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Practical Christmas Gift Ideas 2022

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas~ The heartwarming gifting season is here! Wondering what you can get for your loved ones? Gift shopping does not have to be stressful, check out Lyfeportal’s Christmas gift guide to get some ideas and inspiration.

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Tired of boring and repetitive gifts? Get exclusive personalised gifts that are unique for that one-in-a-million person. Some simple ideas include mugs, tumblers, coasters, mouse pads and mats, customising them makes these common gifts special. Not to mention with personalised gifts getting more popular, the prices are getting more affordable, there are much more designs to choose from and now it’s way easier to get them!

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Advent Calendars & Hampers

If you’re really not sure what to get, a safe option would be ready-made advent calendars and gift hampers. There are many popular brands with beautiful advent calendars and gift hampers featuring the brand’s bestsellers, which probably explains why it’s so popular. To spice things up, why not do it with a twist? You can try making your own to make things extra special.

Get empty advent calendars online (or even make your own) and fill them with gifts for the special someone! Alternatively, put together a specially-curated gift hamper to show your appreciation.

Both ideas are perfect for when you can’t seem to settle on one gift. With so many gifts, they are bound to like at least one (or better yet, all) of them!

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Décor & Ornaments

The best gift for someone who enjoys spending time at home is definitely decorations! It could be something festive, like a Christmas ornament or something suitable for use all year round. Some common ideas include candles, art, tableware or even things like Christmas hand soap. If they love decorations, they may have a lot of these already so make sure you get something they will likely need to not let your gift go to waste. Get something that fits the theme of their house and they will be reminded of you every time they see your gift.

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Beauty & Wellness

A popular gift idea for beauty enthusiasts is beauty products, look out for holiday kits with best-selling products and adorable Christmas-themed packaging. Beauty products can be thoughtful, practical and cute gifts, especially if you notice the recipient is running out of a specific product. You can also choose products like sunblock that are used daily or face masks that have a long expiry date. They often make great gifts that will actually be used. Best of all, check out the great deals you can find during the Christmas season!

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Food is something that can almost never go wrong. The best thing is that there is something suitable for every budget. There is pretty much no limit other than dietary restrictions the recipients may have. Everyone enjoys good food, so there is no need to worry your gift will go to waste.

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You can also get creative with fun and cheap gift ideas! DIY knitting, crocheting, painting and sewing kits can be fun activities to do together for people who love hands-on activities. If you enjoy doing such activities but the gift recipient may not, you can also make something for them instead. Otherwise, write a heartfelt letter or print photos that capture precious memories. A handmade gift is almost always appreciated.

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Spending Time

All I want for Christmas is youuuuu~ It may sound cliché but what better gift than spending quality time with your loved ones? Here are some ideas for you to spend precious time with them while showing your sincerity. You could book a staycation, workshop or get tickets to concerts and attractions depending on what they like.

Hosting a Christmas party could also be a great way to enjoy time with friends. A budget-friendly option could be bringing them to see beautiful Christmas lights or even planning a stay-in day to watch a movie and cook for them. The possibilities are endless, as long as you put in the effort, you can still deliver a heartwarming gift without burning a hole in your pocket.

Start getting your gifts early so you have ample time to decide, and you won’t have to worry about the gift not reaching you in time! We also recommend getting a few extra practical gifts in case you miss out on someone when planning (we know it happens sometimes).

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