Your Ultimate Christmas Shopping Guide

Christmas Shopping
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Christmas Shopping ready (finally?). Yes, it’s almost late for us too!

Christmas shopping, though fun when we get around to it, can also be quite stressful because, let’s be honest, we don’t want to leave anyone off the list, not to mention thinking endlessly about gifts that won’t end up in the trash. It’s time to give great (read: emotional) gifts to those we care about.

It didn’t help that this has been a very busy year! This year’s gifts should definitely be more thoughtful, just because… But then, do you.

The best part? You can have these things delivered to your doorstep, remember Covid-19 is still out there.

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It’s a few weeks to Christmas and if you’re late shoppers like us then let’s gather around to get this over and done with 

Candles & Diffusers

This is top on our list because of serenity. Scents have become a great part of this year for us. You can literally transform your space into a haven with the types of scents you put in them via your candles and reed/electronic diffusers. If you have a friend or loved ones who love this, indulge them this season.  

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Gift boxes (premium)

Spoil your best ones with boxes of edibles. Throw in all the yummy things you know they’ll love to make a whole and send their way.

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Gift Vouchers (Spa, facials, mani/Pedi etc)

As we mentioned, this season, be a lot more thoughtful, and vouchers say that. A lot of beauty stores and salons have vouchers of different values. You’ll find a lot of packages around this time. We recommend Clear Essence Spa & Resorts!

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Pandora bracelets

Because there’s something soft and timeless about these bracelets especially when the charms too are well curated.

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Food

We can’t stress enough how important food can be, especially during this period. Food will come in handy for your friends or loved ones who love to eat but can’t be bothered to do it, which is totally fine. Sometimes you just want to fine-dine. Order trays of their best meals, well curated and packed, and have them delivered to them with love. We especially love Spoon Catering, Ego’s kitchen and Asabe if you want to order in or take a trip to Lagos Continental’s newly relaunched Soho restaurant.

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Private viewing

For your movie-lover friends, book a premium viewing at your best cinema and have a pyjama-themed movie night. It’s perfect because it’s in a controlled environment (not to forget social distancing) with few people.

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iPhone

An iPhone won’t be a bad idea at all (just because we love iPhones, any phone the ‘giftee’ loves is fine) especially if they’ve been looking to get another. It’s thoughtful too.

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Have you started shopping yet? What’s the most thoughtful one (or ones) you’ve received till date? Pray tell.