The notorious Christmas Gift Guide
Christmas gifting is hard. Very few enjoy it except for the smug, prepared ones who did their Christmas shopping for 2016 in the 2014 January sales. Here in notorious we’re all about less stress, more success (or less stress, more mulled wine!). So here is our pick of the best Christmas gifts for wallets of all sizes.
1.THE SPLURGE GIFT
Maybe you got a raise, did something that you need to make up for or you’re just feeling extra generous this year. Either way, this gift is for those who you feel are worthy of you splashing the cash.
Tell them to pack their sun visors and favourite Hawaiian shirt as Aer Lingus have announced that they will be flying direct from Dublin to Miami, Florida in 2017. With prices starting from€299, send them on an exotic trip they’ll never forget! Book now at www.aerlingus.com.
2.THE EXPERIENCE GIFT
An annual pass to Dublin Zoo is the perfect gift for families and animal lovers alike.
Dublin Zoo works in partnership with zoos worldwide to make a significant contribution to the conservation of biodiversity of life on earth. This year alone, there were 66 new additions to the Zoo so there’s lots of cute baby animals to see as well as the older beloved favourites!
An amazing gift AND giving back to the cuddly creatures of the world? Yes please! Family passes are on sale at €175 whilst individual passes cost €117. www.dublinzoo.ie.
3.THE GIFT ON A BUDGET
When the harsh winter hits, a good lip balm is essential to keep those chapped lips at bay. At €2 euro a pop, Chapstick comes in four tasty flavours making it a deliciously affordable gift and an ideal stocking filler too. Available in stockists nationwide.
4.THE SOCKS AND JOCKS SUBSTITUTE GIFT
Dads get a tough time of it at Christmas, how many pairs of socks does a guy need?
A Teeling Whiskey hamper could be the perfect antidote. Priced at just €100, this hamper includes a bottle of Teeling Small Batch 70cl, a Teeling Phoenix Tumbler glass and a Teeling flat cap along with Teeling infused treats such as truffles, marmalade and sea salt.
5.THE ALL ROUNDER GIFT
No matter how well we plan, there’s always that one person that you find it really difficult to buy for – the uncle, the mother-in-law or the work Kris Kindle.
When faced with such a dilemma, your first port of call should be a One4all Gift Card. Redeemable in over 8,000 retailers online and nationwide (including Penneys!), this is the ultimate gift of choice! Make it more personal by adding a photo, graphic or message using One4all’s Personalise My Card online service. Visit www.one4all.ie.