Christmas is in the air! Christmas decorations are front and centre in the department stores and it’s always a great idea to plan ahead for the big day - so now’s the time to start thinking about what gifts to give the people you love this Christmas.
But it can be pretty tricky to pick the gifts that your family and friends will appreciate the most, and let’s face it – no one really wants socks or hankies. So, we’ve done the legwork for you to help you be the best Santa Claus ever with these unique Christmas gift ideas. Check these out...
Everyone loves coffee. According to WhatASleep, nearly 19 million of us Aussies drink at least one cup of coffee per day, and as a nation we consume a whopping 37 million kilograms of coffee each year. We spend up big on café and takeaway coffees too – around $5 billion each year! If you’re looking for a gift for a coffee lover, you can’t go past a coffee machine - it’s a long-lasting gift that your loved ones can use for many years to come, and it will save them money because they’ll be making their own coffee, rather than splashing out in a café.
We love the convenience and simplicity of Nespresso machines but there are loads of options available to suit your budget at all of the major stores.
A day at the spa
Whether it’s mum, dad, husband, wife, or friend, we all need to relax sometimes, and that includes you. There’s nothing better than spending a relaxing few hours with a loved one and there’s no better place to do it than in a day spa. So, grab some vouchers from your favourite outlet and treat yourselves to some intensive pampering! Think sea salt back scrub, luxury facial, full body massage and a little pedicure to finish off. Some day spas also throw in some bubbly at the end so you can enjoy a little tipple to top the day off.
Your loved ones will adore it, and it’s also a fantastic Christmas gift idea for yourself.
Gardening Christmas gift ideas
If you have friends or family with a green thumb, a gardening gift is a great choice to give them this Christmas. Not only will they appreciate it, but they will also be able to use it for a very long time.
Here’s some ideas you might want to consider:
Handmade gift ideas
Shhh… here’s a secret! You don’t have to make handmade gifts yourself. There are heaps of online stores around, such as Madeit and The Make it Collective, where you can order beautifully crafted, hand-made gifts, and even have them delivered to your family or friends’ doorstep.
Of course, you can always make them yourself for a more personal touch.
Here are some fantastic handmade gift ideas you can buy or make yourself for this Christmas:
For more great ideas, check out these 47 homemade gift ideas that are easy to make and easy on the hip pocket too!
Who doesn’t love a new gadget? The young and young at heart special people in your life will definitely have a merry Christmas with some of these great gift ideas. A quick trip to your local electronics store will give you plenty of inspiration but we think you can’t go wrong with any of these:
If you’re a confused Santa and can’t think of the perfect Christmas gift idea for your loved ones, nothing beats a gift voucher. Think about what your loved ones would appreciate the most to help you decide which gift card to give them.
Here are some voucher gift ideas you can choose from:
Have a Merry Christmas!
Nothing will make your Christmas merrier than seeing the smiles on the faces of your loved ones when they open your Christmas gifts. We know Christmas can be a bit tough on the budget, and if things are stretched a bit financially, we’re always here to help. Just take a look at our cash loans from $1K - $5K to find out how quick and easy it is to get your hands on some extra funds. Once a loan is approved, the cash is usually in your bank account within a few hours - so you can get started on your Christmas shopping in next to no time.