With Christmas not far away, we're all in a present buying frenzy. Thanks to the advent of online shopping, we no longer have to cope with busy high street shopping ... but there is still the problem of what to buy. Of course, we want to get our friends good quality gifts but, if we have a lot of people to buy for, it's important that those items are affordable too! While choosing can be really tricky there are many stylish and practical gifts out there that anyone would be delighted to receive, including fantastic winter accessories.
Socks may sound like a bit of a gift-giving cliché but they can actually make a great present. Fleece or thermal socks are perfect for someone who is likely to be outdoors a lot in the winter time while knee high socks are unbeatable under wellies or all-weather boots. Your friends will know you've been thinking about their lifestyles while shopping for them and they'll love the gift all the more.
hats, scarves and gloves are also ideal - and practical - presents; faux fur
for the more glamorous of your loved ones, fleece or wool for those who like
something more functional. And don't just plump for black - while it seems like a safe option, lots of
people have black coats and denim
shirt which look great worn with a bright hat or scarf, but everyone likes
a splash of colour on a dark winter day, so why not go for bright red or deep
blue? There are some lovely knitted patterns on offer as well, with Fair Isle
making a comeback and geometric Peruvian designs lending a more ethnic feel.
It is often possible to buy hats, scarves and gloves in matching sets. This is ideal if you want to give a more generous present and it also means your friends don't have to hunt down matching items themselves.
As well as having fun outside in the crisp winter air, this is also a lovely time to be warm and cosy indoors. New slippers are just the thing for winter evenings at home and there is such a huge range available that you'll easily find the perfect pair to give to a loved one. From traditional velour and faux sheepskin to fleece lined slipper boots, there are lots of different styles to keep feet snug.
Warm winter accessories make practical, thoughtful presents that can also be stylish and fun. You never know, your friends might even buy you a nice dressing gown too!