ChristmasJason Koppel

There’s always one isn’t there? That one person that, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to find something that they’ll want. Either they have everything, or, when asked, tell you not to buy them anything, which leaves you with unticked boxes on your Christmas shopping list. The trick to pleasing tricky people is to think a little outside of the box and gift them something a little unique or unusual. If you have a ‘hard to buy for’ person on your Christmas shopping list, here are a few ideas that might help.

Gifts for the Grandparents

Gifting grandparents can be a little tricky, particularly if you want to step away from the classic grandparent gifts such as slippers and heated blankets but at TJ Hughes, there are plenty of choices for heartfelt grandparent gifts. Let them cherish memories the old-fashioned way with photo frames complete with personalised photos and photo albums full of good times gone by. As well as classic gifts, why not consider bringing your Grandparents into the 21st Century by buying them an Ipad and taking the time to show them how to use it – they’ll be over the moon when they learn that they can stay in touch via Facetime! If your Grandparents are savvy in the garden, why not treat them to a brand-new water feature or even a wood-burner so that they can enjoy the warmer nights outside. Gifting grandparents doesn’t have to be boring and at TJ Hughes you’ll find something that they’ll love within minutes of browsing – you just have to think outside the box!

Gifts for your Brother

If you’re straight out of ideas when it comes to gifting your brother this Christmas, consider TJ’s novelty gadgets range a great place to start. Whether they’re younger than you and love anything weird or wonderful or tower above everyone but are still a big kid at heart, there’ll be something to keep them entertained. For foodies, consider a chocolate fountain or popcorn maker or for those that are into retro style, a lava lamp or slinky. Whatever gadget you choose to buy for your brother, you can guarantee your gift will be one of a kind with the TJ’s gadgets range!

Gifts for your Step-Mum

Next on the list of hard to buy for people, are step-parents. You may have done the generic gifts before and this year want to go a little more heartfelt. For step mums that are into beauty and skincare, consider a brand-new perfume or luxury moisturiser or perhaps you have watched cooking programmes together and she’d love a cook book by a celebrity chef or an update on her kitchen electricals. You might have a step-dad big into fashion that would cherish a new coat or fashionable pair of trainers. Shopping for step-parents really depends on their personality, so it might be worth making a list of things they’re into and narrowing it down from there. Either way, if it’s obvious that you’ve put a lot of thought into something, they’re bound to really appreciate the sentiment.

Gifts for Dad

That person mentioned earlier who says ‘I don’t want anything’ when it comes to the annual Christmas gift buying, is more than likely to be your dad. With this said, finding a present he actually wants or will use is forever a challenge. Thinking outside of the box is key when it comes to buying gifts for the man that ‘doesn’t want anything’. If he’s a man that’s into his technology, then small electricals are a great idea, if you haven’t got a fortune to spend. From slow cookers and food processors for foodies to tablets and even drones for those that love the latest tech, you’ll be glad you bothered when you see his face at Christmas.