Every year we spend hours contemplating what gifts to give family and friends. Of course you'll want to give something they'll like, however with many people feeling the pinch this Christmas why not buy a gift which can be used all year round? Homewares are a great idea and a superb way to show you care. Most of us know someone or a couple who are moving home or setting up their first home, so what better way to bring a little happiness than a well thought present. Picture frames make a personal gift and with the vast array of styles, colours and designs you'll easily be able to find a picture frame to suit the person/s and the style of their home. Although we're being advised to re-kindle the art of conversation by sitting up to a dining table to eat as a family sometimes you just want to chill out and eat your lunch or dinner in the living room watching the telly! Lap trays are ideal for this, shall we call indulgent habit. However, lap trays can be used for all manner of other activities; from needle work and handicraft projects, to having a place to put glasses and remote controls for those who aren't very mobile. You can also use lap trays in the car for your children's toys, reading or colouring books. With a practical and versatility in mind lap trays can make the ideal Christmas gift. Looking for an inexpensive, yet useful, stocking filler? Candles and tea-lights are a great idea. With a variety of beautifully scented candles in a range of trendy colours or simple tea-lights packed into a glass jar holder all make a lovely gift and can be chosen with specific people in mind. For example if you know someone who adores black cherries the aroma of these delicious fruits can be recaptured over the Winter by using black cherry scented candles. Alternatively if you're looking for a gift for someone who lives in a contemporary styled home shiny black candles will make a superb gift. With so many wonderful gift ideas only a mouse click away you won't even have to fight your way through the crowds, get soaking wet or freezing cold choosing your Christmas gifts this year.