Gift giv­ing can be hard for the ones you love

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

Year af­ter year it gets harder to buy presents for fam­ily and friends.

What do you buy for the per­son you see once a year but still feel obliged to pur­chase a gift for?

And what about the grand­mother who is just happy with your visit?

The mother who is all about giv­ing and not re­ceiv­ing?

The un­cle you haven’t seen in 10 years? It’s so hard to buy for fam­ily and friends, and it can make what should be a stress-free hol­i­day into one of panic and mis­ery.

But all it takes is a bit of cre­ative think­ing to get them the gift that will make them happy, and you can re­main se­cure in the knowl­edge it will cer­tainly be used.

For that mother, un­cle, grand­mother or who­ever you strug­gle for; you can never go wrong with bak­ing.

A sim­ple in­ter­net search can re­veal some of the most unique and de­li­cious recipes for Christ­mas treats, and any­one will be happy to re­ceive the re­sults.

From truf­fles to sugar cook­ies, gin­ger­bread men and more, there’s some­thing for ev­ery­one and you can have fun making them too!

Even though bak­ing is al­most 100 per­cent per­fect for gift­ing, there can be that fam­ily mem­ber with an al­lergy or di­etary re­quire­ment who may not be able to ben­e­fit from your bak­ing skills.

For those peo­ple, a range of gift op­tions are still avail­able.

Gift cards, bath towel sets, body wash sets and more; they are non­ex­pen­sive and are guar­an­teed to be used.

So for the fam­ily mem­ber you just don’t know how to please, fear not for there are still so many op­tions you haven’t thought of yet.

And re­mem­ber, Christ­mas is all about fam­ily, not just about gifts.

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