A Guide to Gifting Ideas for the Family This Christmas

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A Guide to Gifting Ideas for the Family This Christmas

This Christmas, take the guesswork out of gift giving by using our comprehensive list of the hottest gifts for every member of your family.

Christmas gifts for mum

What do you get for the most beautiful woman on earth? Her favourite things, of course! Try the “choose your fragrance” sampler with classics from DKNY, Gucci and D&G. A vintage jewellery box is a stunning idea. Why not add a pearl necklace, antique brooch or a pair of elegant earrings to go with it.

 Christmas gifts for dad

A GPS navigator, big screen TV, Blu ray DVD player, cellphone, tablet PC, Auto Smart start system and home improvement kits are the hottest items to give to dad this Christmas. A nice leather briefcase or wallet, designer suede shoes and cool cufflinks will also do the trick.
Christmas gifts for boys

Young boys: Action figures, board games, magic trick sets and puzzles, radio controlled helicopters and musical instruments would be your safest bet when it comes to pleasing the young man! A cool backpack or a pair of headphones will also make him smile.

Teenage boys: This one can be tricky. Tried and tested gifts for teen boys include funky iPhone cases, iTunes gift vouchers, a cool pair of sneakers and of course, everything to do with gaming: Xbox, Wii, PlayStation with games like Call of Duty – Black Ops and Dragon Age.
  Christmas gifts for girls

Young girls: Gifts for girls under 12 are relatively easy to pick out. Think makeup items like lip gloss in berry flavours, journals and diaries, painting kits, iTunes gift card, stuffed toys and the latest toys depending on what she’s into.

Teenage girls: Teenage girls are hard to impress so you need to be perceptive. Our top picks would include a desktop lamp with an iPod dock, Kindle and Kindle accessories, laptop sleeves, MP3 speakers, iPod, quirky jewellery, a subscription to a fashion glossy, trendy sunglasses and of course, makeup kits.
    Christmas gifts for granny and grandpa

When shopping for seniors it would help to keep their hobbies and preferences in mind. Our pick this year for grandma’s Christmas gift is a luxurious bath gift hamper or a gift basket with assorted chocolates. For grandpa, we recommend an annual subscription to his favourite magazine, a book about his favourite hobby gardening, miniature trains or planes, restoring antiques, photography or a nice designer watch.
If you're unsure about what to get for a family member, play it safe by getting them a gift certificate that they can redeem for something they love. Lastly, keep in mind that Christmas gifts are all about thoughtfulness and not how much money you can spend!


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