Christmas | New Year gift guide

I hope this post finds you merry.  Yes, you can choose to be happy… or “slightly drunk”. Or you can be drunk in love, or in love with Christmas, or drunk for Christmas…or just not in the mood for Christmas. For those of you who are not so enthusiastic about this holiday, I don`t blame you. Nowadays, Christmas became so commercialized, we don`t respect traditions anymore, we forget to spend quality time with our families, we are buying presents but we are not PRESENT.

Enough with drama, speaking about it won`t solve it, we have to act. Let`s speak about giving. Choosing and finding the perfect present was never easy, especially now at this time of year. If you are looking for a gift for your family members, life partners, friends, colleagues, here is my guide.

You need to research what she/he prefers. Some people like something that can use right away: eatable, drinkable or cash, others are picky.  There are 3 ways you can approach:  ask someone that knows that person for a long time,  stalk them  on social media or  be frank and ask that person face to face what he wants.

Give gifts that won`t be thrown away. Come up with something original, creative and fun. Here are few ideas:

1.Winter related gifts

Baby, it`s cold outside and you know Santa has your back. Why not purchase some cozy, fluffy accessories or clothing pieces?

2.Personalized gifts

Choose a simple item and customize it. This way, you stimulate your creativity and you`ll surprise your beloved ones. You can personalize a coffee cup, a 2016 planner, an agenda, a photo frame, holiday decor, ornaments. Just find the perfect present and make it awesome. personalize.jpg

3.Photos / photo frames

People love memories, taking pictures of everything, selfie, pictures again and of course they cherish those in the pictures.


Reading allows you to travel back in time or in the mysterious future and you get knowledge. That`s why, giving a book as a present is perfect: choose one with hardcover or be modern and try the audio-books on All you have to figure out is what types of books he/she likes. Here is my choice for someone interested in reading about fashion and culture. books.jpg 5.Good wine or/and amazing  food

 Wine, beer, champagne, tea, coffee, traditional or new dishes are a gift choice that I don`t need to explain.

6. Gift vouchers/ coupons/ cash

Gift vouchers/coupons are an excellent selection. If she loves to buy beauty products and you don`t know what exactly to get for her, just find the online shop she uses and buy her a gift voucher. Same for him, if he loves to workout – buy a coupon he can use to buy sport equipment.

7. Chocolate

Yes, i vote for chocolate. You know why? Because I trust John Q. Tullius judgement: “9/10 people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies.”

The last thing…don`t forget to have fun and take the time to make an original card.


Images` source

Header photo: mine, taken in downtown Reykjavik

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Four more days until Christmas and eleven until New Year`s Eve….so hurry up !

What`s your tips and tricks to buy awesome gifts?





  1. December 20, 2016 / 5:16 PM

    Oh how cute are these gift ideas! I love the polaroid photo frame and the notebooks.

  2. December 20, 2016 / 2:12 PM

    Giving gifts to other people is always a challenging and at times stressful endeavor. You have laid out some very good ideas to make that process a little easier. Thanks.

  3. Joanna
    December 19, 2016 / 8:57 AM

    This is a great guide for buying presents. What I usually do is look for something unique that I know my friends will love. For example, lately, I have started to gift experiences out. Here in the UK we have a huge selection of vouchers for different experiences, like spa treatments, champagne cream tea, overnight hotel stays, formula 1 cars driving, helicopter rides, etc. And I think they are the perfect gifts, better than objects. 🙂

  4. December 18, 2016 / 6:57 PM

    These are awesome suggestions! I really like giving personalised gifts. I feel like they’re so much more special! oxoxo

  5. Dana
    December 16, 2016 / 4:21 PM

    These are great suggestions, I love getting personalized gifts for people!

  6. December 16, 2016 / 12:11 PM

    This year I’ll definitely go with books (mainly purchased on the internet and e-books) and wine (my EVERGREEN) 🙂
    Thank you for this guide!!

  7. December 16, 2016 / 12:10 PM

    Personalized gifts is a great idea. and I do love a nice cozy knitted scarf too!

  8. December 16, 2016 / 3:56 AM

    I am in love with those map-frames, they are so cool. I agree with you on the personalized gifts, they make it so much more special. At least that is something I would love to receive. Happy Holidays!

  9. December 15, 2016 / 10:08 PM

    These are all cool ideas. I love those photo frames, they’re so cute. 😉

  10. December 14, 2016 / 10:48 PM

    I absolutely love this post. Very cute and creative. I especially love the personalization one -I’m thinking a coffee cup or something for my sweetie!


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