This post is in conjunction with Boots but all thoughts are my own.
When I say there's one shop I visit while Christmas shopping each year without fail, i'm not playing games. I don't think I'm the only one who takes the same trip each year to the Boots Christmas section, and manages to tick off at least 5 of the names on the "To Buy" list - picking up a variety of high end beauty sets, to little stocking fillers. Boots Christmas has a special meaning to me, my first ever job was as a Boots Christmas temp so i've seen both sides of Christmas at the store. From being the person picking up an electric toothbrush bought in the black Friday sale (a real thing i did just yesterday); to being the employee talking to customers about how lovely the present they picked up for their niece is, and holding the keys to the Chanel cupboard on Christmas eve.
That's why whenever Christmas comes around i always pick out my mum and dad's main present from the isles at Boots (or ... using click and collect, because it's just too easy). The selection allows me to really think about what they actually want; it's not a random decision, it's a brand they already love with some extra added Christmas sparkle - and it makes it perfect for them.
With parents it's important to get them a present they know they'll use but they want to be wowed by. I've made the mistake before of buying extravagant bath gift sets in scents my mum would never use, so the initial reaction was a wow..but it wasn't truly the perfect gift. This No7 Seven Steps To Best Skin is genuinely the best present for my mum: She has used the products previously so it has the seal of approval, but with some added extras that she's never tried before, it has the excitement of something brand new.
This gift will show my mum i really know her, it's not a random purchase but a fool proof gift she'll be excited to receive, packaged with a luxe festive feel. Even better that by buying it as a set you save money.. but we won't mention that to mum..
Moving onto dad, aka the hardest person in the family to buy for. I've never known someone to be so difficult to get the right gift for, but this year i know i've cracked it.
Even more so than mum, dad's present needs to be something he will actually use .. and i mean really use. My dad has actually been known to say the words "i don't require this" while opening presents on Christmas morning, when i said he was difficult, i meant it. So, knowing that my dad uses a sport style holdall for work and is in need of a new one, what could be more perfect than this Jack Wills bag?
He'll open it and see the bag, it's exactly his style; and although he won't immediately admit it, he'll love it even more because it's from a well known brand. I've ticked off functionality but the surprise comes with the products inside, packaged in Jack Wills luxe branding, it's a nice treat for someone so hard to buy for.
Whoever you're buying for this Christmas, Boots have the answer. Forget last minute presents people won't use, take a few minutes to think brands they love or what they really need, Boots will have you covered. Take a minute to check out the Gifts for Her section, Gifts for Him or take a browse of all the Christmas Gifts to really get your inspiration going. Who will you buy for this season, and more importantly what Boots gift will you be getting them?
Boots are involved in every single one of my Christmases and will continue to be for years, this post is in conjunction with Boots but all thoughts are my own. Regardless of the collaboration these gifts would've been most likely waiting for my parents under the tree on Christmas morning anyway, so it's an honour to partner with Boots on this.