Choosing gifts for friends and loved ones at Christmas can sometimes feel quite stressful. I think we can put a lot of unnecessary pressure on ourselves to come up with the perfect present.
Remember peeps, it’s not how much you spend, but it’s the thought that counts! An old cliché I know, but worth remembering before we all get caught up in a ridiculous spending frenzy.
Gift sets offer a little bit of luxury
If you’re unsure what to buy, gift sets are a great option – even if your budget is a little tight this year.
I love a gift set, and they really come into their own at Christmas. All the big brands we know and love produce Christmas gift sets of their most popular products, and they are always beautifully packaged.
The brilliant thing about gift sets is that they offer a little bit of luxury but if you know where to look, you can often find a real bargain.
I remember one Christmas when I worked in retail – it was my first experience of being on the other side of the counter on Christmas Eve and it was all kinds of crazy.
The fragrance gift sets were absolutely flying off the shelves. I spent many hours spritzing panicking people (mainly men to be honest) and helping them to find the perfect set for their partner.
You don’t need to push your way through the crowds though. If you’re looking for a good value Christmas gift set, there are websites out there that will do all the hard work for you.
For example, latestdeals.co.uk shares all the best offers on gifts sets across multiple UK retailers. Their team also checks that the deals are genuine and represent real value for money. It’s definitely worth checking out if you don’t fancy hitting the high street.
How to choose the best Christmas gift set
The most important thing when choosing a gift set is to put some thought into it. Don’t just go for the first one you see on offer. Make sure you spend some time thinking about who you’re buying for. What are their favourite brands and products?
Are there certain brands that you know they really love but don’t buy themselves very often? What products do they tend to use on a daily basis?
Gift sets tend to be themed around beauty, skincare or fragrance so really think about what kind of products they would enjoy the most. Are they a make-up junkie? Or would they prefer a gorgeous-smelling perfume or aftershave?
Beauty and skincare sets often contain smaller versions of products but more choice. If you know they love a certain brand, a gift set might give them the opportunity to try mini versions of new products and colours from their favourite make.
Fragrance sets are extremely sought after, as they usually offer a full-size luxury perfume or aftershave with a second product such as a body lotion, deodorant or body wash, essentially for free.
Set your budget and stick to it
As with all Christmas shopping, it’s easy to get carried away, especially when buying online.
What is your budget? Be realistic and work out what you can comfortably afford to spend. There is such a wide range of gift sets on offer these days, you’re bound to be able to find one to suit your budget.
Share your thoughts
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Have you found any bargains? Please share your comments below.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.