Gift ideas come easy when you know someone perfectly well. We have already presented you with various gift options in our Christmas Guide, depending on the tastes in your inner circle. But, if you are looking for some universal options to gift anyone and everyone, then we are here with the casual gift ideas that will fetch you some brownie points and are suitable for every budget.
1. Pretty Christmas tree ornaments
Land a helping hand to decorate your friends’ and neighbors’ Christmas tree and get set to party! All you need to do is choose from these seven beautiful holiday ornaments. Each sells for $19 at Pottery Barn.
2. Champagne Goggles for Apres Ski
Booze and skiing goes together with Champagne Goggles for Apres Ski. The Veuve Clicquot Transit Goggles by Smith include cylindrical, carbonic-X lens, airflow lens ventilation system and single layer face foam. The unisex goggles feature the Veuve Clicquot logo on the strap with a champagne color lens. The limited edition goggles retail for $105 and come with a custom Veuve Clicquot microfiber bag.
3. Tannenboing: A modern, sustainable Christmas Tree
Celebrate this Christmas as Green Christmas. Gift this environmentally friendly Christmas tree that will fit in your décor round the year. This modern, spiral Christmas tree is crafted from recycled and recyclable aluminum. Only 100 first edition trees have been created and are available now for $395.
4.Trade-Winds Moon Soon Storm light-cum-lamp
Gift this dual-purpose outdoor lamp “Moon Soon” from Tradewinds. Made out of waterproof and sunproof materials, Moon Soon is weather proof. The energy-saving CFL bulb runs off a 12Volt battery. The rechargeable battery runs for 10 hours. So, take it anywhere in the garden, indoors, on a boat or out camping, Moon Soon retails for $754.
Everyone loves chocolates. You can never go wrong with a chocolate gift box. And, just in time for the holiday season, the French chocolate house Michel Cluizel is offering an ultimate gift for chocolate lovers with 400 pieces of handmade chocolate in specially designed packages. The gift pack is priced at $895.
The Tantalus in a lockable Macassar ebony and dark stained walnut case that comes with nickel-plated detailing and a sterling silver plaque that can be engraved for a personal touch. The stand holds and showcases two lead crystal decanters, which can’t be pulled out without unlocking. The stunning case is priced at £2360 (about $3,715).
7. Perrier-Jouët Special Edition Dandy Bag
Perrier-Jouët collaborates with renowned artists to refine your champagne experience with the limited edition Perrier-Jouët Dandy Champagne Bag that includes a bottle of Fleur de Champagne, two ornate flutes and a notebook on “the pleasures of champagne,” packed in a luxurious black leather bag to tote around. Just 40 gift sets have been produced, out of which five have been earmarked for Italy, and 35 for the rest of the world. Each one bears a unique number and is autographed by Reina and retails for at a price of 4,500 Euros (approx. $6,056).
For those who shop without any bounds, gift an Asprey poker set for turning around the table even before you start. From the house of Cartier, this poker set is a perfect accessory for spending quality time with your friends and family. The poker set accessory comes in a lockable red and black lacquered Sycamore wood chest with striped sides and a checkerboard pattern on the lid, gold-plated hardware and an Art Deco-style gold Cartier key plate. So, are you ready to splurge $10K for winning the hearts?
Need more options? Also, check-out our Gift Guide for friends & family 2009.