The perfect Christmas 2019 gifts for the family member you don’t know very well

31 October 2019, 17:13 | Updated: 17 December 2019, 15:00

Here's what to buy your family members this Christmas
Here's what to buy your family members this Christmas. Picture: Getty/White Company/Virginia Haywood/Cartwright And Butler/Eloise Hall
Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

Every Christmas you’ll find yourself searching for the right gift for that family member you don’t know very well.

Whether it’s a distant aunt who’s joining you for dinner this year, or a significant other's parent you want to impress - finding the right Christmas present can be really frustrating.

But now we've done the hard work for you which means you can hand over something a little more meaningful than a gift card or money.

Check out our gift guide for the family member you don’t know very well:

Tea for two

Cartwright And Butler Tea For Two
Cartwright And Butler Tea For Two. Picture: Cartwright And Butler

Price: £11.99 from Prezzybox

This Cartwright & Butler set is the perfect present for couples and includes everything you need for a luxury afternoon tea, including delicious pistachio and white chocolate shortbread and Earl Grey tea.

Buy it here.


Diffusers from Eloise Hall
Diffusers from Eloise Hall. Picture: Eloise Hall

Price: £29 from Eloise Hall

Give the gift of a beautiful smelling home this Christmas with an Essential Oil diffuser.

These little jars of pure pleasure are available in three fragrances and will last up to three months.

Buy it here.

Flavoured gin

Raspberry gun by Caorunn
Raspberry gun by Caorunn. Picture: Caorunn

Price: £21 from Caorunn gin and Amazon

If you know your distant relative likes a drink, they're bound to love a flavoured Gin. Paired with an elderflower tonic - this 'Not Pink' gin from Scottish company Caorunn makes the perfect cocktail.

Buy it here.

Christmas hamper

A Christmas hamper from Virginia Hayward
A Christmas hamper from Virginia Hayward. Picture: Virginia Hayward

Price: Start at £29.99 from Virginia Hayward

This charming 'Love From Santa Hamper' is filled with traditionally-inspired festive foods and drinks, perfect for sharing.

Treat your family to some delicious savoury snacks and a great bottle of red wine.

Buy it here.

Chopping board

Personalised chopping board from
Personalised chopping board from Picture:

Price: £9.95 from

If you want to gift something that will take pride of place in any kitchen, treat your relative to a My Kitchen Personalised Rectangular Chopping Board this Christmas.

Buy it here.


Luxury flowers from Serenata Flowers
Luxury flowers from Serenata Flowers. Picture: Serenata Flowers

Price: £39.99

Brighten up your family member's home with a beautiful Christmas bouquet this year.

Serenata Flowers offers a selection of stunning festive blooms to suit every budget, including the 'Christmas Glamour' bunch complete with oriental white Lilies, red roses, white Stocks, red Hypericum berries and a glittering white Brassica.

The company also offers free next day delivery seven days a week.

Buy it here.

Chocolate treat

Belgian Chocolate Topitoffs from The Present Finder
Belgian Chocolate Topitoffs from The Present Finder. Picture: Present Finder

Price: £6.99 from The Present Finder

Add a little luxury to a tea break with these 12 indulgent handmade Belgian chocolate discs.

A chocolate lovers dream come true, these little gems are a simple and reasonably priced alternative to a box of chocolates.

Buy it here.

Pocket Diary Set

The Cook’s Diary range retails at £9.99
The Cook’s Diary range retails at £9.99. Picture: Cook's Diary

Price: £9.99 from Cooks Diary

For the food lovers in your family, The Cook’s Diary range is packed with essential calendars and planning tools plus a simple-to-prepare recipe each week.

You can also get the Pocket Set in matching design for £4.99.

Buy it here.

Hand cream

Hand Cream by The White Company
Hand Cream by The White Company. Picture: The White Company

Price: £26 from The White Company

Luxury hand care is the perfect gift this Christmas and would be an elegant addition to everyone's house whether it be their living room, bedroom or bathroom.

Buy it here.

Gingerbread tin

Gingerbread tin by Walkers Shortbread
Gingerbread tin by Walkers Shortbread. Picture: Walkers Shortbread

Price: £9 from Walkers Shortbread

Filled with mini gingerbread men biscuits, this eye-catching festive tin will make an adorable gift for anyone this Christmas.

Hopefully it'll be ripped open straight away and the whole family can enjoy this festive nibble.

Buy it here.

Candle set

Candle set by Evolve Beauty
Candle set by Evolve Beauty. Picture: Evolve Beauty

Price: £34.00 from Evolve Beauty

Your family members can enjoy the ultimate relaxing night in with the Candlelight Glow Collection.

Along with a Radiant Glow Mask, this particular set includes a Serenity Candle with scents of citrus and vanilla. The perfect way to unwind after the festivities.

Buy it here.


SIGG Hot and Cold flask
SIGG Hot and Cold flask. Picture: SIGG

Price: £22.99

An environmentally friendly reusable flask is ideal for any fitness fanatic, outdoor adventurer or coffee lover in your family.

SIGG's range is 100% leakproof, BPA free and comes in a stylish new winter colour pallet including Mustard, Deep Magenta, Denim and Leaf Green.

Buy it here.

Festive mug

Confetti alphabet mug by Tesco
Confetti alphabet mug by Tesco. Picture: Tesco

Price: £5 from Tesco

Add a touch of glamour to the festivities with a Fox & Ivy Confetti Alphabet Mug for your loved one.

With a gold confetti pattern, who wouldn't love drinking out their tea out of this on Boxing Day morning?

Buy it here.


Fudge by Fudge Kitchen
Fudge by Fudge Kitchen. Picture: Yumbles

Price: £17.50 from Yumbles

Who doesn't like fudge? Especially when it's creamy, delicious and made from completely natural ingredients.

This vegan friendly treat comes in mouthwatering flavours such as Belgian Chocolate Swirl, Icy Vanilla Coconut and Traditional Caramel and will leave your family desperate to get their hands on more.

Buy it here.

Tea towels

Tea Towel set from John Lewis
Tea Towel set from John Lewis. Picture: John Lewis

Price: £6 from John Lewis

They might be cooking essentials, but a set of quality tea towels can also make a great Christmas present.

Keep the colours neutral so they're sure to look amazing in any kitchen.

Buy it here.

Spa gift set

Ragdale Hall Spa Christmas gifts
Ragdale Hall Spa Christmas gifts. Picture: M&S

Price: £8.50 from Marks & Spencer's

Creating a spa experience at home has just got so much easier with Ragdale Hall's Spa Christmas gifts.

The sweet set includes Sleep Hand Cream, Be Happy Shower Burst, Pamper Body Butter, Pamper Aromatherapy Mist and Revive Aromatherapy Mist.

Buy it here.

Recipe Kit

World Recipe Kit Gift Set
World Recipe Kit Gift Set. Picture: Spicentice

Price: £24.99

For anyone who wants to brush up on their cooking skills in the New Year, this tasty spice kit is the ultimate foodie pressie.

The World Recipe Gift Set by SpiceEntice includes a Thai Green Curry Kit, Moroccan Lamb Tagine Kit, Jamaican Jerk Kit and much more!

Buy it here.

Personalised cookie

Personlised cookie from
Personlised cookie from Picture:

Price: £9.99 from Getting Personal

Treat a little or big kid to their very own personalised giant cookie decorated with dollops of delight and sprinkles.

It can be be personalised with a message of your choice, alongside an edible picture of an elf and can be gift wrapped and delivered in letterbox friendly packaging.

Buy it here.

Pamper kit

Sleep easy set by Puressential
Sleep easy set by Puressential. Picture: Puressential

Price: £20

After an exhausting Christmas Day, give the gift of a good night's kip with this Sleep Easy kit.

Including a Rest & Relax Air Spray, Massage Oil and Lavender Essential oil, this gift set will leave your family member feeling instantly relaxed.

Buy it here.