Christmas is a time for love, warmth, caring and gifting. And you know what the best part about all this is? That they cannot be measured by any metric system, across any platform, whatsoever. And no matter what the gift may be - a pair of beautifully embroidered shoes, or a gift set of scented oils - it comes with so much of thought and love from the giver, that somehow, always adds to the value of the present. You see, it’s not the price tag that matters, as much as it’s the thought that counts. And just sometimes, we don’t mind going a little over the top because Christmas comes, but, once a year.
So, if you’re wondering what to gift your friends, or family on Christmas, we’ve got it all covered - from electronics to fancy clothes and everything in between. Here is a list of all the wonderful presents you can stuff in their stocking, or keep by the tree, or just leave it under the mistletoe. Let this Christmas be merrier than ever!
You can thank us later!
Winter is synonymous with boots and jackets. Gift your bestie this sexy pair of black boots from Koovs that will add sophistication to her shoe closet. If she loves to wear dresses with stocking and boots, then she’ll totally love this gift.
Price: Rs 3,499. Buy it here.
Blue is an evergreen colour that flatters most skin tones and complements most colours. Gift your BFF this blue silk stole from Fabindia that has bold hues coupled with eye catchy patterns.
Price: Rs 1,590. Buy it here.
Don’t we love our best friends to the core? Life would get so boring if we don’t have them around to share our stories and moments with, right? Well, if you love your BFF then you should leave no stone unturned to tell her so. Gift her a Veere Forever coffee mug from POPxo shop so she thinks of you every morning as she sips her coffee.
Price: Rs 499. Buy it here.
If you and she are going to be attending Christmas parties together then the ideal gift for your bestie would be a red dress. Get into the Christmas vibe by gifting her this chic red dress from Shein. Let her channel her inner glam diva and make all heads turn in her direction this season.
Price: Rs 518. Buy it here.
Don’t you want to give her a signature red lipstick to wear with that bomb AF dress? The perfect one would be M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick in the shade Ruby Woo. It is a long-wearing lipstick in an intense red colour and a completely matte finish. Let her lips do all the talking!
Price: Rs 1,500. Buy it here.
Make your boyfriend feel special with these perfect Christmas gift ideas:
Don’t we all want our partners to smell like a dream? Gift him this Lacoste perfume that has accords of grapefruit providing sparkling effect around spicy scents of rosemary. Add some fragrance to your date nights and Christmas dinner.
Price: Rs 4,125. Buy it here.
Winter is approaching and you want your boyfriend to keep warm for all the times that you can’t be there to provide him with your body warmth, right? What better than a leather jacket to gift him this Christmas?! That way he can survive the cold and also look stylish. Gift him a faux leather bomber jacket with a round neckline and long sleeves from Zara. Featuring two front zip pockets and lining with an inside snap-button pocket, it has a zip-up front and ribbed elastic trims.
Price: Rs 3,490. But it here.
One of the major reasons why you’re dating him is that he is a huge Game Of Thrones fan just like you, right? The two of you can snuggle and sip some hot chocolate while you binge-watch all the seasons. And if you’re an ardent fan and so is he, then a GOT mobile cover would be the perfect Christmas gift for him.
Price: Rs 279. Buy it here.
If he’s a football lover who not only likes to watch the game but also play it, then he’d love to own a pair of studs. Gift him these hot chilli red football studs by Puma for his undying love for the game and the unstoppable player in him.
Price: Rs 2,199. Buy it here.
I bet you don’t want him to run out of battery when you’re talking to him about something important. The only way to make sure he’s always able to talk to you is by gifting him a power bank this Christmas. Get this Mi power bank in black that makes the battery more durable and optimises charging efficiency.
Price: Rs 899. Buy it here.
A stylish designer bag is all you need to put a smile on a woman’s face. So, if you’re thinking of getting something for your girlfriend this Christmas, gift her this black Steve Madden which is compact but not too small.
Price: Rs 4,549. Buy it here.
We all know that aviators suit all face shapes and can be paired with most outfits. Be it winter or summer, your girl needs a pair of sunnies, right? Gift her the classic green tinted Ray-Ban sunglasses that’ll protect her eyes from the sun and make her look uber cool.
Price: Rs 5,751. Buy it here.
Treat her to a bouquet of favourites plucked from The Body Shop’s British Rose collection! The pack contains a shower gel, body scrub, body butter and a soap bar. No girl can resist a gift set from The Body Shop, can she?!
Price: Rs 2,691. Buy it here.
Thinking of what to gift your girlfriend this Christmas? Gift her these speckled felt pointed pumps from Charles & Keith. The sole is designed to ensure that every nerve in her feet can relax and she can dance all night and flaunt the bling!
Price: Rs 4,799. Buy it here.
Are you looking for a return gift as you give her a gift this Christmas? Then the ideal gift will be sexy lingerie. Give her this lightly lined bra with allover lace and a touch of shine that will make her feel sexy and confident all day.
Price: Rs: 4,631. Buy it here.
Does he love to watch tv shows, movies and browse the internet? Then get him the Amazon Fire Stick this Christmas. As soon as he connects the Fire Stick to his HDTV, he can get access to thousands of Bollywood and Hollywood movies, games, TV shows and much more.
Price: Rs 3,999. Buy it here.
If he’s an avid gamer, he probably doesn’t play his video games with the sound effects on mute. And if you don’t want to listen to gunshots and car drifts, then gift your brother a pair of JBL headphones. These headphones provide exquisite sound quality and deep bass for an immersive listening experience. Let it better his gaming experience and prevent hampering your peace.
Price: Rs 999. Buy it here.
Does your brother love to play loud music and even wish to listen to some while taking a shower? Then we have the perfect Christmas gift idea for him. Get him the Bose SoundLink Revolve speaker that delivers 360 degrees sound for consistent, uniform coverage.
Price: Rs 19,900. Buy it here.
Is your brother a fitness freaks who often sweats buckets in the gym? Then the ideal gift for him this Christmas would be the super amazing Fitbit Charge 2. This heart rate and fitness wristband is built for workouts and beyond. It's all the motivation he needs to push his fitness goals further.
Price: Rs 12,190. Buy it here.
You can’t give him wings to fly but sure can give wheels to skate, right? Gift your brother this uber hoverboard from Swagtron. It is a two-wheel self-balancing scooter and has a maximum speed of about 12 km/hr. The hi-tech design and sturdy wheels will prevent your brother from tripping, so he can rock and roll this Christmas!
Price: Rs 24,990. Buy it here.
If your sister is possessive about her belongings and doesn’t like anyone messing with her things then we have the ultimate gift idea for her. Give her this Haath Mat Lagana Isko cushion cover from POPxo Shop and let her mark her territory.
Price: Rs 499. Buy it here.
Cameras help you capture moments and turn them into memories. And what better than a Polaroid camera that gives you the pictures instantly? Gift your sister Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera so she can relive each moment by capturing it. The best part about this Polaroid camera is that it determines the best brightness for taking a picture, and informs you of the suitable setting by lighting the corresponding lamp.
Price: Rs 3,699. Buy it here.
No matter how much one loves the texture of their hair, they always want to use a straightener and get silky smooth, manageable and party-ready hair. This straightener from Philips conditions your hair and smoothens the hair cuticles to intensify shine and glossiness. The result is smooth and frizz-free hair with a beautiful shine. Gift your sister this so that she can flaunt her luscious tresses.
Price: Rs 2,995. Buy it here.
Wearing a soft sweater is like giving warm and fuzzy hugs to your skin. Given the approaching winter, your sister would need a nice and warm sweater to protect her from the cold and feel tender on her body. Gift her this white and red furry sweater from Shein. Let the Christmas vibe kick in.
Price: Rs 1,776. Buy it here.
Do you miss ogling at childhood pictures of you and your sister? Albums can’t be put on display, right? But there’s an alternative to that now. If your sister likes to reminisce and revisit old memories as much as you do then gift her a digital photo frame. Because gone are the days when only one photo could be put on display!
Price: Rs 2,999. Buy it here.
Diamonds are a woman’s best friend, right? Well, if you can’t get your mom diamonds as dad is taking care of those, you can always get her precious stone earrings that’ll add glam and shine to her ensemble. Gift her these dark blue sapphire earrings from Caratlane and let her shine bright like a diamond!
Price: Rs 16,902. Buy it here.
Christmas calls for a little red, right? Gift your mom this red poncho that is perfect for the big Christmas dinner. The colour of beauty, Red flatters most Indian skin tones and will keep her warm on the chilly December evening.
Price: Rs 1,080. Buy it here.
Mothers love to wear silk sarees, don’t they? And what better than a Kanchivaram saree as a Christmas gift? Gift her this bottle green saree with a zari pallu. The beautiful dark red border adds just the right contrast to the saree and we bet your mom will love the gift.
Price: Rs 7,355. Buy it here.
Don’t let the cold winds stop your mother from stepping out. Gift her this Pashmina shawl in deep shades of basil and wood that will cover her in warmth, luxury and style.
Price: Rs 9,408. Buy it here.
If simplicity is your mom’s style mantra, then gift her this Love Moschino Pink Small Flap Clutch. It could be used as a clutch for her formal evenings and as a casual sling for her trip to the mall. Further, the quilted pattern lends it a delightful touch.
Price: Rs 14,000. Buy it here.
We love our dads even when they sport a salt and pepper look, right? But for the times that our mothers force them to look clean and not unkempt, they have to shave. Gift your dad an aftershave lotion from Park Avenue for soft skin. It soothes skin irritation, moisturizes the skin and has a long-lasting fragrance.
Price: Rs 225. Buy it here.
Wallets are the best gifts for our fathers, after all, they’re our mini banks. Gift your doting dad this brown wallet from Satya Paul which is made from pure leather and is a durable option to invest in. It features different slots and bill pockets to carry your cash and cards systematically.
Price: Rs 1,193. Buy it here.
Who doesn’t love a stylish watch? And a watch is a classic gift for dads. Gift him this ultra classy silver and black watch from Casio that has a two-year warranty. It has a mineral glass that helps resist scratches and is 50 metres water resistant.
Price: Rs 3,295. Buy it here.
Bring the retro back at home by gifting your dad Sa Re Ga Ma Carvaan, a portable digital music player with in-built stereo speakers that comes preloaded with 5000 evergreen Hindi songs. With its premium retro-looks, extensive content library and ease of use, it’s the perfect gift for your dad.
Price: Rs 6,095. Buy it here.
Dad’s sure are old school when it comes to reading. But the Kindle 6 gives you a similar experience to that of reading a book. Although it’s an electronic device, it does not cause disturbances in the form of e-mails or push notifications. It has a user-friendly interface and a glare-free screen which enables you to read in the dark as well as the sunlight. Could a Christmas gift be more apt for dad? Guess not!
Price: Rs 5,999. But it here.
A toffee attracts you first by its wrapper and then by its taste. Gift wrapping your present makes it attractive and eye-catchy. So, if you’ve spent days thinking about what to gift your loved ones, spend a few hours making the gift wrap looks beautiful and worth the effort you made in selecting the perfect Christmas gift. We have some innovative and affordable ways to wrap Christmas gifts.
Wrap up your gift with brown paper and then tie bows with red ribbons around it. This will balance the simplicity of the basic brown paper and add the Christmas touch to it.
Why not use straws for something no one will expect you to? Wrap your gift with a nice wrapping paper and decorate it by pasting straws in the shape of stars. Ex-straw-dinary, right?
Remember school scrapbooks where we had to paste dried flowers and leaves? Take a cue from your holiday homework days and paste some beautiful leaves or flowers on your gift wrapping paper. You can even dip the dried leaves in paint and caste impressions on the paper. Either way, it’ll look beautiful.
Dips your thumbs in the paint and place them on the gift wrapping paper for colourful thumb impressions. Take a black marker to draw eyes, nose and a horn of the reindeer on each thumbprint. I bet you’d be singing Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer all the while.
Have you ever seen the stencil books that have Christmas trees, mistletoes, reindeers, Santa caps, socks and much more? Decorate your wrapping paper with designs from the stencil book. You can use coloured pens or even paint.
Make decorative items from aluminium foil and paste them onto your gift wrapping paper. This will add some bling to the bland.
Take a white fabric and make it look colourful with an innovative tie and dye designs. Go creative, go crazy!
A little sparkle never hurt anyone, right? Take a white chart paper and draw Christmas trees and mistletoes on it with a pencil. Fill in the Christmas shapes with glue and sprinkle some glitter over it. Turn the chart paper upside down to remove the excess glitter and let your Christmas trees be lit as ever!
Use leftover fabric from the new suit that you just got stitched or use the border from an old saree as a ribbon. Not only is this a great use of waste materials but it’ll also add a traditional touch to your gift.
Wrap the gift in a newspaper
Use a brown paper
Make a paper bag with a chart paper
Wrap the gift in a fabric
You don’t always have to buy a gift to make your loved ones feel special. Sometimes, it can be as simple as baking your dad a cake or taking out your sister for dinner to her favourite restaurant. So, If you’d rather gift your friends and family an experience that they can cherish forever, then we have some ideas for that too.
A spa voucher is one of the most thoughtful gifts for anyone. Gift your loved ones a spa experience that’ll help relax their mind, body and soul. You can choose from a single visit to a voucher that entitles them to a set number of treatments for the month.
How about taking your friend or family member on an adventure trip? For the adrenaline junkies or the little one in your family, this one’s a great option. And don’t we all know that one is never too old to go to an adventure park?!
A makeup voucher sounds like a dream, right?! Be it your BFF, your mom or your sister, even if they’re not big on makeup, they can’t resist a voucher that entitles them to free makeup.
The only way you can win someone’s heart is by organizing a vacation and planning an itinerary for them. Let your loved ones beat the city traffic and go on a liberation trip and enjoy themselves to the hilt. If a vacation sounds too expensive, you can always settle for a weekend getaway!
This story was updated in January 2019.
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