All this week, I’m going a little shopping-crazy, figuratively speaking. It’s less than a month before Christmas and as we are all time-strapped during this time of year, I thought I’d put together a few shopping guides to help reduce some of the noise we are all bombarded with to panic buy whatever crap comes our way.
It’s always nice to choose presents for people that are more thoughtful and take into account what they actually might like and enjoy so I’m going to be sharing nine different gift guides throughout this whole week for your friends and family that take into account their interests and hobbies.
Today is the turn of three different personality types – The JOMO Master, The Feminist and The Explorer. On Wednesday and Friday, I’ll share 6 more so if you don’t see your friends or family’s hobbies or interests in this particular post, stay tuned. And also, perhaps these will give you some ideas of what to add to your own personal Christmas list (no judgement here).
I’ve tried to include a wide selection in terms of price points too. So you’ll find things on each list that range in price from under a tenner to well over a hundred depending on your budget. This means you’ll find everything from Secret Santa presents or stocking stuffers all the way to luxury products for your most favouritest people in the world. Shall we get started?
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The JOMO Master Christmas Gift Guide
For those of you scratching your head thinking, ‘what the hell is a JOMO master?’, “JOMO” is an acronym for ‘Joy of Missing Out’ and the antithesis of ‘FOMO’ (Fear of Missing Out). This is for the person in your life who would much prefer to stay home in cosy slippers and a face mask than go out and party until the wee hours. These are the gifts for your favourite introverts – the ones who find nothing more joyous than embracing a little ‘me time’.
Of course, they would also make perfect gifts for those who need a reminder to be easy on themselves – from new mums to your mate who’s been working endless hours on her business.
The Feminist Christmas Gift Guide
She’s fierce, she’s not taking any shit from anyone and she’s the one you run to when the patriarchy just gets too much. She knows her stuff – everything from inclusion to intersectionality – and she’s not afraid to let people know (which sometimes makes her a bit scary but that’s part of the reason you love her so much). She’s also the kind of person who will always lift you up with an encouraging word or advice. She’s often giving a hand to those with less privilege than she has and she loves to use her voice to empower and unite. These are the gifts for your most fearless, most kickass friend.
The Explorer Christmas Gift Guide
And last but by no means least, these are the gifts for that friend or family member who just can NOT sit still. Whether they are booking a last minute flight to Fiji or running off to a weekend in Barcelona, they’re busy filling up their passport and their minds with everything the world has to offer. Don’t let them travel without these must-have gifts of practicality and of style.
As I said, I’ll be sharing even more gift-giving goodness all week so stay tuned for more and if you’re more into homemade gifts and DIYs, I’ll be rounding those up in an upcoming post too. In the meantime, which friends and family members in your life fit into these personality types? Or perhaps you do yourself? Any favourites? Let me know in the comments!