If you’re hoping to get something a bit special for your friends and family this Christmas, why not let their New Year’s resolutions guide you to the perfect present?
If your friend is planning on renaming 2014 ‘The Year I Got Fit’, help them keep their resolve by buying them some workout gear. You’ll need to do a little digging to find out what type of workout they are planning on doing so you can tailor your gift, but we bet receiving a brand new pair of trainers will go a long way to helping them stick to their goal.The resolution: to make some ‘me’ time
Has your workaholic friend decided she deserves some pampering in the New Year? There are plenty of Christmas presents for her that’ll help make the most of her ‘me’ time; we’d recommend a good pair of cosy ladies’ pyjamas, stylish and snuggly slipper boots, or a personalised pamper pack made up of all their favourite beauty and body products – just have a little snoop in her bathroom or makeup bag to find out which brands she likes.The resolution: to eat healthily
This is a fantastic resolution to have, but with all the different fad diets out there, it can seem like an intimidating task. Help make healthy eating a more enjoyable experience by getting your friend a recipe book with simple, well-illustrated and engagingly-written recipes that sidestep the gimmicky food crazes and provide good old healthy eating suggestions.
A smoothie maker could also be the perfect gift to help your friend get their five a day in 2014 – perhaps go for a design that fits in with their kitchen colour scheme.
Why not treat him or her to a set of fancy stoneware baking dishes to encourage them to cook from scratch? We love the brightly-coloured range from Le Creuset, which has been making gorgeous kitchenwear since 1925. The brand has become a sign of quality that your special someone is sure to appreciate when it comes to their new healthy approach to cooking.
The resolution: wear more colour
If she is stuck in a dark-dressing rut, bring a ray of light to her wardrobe with a few easy-to-wear accessories that you don’t even need to know her size to buy. The Tartan Snood here is suitably colourful while being on-trend, and it’s just the thing to brighten up a black coat. How about a pair of bright gloves? The red ones here are Smartouch gloves, so she can use her touchscreen device without taking them off. Or why not introduce a bit of fun into her winter wardrobe with a cute pair of hand warmers? Check out the fox ones here.