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10 Gifts to Send to Loved Ones this Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again, and if you’re anything like us, you’re probably starting to think about what gifts to send to your loved ones this holiday season. With so many options out there, it can be tough to decide on the perfect present. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 10 gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on the faces of your friends and family.

1. A Cosy Blanket

There’s nothing like snuggling up with a warm and comfortable blanket on a cold winter’s night. Look for one made from soft, plush materials like fleece or sherpa, and consider opting for a personalised option with the recipient’s name or initials. A cosy blanket is a perfect gift for anyone, whether they’re a snuggler or simply appreciate the warmth and comfort of a good throw.

A young woman in bed wrapped in a Winnie the Pooh Oodie Weighted Blanket

Winnie the Pooh Oodie Weighted Blanket. Image credit: The Oodie

2. A Scented Candle

A candle is a classic gift that never goes out of style, and there are so many lovely scents to choose from. Whether you opt for a refreshing citrus scent or a cosy vanilla aroma, a scented candle is sure to add some ambience to any room. Consider pairing the candle with a pretty candle holder or a set of matches for an extra special touch.

Bonsai Tree Pure Soy Candle by Aery Living

Bonsai Tree Pure Soy Candle. Image credit Aery Living

3. A Cookbook

For the foodie in your life, consider gifting a cookbook filled with delicious recipes and mouthwatering photographs. Whether they’re a seasoned chef or just starting out in the kitchen, they’ll appreciate the opportunity to try out new dishes and expand their culinary skills. Look for a cookbook that focuses on a particular cuisine or cooking style, or choose one with a wide variety of recipes to suit all tastes. A woman on the cover of “The Comfortable Kitchen” cookbook holding a plate of pasta.


The Comfortable Kitchen by Alex Snodgrass

The Comfortable Kitchen. Image credit: HarperCollins

4. A Personalised Photo Album

Everyone loves looking back on memories, and a personalised photo album is a thoughtful and sentimental gift. Consider creating one with pictures from a special trip or event, or fill it with candid shots of the two of you together. You can find photo albums in a variety of styles, from simple and classic to more decorative and ornate.

Photo albums by Printworks laid flat on a coffee table

Life in Pictures. Image credit: Printworks

5. A Gift Basket

If you’re not sure what to get someone, a gift basket is always a safe bet. You can find baskets filled with all sorts of goodies, from gourmet chocolates and cookies to bath and body products. A gift basket is a great option if you want to give multiple smaller items rather than one larger present.

Shiraz and Savoury Gift Basket by Gourmet Basket

Shiraz and Savoury. Image credit: Gourmet Basket

No matter what you choose to give, the most important thing is that it comes from the heart.


6. A Journal

A journal is a great gift for anyone who enjoys writing, drawing, or just reflecting on their day. Consider finding one with a beautiful cover or opting for a personalised option with the recipient’s name on it. A journal is a great way for the recipient to express their thoughts, ideas, and feelings, and can be a therapeutic and relaxing activity.

Moleskine Smart Writing gift set laid flat as a Christmas present

Moleskine Smart Writing gift set. Image credit: Moleskine

7. A Board Game

Board games are a great gift for families or groups of friends who enjoy spending time together. From classic games like Monopoly and Scrabble to newer options like Pandemic and Catan, there’s something for everyone. A board game is a perfect gift for a game night or a rainy day and can provide hours of entertainment and fun.

World Chess Academy Edition chess board and chess pieces unboxed and showing the individual components that make up the chess set

World Chess Academy Edition. Image credit: World Chess

8. A Pampering Gift

Help your loved one relax and unwind with a gift set filled with bath and body products like bubble bath, body wash, and lotion. Look for sets with natural ingredients and a pleasant scent. A pampering gift set is a great way to show your loved one that you care about their well-being and want them to take some time for themselves.

A young woman pouring the Happy Space Aromatic Bath Salts into a bath flanked by a a bottle of wine, a wine glass and a scented candle

Happy Space Aromatic Bath Salts. Image credit: Aery Living

9. A Book

For the reader in your life, consider gifting a book that they’ve been wanting to read or a classic that you think they’ll love. A well-chosen book is a gift that keeps on giving, as they can escape into its pages whenever they need a break from the world.

A number of books from the Penguin Modern Classics collection laid flat on a classy dinner table

Penguin Modern Classics. Image credit: Penguin

10. A Gift Card

If you’re still unsure of what to get someone, a gift card is always a good option. You can find cards for all sorts of stores and activities, from their favourite clothing retailer to a local spa or restaurant.

A young woman with red-pained finger nails holding a Monbento Gift Card

Monbento Gift Card. Image credit: Monbento

No matter what you choose to give, the most important thing is that it comes from the heart. Whether it’s a small token or a more elaborate present, your loved ones will appreciate the thought and effort you put into finding the perfect gift for them.