Hate that embarrassing moment when someone hands you a nicely
wrapped Christmas present and you're left, awkwardly shuffling and
looking intently at a piece of fluff on the floor because you've
not bought them anything?
Well to avoid such festive faux pas this year, here's our top 5
list of failsafe emergency Christmas presents.
Simply buy a few, wrap them up and keep them on hand with a
stash on unmarked gift tags so you can scribble a quick seasons
greeting before handing it over.
Top 5 failsafe emergency Christmas
presents (or as Charlie H calls them 'floater
1. Socks: Totally failsafe. Especially those
2. Panettone: Posh. Christmassy. Posh. Yep.
3. A nice pen: Will make said recipient feel
important. Especially if it comes in a special pen box.
4. Cheat's homemade chutney: Buy some nice
chutney, steam off the labels, handwrite your own, tie a fancy bit
of ribbon round the top and Rudolph's your uncle.
5. Our books*
They're perfect for budding business types or the loved ones in
your life who like messing about in the kitchen. Plus they're
pretty sizeable so all you'll need to do is pop a few walnuts and a
clementine in for generous looking stocking/well thought out
We could do a special deal on them but you know and we know that
you'll get a better deal on Amazon, so here's
a handy link instead.
*EXTREMELY STRONG DISCLAIMER: We never usually
do stuff like this but since we've written them and you've got
stockings to fill, we thought a shamless plug in support of
stocking filling would be okay