How To Get Ahead Of Your Christmas Shopping // Blogtober Day 20 #AD

I know it’s only October, but you can never be too early to plan your Christmas shopping. No one wants to be left running around trying to find gifts on Christmas eve! In this blog post I will be helping you find the perfect gift for those people who you have no clue what to buy them. This blog post is in partnership with Uncommon Goods. There are an amazing, unique gift, jewellery and home decor store. What’s so unique or ‘uncommon’ (If you get the pun) about them is they sell Homemade, Recycled, and organic products, from artists to small manufacturers. They also don’t sell anything which includes leather, feathers or fur! Which means they are completely cruelty free! Fab! They also now ship to the UK! Bonus Points!

They also have a Better To Give program. They created the program back in 2001 which allows you to select a non-profit organization to receive a $1 donation at your checkout. I believe this is such an amazing cause and they have raised over $1,000,000 since they started the program. Such an amazing achievement. To find out more, please click here.

Now, let’s get onto the good stuff. The hard types of people to shop for and some suggestions on what to get.

1. The Close Friend

I have many close friends who I love and adore! But, I don’t always know what to get them as a gift. So I always go down the personal route. You can’t go wrong with a personalized gift it shows you’ve put some thought into it and makes the gift more special. Here are some of my favorite picks!

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My Life Story So Far
This is great for anyone who loves to be creative and writing. I know so many people who keep journals and this gift would be so perfect! Here they can write about their lives… so far, it asks you questions to answer and can be such a lovely little book to write in before you go to sleep. I might even get one for myself.

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Custom Morse Code Necklace

How cool is this!! I’ve always wanted to learn Morse Code! But to have your own necklace of your name in Morse code is such a unique and funky piece of jewellery. These amazing necklaces are made Erin Bartels! Such an amazing idea. I love the mix of silver, gold and rose gold! It’s that type of jewellery which will compliment any outfit. If I found this under my Christmas tree I would be in love and I’m sure any person would love such a personal gift. Make sure to check them out here.

2. The Men In Our Lives

I know I always find it difficult knowing what to get for the men in my life, especially my dad. I think I’ve given him socks enough times that he won’t need anymore for life. But I’ve found so many great gift ideas that I would never have thought of before, but they are so quirky and unique that I’m sure my dad will be happy when he unwraps his gift from under the tree. Now, here are my favorite 2 picks!

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Couch Arm Table
Now my dad loves this tea. I’m sure he drinks around 10-12 cups of tea a day! But the amount of times we’ve had spillage shocks from him, placing his mug on the floor has been too many to count! This couch arm table is the perfect gift for anyone who loves a good tea and biscuit in the afternoon. To be honest, this would also be great for my granddad, he does love his sandwiches and tea at lunch time watching the horse racing. Such a cutie.

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BottleLoft

I think this is a genius idea! I know many men in my life who enjoy a drink or two in the house on the weekend, my father included. This is such a great storage for your beer bottles. Saving them all from falling when you’re trying to reach them at the back of the fridge. Also, I’m pretty sure the women in their lives will thank you too. More room in the fridge!!

If you would like to see any more great gifts for them men in your lives make sure to check them out here

3. The Tricky Teens

With social media taking over our lives, teenagers are more active online that I ever was. So, I always stay safe and go down the great gadgets route. Who doesn’t love unique little gadgets? I know I love them! So let’s dive into my top two picks.

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    1. PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer

When you think of the amount of places your phone has been I can’t bare to think of it. The amount of bacteria, I can imagine it’s quite bad. This little gadget is so handy! Great for your desk and for any teen who’s constantly on his/ her phone. I’m sure that’s almost every teen. This will make sure to sanitize their phones and also looks quite funky.

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Personal Planetarium

I would have loved one of these as a teen. I used to be so interested in our solar system. This would also be a great gift for any teen studying science or to introduce them to a new hobby. This is such a unique gift to give them tricky teens in your life.

For more great gadgets make sure to check them out here

Let me know in the comments below your favorite item and your plans for Christmas shopping this year.

As Always

Kels

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