Christmas Gift Ideas for the Family
It’s that time of the year again, when our thoughts turn to the festive season and the never-ending question comes up. What do I buy my loved ones for Christmas?
Here are some suggestions for the family:
Gifts for Mum:
Pamper the lady of the house with a Christmas special! How about a romantic and relaxing weekend away for two.
Perhaps clothing, shoes or accessories would make a good gift. A special dress for day or evening wear and for the more casual lady, designer jeans or sneakers.
Lingerie, perfume or chocolates are old faithfuls. But most ladies will appreciate something specially chosen for them, and you can’t go wrong with an exclusive item of jewellery, such as a ring or watch.
|Gifts for Dad:|
Men are just bigger boys and few men can resist a new electronic toy. How about a new GPS navigation system for Dad’s car, an iPod or MP3 player?
Is he the sporty, outdoor type? Pick something related to his interest. For the golfer, a new putter to sink that difficult birdie putt, or for the angler, a fishing line or lure to catch that elusive big fish.
Combine gadgets and the outdoors and get him a new garden power tool, like a high-pressure washer or a brush-cutter and trimmer.
A fun and different gift idea is a once-in-a-lifetime experience such as a hot air balloon ride or tandem paraglide flight experience.
Gifts for Boys:
Younger boys will often have made their desires known well in advance such as the latest trends in toys. Our Toys and Hobbies category has a great online selection to browse through with lego being an all time favourite.
A classic adventure book will keep a younger boy entranced for several hours although you may need to brush up on your reading skills if your boy is too young to read for himself.
Body controlled gaming is all the rage at the moment with consoles such as Xbox Kinect making a debut in South Africa. If your boy is into music and gaming, then, consider combining the two interests and go for something like Rock Band 3 or Guitar Hero.
For quieter moments, teenage boys will often appreciate a good book, perhaps a comic book or graphic novel?
Gifts for Girls:
Many young girls will be delighted with make up or perfume that makes them feel grown up. Dolls are always appreciated and loved and you can’t go wrong with Arts and Crafts.
Jewellery or trendy clothes are always appreciated; just make sure you’re updated on current trends in fashion. Girls often enjoy computer games, although perhaps you could steer clear of the more violent shoot-’em-up games. You can always gratify dreams of pop stardom with a karaoke game or DVD.
| Here’s an out-of-the-box suggestion, a gift for the home where everyone pools in. Flat screen TVs are old new, but how about a 3D TV?|