Christmas Gifts & Ideas

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Christmas Gifts

Christmas is fast approaching, and it's time to get your advent calendar, switch the flip flops for fluffy socks and dream of waking up to a snow-filled garden on the 25th of December. With all of the excitement leading up to the big day, it's understandable that you might leave your gifts to the last minute - but getting them early can save you a lot of hassle.

In this post, we'll look at some excellent Christmas gifts and ideas that anyone will love. Whether you want to go the DIY route, add a touch of luxury to your loved one's life or get up close and personal, we've got some fantastic ideas.

Let's get started.

DIY Gifts

DIY gifts will always be popular because they emphasise the 'it's the thought that counts' message. You don't need to be particularly artistic to create your own gifts, so here are some easy ideas anyone can make on a budget.

Pamper Boxes

Let's get one thing straight; pamper boxes aren't just for women. Men care about their appearance too, and it's easy to make cost-effective pamper boxes that spread some Christmas joy.

All you need to do is grab a box and decorate it with wrapping paper. Then, fill it with beauty items such as face masks, shaving cream, bath bombs and lotions. Of course, you should also include a bar of chocolate or a bag of sweets to make the box extra special.

Crochet Coasters

If you're a dab hand with the old crochet hook, why not put your talent to good use and make coasters for Christmas gifts? They're cheap, simple, great to look at, and ideal if you're giving gifts to colleagues or an older relative.

Make sure to include some biscuits or chocolate creams for a personal touch, and you'll have a gift that shows your recipients how much you genuinely care.

Pix & Mix Stocking

Nothing beats going downstairs on Christmas day to unwrap your gifts, and kids especially love discovering what stocking fillers they've got. Well, you can make their day extra special by filling a mini stocking to the brim with pick and mix sweets.

There are many to choose between, including Haribo, traditional boiled sweets, chocolate jazzies, and everything in-between.

The Adult Stocking

Adults can also enjoy a stocking full of sweets on Christmas day, with a more sophisticated twist, of course. Perhaps the best thing about Christmas is the sweet treats that become abundant during the lead up to the big day.

One such collection is Anthon Berg Chocolate Liqueurs, which come in individually wrapped bottle shapes. You can mix it up with some whiskey liqueurs and chocolate creams to spread some joy.

If you buy wholesale Christmas sweets, you can get better deals and choose from a selection of alcohol-based treats.

Keeping it Personal

Personalised gifts are great for people who hate the idea of arts and crafts but want to get their loved ones something special. The best thing is, there are so many great gifts out there, and some are ideal if you're on a budget.

Here are some incredible personalised gifts that anyone will love.


We all use cushions, so a personalised one can be a great gift. Most gift companies have unique customisation options available for customers, including putting photos onto a pillow. Whether it's photos of the family, a favourite pet or taking a more novelty approach, this is a gift that means something to people.

Bean Bags

Kids love bean bags, so a personalised one for each child is sure to please. There are plenty of options available, including adding names, football teams, animations and photos to each bean bag.

Don't forget your pets! Dogs also love resting on a bean bag, so why not go all out and get one for the whole family?


Blankets are a winter staple, and most people will take their favourite blanket away with them for those cold, snowy evenings. It's the perfect gift for someone you care about, and you can add photos of the family.

Most companies will let you choose a few photos, make a collage and add a personal message.

Mug and Sweets

One of the most popular personalised gifts is the classic mug. Whether it's storing it at your office or enjoying a cup of coffee at home, personalised mugs are a great gift (they're also good if you're on a budget too).

So once you decide what's going on your personalised mug, you can make the gift even more special by adding your recipient's favourite sweets to the mix. Haribo is excellent for younger people, while older recipients might like a selection of chocolate-covered nuts and fruit.

Experience Days

Experience days are so popular because they let people participate in an activity, enjoy dinner at an expensive restaurant or attend a show they've always wanted to see. There are many to choose from, and you can find some great deals in the lead up to Christmas.

Adrenaline Days

Whether it's driving a fast car, jumping out of a plane or scaling the O2 centre, every adrenaline junkie can get their fix with an experience day.

Luxury Experiences

Some people love nothing more than going to the spa, while others prefer enjoying a luxury dinner and staying in a country bed and breakfast.

Cadbury World Experience

Something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime is visiting the Cadbury factory. Kids especially love seeing how their favourite chocolates are made and can sample weird and wonderful creations.

The Wrap Up

Everyone wants to spread some joy during the Christmas season, but it's the thought that counts. For many people, a small gesture is more than enough, so if you're worried about your budget, please feel free to take advantage of our wholesale sweets, which are ideal as Christmas gifts.

At Appleton Sweets, we believe that confectionery doesn't have to be expensive and know from experience that something as small as a bar of chocolate can put a smile on someone's face.

We make sure our online shop is full of delicious confectionery and offer speedy UK delivery with every order. Shop today!


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