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The Scene Christmas Gift Guide: 13 Thoughtful Items That Will Surely Make Your Loved One Smile

Christmas Gift Guide: 13 Thoughtful Items That Will Surely Make Your Loved One Smile

Christmas Gift Guide: 13 Thoughtful Items That Will Surely Make Your Loved One Smile
By Dorynna Untivero
By Dorynna Untivero
December 09, 2019
Christmas season is upon us and it can be quite difficult to buy everyone you hold dear a meaningful gift. Busy schedules and even busier streets make gift-shopping quite the chore! We round-up some thoughtful items you might want to consider for your family or friends—scroll through to find some Tatler-approved gift ideas:

1/13 A collectible pen

Writers Edition Homage to Rudyard Kipling by Montblanc
Writers Edition Homage to Rudyard Kipling by Montblanc

A beautiful pen is always a thoughtful gift especially for the person in your life who either loves collectibles or holds an executive position at work. Signing papers or can be a little less drab if you have the right pen in hand. For this year's writers edition, Montblanc pays tribute to the literary genius of English poet, short story master and novelist, Rudyard Kipling, most famously known for writing 'The Jungle Book'. 

2/13 A set of essential oils

DoTerra's Box of Essential Oils
DoTerra's Box of Essential Oils

To reverse the effects of stress in one's life, many have taken to natural essential oils. They come in either drops or roll-ons and in all different sorts of aromas. Many recommend lavender for relaxation and lemon for a boost of energy. Get a box of assorted scents for a friend or loved one in need of some R&R. Throw in a humidifier for a little something extra!

3/13 A gift that supports a good cause

Jewelmer’s Noël Pendant 2019
Jewelmer’s Noël Pendant 2019

If you have a friend or loved one who is known for being kind and charitable, it might be nice to pamper them with a gift that supports their personal cause. Homegrown brand, Jewelmer, releases a pendant every holiday season that supports a notable charity organisation. This year, the Noël Pendant supports early childhood education for Filipino children through the MoveEd Foundation. We all have that Tita or Tito who's difficult to buy gifts for — how about a philanthropic endeavour in their behalf?

Read More: Jewelmer’s Noël Pendant Brings Smiles To The Children Of MovEd Foundation

4/13 Classic yet versatile shoes

Flats by Salvatore Ferragamo
Flats by Salvatore Ferragamo
Men's Zerogrand All-Day Trainer by Cole Haan
Men's Zerogrand All-Day Trainer by Cole Haan

Granted, shoes can always be tricky Christmas gifts because they require knowing someone's shoe-size — but a little stalking and sneaky small talk might do the trick! When gifting shoes, make sure you know the person's preference. Are they sporty or trendy? Invest in a pair that will suit their lifestyle and personality. 

See Also: 10 Iconic Luxury Fashion Items Of All Time

5/13 Christmas hamper (with a twist)

Hamper of goodies from Healthy Options
Hamper of goodies from Healthy Options

How about instead of a scrumptious basket of snacks, switch it up with healthy offerings! Yes, the holidays are a time for indulgent meals but in case you have a health-conscious friend or loved one, a diet-friendly hamper might be the way to go! Be sure to curate it with their favourite items and alternatives. 

 

6/13 Workout gear

Photo: Courtesy of Unsplash
Photo: Courtesy of Unsplash

For someone who's constantly in the gym or involved in the latest workout trend, some exercise gear is a nice way to show you appreciate them and pay attention to their interests. Some items like dumbbells, jumping ropes, or gloves fall on the less expensive side, so you can even double-up on the items in your gift-bag! If you're feeling particularly generous, check out the latest sneaker releases from your go-to athletic brand!

Read More: 5 Yoga Poses For Stretching And Relaxation

7/13 A book in line with their interest

Those who love reading will always appreciate a new book to add to their collection. For those who enjoy human interest stories or documentaries, an autobiography of a person they admire will surely be appreciated this Christmas! Michelle Obama's Becoming has garnered a huge fan base the world over — a great addition to anyone's shelf. For food lovers or fans of the show, Queer Eye, a cook book by Antoni will definitely be loved. 

For More Books To Check Out: 7 Books To Revisit This 2019

8/13 A basket of beauty essentials

For the beauty-lover in your life, it might be nice to put-together a goodie bag of their favourites items. Be sure to mix it up with different brands and items — something for the lip, eye, and cheek might be a good combo. If you're feeling particularly swanky, indulge in a luxurious item from Chanel or Nars. Stay away from gifting foundation or concealers as the shade might not be a perfect match — save them from a trip back to the store for a product exchange!

9/13 A trendy purse

The Dior Saddlebag is back again! Designed by John Galliano in 1999, this cult-favourite is back in the hands of your favourite fashionistas and celebrities. For those who want to splurge a bit for the fashionable friend or loved one, a trendy purse is a good option. Make sure to choose a design that fits their character and style. 

 

10/13 A candle of their favourite scent

Jo Malone Candle
Jo Malone Candle

A fancy candle is always a safe yet thoughtful gift item, especially if its their favourite scent. Make sure to choose a nice neutral aroma that will easily blend with any space, be it a home or an office. However, if they're a fan of perfumes, make sure to listen and pick-up on hints — do they enjoy fresh or fruity aromas? Or do they prefer a musky floral scent? This will surely guide you when choosing your Christmas gift. 

11/13 A versatile wristwatch

Tag Heuer Aquaracer
Tag Heuer Aquaracer

If you have a bigger budget to go around, a beautiful timepiece is one of the most thoughtful gifts one can give. It's always a good idea to do your research before investing in a watch. Make sure you evaluate needs, lifestyle, and personal stye. Is your loved one an adventurous explorer or a sleek dresser? Find a watch that is quality-built and will fit their character. 

See Also: Why Women Should Invest In Timeless Timepieces

12/13 A Netflix giftcard

For film-buffs and pop-culture fans, a Netflix giftcard will surely be a welcome gift! Who doesn't want an extension on their subscription? If they haven't subscribed already, then this gift is not only a thoughtful gesture but more so an act of charity! It's not cute to be unaware of the cultural zeitgeist. Make sure you list down a bunch of recommendations to go along with this gift. 

Read More: 5 Movies That Are Surprisingly Inspired By Shakespeare

13/13 A personalised item

Photo: From notonthehighstreet.com
Photo: From notonthehighstreet.com

Nothing says thoughtful more than a personalised item. From bags, jewellery, coasters, mugs, and whatnot, there's a lot of room to be creative with this gift option. This is also a handy gift idea when shopping for a big group of friends, even if they get similar items they are still bespoke to each one. A cute selfie with matching items is definitely fun to share on their next Instagram post!

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