One of the best things about Christmas (after being able to stuff yourself silly with festive food and naughty holiday treats) has to be seeing the look on a loved one’s face when you know you just nailed the perfect Christmas gift. It’s not how much you spend on a present, of course. It’s all about the thought you put into coming up with something you know they’ll love, and taking the time to wrap it up nicely until Christmas day rolls around. It’s not always as easy as we’d like things to be when you’re trying to think about what to get your nearest and dearest, but have no fear: we’re here to help. Let’s take a look at a few Christmas gift ideas for you to consider this festive season!
1. Present-Filled Papoċċ (Present-filled slippers)
Think of this as a cute Christmas stocking with a bit of a twist. With the cold winter weather tapping at our doors, it’s safe to assume that everyone appreciates a little something snuggly to keep their toes warm. For this quirky gift idea, you’ll need to buy a (preferrably fluffy) pair of slippers and fill them with thoughtful bits and pieces that you know they’ll love. Not sure where to start? Here’s some inspiration:
- Their favourite chocolates or sweets
- Make up
- Face masks
- Earbud headphones
- Lip balm
- Luxurious body butter
- Gift vouchers
2. An Adult-Life Survival Kit
Perfect as a Secret Santa fit, or when your bestie just need a pick-me-up after a tough time, the Adult-Life Survival Kit adds a hint of humour into the mix. For this thoughtful gift, you’ll need to choose a few different items that (in your opinion) will help the recipient through the trials and tribulations of what many call ‘adulting’. Now the contents of your survival kit should vary from person to person – the only things that remain constant are the nice-looking box you’ll package them all up in. Here are a few quick suggestions to get the ideas going:
- Luxury hot chocolate (i.e. the kind you melt into hot milk)
- Painkillers (for hangovers)
- 2018 diary or planner
- Scented candle/incense
- Delicious chocolates
- Tea/Herbal tea
- Fluffy socks
- Inexpensive wristwatch
3. Pottery Classes
Pottery classes in Malta have become pretty popular in recent years! A fun, hands-on activity for children and adults alike, pottery classes are a great way to introduce that creative person in your life to what could be a brand-new hobby. Making a piece of pottery is satisfying, and even if it doesn’t turn out 100% perfect the first time around, they’ll still go home with a unique memento!
4. Pop Vinyl Figurines
You don’t need to be a fully-fledged, die-hard pop culture aficionado to appreciate this adorable little Pop Vinyls! Whether they’re into superheroes, sci-fi, Disney, video games or cult classics, you’ll definitely find something to suit their tastes.
5. A Beautiful Journal
If you know someone who loves writing or keeps a journal filled with their most personal thoughts, then this is the perfect gift for them. Not sure where to go? Fogli has some gorgeous options, and don’t forget to try Amazon too!
6. A Recipe Book
And we don’t mean a ready-made book of recipes by Nigella or Jamie Oliver. If you have a friend who LOVES cooking up a storm in the kitchen, then a DIY recipe book is a great way for them to keep all their favourite recipes in one place.