Have you got to buy a present for someone who’s impossible to buy for? We’ve all had this problem at one time or another – and buying the right gift for someone special can add unnecessary stress to an already stressful time.
Price, needs, wants, trends, availability – all these come into play when buying the perfect gift. After all, you don’t want to waste your money on something that sits in the attic for the next year, or gets (gasp!) re-gifted!
So forget the fragrant bath salts and socks; Margaret Merten, Westfield Christmas Gifting Expert is on hand to share her tips on the hottest gifts this Christmas!
When in doubt go go gadget! The good news is you no longer need to resort to plain old socks and jocks. There are so many great gizmos on the market this Christmas that you’ll be spoiled for choice and even if you don’t have the budget to give him the latest whizz bang product, you can still buy a unique accessory for the technology he already has – think quirky iPod speakers or a stylish iPad cover.
The number one rule when buying gifts for women is that no matter her tastes or interests, buy her something she wants – not something she needs. When we spend so much time running around after others it’s always nice to enjoy a little guilt-free indulgence!
Teenage boys are notoriously hard to buy for but the best gifts to get them excited are items that will keep them entertained over the long holiday break. Go for a DVD set, good book, sporting equipment or anything that complements their interests and keeps them occupied.
A great idea for teenage girls is a box of gift goodies! Choose a theme like pink or sparkles and buy lots of little things she’ll love - beauty products, cute accessories, teen-toys - you’re options are only as limited as the size of your gift box.
Boys love their toys and that begins from an early age. Modern toys may have more features but the rules are the same - trains, trucks, favourite TV characters are always a big hit.
For little girls, princesses and fairies never go out of fashion. This year as well as all the usual toys there are some fantastic tutus and quirky furniture pieces like mushroom stools that will make a great addition to their magical world.
Check out www.westfield.com.au for more great gifts.