It seems almost impossible to be saying this, but December is almost here and Christmas is nearly upon us once again. Where has the past year gone?
With time running away from us, most people will already have their festive preparations well underway. From ordering the turkey and baking the Christmas cake to grabbing an advent calendar and digging the decorations out of the loft, there is always plenty of preparation to be done ready to welcome the most wonderful time of year.
However, when there is so much to do, it can be incredibly easy for important tasks and things which need doing to slip your mind. While you’d never forget the big presents, smaller gifts and stocking fillers can easily get overlooked when there is so much still to add to your mental checklist.
To help you out and provide you with some much-needed inspiration, here is a selection of top gift ideas and suggestions for stocking fillers that the whole family are sure to love!
For the Big Kid
We all know one – the big kid is that person who refuses to grow up, who still laughs along and joins in with all the fun and games no matter what their age. In fact, they’re almost always the culprit behind any practical jokes pulled on unsuspecting family members at Christmas time!
To fuel their hijinks, invest in some classic joke items to fill their stocking. Whoopee cushions and joke books are always firm favourites, or alternatively, why not gift them a Nerf gun or remote-controlled car or helicopter for some great fun on Christmas morning!
For the Little Ones
The littlest members of the family might be too young to really understand the meaning behind Christmas, but there’s no reason why they can’t still join in with the festive spirit.
Useful items like clothing are always guaranteed to bring thanks from parents, but when it comes to the little ones themselves, a stuffed toy, rattle or other exciting new toy is bound to bring a smile. Why not make it a Christmas themed toy to really make the most of the occasion?
For the Budding Artist
Pristine notepads and fresh sets of paints or colouring pencils are always welcome, but this year, why not go all out and try something a little different for the artist in your life?
Adults are sure to love some good-quality new paintbrushes or a mannequin for figure studies, but when it comes to the kids, fun craft supplies, coloured paper and colouring books will keep them busy for hours. Don’t forget to include an apron and crafting mat to try and keep the mess to a minimum!
For the Tech Geek
While the very latest technology might be a little out of your budget, there’s no need to avoid tech gifts altogether. Brand new games and accessories are always welcomed among gamers, but if you fancy taking a different approach, there are numerous fun, novelty gadget ideas out there which would make the perfect stocking filler.
From a tablet stand and smartphone projector to nifty tech solutions to problems you never knew you had, the perfect stocking filler is just waiting to be discovered!
For the Sophisticated Taste
Novelty gifts and joke presents aside, sometimes it’s nice to cut through the clutter and provide a classy, carefully-considered stocking filler. While the kids might be preoccupied with their exciting new toys and games, why not take the opportunity to treat that special someone in your life to a more refined gift? LSA barware and LSA glasses will make gorgeous additions to their homeware collection, or choose a sophisticated vase or heartfelt ornament to show your love and appreciation. For more gift ideas, visit this website.
Are you feeling prepared for the Christmas festivities yet? If the answer is a resounding no and you’re beginning to panic about how much is still left to do, don’t despair. Luckily, there’s still plenty of time to make sure everything is in order!