Time is running out and now there are only 4 days left until Christmas Eve. Slowly Christmas stress is mixing into the actually so contemplative time.
Also this year it runs again, the search for the right gift for the loved ones. Something useful? Something extraordinary? In any case it should be something special! Or was it again “This year we’re not giving each other presents”? Experience has shown that hardly anyone follows that rule.
So that socks or a shower set don’t end up under the tree, here are a few ideas for last-minute Christmas presents.
Made with love
The ones who wants to be creative can score points with self-made gifts. With just a few means you can create individual attention that comes from the heart.
Candles or soaps are easier to pour yourself than you might think, for pretty lanterns and vases there are countless handicraft instructions in various levels of difficulty.
Completely uncomplicated and yet beautiful all year round is also a photo calendar. All you need are 12 great photos – whether of you, your family or your last holiday – and a calendar to make yourself. Whether elaborately decorated or classically simple is up to you and your creative and time possibilities.
Love goes through the stomach
How about Christmas presents from the kitchen? A tasty Spekulatius cream is quickly made, burnt almonds are created in the pan almost by themselves and it doesn’t take much for Christmas liqueurs either. Even a vinegar or chutney can be given as a present. Nicely decorated, a whole gift basket full of homemade delicacies is created.
If you don’t want to do your own work in the kitchen, get the (dry) ingredients for a loaf of bread or a cake and fill everything into a bottle or a preserving jar. Add the recipe and it’s ready to go, the pretty DIY gift for baking enthusiasts.
To turn a small gift into a big jackpot, you can also give away scratch cards or lottery tickets. The right gift for all those who already have everything or want the familiar “nothing”. With a charitable lottery, the ticket can even serve a good cause – that fits in with Christmas charity.
Then you have to keep your fingers crossed and who knows, maybe the presentee has hit the jackpot for Christmas.
Time instead of stuff
Another kitchen appliance, the same book twice or the umpteenth perfume? What do my dear ones need? What could be more valuable than time? We all have too little of it. And when it becomes even more time together, there are radiant faces. Be it an invitation to brunch together, a visit to the cinema with friends or a short SPA break with your loved one. Perhaps a trip into the blue or a weekend trip with a shopping tour? (Pssst: at viennahouse.com/voucher you can find vouchers for instant download – just print them out and decide together where you want to go) Come up with something funny or unusual and enjoy special moments together.
With all good ideas and unlimited possibilities, there is one thing you should not forget: It is not about the value or the size of the gift, but above all about the gesture and the shared joy.
With this in mind, Vienna House wishes you a Merry Christmas and lots of fun with the presents.