Holidays are coming and however you approach your Christmas shopping – whether you’re an early starter or save it ‘til December – your Christmas gifts inspiration starts here.
Whether it’s Christmas present ideas for your nearest and dearest or gifts for colleagues in work, our ultimate Christmas gifts guide is here to help. From stocking fillers to beauty, booze, books and more, here’s our tips for finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list at Ealing Broadway.
For the fashionistas
If you know a stylish someone who keeps up with all of the latest fashion trends, update their wardrobe with some of this season’s must-haves.
A chunky knitted jumper always makes a great present (image provided by River Island).
Shackets, striped jumpers, chunky boots and leather leggings are annual stapes. With gilets, sweater vests and quilted jackets on trend this winter. Head to Next or Marks and Spencers to see what’s new in.
You also can’t go wrong with a pair of fresh kicks. From high heels to trending trainers, head to Clarks, to browse the full range of shoes from popular brands.
Image provided by M&S.
Hats, gloves and scarves are always a welcome gift too, and you’ll find some fab sets and separates in Primark.
For beauty lovers
Image provided by The Body Shop.
Every festive season beauty brands bundle their most popular make-up, skincare and fragrances into Christmas gift sets – and the best part is they come beautifully packaged too.
For skincare, brands such as The Body Shop, are great for stocking up on those daily essentials such as moisturisers, make-up removers and face masks.
You can’t go wrong with a popular fragrance set. From classics like YSL’s ‘Black Opium’ and Paco Rabanne’s ‘One Million’, there’s lots of different scents to choose from. The team at Boots will be more than happy to help, and will of course let you try before you buy.
If you’re looking for stocking filler ideas, Beauty Base is your go-to with a range of sets and miniatures, including hand lotions, bath bombs and oils, body lotions, shower gels and lip balms.
Don’t forget those beauty electricals too for hair grooming and styling with a range of beard trimmers, hairdryers, straighteners and curlers also available at Boots.
For a gift that lasts
If you’re looking for a gift that will last a lifetime, a piece of jewellery is a great way to show someone how much you appreciate them.
H. Samuel has a wide range of jewellery from watches, bracelets and bangles, to necklaces and rings, the team will be more than happy to help you choose the perfect piece.
Gifts for gym-goers and fitness fanatics
Whether your loved one is an avid gym-goer, an at-home-yogi, or a weekend walker, there’s something for everyone when it comes to fitness, no matter what type of exercise they’re into.
For keen runners, gym-goers or weightlifters, you can find all types of gym wear from tops, shorts, sports bras, trainers and leggings from stores such as JD Sports. A half-zip to layer and some gloves and a hat are also great options for those who exercise outdoors in the winter too.
From Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands to Cornish hiking trails, if your loved one has been making the most of what the UK has to offer over the past year, find a gift to help fuel their next adventure.
You’ll find a variety of specialist outdoor and hiking wear, from waterproofs to backpacks, at Decathlon. And not forgetting a reusable water bottle, a must-have for long days out exploring.
And for fitness accessories, consider a foam roller, yoga mat, resistance bands, or some protein bars for something a bit different.
For the foodies
A personalised food hamper for Christmas is sure to be popular with the foodies in your life. Pack it full of their favourite treats, from festive classics such as chocolate coins, mince pies and Tunnock’s Tea Cakes, to sweets, cheese and crisps. Don’t forget their favourite tipple too – whether it’s beer, gin, wine, or prosecco – to keep the celebrations flowing over the Christmas break.
Gingerbread biscuit kit from Next (image provided by Next).
Or if you don’t have time to pick and pack a hamper, why not check out the range at Marks & Spencer, to save you time on wrapping too.
If eating out is more their thing, pick a date and book a table to enjoy a meal at wagamama, Wasabi or Turtle Bay, at Ealing Broadway for something to look forward to and help beat those January blues.
You could also consider treating them to a new kitchen gadget. A blender or air fryer from Robert Dyas are great ideas, or help them chop, dice and slice in style with a new knife set, and spice up their life with a spice rack.
For the bookworms
Books are one of the best Christmas present ideas as there’s endless options to choose from. You’ll be sure to find something to suit every literary taste.
If you’re not sure on which genre to go for, you can play it safe by choosing one of the books tipped by publishers to be a best-seller for Christmas 2021.
This year’s top picks include John le Carré’s ‘Silverview’, Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen’s joint book ‘Renegades: Born in the USA’, and Sally Rooney’s ‘Beautiful World Where Are You’.
Head to Waterstones to take your pick.
Gifts for gamers and gadget-lovers
The Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch are once again the hottest consoles for Christmas.
If you know someone that’s been lucky enough to get their hands on one already or will be receiving one for Christmas – level up their gaming with the newest games and latest accessories.
Gaming chairs, keyboards, special edition controllers, and headsets are popular choices. Or some of the big game launches this winter include FIFA 22, Call of Duty: Vanguard and Grand Theft Auto V. Head to Game to browse the full range of games and find out more about their launch dates.
For gifts for the gadget lovers in your life, must-have pieces of tech include wireless earphones, Bluetooth speakers or a smart technology home device such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home. Make sure you check out the range of features and latest festive promotions before choosing your gift.
Visit Argos to see what other techy presents are on offer.
For the little ones
Whether you’re looking for Christmas toys for your own children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, we’ve got a few ideas to help you get started.
Art and crafts are a great way of keeping children occupied while also encouraging their creativity. From playdough sets to paint by numbers, there’s something to suit every age at Tiger. Pop fidget toys are also set to be a highly asked for present for children this Christmas.
For younger children, toys or anything else fun that’s branded with their favourite characters – from the Grinch, to Disney, Peppa Pig, Star Wars and Barbie – is a great idea. Head to Argos to see what’s on offer.
For older children, why not introduce them to traditional and classic board games which can be enjoyed by all of the family over the Christmas period. Find games such as Monopoly, Cluedo, and Articulate at WHSmith.
To browse the full range of retailers at Ealing Broadway visit our Eat, Drink, Shop page, or plan your festive day out with us.