If you have no time to search for a gift, or no inclination to try, you can guarantee that something sizeable and luxurious will impress the recipient, no-matter the energy expended procuring it. It might be an outrageous thing to say, but if you’re desperate and have given it no consideration (you’re a bad person) the least you can do is leave your loved ones something big under the tree. The sight of a giant present wrapped up in paper excites the child in everyone – even the most difficult family member.
Granted, you can still get it really wrong, and in the spirit of Christmas this is all relative – one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure, after all. A small parcel can have just as much impact as a big one. A pair of socks – elegant, fun or cool – can tick all the boxes if the giftee is in need or appreciative of good hosiery. The feeling of high-quality, densely woven cotton fitting snuggly around a man’s toes can be a daily joy for those who appreciate the smaller and finer things in life. Truly the gift that keeps on giving (if pedal comfort is important to you).
Shopping for her? Head over to our gift guide for the women in your life here.