I picked up this years John Lewis Christmas Brochure (what they call their Christmas Annual 2012) yesterday and have just sat down this morning to see what their gift ideas are this year. I’m sure we all have the problem of giving a Christmas present to someone who essentially has everything and thinking of something new, different or special each year gets ever more difficult. That’s why I love looking through the brochures from the big stores for inspiration for presents and stocking fillers.
I love giving jewellery as gifts so was pleased to see that they have lots of lovely new designs at very reasonable prices. The picture below shows a sample of their Jewellery selection, in the middle is the Claudia Bradby silver pendant which is really lovely.
I also like their selection of gifts for peoples gardens. These sparrow bird boxes and herb gardens are great examples of simple gifts that you can give someone who seemingly has everything. I think giving a bird nesting box is a nice present for anyone with a garden. You may well have to also go around and fit it for them but think of hours of pleasure it will bring as they watch the birds.
Finally this stocking filler stood out. For anyone with an iPad using one of these tablet stylus is a good idea. The stylus allows you to move around the screen more precisely than you could with your finger. Equally because you are not using your finger to touch the screen, the screen doesn’t get marked and stays clean much longer. I’d certainly be pleased to receive on of these as a stocking filler.
Overall I’m very impressed with the selection in this years John Lewis brochure, the pricing and you I’ve never been disappointed with their excellent service. I’ll probably pick out a few more gift ideas over the coming days.