Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Buying For That One Awkward Person at Christmas

Christmas is less than two months away, I repeat, Christmas is less than three weeks away…AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Okay, breathe. Take it easy, have a cup of tea and sit down because, yes, Christmas really is just around the corner. It doesn’t seem five minutes since the last one, but would you believe it – just as soon as we have gotten to know 2018, he will soon be on his merry way and we’ll soon be going through the awkward getting to know you stage with 2019.

Gasp. That’s exciting/scary, but before we can get too drawn into talk of yet another year, we have to buy presents for loved ones. Everyone has that one person who is awkward to buy for, whether it is your partner, mother, father, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew or someone else.

So, What Are You To Do?

Whoever that awkward person is, consider what their top three interests are. If you aren’t sure of that, then do a little bit of investigating by asking subtle questions to them or asking someone else who will know. You may just realise that they are a lot easier to buy for than you think.
Take your mother, for example. She should be one of the easiest people in the world to buy for, shouldn’t she? But you want to make sure that your gift is something that she is absolutely going to love because, after all, she spent years meticulously perusing through gift ideas to see a look of amazement on your face.

Obviously, you look for something loving for Mother’s Day – in Muslim culture, what is called sadaqah jaariyah is a popular gift of choice – whereas at Christmas you look for a present with a little more ‘wow’ factor. Take her top three interests and consider what she doesn’t already 
have – remember, the best gift is something the never realised they wanted or needed.

Cost Element

It may not even be the case that you don’t know what that awkward person wants; it could just be that they have a really expensive taste. So expensive, in fact, that, when you factor in the costs of everyone else’s gift, you are left with little to actually live on afterwards.

In this situation, it is good to remember that it is the thought that counts and not the price tag and, if the person you are buying for is worth the thought, they will not care one bit about the price. They shouldn’t, because Christmas is the time for giving.
Most retailers will offer gift suggestions where you can filter by cost, so if you wanted to keep to a £40 per head budget, you can easily do so without much effort at all. Price-match these items, though, because you will kick yourself if you spend £40 on something, only to then find it £10 cheaper somewhere else.


If all else fails, a personalised gift is a way to go. This way, you can almost guarantee that whatever you buy will be unique, and it demonstrates how much thought you put into buying their gift.

T shirts are a great option when it comes to presents, and Golf Crowd have some great choices, which means there is something for everyone - even those that aren't the biggest of golf fans. That said, mens golf gifts are popular this year, so chances are that this website has exactly what you need!


I love these pun filled golfing t-shirts and I bet there's someone in your family or friend circle that would too!

What gifts are you buying this year?

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