‘Tis the season to be jolly. Christmas will come knocking on our door in no time at all. The holiday spirit in all of us will come to the surface. Some take decoration to a whole new level. They go overboard with hanging stockings, decorating their Christmas tree extravagantly and setting up nativity scene on their front lawn. Surprisingly, studies reveal this period also induces a lot of stress.
A little digging reveals an exhaustive list which triggers stress. Reasons include working out where to spend Christmas, making a budget to buy presents and standing on long check-out lines. Another cause of concern is figuring out what to get our loved ones and whether they will approve our choices. While some believe it’s the thought that should count, others would rather return a gift they don’t like in exchange for something which is far more favorable. According to a survey carried out by RedStag Fulfillment and Optro, 28% of Christmas gifts was returned last year.
It takes time, money and effort to purchase a gift for someone. You scout different department stores for the best gift and stand on long lines. To have someone return your gift after all the hard work you put in is unacceptable. We want this year to be different. Not one to brag, but we believe our holiday gift guide is a win. Not only are our suggestions budget-friendly, they will also help keep the recipient of these gifts warm and cozy.
Here are Our Christmas Gift Ideas:
Heated Plush Throw:
We are often tempted to crawl into bed and pull the covers over our heads when it becomes chilly. There is a better way to stay warm to snuggle down in bed. We have made the switch over to a heated plush throw. Your family and friends will also enjoy Lakeland Velvety Electric Heated Throw. Itis silky-smooth and is available in plush colors such as soft grey and teal. It is large (120 cm X 160 cm) which means you can sleep comfortably without your feet sticking outside of the blanket. It takes no more than 5 minutes to heat up. It also has 6 temperature settings and an auto-shut. Best of all, it costs 1 penny to run for 7 hours!
When you’re on the go, your mobile phone may be put away in your hand purse or in your pocket. You would probably never take it out in the freezing weather unless there was a genuine need to do so. Chances are you would take off your gloves to use your phone as it is difficult to use a touch-screen phone with them on. While fingerless mittens with cover are available, we believe North Face E-Tip Gloves are far more practical. They are touchscreen compatible and provide protection in cold conditions simultaneously. They are available in a variety of colors including green, purple, grey and black.
Hot Chocolate Book:
Are you looking a gift for a hot chocolate aficionado? There’s nothing like curling up in a sofa with a good book and a mug of hot cocoa. While pouring a Nestle sachet into a cup of hot water may do the trick for some, those that have distinguished taste wouldn’t mind spending some time to create a winter drink that is extra rich and creamy. We believe 120 Hot Chocolate Recipes by Bonnie Scott is a perfect gift. It contains beautiful pictures and 120 unique recipes from around the world. Your loved one will enjoy drinking hot chocolate spiced with cinnamon or topped with whipped cream.
Choose one: a cuppa or an Americano? We prefer to mix it up because each kind of beverage is delicious and will keep us warm and toasty during the sub-freeze. If you are looking for a gift for someone that enjoys winter drinks, look no further than Smart Coffee Mug Warmer. It is an ideal accessory for those that habitually drink tea or a cup of joe. The mug warmer has an on/off switch with an indicator light and an extended power cord. It will keep their beverage warm for hours which means no more getting up to heat it in a microwave. Ideal for students who prep for an exam throughout the night.
Boiler Breakdown Cover:
Without a doubt, the single best way to keep warm in the harsh weather is to have a boiler breakdown cover you can depend upon. Our plans include annual boiler service, emergency breakdown, gas safe check as well as carbon monoxide test. We have over 3000 Gas-Safe engineers in our network that have the expertise to repair gas-operable boilers. Sign up today to receive an early Christmas gift! You will receive FREE 1 Year Roadside Assistance which will take care of your flat battery, tyre damage, electrical breakdown and much more.