Tips for Choosing the Best Christmas Gifts for Your Family Members or Friends
Make a List and a Budget
If you create a list of the gifts to buy, you will get a better understanding of how much money you'll ultimately spend on the gifts. However, bear in mind that you might encounter unanticipated purchases and price fluctuations. For this, you might also want to set an upper and lower budget limit.
This list of items that we've enumerated below will allow you to easily estimate the cost of each gift item. The prices are fixed so you won't have to worry about the fluctuating prices! Once you have finalised all the gifts you will arrive at a total figure of the expected expenditure. This is your budget. This will help you arrange the funds accordingly, if you have not done so already.
One important point here – avoid buying extravagant gifts which you cannot afford and will regret later. You can always buy meaningful gifts without spending massive amounts.
Opt for Online Shopping
Instead of going on extensive and exhaustive trips to the stores, opt for online shopping. Most stores have a website; some even allow you to confirm a gift's availability in a store near you. This is a very practical tip to save your time, energy and expenses on travelling across your city to explore a particular item. Also, you won't be restricted by the opening and closing time of a store this way. Online shopping can be conducted at any hour of the day.
Christmas shopping can take a toll on individuals, especially with the eleventh hour rush in stores. To avoid this hassle, simply opt for online shopping. During your online shopping, don't forget to take notes of the delivery charges, return policies, and items left in stock.
Look out for Deals
Lastly, always look out for deals. Usually, Christmas deals start to pop up many weeks before Christmas because stores compete to attract footfalls. For this, save the flyers and match the prices of items in these flyers with online e-commerce platforms.
Also, avoiding last minute shopping for Christmas gifts helps you stay organised. Keep searching for gifts, but if you find the ideal gift for your loved one, don't just wait for a deal to pop up as it might quickly go out of stock!
For online shopping, always keep track of return and exchange policies. You might want to know that if you've bought a gift in November, can it be returned/exchanged in the end of December or not?
30 Great Christmas Gifts for Your Loved Ones
Gifts of Religious Significance
1. Gift this Exquisitely Handcrafted Christmas Nativity Set (Set of 11)
This beautiful nativity set is surely going to impress your loved one. It is completely handcrafted and consists of a wooden hut and marble powder figurines of Infant Jesus, Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, Angels, The Three Kings, Shepherds and Nativity Animals. The tallest figure is about 5 inches high. The entire set has been specially handcrafted by skilled craftsmen using specialised tools. You can get this exquisite set for ₹ 5,990.00 from Flipkart.
2. Bless Your Loved One’s Home with Beautiful Jesus Christ with Sheep Idol
This beautiful cold cast resin idol depicts Jesus Christ with a sheep. The height of the idol is 12 inches, its weight is 800 gm and it comes packed in an attractive gift box. The presence of Jesus Christ is sure to bless your loved one’s home to whom you are planning to gift this. It is available for ₹ 4,999.00 on Flipkart.
3. Relive the Life of Jesus with this Incredible Wood Engraved Cross
This high-quality wood engraved cross depicts the significant incidents in Jesus’ life. It starts with the birth represented by the star at the top, the last supper at the head of the cross, followed by Jesus praying, the open tomb with the stone moved away and finally the resurrection. The dimensions of the cross are 12 x 7 inches and it weighs 550 gm. Priced at ₹ 550.00 you can check it out on Flipkart.
4. Shower the Blessings of the Holy Family with Holy Family Figurines (Set of 3):
This set of the Holy Family figurines features intricate details and is completely handcrafted. These multi-coloured idols are 18 inches in height and weigh about 2,500 gm. The idols are of Mother Mary, Saint Joseph with Infant Jesus and Sacred Heart. The idols are made of fibre and are durable, splash-proof and lightweight. They are carefully gift wrapped and are accompanied with a thank you card. Priced at ₹ 6,450.00 you can order this set from Amazon.
Puzzles, Games and Toys Gifts for Kids and Young Adults
5. Let Your Kid Decorate the Christmas Crib House and Discover His Creativity
This Christmas Crib House is made of high quality food with glossy and matte finish. Its dimensions are 50 x 50 x 30 cm and it weighs 3.5 kg. It comes with 2 serial lights, a bundle of grass, snow white clothes, a pack of coconut husk and a pack of wood shavings. This Christmas let your kid decorate the crib house and discover his creativity. Priced at ₹ 2,999.00 you can order it from Flipkart.
6. Put the Pieces Together of the 1,000 Piece Christmas House Jigsaw Puzzle
This jigsaw puzzle depicts an amazing scene of Santa and his reindeers landed on a rooftop and the family in the house preparing for a magical Christmas. Meticulously painted by award-winning artist, Steve Crisp, this 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle is sure to entertain everyone in the family regardless of their age. The complete jigsaw puzzle dimensions are 24 x 30 inches. Priced at ₹ 3,899.00 you can order it from Desertcart.
7. This Santa Foil Balloon will be Adored by Everyone in the House
Balloons make perfect surprises for young and adults alike. For kids, bouncing the foil balloon and not letting it touch the ground is an excellent game. For adults, it'll serve as an excellent decoration for the house. This Santa Foil Balloon will enliven the Christmas parties as well. This balloon is helium inflated and is perfect for Christmas. To avoid the balloon from popping, tie it to an anchor for 6 hours before releasing. You can buy this balloon ₹ 769.00 from Winni.
8. Fill These Christmas Stockings with Gifts and Candies for the Little Ones
Christmas and stockings go well together. There's something incredibly special about hanging these stockings on the mantel and adding the little gifts and candy to each stocking. Kids love to check their Christmas stockings on Christmas for the goodies. For many, hanging stockings is a core tradition of Christmas. These stockings have a stylish appearance and are incredibly comfortable. 2 pieces of stockings come with each order. You can buy this product for ₹ 400.00 from Winni.
9. A New Way to Deliver Christmas Gifts – Tumbling in Parachute Santa Clause
Santa has discovered a newer and faster way of delivering Christmas gifts – tumbling down in a parachute! This beautiful toy has a Santa Clause who flips in the parachute while a melodious tune plays in the background. It is battery powered using 2 AA size batteries. The kids are surely going to love this unique toy gift and will remain engaged with it for hours. Priced at ₹ 999.00 you can check it out and order on Geek Monkey.
Tableware Gifts for Christmas
10. Sip Your Wine in Style with Santa in Chimney Hand-Painted Wine Glasses
Festivities, celebrations and parties during Christmas are the best time to enjoy a glass of wine with your family and loved ones. Gift these Santa in Chimney hand-painted wine glasses and make your loved one’s Christmas even more memorable. You have the option of choosing the shape of the glass from 5 variants. Each glass is then hand-painted with Santa stuck upside down in the chimney and “bottoms up” mentioned on the base. Each glass costs ₹ 2,548.00 on Etsy.
11. Enjoy Christmas Dinner All Year Round with Christmas Themed Dinner Set
Who says you can celebrate Christmas only on 1 day? Enjoy Santa, holly and Christmas every day of the year with this beautiful 30 piece Christmas-themed dinner set. It includes 6 cups, 6 saucers, 6 dessert plates, 6 dinner plates and 6 soup plates, all made of high quality white porcelain with classic Santa Claus pattern and rich red banding. The set is dishwasher and microwave safe and weighs 11 kg. Order it from Ubuy for ₹ 6,929.00.
12. Let Your Friend Savour His Cup of Tea in Christmas Themed Ceramic Tea Cups (Set of 2)
This unique Christmas themed gift is surely going to delight your friend. He will remember you every time he has a cup of tea. The set includes 2 teacups and 2 saucers made of high-quality ceramic in red colour and depicting a Christmas theme. The cups have a capacity of 150 ml. The teacups and saucers are dishwasher and microwave safe. Order it from Flipkart for ₹ 799.00.
13. Enjoy Dinner with Santa Every Night with Santa Claus Themed Dining Table Runner and Placemats
Adorn your dining table with Santa Claus and have dinner with him every night. This Santa Claus themed dining table runner and placemats set is just the right gift to extend the Christmas festivities longer. Each package includes 1 table runner (12 x 48 inches) and 4 table placemats (12 x 18 inches). Both are made of durable canvas cotton fabric with high-quality digital printing. You can buy this product for ₹ 699.00 on Amazon.
14. Impress Your Loved One by Gifting High Quality Christmas Dinner Plates 10.5” (Set of 4)
These 10.5 x 10.5 inches dinner plates are made of lead-free ceramic and designed by Susan Winget. The plates are dishwasher and microwave safe. Each dinner plate feature a red van in the snow loaded with presents, a Christmas tree and other goodies for the festive season. Each set has 4 plates and the weight of the set is 0.9 kg. Priced at ₹ 5,902.00 you can buy the set from Ubuy.
Gourmet Gifts for Christmas
15. Enjoy Sumptuous DIY Cake this Christmas with Customisable Cake Mugs
These high quality ceramic mugs have a capacity of 330 ml. The 1st mug says Santa’s Favourite Elf whereas the 2nd mug says Santa’s 2nd Favourite Elf. You can personalise the mugs by sending in your photographs to be printed on the mugs. The mugs come with 2 cake mixes, 2 measurement jars, 2 jars of cake sprinklers, recipe and message cards and candles. The entire gift pack can be order for ₹ 1,490.00 from Oye Happy.
16. Drive the Winter Chill Away with Christmas Themed Hot Chocolate Bombs
These delightful chocolate bombs with mini marshmallows inside will keep your loved ones warm and cosy during the festive season. The Christmas themed gift box comes with 5 chocolate bombs – fudge brownie (2), caramel (2) and peppermint (1). Just drop a bomb in a mug, add 175 ml of boiling hot milk and stir. Your steaming cup of cocoa is ready with mini marshmallows floating on the top. This unique Christmas themed gift is available for ₹ 1,795.00 on Ubuy.
17. Make Your Loved One’s Christmas Memorable by Gifting FNP’s Best Christmas Gifting Box
This gift box from FNP is full of delightful Christmas treats and decorations which the whole family can enjoy. It includes cranberry dragees (100 gm), silver almond chocolates (100 gm), almond Florentines (4 pieces), plum cake (200 gm), assorted Christmas decorations, a candle and golden balls (4 pieces). Everything is neatly packed in an attractive gift box. Priced at ₹ 1,999.00 you can order this from FNP.
Home Décor Gifts
18. Decorate IKEA’s 80” Artificial Christmas Tree with Family and Friends
This is a beautiful artificial Christmas tree from IKEA having a height of 80 inches and a diameter of 50 inches. The plant is made of polyethylene plastic, steel and polypropylene plastic, whereas the base is made of polypropylene plastic. Spend quality time with your family and friends decorating this tree on Christmas. Available on IKEA for ₹ 4,990.00.
19. Enjoy the Music of Christmas with Santa’s Workshop Deluxe Music Box
This unique music box depicts Santa and his elves at Santa’s Workshop in intricate detail. The music box is crafted from cold-cast resin and then hand-painted to perfection. It is 7.25 inch high. When you turn it on the elves and Santa rotate and you enjoy 8 melodious and extremely popular Christmas tunes including Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, etc. Priced at ₹ 33,825.00 you can order it from Amazon.
20. Decorate Your Home on Christmas with Beautiful Star Lights Curtain
Christmas is the time when everyone in the family decorates the entire home to celebrate the birth of Jesus. This beautiful star lights and LED curtain is going to make your house look even more gorgeous. The light curtain is 2.5 m in length and has 138 LEDs and 12 star lights. The lights are IP44 waterproof (can be used indoors and outdoors) and the curtain has 8 lighting modes. Order it from Amazon for ₹ 499.00.
21. Light Up Your House with Christmas Themed Tea-Light Candle Holders (Set of 3)
Lighting tea-lights and candles is a common practice on many festivals including Christmas. Add to the beauty of the occasion and light up your house with these Christmas themed tea-light holders. Each set consists of 3 different holders – a pair of reindeers, a Christmas tree and a jolly Santa with his bag of goodies. The holders come with tea-lights with a burning time of 4 hours. You can buy this set for ₹ 342.00 from Amazon.
22. Gift This Deadpool Christmas Poster with Frame to a Deadpool Fan
If your friend is a Deadpool fan, he will absolutely love this gift. In this specific photo frame, Deadpool has slipped on a Santa hat. He'll be wishing your loved one a happy Christmas in his signature wiseacre style. It's a framed A4 sized poster. Its dimension is 32.5 x 24 cm. It comes with a 1-inch black frame and it is wall mount ready. You can buy this for ₹ 599.00 from Bigsmall.
23. Go Green This Christmas and Gift a Terrarium Plant to Your Loved One
An elegant succulent plant terrarium makes for a perfect gift. It's also an ideal Christmas gift for your friends who love gardening. Terrariums provide a way to arrange your succulents and other low-maintenance plants optimally. The plant height is 5 inches approximately. It comes in a Gola vase and an 8 inches Christmas cap. The vase has a height of 8 inches. It is optimal for outdoor settings. You can buy this Santarrium Wishes gift for ₹ 799.00 from FlowerAura.
Other Unique Gifts for Christmas
24. The Christmas Countdown Gifts for the Biggest Christmas Fan
If you have a friend who desperately waits for Christmas every year then there cannot be a better gift than the Christmas Countdown Gifts. The gifts include a series of countdown letters which start from the 19th of December and go until the 25th. Each letter is accompanied with a gift which includes fridge magnets, personally signed letter from Santa himself, a cake mix with instructions, etc. You can order this memorable gift for ₹ 1,990.00 from Oye Happy.
25. Make Your Loved One's Home Cosy with this Christmas Themed Cushion, Mug, Keychain and Greetings Combo
This is an extremely affordable Christmas gift which also has a high utility value and will surely make your loved one’s home cosier. This Christmas themed combo includes a printed high-quality ceramic mug (325 ml), soft poly-satin printed cushion cover (30 x 30 cm), conjugated fibre filler (180 gm), printed keychain and a printed greeting card. The weight of the entire combo gift is 400 gm. You can order it for ₹ 399.00 from Amazon.
26. Spook Your Friend with The Nightmare Before Christmas Tarot Deck and Guidebook
Inspired by Tim Burton’s classic film, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, this tarot deck has 78 intricately illustrated tarot cards. It features all the favourite characters from Jack Skellington to Mr. Oogie Boogie and more. A detailed guidebook accompanies the deck which explains the meaning of every tarot card. Packed in an attractive and sturdy gift box this unique gift is the best way to spook your friend this Christmas. Available on Amazon for ₹ 1,639.00.
27. These Quirky Santa Earrings will Delight Your Female Friends on Christmas
Why not gift these quirky Santa Earrings to your female friends to spice up their distinctive look? The best thing about earrings is that you don't have to worry about the size. These Santa Earrings are made of polymer. Their dimension is 3 x 1 cm. Also, each package includes one pair of Santa Earrings. You can buy these lovely earrings from Bigsmall for ₹ 399.00.
28. Keep Your Jewellery Pieces Properly Organised with Antler Shaped Multipurpose Jewellery Organiser
This particular jewellery organiser is an exotic piece that is utterly multifunctional. It is optimal for hanging keys, bracelets, glasses on the antlers of a deer. By placing it on a white ceramic tray, you enhance both the look and space for this jewellery organiser. It is made of durable ABS plastic and its dimensions are 25 x 22.5 x 15.5 cm. It is an ideal gift for your daughter, wife, sister, or girlfriend. Order it for ₹ 599.00 from Bigsmall.
29. Let Santa Help You Light Up Your Home with These Cute Santa Candles
If you are unable to find the right gift for your loved ones, go for these cute Santa Candles. If used alone, these candles can be utilised on a day to day basis to illuminate any setting. These multi-coloured Santa Candles are made of premium wax and glaze and are ideal to light up on Christmas. They are safe and non-toxic. Each package includes six 3'' Santa shaped tea-light candles. You can buy these candles for ₹ 399.00 from FlowerAura.
30. Gift The Christmas Carolls to the Bookworm Kid on Christmas
The Christmas Carolls is a heart-warming, hilarious and cheerful tale about the magic of friendship and spreading cheer during Christmas. Written by Mel Taylor-Bessent the book narrates the story of 9-year old Holly Caroll and her family. It is a perfect gift for 8+ kids who love to read books. Running into 336 pages the paperback edition is available for ₹ 296.00 on Amazon.
Your Christmas Gifts Should Reflect the Spirit of Christmas
Christmas is all about togetherness, being kind to others, celebrating the festive season with family and friends, sharing your meals, being charitable, forgiving and opening your hearts for strangers. It is a time for selflessness, to think about others and transform yourself into a better version of self. More than money spent your gifts should unequivocally reflect the spirit of Christmas and warm the hearts of your family and friends in the festive season. It is then and only then that the true purpose of gifting on Christmas will be truly achieved.
Always Focus on Well-Thought & Meaningful Gifts and Avoid Impulse Buying
When you are shopping for Christmas gifts you should always focus on well-thought out and meaningful gifts which would be valuable to the recipients. You should avoid impulsive last minute buying which only results in money being wasted on buying worthless gifts. We hope this BP Guide would have given you lots of ideas on where to start your journey of purchasing Christmas gifts this year. Share your experiences with us and stay connected for more such engaging content.