Hey lovelies ♡

I can't believe Christmas is less than a month away!! Holiday discounts have already begun, and I don't wanna be in the same situation like every year, when I get Christmas presents 2-3 days before. It's always been a problem for me, choosing gifts for people. If you are in the same situation as me, I hope this article helps atleast a bit!! I included all of my favourite gift ideas here, so hopefully you'll like them.
Good luck with all the shopping!!

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For a female friend/bestfriend/girlfriend

  • Friendship bracelet/necklace
  • A mug with a printed picture of the 2 of you
  • A keychain/mug/necklace or any other object with an engraved/printed inside joke
  • A cute onesie
  • Makeup
  • Equipment for a hobby she's interested in (paint brushes, books on that topic, staitionery for bullet journalling etc.)
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For a male friend/bestfriend/boyfriend

  • Sports equipment (if he's into sports)
  • An object containing an inside joke
  • Cologne
  • Equipment for a hobby he's interested in
  • Wallet
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For mum

  • A DIY gift (a photo album of you 2, a handmade card etc.)
  • Jewelry
  • Skin care products
  • Her favourite coffee/chocolate
  • Cooking utensils
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For dad

  • A DIY gift (similar like mom)
  • Keychain
  • A wallet
  • A scarf or something warm
  • A book about his interests
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For everyone

  • Gift cards
  • Mugs
  • Food (everyone will love that!)
  • Notebooks/Planners/Journals
  • Stationery
  • Decor
  • Warm & comfy socks
  • Scrubs, masks, bath bombs
  • Perfume
  • Keychains
  • Candles
  • Stress ball
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How to not spend all of your money
  • Keep the list of people you buy gifts for short. You don't need to buy something for every single friend! Personally, I'm getting presents for my 3 closest friends only. For the friends you're less close with, you could simply buy a card. I know it's said that Christmas is the time for giving, but it's not also a time to become broke!! If your budget is a bit bigger, then you could buy gifts for more, but it all depends on the amount of money you have, which brings me to my next tip.
  • Have a set budget and stick to it. If you still depend on your parents for money, make sure you discuss your budget with them before planning out the gifts. If you have a job, you are probably more familiar with this topic than me lol, so set your own budget. Either way, you should first have a budget, and then move on to the gift planning.
  • Plan out the gifts in details. For example, you can't just write 'jewelry' because it can range from 1$-100+$ . If you know the exact product you want to buy, write that down along with the price. Also, if the person has told you they want a specific thing, it's best to write that down as well.
  • Keep in mind that you don't need to buy the most expensive things. Focus on quality, not the price. Although those two often go together, it's not always the case. Your friends most likely don't care about the price, and if they do, get new friends lol
  • Aaand my best tip is to go shopping 2 times lol. The first time you're not buying anything tho, just looking for the things you want to buy, write down the price and compare it to the budget. Once you find the gifts you want, come back the next day or whenever, and buy those things. That way you're not gonna get caught up with the desire to buy something you can't afford, and instead you'll know exactly how much money you need.
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So yeah, that concludes my article on Christmas presents. I hope you found it useful and that it will help you get the perfect gifts and not splurge.
Also remember that Christmas is not so much about materialistic gifts, but more about spiritual gifts such as love, friendship, kindness & memories. Don't get too stressed about it, because the people who really love you won't care so much about presents.

See you in my next article ♡

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