Some people think it's still too early and others can't wait for it all to start.
Yes we are talking Christmas.
Whenever you are ready to begin your preparations and present buying, it's good to have inspiration to draw on so you are not running round in a last-minute panic.
Want to begin thinking about gifts? We're starting with ideas for the most tricky of customers.
1. For Secret Santa
So you've pulled a random name out of the hat. But how do you know what Sandra in accounts likes to do in her spare time? When a bottle of wine feels like a cop out, we have some thougthful gifts that are sure to win you some bonus points when expenses time rolls around. For under £10 you could choose one of our Round Bud Vases which would be a great addition to any home or desk due to it's perfect size. Or if you get an inkling Sandra enjoys a cup of coffee to get her going with spreadsheets first thing in the morning, the Brompton coffee scoop could make you her new favourite person!
2. For The Party Hosts
If you've been invited to a seasonal shindig it's nice to turn up with a little token of your thanks. However picking something they'll like isn't always easy if you don't know them really well. Show your gratitude with a wintery Embers candle or some winter greenery in a stylish Withinginton pot. Both will be sure to get you a return invite in the New Year.
3. For The Eco Conscious
With people growing increasingly mindful of how their choices affect the environment, there will be many people who are hoping to receive more sustainable gifts this Christmas. Our range of recycled glass means you can give truly beautiful gifts with peace of mind. We particulaly love the Broadwell bottle for plastic-free water drinking and the flower vases for capturing fragrant and colourful winter flowers and foilage.
4. For People Who Brunch
Brunch is certainly having a moment. And who would be without it? Lazy saturdays spent idling over the newspaper with delicous eggs, bacon and toast (and coffee and pancakes and avocado and mushrooms - we could go on!) If you have someone who is a little hard to buy for, why not treat them to something which is both functional for their weekly routine but also adds a little bit of luxury they might not think to buy for themselves. The Brompton toast rack in an antique bronze finish fits perfectly with the metallic accent trend and looks lovely at the brunch table. Our slate tapas boards are perfect for sharing food and making brunch a really sociable occassion. They may even ask you to join them!
5. For The Perfectionist
We all know those people who seem to have it all together. Adding a random gift into their perfectly curated home may not be as gratefully received as we'd hoped. But we still want to treat them to a little something to show them we care. As counterintuitive as it may seem, a functional gift can be much appreciated when it's carefully chosen with the person in mind. Add some style to your substance with the Farringdon Magazine Rack or some utilitarian cool witht the first aid and shoe shine boxes.
With beautifully packaged presents to suit everybody and every pocket, we have something eveyone will love. Find more inspiration with all our Christmas gifts and preparations in our Christmas Shop.