Christ­mas presents

How to choose a Christmas present for relatives, colleagues and friends?

Christ­mas is a won­der­ful hol­i­day, which is usu­al­ly cel­e­brat­ed in the fam­i­ly cir­cle, with the dear­est and clos­est peo­ple. On Christ­mas Eve, all fam­i­ly mem­bers and friends gath­er at a large fes­tive table, which should include 12 Lenten dish­es, and exchange mem­o­rable gifts and sou­venirs. There should be exact­ly 12 dish­es on the table, by anal­o­gy with the num­ber of apos­tles. It is cus­tom­ary to start eat­ing with the appear­ance of the first star in the sky.

About what presents are best to choose for dear peo­ple and what will please them the most as a Christ­mas sur­prise, will talk in our arti­cle.

Gift ideas for relatives

At Christ­mas, it is cus­tom­ary to give gifts to adults and chil­dren, god­daugh­ter and god­son, god­fa­thers and match­mak­ers, grand­par­ents, sis­ter and broth­er, mom and dad, moth­er-in-law and father-in-law, wife and hus­band, moth­er-in-law, father-in-law and all oth­er rel­a­tives and close peo­ple. When choos­ing a gift for Christ­mas, the best focus on the hob­bies of peo­ple close to you, on their lifestyle and taste pref­er­ences. In this case, an indi­vid­ual approach is impor­tant.

Regard­less of the age group, cos­met­ic items can be giv­en to every­one. Would be a great gift idea Hand­made soap, made in the form of an angel, snowflake, star, cres­cent or some oth­er form that will be asso­ci­at­ed with this bright win­ter hol­i­day. Pack­ag­ing should also be fes­tive and bright, and most often a beau­ti­ful gift box is ini­tial­ly attached to such hand­made design­er soap.

Women can be giv­en cos­met­ic acces­sories, dec­o­ra­tive or car­ing cos­met­ics, mois­tur­iz­ing and nour­ish­ing creams for the face, body, hair cos­met­ics. A man will also be pleased to receive as a gift any cos­met­ics that will nev­er be super­flu­ous in every­day life.

Set gifts also make a great Christ­mas gift. You can bake them your­self, but if you do not have a suf­fi­cient lev­el of culi­nary skills, then it is bet­ter to entrust this busi­ness to pro­fes­sion­als. Many con­fec­tion­ers pro­vide bak­ing ser­vices Christ­mas hol­i­day gin­ger­bread in a gift box, and the range of goods in stores will allow you to choose the most suit­able option for an edi­ble gift.

Forms can be the most bizarre: rang­ing from Christ­mas tree gin­ger­bread cook­iewhich can be hung on a Christ­mas tree, fin­ish­ing a whole com­po­si­tion of small gin­ger­breaddec­o­rat­ed with col­or­ful glaze. Such gin­ger­bread is a very beau­ti­ful del­i­ca­cy that looks like a real work of culi­nary art.

In addi­tion to sets, you can give prac­ti­cal gifts. For exam­ple, mar­ried cou­ples can be pre­sent­ed a set of bed­ding, a set, a set of dish­es or small kitchen appli­ances, such as a toast­er or blender.

Those who know how to knit can tie a warm scarf to a dear and close per­son with your own hands. If desired, you can dec­o­rate it with mul­ti-col­ored pom­poms, rhine­stones, beads or a beau­ti­ful brooch. For a scarf for a man, it is best to use a neu­tral tone of yarn: dark blue, black, gray or brown. Such an acces­so­ry will suit any win­ter clothes and will warm its own­er on cold win­ter days, remind­ing you of your care.

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Needle­women who know how to cro­chet can mas­ter cro­chet pat­terns for christ­mas angels. The fin­ished craft must be can­died or starched so that it keeps its shape. Pat­terns come in vary­ing degrees of com­plex­i­ty, and the man­u­fac­tur­ing process is usu­al­ly quite time-con­sum­ing, but such knit­ted angels look just amaz­ing.

What to give to colleagues and friends?

In friend­ly and close-knit work teams, it is cus­tom­ary to give sim­ple and cute gifts for Christ­mas to those col­leagues with whom you are in good friend­ly rela­tions. It could be pack­ag­ing of fra­grant green, black tea or cof­fee. For prac­ti­cal col­leagues, as a present for Christ­mas, some use­ful and nec­es­sary wor­welace acces­so­ry: an orga­niz­er for office sup­plies, a beau­ti­ful pen, a com­put­er mouse pad, a pil­low or mas­sager for a desk chair.

For lovers of roman­tic and beau­ti­ful things, you can pur­chase fig­urines of angels or a table ball with arti­fi­cial snow, inside which there is a the­mat­ic instal­la­tion, the Vir­gin Mary and the new­born Jesus. For good friends and old acquain­tances, you can pur­chase a mug with some Christ­mas sym­bols.

For clos­er friends, you can order a mug with a pho­to print of your joint pho­to, sup­ple­ment­ed with wish­es for this bright hol­i­day. You can give a teenag­er some use­ful gad­get, for exam­ple, a flash dri­ve of some unusu­al design, a portable speak­er or wire­less head­phones.

If you are a food lover, then you can bake a birth­day cake or pie for your col­leagues. Thanks to the devel­op­ment of mod­ern tech­nol­o­gy, such a cake can be dec­o­rat­ed using an image print­ed on a food print­er. With such a print­er, any pic­ture of a Christ­mas theme to your taste is applied to a sheet of spe­cial food paper.

This cake will be a real dec­o­ra­tion of any fes­tive table.

Best Christmas Favor Ideas

When choos­ing a gift for a neigh­bor or teacher, you can lim­it your­self to sym­bol­ic cute sou­venirs, for exam­ple, key­chain with a fig­urine of a lit­tle angel. If you choose a gift for a car enthu­si­ast, then almost every­one will be hap­py with the new fla­vor­ing in the car with the aro­ma of cin­na­mon or tan­ger­ine. Can be donat­ed dash­board iconsso that the saints and the guardian angel pro­tect the dri­ver on the road.

Roman­tic per­sons can be pre­sent­ed sur­prise in the form of a beau­ti­ful dec­o­ra­tive can­dle with Christ­mas sym­bols or a beau­ti­ful can­dle­stick. Those who are close to the top­ic of cre­ativ­i­ty and fine arts can paint a pic­ture with a Christ­mas sto­ry with your own hands. It can be paint­ed with water­col­ors or oil paints.

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And to make the work look even more impres­sive, you can choose a beau­ti­ful frame.

Some needle­women make cute ones with their own hands crafts in the form of angels. For this, a flap of fab­ric and dense shiny gold­en threads are used. Such cute dolls are very easy to make and har­mo­nious­ly fit into any inte­ri­or.

For crafts, you will need a small piece of white or sil­ver fab­ric, a filler such as syn­thet­ic win­ter­iz­er, foam rub­ber or holofiber, and a dense thread. First, wrap the filler locat­ed in the cen­ter of the piece of fab­ric with a cloth, then fix the head and then tie the craft, as shown in the fig­ure. Thus, an angel with wings is obtained.

Addi­tion­al­ly, you can draw eyes and lips on his face with beads or beads and care­ful­ly sew on hair from a bun­dle of light woolen threads. This doll can be hung in the hall­way as a charm or dec­o­rate a Christ­mas tree with it.

You can make paper angels. They also dec­o­rate the home inte­ri­or, wor­welace or office. There are many cute tem­plates, includ­ing angels with stars, fife play­ing and oth­er options. You can make an angel out of paper fold­ed into an accor­dion, this craft looks ele­gant and more volu­mi­nous. Using some tem­plates, you can make an angel fig­urine, which you can dec­o­rate the table dur­ing a gala din­ner.

jel­ry box every god­daugh­ter and god­moth­er will like it, regard­less of age and occu­pa­tion. You can dec­o­rate it using the decoupage tech­nique, dec­o­rat­ing it with some beau­ti­ful image of the Christ­mas theme. An excel­lent gift for lovers of arts and crafts will be a set for embroi­der­ing pic­tures with beads.

Would be a great gift option a pic­ture depict­ing the icon “Christ­mas” or with angels. Instead of beads, you can embroi­der a pic­ture with floss threads, which are also sold in a set.

These cute sou­venirs will help you plunge into the Christ­mas fairy tale and believe in the ful­fill­ment of your cher­ished dream and become hap­pi­er.

Orthodox gifts

You can give a loved one for Christ­mas an icon depict­ing saints, a church cal­en­dar, amulets, prayer books and a psalter. In par­tic­u­lar, such gifts will be appre­ci­at­ed by believ­ers: a priest, priest or nun, and all those for whom this hol­i­day is espe­cial­ly revered and sacred. After all, Christ­mas is one of the most impor­tant hol­i­days of the year for peo­ple who observe church tra­di­tions, fast and try to live accord­ing to the com­mand­ments of God.

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Ortho­dox gifts can also be pre­sent­ed to the sim­plest peo­ple who have noth­ing to do with church activ­i­ties. Indeed, in almost every mod­ern house and apart­ment there is a so-called red cor­ner with icons, can­dle­sticks and amulets, where every­one in dif­fi­cult moments of their lives can turn to the saints, God, the Blessed Vir­gin Mary for help through sin­cere prayer. As a gift, you can present the Bible with col­or­ful illus­tra­tions, gold and sil­ver cross­es and rings with the inscrip­tions “Save and Pre­serve”, “Holy Vir­gin Mary, pray to God for us.”

Thanks to a wide range of jel­ry of the most diverse designs, you can pur­chase a pen­dant with an angel or an icon of the Moth­er of God of the Sev­en Arrows, Kazan, Vladimirskaya, Matrona of Moscow, St. Nicholas the Won­der­work­er and Jesus Christ.

Such mem­o­rable and valu­able gifts will pro­tect their own­er from neg­a­tive life fac­tors and attract joy, good luck and suc­cess into his life.

Original themed postcards

Post­cards will be a nice addi­tion to any gift. Most Christ­mas cards depict angels, the Vir­gin Mary with a baby, chil­dren, tem­ples, church­es, etc. You can make a card with your own hands using tem­plates. Can be pur­chased at a sta­tionery store if desired. col­or­ful paper and stick­ers with a Christ­mas theme: bright stars, gen­tle angels with soul­ful faces and fluffy wings. You can cut out the details of the decor of the post­card your­self from col­ored paper and card­board.

Col­or­ful images are best cre­at­ed with chil­dren, they will cer­tain­ly be delight­ed with this inter­est­ing and excit­ing activ­i­ty. This craft will be an exclu­sive gift made by you and your chil­dren by hand.

If you have not been able to choose the right sou­venir, then you can put a cer­tain amount of mon­ey in such a post­card. So your loved one will be able to buy him­self some nec­es­sary and impor­tant Christ­mas present.

Christ­mas is an amaz­ing hol­i­day that fills the hearts of peo­ple with faith in the best, bright and kind. It brings a sense of mag­ic and won­der into our lives. When choos­ing a gift, you need to remem­ber that the main thing is care, atten­tion and love, and not the amount that was spent on its pur­chase.

Call your loved ones who live far away, wish them hap­pi­ness on this won­der­ful Christ­mas day, and such a ges­ture will already be a pleas­ant sign of atten­tion and respect for them.

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