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Christmas Gift Guide: What To Buy The Difficult People

Holly Thompson
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December: party season has commenced, time to get wrapped up in all of the festivities. That is, once you’ve decided what to buy everyone for Christmas

Christmas shopping is a daunting task, especially for those awkward and difficult recipients who are impossible to buy for. Luckily, we are here to help – we’ve got the definitive guide on what to buy that tricky family members and friends...

Your Mum (Who Insists She Doesn’t Want Anything, Just A Nice Card)

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Every year, your mother tells you she just wants a nice card for Christmas. Every year, you know full well that if you just got her a nice card, you’d not be allowed any turkey. As she’s refusing to give you any indication of what she’d like under the tree, stick with the classics, from brands she’ll already love: think See by Chloé, Kate Spade and Ted Baker, in traditional styles and muted colours.

Your Gran Who "Just Wants To Spend Time With You"

Your Gran always just asks to see you more, which, given your hectic social and work lives, is understandable. Treat her to a trusty backpack or a practical crossbody bag,  so she can pop up and visit any time she wants.

Your Best Friend Who Has Everything Already

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Your best friend has a wardrobe to die for, and you’re constantly raiding her accessories drawer – which is fab 99.9% of the time, but a real pain when it comes to gift-giving. Give her something she probably won’t have – we’re talking quirky, fun, and bright pops of colour that stand out and boast her eclectic style.

Your Style-Savvy Girlfriend 

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She has been hinting all year but you want to surprise her with something that makes her feel one-in-a-million. Pick from the enviable, trending bags from Coach and Marc Jacobs to name a few or show her your good taste with the new season jewellery from Anni Lu and Hermina Athens.

Your Stressful Secret Santa Gift

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Want to show you didn't just rush your secret Santa this year and earn yourself some serious brownie points find the accessories everyone wants in their wardrobe from Ganni, Astrid & Miyu and more.


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Holly Thompson
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