There’s nothing quite so satisfying as getting ahead of the Christmas shopping game. Whether you’re just picking up a few bits or there’s a whole clan to find presents for, ticking off your list early can take a lot of stress out of the equation later in the season. That way you can relax, revel in the festive magic and enjoy every Christmas moment to the fullest with your loved ones.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some great gift ideas to help you get ahead. Whether you want to surprise a beauty buff with luxurious skincare or impress someone with amazing homeware, we have a whole host of suggestions to suit every budget and taste.
Surprise the beauty obsessed
If you’re looking for a lovely present for a sibling, a parent or a best friend, nothing says “Merry Christmas, gorgeous!” like a well-thought-out beauty bundle. Keeping things festive, a good place to start is this 12-piece Ho Ho Ho hand cream trio from L’Occitane.
Ideal for splitting up as stocking fillers, this set comprises three tins with pampering, shea-enriched hand creams in 12 delightful fragrances. You could even keep a tin for yourself!
Skincare always comes in handy, especially during the cold, dry winter months. We’re loving this Miracle Eye Home & Away collection from Gatineau. Featuring a supersize version and a travel size, this treatment is the perfect wake-up call for skin around the eye area. Want some make-up to accompany it? Take a look at this ‘Lights, Camera, Lashes’ four-piece mascara collector set from Tarte.
Really want to wow a beauty fan? Then give them the gift of luscious locks with this special-edition Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler. Complete with a Dyson-designed storage box, this must-have hair tool is sure to impress any haircare lover in your life. You’ll find lots more beauty ideas here, too.
Amazing homeware gifts
Home is where the hearts is, especially during Christmas, so why not make someone smile from ear to ear with a tailored-to-life home addition, or a stylish home decor piece to invigorate their living space? You’ll find plenty of inspiring ideas in our edit of gifts for the house-proud.
Take, for example, this faux fur throw from K by Kelly Hoppen. Heavenly soft and draping, it can be used as a throw or even an opulent bedspread. Who wouldn’t want to snuggle up in it? Extra large and fully reversible, it boasts a dashed design on either side and is perfect for those nippy winter movie-nights.
Speaking of home comforts, this plush hot water bottle with pom poms from Cozee Home makes for another warming winter saviour. In addition to keeping you toasty, hot water bottles can be great for helping you relax, relieve stress and ease aches and pains.
Or maybe you have a loved one who’s obsessed with interior design? Help them add to their contemporary living space with this eye-catching set of glass trinket boxes from JM by Julien Macdonald. Organising has never been so elegant! Each glitter box is lined with plush velvet inside, with a lotus flower design at the top.
You could even place their favourite sweets or chocolates in the box, or tickets to the theatre or a concert. And if you want to be cost-effective, simply split up the trinket boxes and gift them to different family members.
We also love this elegant candle holder from Alison Cork. Combining a timeless style with an ornate design featuring dainty ginko leaves, this piece would make for a serene centrepiece to add instant ambience to any room.
Or maybe you’re shopping for someone who’s a keen DIY-er, a jack-of-all-trades, or a new homeowner with an upcoming project? From cordless screwdriver kits to multi-tool and torch sets, we have plenty of home essentials that they’ll love in our Tool Shed.
Gifts for the fashionista
Everyone loves a winter wardrobe update! Whether they’re a serial trend-setter or a fashion fledgling, you’ll find staples and accessories they’ll love in our fashion gifts edit. From ankle boots and tote bags to jackets and jumpers, there’s so much style here to spoil them with this Christmas.
One of our favourites is this stunning wool-mix coat from Helene Berman. Trust us, once they try it on, they’ll never want to take it off! Made from a beautiful fabric with subtle herringbone weave, the chance to show off this fashion-forward piece makes braving the winter cold worth it!
For a fun, easy and thoughtful gift, you can’t go wrong with these cosy slide slippers from Skechers. They have a distinct fashion feel to them, but the snuggly, sherpa-like texture and the easy slip-on design means they’ll wrap around your feet instantly for cloud-like comfort. Slippers are a Christmas favourite, and for good reason.
It almost goes without saying that another favourite in Santa’s sack is a good pair (or three) of socks! Everyone needs them, and these socks in a box from Radley are sure to charm. Cotton-rich with plenty of stretch, they come in three cute designs. Our favourite has to be the “Home is where the dog is” pair. Look at the paw prints!
We hope that may have given you a little inspiration for your Christmas shopping. If you’re not quite sure what to get someone, be sure to check out the QVC Christmas hub for more ideas.
You’ll find a gift for everyone, including delicious food treats for the gastronomes, jewellery for sparkle lovers and so much more. We have great options at a range of prices, so get ahead and enjoy the freedom of unwinding later on in the season!