The festive season is in full swing and unsurprisingly there’s been much chat between my friends and I about presents — or to be precise — Christmas gifts for the hard to buy for.
We all have them, don’t we?
The father who has everything, the mum who doesn’t want anything and various other relatives — and friends — who have specific hobbies and aren’t really interested in anything beyond that.
It gives me a headache usually.
But this year I have managed to do all my ‘hard to buy’ present buying in one place. One stop shopping — minimal fuss and effort — with some fantastic results to boot!
I recently popped down to our local HomeSense store for some Christmas decorations and was blown away by the ‘non-home’ items they’d got in stock. I can say with some certainty that HomeSense have some amazing home bargains (if ever I need something for the house or garden it’s always my first port of call).
In fact, my friend and I have ‘HomeSense missions’ and regularly treat ourselves to an afternoon’s shopping in our local store, followed by a posh coffee.
Sorry, I’m digressing.
Anyway, they had SO many fab gifts — the shelves were literally rammed — with fabulous goodies for all the hard to buy for people in my life. Buoyed with renewed Christmas shopping vigour, I went back a week later, armed with my list of names.
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Here’s what I bought for the hard to buy for people in my life:
For the cyclist
For the Gardener
We have a few keen cyclists — and gardeners — in our family, so to find appropriate and unusual gifts, for lovers of these hobbies, was fantastic.
Everything was so reasonably priced too — the little bicycle mug was just £3.99.
For The Glamourpuss
For the Gourmet
For The Vintage Loving Hostess
I’ve got a little confession to make here.
That gorgeous calendar may *not* actually be going to its intended recipient after all. It seems to have found it’s way on to my desk!
And actually, I’ve decided that it might as well stay there, seeing as it looks so lovely ;) Anyway, on with the gift guide.
For The Man About Town
For The Newlyweds
The man about town is SO difficult to buy for, I always think.
HomeSense had some amazing gifts in this department; everything from cool earphones to the quirky little box of assorted shoe-laces in the pic above.
For The Little Princess
For The Stationery Addict
So that’s it. A veritable treasure trove of lovely bits and pieces, to delight and surprise even the most difficult person in your life to buy for.
As Gordon Ramsey would say:
Christmas gifts for the hard to buy for — done.
Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.