As the festive season approaches, we have to start thinking about what to get our friends and family for Christmas. But there’s another question that’s just as (if not more) important this time of year – What do I want for Christmas?
Comin up with Christmas gift ideas for yourself is pretty tricky. If you need some ideas on what to add to your Christmas wishlist, we’ve here to help. Take this quiz to find out what you really want from Santa this year.
Harry Potter enthusiast or Game of Thrones addict?
If you expecto-patronus a Harry Potter themed gift this Christmas, you can’t go wrong with asking for a trip to the one and only Warner Bros. Studio for The Making of Harry Potter tour. The sets, props and costumes are all the real deal, from the cobbled streets of Diagon Alley to the full-size model of Buckbeak the Hippogriff. Finish it off with a refreshing Butterbeer and a magical meal that muggles can only dream of.
If you’re feeling a bit like Jon Snow and know nothing about what you want for Christmas this year, we recommend asking Santa for a set of these Dragon Egg Candles. They’ll set the mood for a romantic night in, or have you feeling as powerful as Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons. Winter is coming and these petrified dragon eggs are the perfect homey addition to any GoT fan’s Christmas wishlist.
Which could you not live without – tea or coffee?
There’s nothing like cosying up for a meditative moment with a warm cuppa tea, especially at Christmas. Do it in style with Anthropologie’s artful stackable tea set. The single cup is perfect if you live alone, plus the teapot and cup stacks for easy storing.
If you’re a real caffeine addict you’ve probably got everything you need to make the perfect cup of brew. But do you have your own blend of coffee? The coffee experts at Ozone will let you create your own blend from the finest beans. The perfect Christmas gift idea for any true coffee snob.
Pizza or Pasta? (Yup, this is a tricky one)
Is there anything better than eating pizza in bed? Now you can bring your favourite cheesy food to the bedroom without the grease in your sheets. This statement pizza pillow is the perfect complement to any pizza lover’s bedroom, and your answer to “What do I want for Christmas?” Warning: may result in an increased intake of pizza.
Deck the halls with piles of pasta! Fa-la-la-la-la! Learn to cook like a proper Italian nonna with a hands-on pasta-making workshop at the family-run Avenue Cookery School. From start to finish, you’ll knead the dough, creating fillings and cook the perfect ravioli before tucking into the fruits of your labour under fairy lights and homemade bunting. This is pastably the best Christmas gift ever.
What do you prefer – shower or bath?
Haven’t you heard? Bath bombs are the new bath bubbles! For the ultimate Christmas soak, The Soap Story is offering a festive set of fragranced special edition seasonal bath bombs. Handmade and vegan, their Elf Yourself and Snow Angel Bath Bomb will have you feeling fizzy and fabulous.
Who doesn’t love belting out to a good Christmas carol in the shower? If you’re in need of some back-up music, BassPal’s waterproof speaker has a suction cup for easy attachment, a great battery life and LED mood lighting. It’s even got a built-in microphone for hands-free calling so you can make Merry Christmas calls in the shower!
Are you an Android Fan or Die-Hard Apple?
“OK Google, what do I want for Christmas this year?” If you’re set on staying within the Google ecosystem, the Google Nest Mini is your answer. The nifty smart speaker packs a serious punch in terms of rich sound for your home, plus the Google Assistant voice recognition puts you in control. Ask for help from across the room, from weather and news to more Christmas gift ideas.
Nothing says ‘Merry Christmas’ like a new smartwatch. A cheaper version of the latest Series 6 smartwatch, the more affordable Apple Watch SE still includes all the best bits, from advanced fitness sensors, message alerts, large display and superb battery life. It’s lacking the ECG and blood oxygen features, but the attractive price and iconic design make this a great addition to an Apple fan’s Christmas wishlist.
If you had to choose, cats or dogs?
If you’re feline-inclined, you need to add these earrings to your Christmas wishlist right meow! Designed by Monty Molly, these gold-plated twin cats are simply adorable and the perfect addition to any cat lover’s jewellery collection. Take good care of them, Monty says, and in return, they will purr lovingly in your ears all day long.
Calling all canine-lovers! This Christmas why not make your holiday gift your furry’s friend’s present too? The ultimate in four-legged luxury, pamper your pet with a custom-made Saville row canine coat. You get to design your pooch’s perfect outfit and they’ll look totally fabulous all year round. This is one present you need to get your paws on.
Stanch vegetarian or meat fiend?
If you’re one of the many vegans in the UK, you’ll know that London is a top spot for seriously incredible vegetarian food. Michelin star restaurants have tapped into the trend, and that means plenty of perfect dining experiences for the vegetarian foodie. Ditch the roast chicken this year and ask your friends and family to treat to a vegetarian restaurant gift voucher instead.
If bacon gets your heart pumping, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven with this meaty Christmas prezzie. Visit Britain’s favourite Meat School, Cannon & Cannon for a fatty, fun hands-on bacon masterclass. Because life’s greatest pleasures should be shared, it’s a group affair so bring along your meat-loving pals. After butchering, skinning, and curing a pork belly and, you can bring home the bacon – literally.
Are you a home-body or restless adventurer?
Reduce your stress levels and increase your quality sleep with a quality weighted blanket. With small weights sewn into pockets all the way through, you’ll have that priceless feeling of being hugged. Our top pick is the super-soft Mela Weighted Blanket with a removable minky cover, voted the UK’s best weighted blanket.
You don’t have to travel to Alaska to experience the thrill of husky sled dog trekking. Just head to Scotland’s picturesque Stonehaven to embark on an authentic mushing adventure. It’s your chance to meet, prepare and drive your very own team of purebred Siberian Huskies on some of the best trails around. The perfect Christmas wishlist idea for both those who love being out in nature as well as dog enthusiasts. Mush!
- 1 Harry Potter enthusiast or Game of Thrones addict?
- 2 Which could you not live without – tea or coffee?
- 3 Pizza or Pasta? (Yup, this is a tricky one)
- 4 What do you prefer – shower or bath?
- 5 Are you an Android Fan or Die-Hard Apple?
- 6 If you had to choose, cats or dogs?
- 7 Stanch vegetarian or meat fiend?
- 8 Are you a home-body or restless adventurer?