The weather may be dampening people’s spirit as they had planned to use this weekend as their main present shopping weekend! Whilst the snow may be hampering the ability to get to the high street savvy shoppers are going online to find their Christmas presents!
If you are stuck for ideas as to what to buy for people there are some great gifts ideas which offer you the chance to buy practical presents as well as luxuries.
The credit crunch is also going to affect many people’s spending power, therefore thinking of presents which are going to useful and usable makes logical sense! What’s even better is that many online retailers already have discount prices with more price cuts to entice consumer spending. Look for sites which offer express delivery if you want your gifts to arrive before Christmas.
Practical presents could include things such as table or floor lamps which are particularly useful for young people who have moved away from home and either renting their own home, have digs for university or newly weds!
Other useful alternatives include linens, towels and bedding sets. If you stick to neutral colours or white you won’t go far wrong as these will coordinate with all bedroom décors and styles of interiors.
If you want to push the boat out and buy designer bedding look for Julian Charles or Laurence Llewellyn Bowen bedding online to take advantage of the discounted prices. Again you can choose neutral colours or if you know a friend or relative which has part of a luxury bedding set you can add the extras such as boudoir cushions or bed runners to make their collection complete!
Buying paintings and wall art can be a little trickier so rather than take the chance that it may not be suitable a great alternative is a mirror, as these can be used in any room of a home without looking out of place.
You should remember that as many people are struggling to have the style of interior they desire due to budget constraints buying a practical present for the home does not have to revolve around toasters or coffee mugs!
Do a little research and you’ll easily find a wealth of alternative and practical gifts which won’t be put in a cupboard and forgotten about! These types of gifts will also give you a sense of spending your money wisely rather than wasting it, which few can ill afford to do these days!