Honestly, it’s never too early to get a head start on Christmas shopping, especially when there’s potentially only one(!) more pay packets to see you through to December 25. Thing is, when there are so many people to shop for it can be hard to work out exactly what to get for each person.
Luckily, we’ve collated a list of the most incredible Christmas gift guides. For the women in your life, there’s a lot to be said for a big name in a small package: A designer bag or beauty offshoot creates a big impact when that wrapping gets torn off (trust us). And don’t underestimate the present power of a crisp new notebook or a trinket for the home; a gift is meant to be something you wouldn’t normally buy for yourself.
For the men if your life, we’ve tapped up the expert advice from Mr Porter, so you’ll ensure you’ll get something super chic. We’ve even got a round-up of the chicest advent calendars for an added slice of joy during the festive season. Finally, if last year saw your boss surprise you with an unexpected gift, be sure to reciprocate this year by checking out our guide to the best gifts to buy on Amazon. Just don’t forget to nab a few things for yourself as well.
So scroll through the gallery below for the right gift guide to suit your shopping needs.
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Okay, you screwed up. That’s not abnormal, and we’re here to assist. If you’ve left your shopping until the final moments, we have pulled together an array of easy last-minute purchases you can make—either in stores (hello, fast lunch-break!) or online. See the best last-minute stylish gifts you can buy ASAP.
Etsy is a treasure trove for all sorts of things, from Mexican tiles to vintage knitwear to unknown start-up brands from across the world… so it's understandably overwhelming to trawl for gifts. However, there are some fabulous fashion finds to be had—when you know where to look. We trawled the entire e-commerce store to bring you the very coolest Etsy Christmas gifts in 2018.
Christmas gifts for your best friend
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Your best friends deserve the best gifts, right? From initial pendant necklaces every stylish girl would appreciate through to some more avant-garde options, we have rounded up a rather cool 24 options. See the best Christmas gifts for your friends, and don’t say we didn’t give you plenty of time.
Luxury gifts for men
When it comes to finding the perfect Christmas present for your friends, family or significant others, why is that men are always the hardest to buy for? This is why we’ve gone straight to the source this year and solicited insider info from the folks at Mr Porter. Click here for 15 luxury gifts for men.
Luxury gifts for women
We imagine some of you won’t like us mentioning the word “Christmas” in October, but according to a previous retail study, 38.1% of people start their Christmas shopping before November. Which means plenty of you will have already started thinking about what you want to ask Santa/family/significant others for this year. Click here for our guide to the best luxury gift ideas for women.
There’s a not-so-secret Christmas shopping trick I’ve employed for the past couple of years that I find takes the stress out of it all. Instead of rushing around to different shops, I just do it all in one place online. No rush, no fuss. And it delivers the next day if I need it to. And where, I hear you ask, is that magical place? Amazon. Check out the ultimate Amazon gift guide.
Beauty advent calendars
Who ever made up the rule that advent calendars are just for kids? For a long time, we were under the impression that the little daily boxes of joy were solely reserved for children. That was until we discovered beauty advent calendars, and ever since then, we’ve made it our mission to spread that joy as much as possible. Check out our guide to the best beauty advent calendars.
Gifts for your sleepy friends
We all know those people who are happiest in cosy pjs with a cup of tea—maybe you're one of them. So, for the girls who just love to snooze or spend all weekend snuggled up in goose-down and satin sheets, we have some excellent presents to aid their born-lazy #lifegoals. See the best Christmas gifts for your sleepiest friends here.
Selecting something unique to the person you've bought it shall bring you much adoration in return. We don't know a single girl who wouldn't appreciate an initial pendant necklace or luxe designer bag with their own monogram imprinted on it. It's the ultimate treat and you can be the kind soul who provides it: See and shop the best personalised gifts here.
Gifts for shoe lovers
Okay, this list of fantastic shoes and shoe-related goodies could just be one big fat excuse to footwear shopping for yourself. But, use it wisely (ahem—leave your laptop open and in public view sometime soon at home) then you could receive something very special under the tree. Otherwise bookmark this for the other footwear fanatics in your life: Our guide to the best Christmas gifts for shoe lovers is all here.
Next up, the best Christmas party dresses you won’t regret buying.