Stuck for present ideas? Don’t stress. I’m sharing my Christmas gift guide in collaboration with HomeSense. One stop store with gifts for all the family.
HomeSense is the place for a great interiors crush with all sorts of home accessories. It is also perfect for picking a bargain Christmas Shop. For me, anything that saves some time in December is a winner. My shopping preferences are stores where I can buy the maximum presents in one place. HomeSense ticks all the boxes, with gifts for everyone from under 5s to the very oldest in the clan with teenagers, friends and cousins in between. I spent just over £50 and I’ve included some additional ideas to help you, read on for present inspiration.
For branded toys you’ll find Fisher Price, Biro and Vtech, so plenty of choice. Even the smallest babies love books and there is a joy in buying a lovely board book, that you now will be read over and over. My choice is a counting book ‘Ten Wishing Stars’ with glow in the dark stars – just £3.99.
Craft and Star Wars are guaranteed winner for the under 10s. Gifts that can keep children occupied and away from screens over the Christmas holidays. I found a ‘hashtag bracelet’ kit priced at £4.99. Star Wars is expected to be huge (again) this Christmas. I’m very pleased with a massive DK illustrated book on Star Wars Vehicles (£7.99). I was also very taken with a ‘Super Mario’ light and a set of Jacqueline Wilson books which I discovered in the toy section. For stockings there is a tempting range of sweet treats.
Teen and Tweens
For the female teenager in our family I picked up a bright diary featuring an on-trend flamingo (£4.99). Notebooks and stationery work well for girls be they ‘tweens or teens; important dates and notes of hopes and dreams. Other good ideas at HomeSense is the inexpensive tech; blue tooth speakers, headphones or a phone cover. All would be gratefully received by either boys or girls.
Friends and Cousins
Presents that would suit someone in their 20’s/30’s or 40’s. Ideas for friends; ‘This Works’ scented candle found in the bath and beauty section. I love these Alessi glasses and my plan is to team these with a bottle of Prosecco. For my sporty and busy cousin, I think he will appreciate a Bodum travel mug suitable for hot or cold drinks (I might throw in a packet of fresh coffee). Kitchen accessories are a welcome gift; a good kitchen knife, polished chopping board or some dishes for dips.
Older relatives can be a really tricky group to buy for. I’m giving my Aunt a bunch of fresh flowers and a scented candle, Vintage Gardenia will look nice on her dressing table (£5.99). Previously, I’ve given foodie treats from the extensive range at HomeSense. Other ideas might be a jigsaw puzzle or bird-feeders. I nearly bought a Hyacinth growing kit (£12.99); all you need to grow sweet scented flowers on the windowsill.
Cut the Christmas stress and pop into HomeSense. Pick up unique gifts for everyone on your list, for less. I do love HomeSense.
In partnership with HomeSense all words and opinions are my own.