This year has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging and life-changing years for everyone around the world. With lockdowns, restrictions and constant uncertainty, all of us are looking forward to what the new year will bring. As we reach the holiday period, it is a chance for us all to unwind and reflect on the year that has passed. Now is the time to celebrate and appreciate your friends and family, as we have been reminded of how special our loved ones are to us. So, with Christmas fast approaching, the hectic rush to buy presents for everyone has well and truly begun. It can be difficult to come up with ideas for presents, so we have made it easy for you this year. Keep reading for our list of the trendiest gift ideas for 2020.
There are so many trendy designer handbags out there to accommodate any budget. If you are looking for a quality designer bag, but are still budget conscious, Marc Jacobs have a quality range at great prices. Styles to look out for include ‘The Tote Bag’ and ‘The Box Bag Collection’. If you are looking to spend a little more, Gucci or Saint Laurent may be your go-to. Classic styles that won’t outdate any time soon include the ‘Gucci Soho Crossbody Bag’ and the ‘Saint Laurent Kate Leather Shoulder Bag’. If you are looking for a top of the range designer bag, you can’t go past Chanel and Hermès. Some of Chanel’s most iconic bags are the ‘Classic Quilted Double Flap Shoulder Bag’ and the ‘Chanel 2.55 Handbag’. Hermès really doesn’t need an introduction, with the ‘Kelly’ and ‘Birkin’ bags being some of the most well-known designer bags around.
When buying gifts for women, you can never really go wrong with jewellery. The Tiffany and Co. 18K Gold Wrap Bracelet is one of our top picks. The bracelet offers timeless elegance and will be something that stays in their collection forever. Likewise, the Cartier Love Bracelet is a staple piece for any fine jewellery collectors. The Tiffany T collection is popular at the moment, and is an excellent present for someone a bit younger.
For all of those skincare and beauty lovers out there, Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the year. Each Christmas, several of our favourite beauty brands bring out limited edition Christmas collections. Time and time again, Hourglass stands out with their holiday palettes. The vegan and cruelty-free brand have released the ‘Ambient Lighting Edit – Sculpture’ palette this year, featuring a bronzer, two blushes, a highlight and two ambient powders. For skincare fanatics, Drunk Elephant has a number of limited-edition mini-kits full of all of the cult favourite products. Products to look out for include the ‘Lala Retro Whipped Cream’ moisturiser, the ‘T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum’ and the ‘C-Firma Day Serum’.
With everyone spending so much time at home this year, why not get your loved one something to make their home a little brighter? Homewares are such a great gift idea as there are so many different options to suit anyone’s personal interior design style or personality. Whether its relaxed beach style homewares, colourful retro pieces, or sleek and modern minimalist homewares, there’s endless gift inspiration out there. Hermès homewares offer both class and elegance. Their throw blankets are highly popular with consumers, and can add a touch of luxury to any room. Tiffany and Co. have their own line of tableware, décor, desk accessories and drinkware. A Tiffany blue tea set or notebook will go down a treat.
Kitchen and Barware
Kitchen interior design items including appliances, utensils, crockery and glassware are always great gift ideas if you are unsure of what to get someone. You can find some fantastic kitchenware at David Jones. The retailer stocks brands including Royal Albert, Cristina Re, Smeg, Breville, Luigi Bormioli, Royal Doulton and Waterford Crystal. Gifting coastal interior design pieces at Christmas is perfect as we move into the summer months. Wooden cheese boards, neutral hues, and light blue crockery will add a touch of summer to the kitchen. Cocktail making kits can be a fun idea and will certainly be appreciated over the holiday season.
For the men
Sometimes working out what to get for your dad, husband, or brother can be challenging. Net-a-porter has made it easy for you with their menswear site, Mr Porter. Here, you will be able to find a range of men’s clothing, shoes, accessories and cologne. Mr Porter stocks designers such as Gucci, Saint Laurent, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Comme de Garçon, R.M. Williams and Versace. Tech accessories can also be another idea. Beats headphones, Apple AirPods, the latest iPhone, or a new MacBook are some of the hot ticket items this year.
Just a little something
Are you looking to get just a little something for someone this year? Maybe you have a fantastic live in nanny or school teacher that you would like to thank. In this case, there are several gift ideas that can be lovely and considerate, whilst also not breaking the bank. Glasshouse offers a beautiful range of candles that can be gifted to anyone. ‘A Tahaa Affair’ is one of the most popular candles, with its vanilla caramel scent. If you are after something a little more festive, the brand has released a limited edition Christmas range. ‘Night Before Christmas’, ‘Gingerbread House’ and ‘White Christmas’ will spread Christmas cheer to whoever receives your gift.
So, whether you are buying for your parents, wife, husband, best friend, or a carer or full time nanny, there are so many different ways to spoil those near and dear to you this year. After a year of bushfires, COVID-19, and isolation, there is no better time to spread a little joy around. Show your loved ones that you care by presenting them with a thoughtful present this Christmas. Don’t forget to treat yourself too after the year we all have had!