She already has twelve drummers drumming, eleven pipers piping, and ten lords-a-leaping, so what on earth do you get her? For the Queen – or the friends and family in your life who have everything – gift giving can be a daunting task.
Many of us have grandparents, or grandparents-in-law, who insist you don’t get them a gift. They have everything! They need nothing! What’s a girl to do? Here are some ideas to still share the Christmas spirit with those you love…
A sentimental photograph: Especially if there are grandchildren involved, a special photo in a pretty frame is always a winning gift. The recipient can keep it on the mantle or their desk and always remember a happy moment in time. The Queen is known to have dozens of framed photos in her sitting rooms of her loved ones. This can be a very inexpensive, yet very thoughtful, gift. Jonathan Adler frame | $78
Lovely gloves: I really think you can never have too many gloves – you’re always losing one, and then you’re out a whole pair! A luxurious pair of gloves, such as these from Diane von Furstenberg or a pair from the Queen’s glove maker, Cornelia James, are a sweet present to keep your loved one warm! Diane von Furstenberg | $198
Something Sweet to Eat: A few year’s ago, Kate gave homemade jam to her royal family members. I love this idea! Last year, I gifted family members with Fortnum and Mason Christmas Strawberry Stardust preserves. A high-quality jam or preserves makes for a lovely boxing day breakfast that will have them thinking of you morning after morning. Kerber’s Farms | $12
A personalized present: Did you know that the royal kitchen imprints the Queen’s royal monogram onto little balls of butter? Talk about personalized! A little monogrammed gift – like this fancy soap and hand towel set, or a monogrammed cutting board – makes a great gift for the hostess with the mostest (or the grandmother with the mostest!) Horchow | $40
For the fur-baby: The Queen is a lover of corgis. Perhaps your family member loves horses, or cats, or song birds. A cutesy gift honoring their beloved fur baby is a great gift for the animal-lover. I love this solar-powered corgi – perfect for the Queen’s writing desk! Kikkerland | $13
What’s on your Christmas wish list? Share in the comments!