The Christmas gifts that keep on giving

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  • Christmas gift ideas for that tricky someone, or the one who has everything, that will keep them happy all year long

    Gifts that keep on giving are those special somethings that can be enjoyed far beyond Christmas Day. Think annual subscriptions, memberships and movie marathons.

    Use these durable gifts as a guide to help you navigate tricky Christmas lists, or take inspiration for your own letter to the North Pole…

    Subscribe to a magazine

    An annual magazine subscription is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving – every month, in fact! Don’t miss our Christmas subscription offers on all your favourite magazines – Ideal Home, Style at Home, Country Homes and Interiors, 25 Beautiful Homes and Homes and Gardens.

    Pick up a pick me up

    There are lots of monthly gift boxes on the market.
    Blurt It Out provide Buddy Boxes to remind someone they’re loved in aid of depression awareness. Or why not try Not Another Bill – the company pops a pleasant present in the post each month.

    Gift some mega music

    Music will never get old, especially the classics. Get one up on a CD download this year and sign up to Vinyl Me, Please. Old school vinyls are delivered monthly for $23 and include exclusive pressings and original artwork.

    Cook up a storm

    Teach your friend a valuable skill this year by taking them to culinary classes. There are lots of classy cookery schools popping up all over the country including Jamie Oliver’s Recipease.

    Send something sentimental

    Sometimes handmade gifts are the most special. Put together a photo collage or simply pen a heartfelt note that your loved one can keep. These personal memories will be way more cherished than any jumper or candle this Christmas.

    Become a member

    Whether your loved one is a National Trust rambler by weekend, museum buff in their downtime or goes cuckoo for the zoo, memberships are a promised pleaser. These cards will get used all year round and there are some great deals around.

    For film fanatics

    If you’re buying for a film aficionado, subscribe to Netflix and gift them their favourite TV programmes and movie must sees.

    Please the tummies

    Who doesn’t love a food hamper? Not just a fancy one at Christmas Day with a bunch of chutneys you can’t pronounce, but regular food parcels filled with your favourite bites. Our favourite is the weekly bacon delivery courtesy of Cure & Simple.

    Sign up for socks

    Everyone needs socks – boot socks, sport socks, woolly socks, toe socks. The London Sock Company has got you covered this year with its fancy foot warmer deliveries – you can even tailor a sock plan to fit your footsie needs.

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