Having trouble coming up with easy, quick gift ideas for Christmas? We’ve put together 40 gift ideas for any budget and anyone on your list.
We’ve broken down the gift ideas into categories to help you easily browse through the list.
Christmas Gift Ideas for the Home
1. An Indoor Plant
Along with looking beautiful and adding interest, visual appeal, and fitting in with any decor style, indoor plants also offers health benefits. So you’ll be giving your friend or family member a natural way to improve the air quality in their home with a beautiful decoration that will remind them of your friendship.
If you aren’t sure if your gift recipient is a green thumb, it is best to go with an indoor plant that is easy to maintain and hard to kill. Wondering what indoor plants are the easiest to care for? Go for varieties such as:
- Snake plants
- Spider plants
- Marble queen pothos
- Pink anthurium
2. A Beautiful Print or Posts in a High-Quality Frame
Picking out decor for someone else can be tricky, but there are endless options online. The important thing is to consider their interests. Are they into travelling or geography? Music? Books? Nature?
3. Recipe Cards
Have a friend or family member that absolutely loves cooking and baking? There is something personal and meaningful about giving your favourite recipes to other people. Rather than a random recipe off the Internet, your gift recipient can think of you every time they bake using one of your recipe cards.
4. Scented Candles
Scented candles are a tried-and-true gift option for a reason. They are simple, beloved by almost anyone, and offer an endless variety of enjoyable aromas to choose from
Great choices for this time of year include anything wth pine, eucalyptus, vanilla, cinnamon, or other scents that match the season.
5. Kitchen Tools
Know someone that just moved into their first home or a couple that is just getting started? Find out if there are certain kitchen tools or utensils they are lacking.
Here are some handy kitchen tools they may be in need of:
- A garlic press
- Kitchen towels (most anyone can also use an extra kitchen towel or two… consider buying a seasonal print)
- A can opener
- A vegetable peeler
- A sprialiser
- A potato masher
- A pastry cutter
6. A Custom Christmas Tree Ornament
A personalised Christmas tree ornament makes a great gift for just about anyone. Consider if they have a favourite sports team, have a certain theme on their Christmas tree, or a certain colour scheme for their tree. Or perhaps consider getting a custom photo of their family printed on the ornament or their beloved pet.
7. Your Favourite Cookbook
Have a go-to cookbook that you always reach for? Consider gifting a copy to your friend or family member so they do not have to sort through the overwhelming number of cookbooks out there.
For novice chefs, aim to find a cookbook with simple, fundamental recipes that are aimed at individuals who are new to cooking.
8. A Cosy Rug
Rugs are some of the most versatile pieces of the design world. Rugs have the ability to instantly transform a room and make it more cosy and inviting. A high-quality rug is an easy way to completely change the look and feel of a room and can easily be stored up and rolled away when not in use.
9. Small Gardening Tools or Yard Decor
Have a friend or family member that loves to garden? Or perhaps they just bought their first home? As with kitchen tools, first-time homeowners may be in need of garden tools for caring for their new yard or garden. And a garden-lover can always use a spare shovel or extra pair of gardening gloves!
Great ideas include for gardening-lovers or first-time homeowners include:
- A couple of pairs of nice garden gloves
- Small hand shovels
- A nice-quality shovel
- Flower pots
- A watering can
- Pruning shears
- A gardening book or landscaping book
- Simple yard art such as a small windspinner or decorative sign
- A rain gauge
- A yard game
- A tree, shrub, or bush
10. A Nicely Framed Photography
A photograph (their family, their pet, etc.) in a beautiful frame is an easy yet meaningful gift for just about anyone on your gift list.
11. Board Games
Is your friend or family member needing an upgrade in the board game department? You can’t go wrong with classics such as Sorry, Monopoly, Scrabble, Twister, Trouble, Jenga, Connect 4, Battleships, or a deck of cards with a book of rules and game ideas. This makes a great gift idea for all ages and a fun activity for holiday get togethers.
12. A Photo Calendar
Online services such as Snapfish allow users to upload pictures and arrange them for each month of the year to create a customised photo calendar.
This is a wonderful, practical, personalised gift that many seem to enjoy and is a favourite of grandparents as it allows them to turn the page each month and have pictures of their grandkids to enjoy. These photo sites also allow you to personalise mousepads, magnets, and so much more!
13. Lunar Calendar
Have an astrology or astronomy lover on your gift list? A Lunar calendar — a calendar that indicates which phase the moon is in each night — is a unique addition to any home.
14. Stationary, Stamps, and a High-Quality Pen
Have a friend or family member that loves writing old fashioned letters? Then a fresh supply of stationery, stamps, and a new pen might make the perfect gift for them.
15. A Journal
If your friend or family member keeps a journal, consider gifting them with a beautiful new one to have on hand once they fill their current one. Or, for the note taker, a cute notebook or planner makes an ideal gift.
16. Reusable Bags
Reusable bags in a fun print or colour make a perfect gift for basically anyone. You can always use a few more to keep on hand to make sure you are prepared when you go shopping.
Bonus: You are helping the environment too!
17. Travel Pillow
Whether you are stuck on a long flight or taking a long road trip, travel pillows always seem to come in handy. Give your family member or friend the gift of on-the-go comfort!
18. Nice Socks
Socks get a bad rap as a boring gift. Not so! Cosy socks or a pair in a colourful, fun print can make a super fun gift for a friend or family member that loves to lounge around and curl up with their favourite book or TV show or on rainy days.
19. Creative Key Chain
A cute, lightweight keychain is one of those fun yet sometimes overlooked items that your friend or family member may enjoy having.
20. Costume Jewellery
Have a friend that loves dramatic jewellery pieces and statement necklaces? Consider a colourful, unique piece to fit your friend’s unique style.
21. Pet Goodies
Have a pet lover on your gift list? Help them pamper their beloved furry friend with their pet’s favourite treats, a custom collar, or a fun new toy.
A wallet is a simple yet essential item that sometimes gets neglected, ending up warped and torn from all the use it gets. Notice a friend or family member with a worn out wallet? It might be time for a high-quality upgrade.
23. A Belt
Belts are a popular accessory and can be an easy gift if you know someone’s size and preference when it comes to this practical item.
24. A Subscription To Their Favourite Magazine
Imagine how fun it will be for your friend or family member to get their favourite magazine in the mail every month thanks to you.
25. A Puzzle Book
Chances are you know someone who absolutely loves crosswords or Sodoku puzzles. Puzzle book enthusiasts can always use a fresh book to keep them challenged.
26. A Travel Guidebook
Is your friend or family member planning an upcoming trip to somewhere new? This is the perfect chance to get them a travel guidebook with all the tools, resources, and information they need to plan their best trip ever.
27. A Gift Card to a Local Bookstore
Books make wonderful gifts but if you aren’t sure which selection your friend or family member would enjoy, consider giving them a gift card to a local bookstore.
Food and Drink Gift Ideas
28. A Loaf of Homemade Bread
Few things are better than a loaf of freshly baked homemade bread. Not a baker? Gift your friend or family member a delicious loaf from your favourite bakery.
29. A Customised Mug
Mugs always come in handy for the coffee, tea, or hot chocolate lovers in your life and can easily be customised to their interests.
Do they love the beach, koalas, a certain flower, or have a favourite catchphrase? Try to pick a mug that matches their personality and interests and you are sure to have a gift that will be loved for years to come.
30. A Pack of Specialty Beer
If you have a friend that enjoys taste-testing at craft breweries, consider gifting them a sample of a new local or seasonal batch or something unique that they probably haven’t tried before.
31. A Good Bottle of Wine
There are a surprising number of good, inexpensive wines available if you check out your local whole foods store and ask for a suggestion. Be sure to mention your budget and what kind of wines your friend or family member typically enjoy.
32. A Goodies Basket
Holiday goodies are always a hit. Consider a basket of sweet and savory goodies such as delicious chocolates, trail mix, or a jar of Christmas candies.
33. A Bottle of High-Quality Olive Oil
High-quality olive oil makes all the difference in many recipes.
34. Pancake Mix Set
A set of pancake mix and maple syrup will surely be appreciated on sleepy weekend mornings.
35. Homemade Cookies
A dozen or two freshly baked, delicious cookies. Does a better gift even exist?
36. Travel Size Hot Sauce
Most of us know someone that likes to put hot sauce on everything. They will surely appreciate a travel-size hot sauce to make sure they always it on hand.
37. A Gift Card to Favourite Coffee or Bakery
Feeling overwhelmed and not sure what to choose? Or in need of a last-minute gift idea? You can’t go wrong with a gift card to the recipient’s favourite coffee shop, bakery, restaurant, or little store.
Personal Care Gift Ideas
38. A Relaxing Spa Kit
A spa kit packed with pampering goodies is always a fun gift option. Consider including a variety of items such as:
- Bubble bath
- Bath oils
- Nail polish
- A fluffy hand towel or bath towel
- A cosy robe
- Epsom salts
- A nice lotion
- A lavendar sleep mask
- A hydrating face mask
- A body brush or loofah
- Gourmet soaps
- Bath bombs
- Essential oils (lavender, peppermint, and tea tree oil make excellent options)
- Scented candles
- Nail tools
- A book or magazine to read in the bath
- Massage tools
- Massage oil
- Candy canes or mints
Line a basket with tissue paper or a towel and arrange the items neatly in the basket. Accent it with a cute bow, some ribbon, and a card and you’re all set!
39. Travel-size Toiletries
Does your gift recipient love to travel? Consider gifting a travel kit packed with travel-size essentials such as shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
40. Men’s Grooming Supplies
For the men on your list, they may appreciate a simple grooming kit with personal care items.