmas is round the corner, the festive lights have been switched on, Santas are appearing in every market and the feeling of joy has gripped people as they sift through various options in the market to shop and gift. Whether you are choosing something for the elders or kids in the family, pick something which is thoughtful and perfect for Christmas. The meeting, eating and greeting of the season are incomplete without the shopping and gifting mania. Haven’t you pondered over the gifting ideas yet? With a lot of gift options available in the market, scouting through them can confuse you. But don’t worry! Here are some thoughtful and impactful gift ideas to make this Christmas a memorable affair for you and your loved ones.
Binge on Bling
Amp up the celebration by adding some bling to the bright lights and festive cheer. This extravaganza is the perfect time to gift some exclusive accessories. Take down the list to a wearable level and add some ethnic and trendy jewellery for the bling lovers. The traditional neckpieces or potli bags, perfect for mothers and aunts, can be paired with indo-western attire or a cocktail dress for the edgy look. Pick up your shopping bag and add an embellished touch with gleaming metallic shine home decor items like vase or kitchen accessories. Cheerful aura can be maintained with exotic lightings and fixtures like lampshades and chandeliers. The metallic finish bowls can be a stand-alone accent piece on a bookshelf or server on a table. The next-best thing in the glittery gift guide could be trendy sunglasses in shimmering hues that will really make her eyes sparkle. Paired with a little black dress, or with favourite jeans and T-shirt combo, the bejewelled pieces are sure to elevate any outfit.
For a Fashionista Friend
Keep your make-up game on point and sharpen the beauty regime by gifting a special edition of festive make-up kits. Add plenty of vibrant colours and shades of lipsticks, blushes and eye make-up. The hamper can make your loved ones leap into a magical land which is naughty and whimsical. You can either choose to make a hamper with one product with variants or add multiple beauty products to add extra care to your gift. For the festive season, choose from hues of reds and maroons when collecting stuff for the hamper. A shaving kit with products ranging from traditional shaving brush to a pre-shaving oil and cream is an amazing choice for the dapper dude. Your fashion-forward friend will love a collar necklace to amp up the blandest outfit. Must-haves for a Christmas party or dinner are chokers, bracelets and chandelier rings. Tinted unisex sunglasses make for a wonderful gift as they come in a variety of pastel colours. For someone who loves to rock a bold look, gift a pair of red or cat-eye shades for that extra oomph factor.
Something for Travel Bugs
Nurture the spirit of adventure and gift something people will remember when they hit the road for their next expedition. If you have a friend or a family member who loves to travel, choose from an assortment of luggage tags, travel gear and passport holders. With both style and substance, travel tags and passport holders make for a perfect gift. A utility bag in a perfect size for travel essentials is worthy for varied adventures. You can also gift a comfy cushion for a nap during the long journeys. Cute pocket notebooks are the best for a traveller to slip into the pocket and carry on a trip. For backpackers, an adventure compass makes the perfect gift.
For the Foodie
Brighten up the festive season with a collection of gift baskets. It is time to ditch traditional sweets and add a massively indulgent spread. During Christmas, nothing can replace the treats and bakeries, so it is perfect to put together delicious gift hampers for your loved ones. The much-loved bakery hampers can be loaded with goodies like brownies, biscotti, chocolate bars, cookies, and more. For the health conscious, you can choose from a hamper loaded with oat cookies, dark chocolates and even green tea. There is an endless variety of hampers in the market. Get one customised to suit your choice!