Christmas gifts are an annual stress. It’s only October and the trees and lights are being erected all over the place. We give it a week before hearing the first Christmas song playing in a shop.
Come December, while the more organised among us are snipping the ribbons of their Instagrammably wrapped up gifts into perfect points, the majority of people are still scrolling through endless pages of potential presents and checking for the ‘next day delivery’ option.
Whether you're buying presents for work pals, family members, or your BFFs, it can can all be a it of a 'mare. So, step away from the bath bombs, we've got the chic answer to all your present dilemmas.
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As we all know, buying clothing is a risky business, so, unless it's a failsafe top, it's best avoided. There's nothing that'll make a Christmas awks like a size mess-up. Real rookie error.
Altogether safer areas are bags, scarfs, stationary, make-up and hair products… Remember, if you'd want it, but probably wouldn't buy it for yourself, chances are they will too.
There are people who are easy to please - just the gesture is basically enough - then there are the people who, erm, are slightly more demanding.
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Fashion people can be a bit tricksy. You truly can’t go wrong with a box of matches or a candle. Forget their rep for being boring — give someone a box of Bella Freud matches (though preferably an actual candle) and they’ll love you forever.
Same goes for ‘something nice for the house’ — a succulent, an earthware bowl, cute espresso mugs. They don’t even have to be expensive, just tasteful.
So, get your Christmas jumper on and get those presents sorted in one go with InStyle's ultimate Christmas gift guide…