The Laura Centre’s Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide!

The season of giving is finally here! The festive buzz of picking, wrapping and gifting presents is well and truly in the air. But, what is the perfect Christmas gift? And does it even exist?  

2020 has been a year like no other. For many of us, picking the perfect Christmas gift has never been more important. We want to spoil our loved ones, and rightly so! But before we do, let’s take a minute to ask ourselves – why am I buying X and Y a gift? 

We believe that the thought behind a gift is just as important as the gift itself. We give people gifts to show them we love them, after all! So if you’re stuck for ideas this Christmas, you’re in luck. We’re about to take you through our *ultimate* Christmas gift guide!  

Do it yourself this Christmas!  

There’s nothing quite like a handmade gift from a loved one! They’re personal, considerate and one of a kind. And whether you’re a Picasso or a Piccass-no, don’t let your creative skill deter you. Knowing that you’ve put time and effort in to creating something special is enough to make anyone smile. So, what could you try?

Baking Bonanza

If you’re anything like us, you turned to baking during lockdown. Well, how about putting those talents to the test? If Christmas is for anything, it’s for pigging out! Start out simple with Brownies or Cookies. And if you’re up for a challenge, try a festive classic such as Lebkuchen. Mary Berry who!?

Memories Matter

The greatest gifts are priceless. And what’s as priceless as a memory? If your momentos outweigh an album, consider a memory box. You can fill it with all manner of items that are reminiscent of precious moments. Add a special note or two, and you’ve got yourself the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one.

Blissful Baths

Got a friend who’s bath bomb mad? Before you dash to your nearest soap store, have a go at creating your own. All you’ll need is a few cupboard essentials to create the perfect fizz. And what’s better, you can personalise the bath bomb to a scent of your choosing. Lavendar, anyone!?

Hail the High Street!  

It’s no secret that 2020 has been tough on local businesses. Forced to close their doors during lockdown, the high street could use our support this Christmas. Let’s show Leicester some love!

Just Fair Trade – Silver Street; The perfect pit stop for ethical shoppers, Just Fair Trade is a jungle of trinkets, quirky homeware and clothing. 

The Very Bazaar – Silver Street; The Very Bazaar is one of Leicester’s most unique shops. Expect handmade jewellery, pillars of incense, colourful homeware and much more.

Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe – Hotel Street; We all know someone with a sweet tooth! Ignite childhood memories with classic treats from Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe.

Tin Drum Books – Narborough Road; Tin Drum Books is a Tardis of classics, both old and new. Some may call it a bookworms dream! 

Christopher James Deli – Queens Road; Treat the foodie in your life to delicious cheeses, preserves, baked goods and more from Christopher James Deli.

Experiences to blow your socks off!

Now, no one can deny the thrill of unwrapping a gift on Christmas Day… but the best gifts are often ones that create unforgettable moments. It’s not about going all out, it’s about making new memories to last a lifetime. Need an idea or two?

Cookery Classes

Know someone who fancies themself as the next Gordon Ramsay? Treat them to a cookery class this Christmas! And if they’re more of a lone wolf in the kitchen, gift a meal box subscription instead. They’ll have a chance to experiment with plenty of new dishes!

Master of Music

Want to spoil the musician in your life? Spark some creativity by gifting music lessons this Christmas. Engaging in music is a great form of stress relief, and has been proven to improve mental health! What more could you want from a gift!?

One for the Adrenaline Junkies

What do you buy the thrill seeker who loves an adventure? An adrenaline-fuelled experience of course! Skydiving, paragliding or dirt track racing could be the perfect gift for anyone who likes to live life in the fast lane. And the perfect treat to look forward to come ‘normality’!

Remember, you can support The Laura Centre this Christmas on any purchase you make through Amazon Smile, Easy Fundraising or Give As You Live! And better still, it’s at no extra cost for you.