Stamps, batteries, selection of new birthday cards, seeds, sweets, biscuits, de-icer, scarf , insoles, toothbrush, soap, hand cream, gas alarm, candles, matches – basically all the little things that you want handy/ emergency supplies of. It’s a thoroughly useful present and one that’s quite fun to compile. This is a really good present for kids to get for grandparents.
For Christmas, I took my great uncle and grandad to Twickenham this year to watch Harlequins v London Irish. We had a great day it and it’s nice because they used to take me when I was a little boy. Also works for football games – maybe something special like a Europa / Champions League match
This is bascially two gifts in one and perfect for a special occasion. Sometimes it can be difficult to get tickets to bands here in the UK, however, last year I got my boyfriend tickets to see Muse in Rome!! It was fantastic – we took a long weekend in Rome and he got to see his favourite band.
This is a good last minute gift – I couldn’t work out what to get my wife for her birthday and at the last minute booked a fancy room at the Savoy. She thought this was the best gift ever because it was so fancy
Theatre and cinema tickets are an obvious gift choice but why not get them some tickets to be a member of the audience on a TV show they love. You need to try and order these well in advance because you’ll probably be on a waiting list, but more often than not these tickets are free!
I read we lose a year of our lives to noise stress (things that make our hearts hammer unexpectedly!) and after getting stressed about this, my boyfriend bought me one of these lamps for Christmas. They use light instead of noise to wake you up, like a natural sunrise. It is fantastic, I feel a lot more awake in the morning
Bought a metal detector for my cousin and her family. They love it – the kids really enjoy going on the beach and having a dig for some treasure. They are not that expensive either and it makes a really unusual gift. I got one for around £60 on ebay, but there are some companies you can find online.