Lots of ideas for the festive season
WHETHER you’re shopping for your Christmas gifts ahead of time or doing some lastminute shopping, you’ll find some of our ideas helpful. Avoid the crowds, spend less money, and find Christmas gifts that everyone will really appreciate.
For work colleagues, teachers, neighbours, or a group of friends that you give gifts to, consider giving everyone the same item. It can be a yummy food gift, a seasonal decoration, a favourite book you’ve just read, or some piece of apparel. Make it a little extra special. Everyone loves to see their name on things, even if it’s just paper. Experiment and play on your computer to create a personalised letterhead for people on your list. Print out your work and have it copied onto notepads, envelopes, beautiful stationery, or business papers. Last minute ideas
Invite an individual or your group of friends to meet you at a favourite local restaurant. Advise the staff that you’re picking up the bill for everyone, and let your friends know that your time together is your Christmas gift to them.
Basket of goodies
Retrieve a basket from your shed or attic or buy a new one. If you like, spray paint it in holiday colours. Then visit your local supermarket or grocery store and select some of their finest goodies. Create a basket of beautiful fruits, an assortment of yummy chocolates, coffee or teas and a mug, or ingredients and supplies for a gourmet Thai, Chinese, Italian, or Mexican dinner. Place the items on raffia or a bed of moss, cover with coloured or clear cellophane, and top with a seasonal ribbon.
Plants and flowers
Visit a local garden centre or flower shop and purchase a beautiful living plant, a fresh miniature tree or wreath, or a display of holiday flowers.
Add a pretty bow, a personal note, and a keepsake ornament, and hand-deliver the gift to your friend.
A gift everyone loves
Gift certificates are always a safe bet. Think of a gourmet grocery store, department store, spa, hotel, restaurant, specialty apparel shop or flower shop.
Bray has lots to offer this Christmas.