Gift Buying Guide: The best gift ideas for December 2016

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There are plenty of reasons to be generous and gift someone a gift. It could be an event, such as a birthday, anniversary or Christmas. Then again, it could be a token of appreciation, such as a thank you for having received a favour from this person or purely a 'I'm thinking of you' spur-of-the-moment present. Whatever the reason, buying a gift for someone is a great way to show that you care.

We've tailored our Gift Buying Guide to meet a number of different situations, including who the recipient is and what the occasion is - because searching for a present shouldn't be as difficult or as stressful as many make it out to be. Yeah, it should be fun and the recipient should bear a huge grin on their face when they unwrap your sentiment. So go on, browse and find what you're searching for.


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Generally there are two types of gifts you can give. Personal gifts are presented to friends and family, while professional gifts are generally related to work or businesses. When shopping for gifts and gift ideas, it's important to keep in mind what the passions and hobbies of the other person are, as well as the purpose of the gift. Also, try to remember if they have in some way hinted what type of gifts they would want, that way you’ll definitely know what they want.

How to choose the best gifts

Choosing the perfect gift isn’t easy. Even if you know the person really well, there could be some roadblocks along the way, like what they want is out of your budget or it’s out of stock. People who want to give the perfect gift have to plan ahead and listen to any hints that the person they are buying the gift for may offer. When choosing a gift, you have to take into consideration the passions and interests of the person.

  • Talk to the person and find out what they like. Even if it’s someone that you talk to a regular basis, see if you can discover anything new.
  • If you still can’t anything, try a store gift card so they can buy whatever they feel like.
  • The mistake most people make is buying something that they would like, instead of thinking about what their recipient would like.
  • Gift baskets make a great gift for people who have everything. They’re also usually available for everyone and every type of occasion.

Gifts by recipient

Gifts for him

Tear Drop Shaped Mandolin
Artist Guitars
Le Tour six-pack
CrackaWines
Smart Wallet
Hallenstein Brothers
Functional Roulette
Hallenstein Brothers
Shaving Mirror
Latest Buy
Jinx Liquid Sound Speakers
Latest Buy

Gifts for her

Insulated Lunch Bags
Latest Buy
Porcelain Mood Mugs
Latest Buy
Electronic Dictionary Bookmarks
Latest Buy
Geometric print maxi dress
Millers
Jimmy Choo Eau De Parfum Spray
StrawberryNET

Baby gifts

Corporate gifts

Belgian Chocolate
Moo-Lolly-Bar
Cocktail fountain - Punch Fountain
Party Supplies Now
$99 Bargain Mixed Dozen
CrackaWines

Gifts by occasion

Engagement gifts

Dresses
AliExpress
candle bag lanterns.
Party Supplies Now
jelly syringe shooters.
Party Supplies Now

Christening gifts

Housewarming gifts

Graduation gifts

Quirky gifts for anyone

ManaTea Strainer & Infuser- by Fred
Yellow Octopus
Origami Heart Coaster Set
Urban Outfitters
Cat Play Houses- Pink Cadillac
The Hut

Gift experiences





Shopping for gifts can take a lot of time, especially if you don't know exactly what type of products to buy. At finder.com.au we feature a range of a gifts from popular retailers, to help you take the stress out of buying gifts. Remember to check if we have an eligible coupon or promo code for your order and to have a look if your retailer offers free shipping.

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