Finding the perfect Christmas gift for someone you have known for years can be difficult enough. Finding a Christmas gift for a new friend or acquaintance is even harder. What do you give your babysitter who you only see for 20 minutes before and after date night with your partner? Or the friendly new colleague sharing your office desk? For when you are short of ideas but still want to be thoughtful, simply choose a Christmas gift idea from the list below. These Christmas gift ideas are all better than the gift card that was going to be your last resort.
Though a scarf can also be a great present for a relative or close friend, it works just as well for someone you don’t know too well yet. When you are unsure about their fashion taste, keep it simple in design and with mute colours. A soft all-black wool scarf is a safer option than a bright yellow fleece scarf with blue stars.
- Wine Basket
If you have already shared laughs and stories over a good bottle of wine with this person, more wine would be a suitable gift. Wine baskets make for great Christmas gifts for wine lovers. Choose a basket with different wines from the same region or a wine basket complete with paired cheeses and chocolates. Feel free in choosing the theme of the basket.
- Portable Charger
Until you have started using a portable charger you won’t realise how practical they are. It is great gift for someone who is always on-the-go, a portable charger can make anyone’s life easier. With a useful gift like a portable charger you also don’t have to worry about matching a person’s aesthetic.
- House Plant
House plants are not only meant to be house warming presents. They work just as well as a Christmas gift. Choose a plant that can survive in all seasons to bring the most satisfaction. Succulents and cacti are also smart options for a Christmas gift as they require minimal effort from the new proud plant owner.
Mugs are popular gifts for a reason. There are plenty of designs to choose from and they always come in handy. Choose a mug that stands out to show you gave the Christmas gift some extra thought. Pick out an unusual shape or a colour that pops. A mug does not have to be a boring Christmas gift, even if you’ve just met the person.
Similar to mugs, notebooks will always come in handy and there are options galore. Choose a notebook that can be doodled on for the creative type or a notebook with a calendar and pre-prepared lists for the organized type.
If you are still looking for the right Christmas gift for a new acquaintance, keep it universal and practical. Thinks of gifts that would be useful to yourself too and keep the design simple.